Types of storage tanks

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Storage tank is one of the most important and most useful tanks these days. These tanks help in storing liquids ,gases and chemicals. Its major use is to save things from spilling or leaking.

There are two categories of roof storage tanks, fixed roof storage tanks and floating roof storage tanks. Fixed roof tanks are meant for liquids with very high flash points like fuel oil, water, bitumen etc. These tanks are similar to dome roofs, cone roofs and umbrella roofs tanks.

Floating roof tanks are broadly divided into external floating roof tanks also known as floating roof tanks and internal floating roof tanks. These tanks are nothing but cone roof tanks with a floating roof inside which travels up and down along with the liquid level and they are used for liquids with low flash-points. These are also important tanks for daily usage.

Other Types of tank

Milk tank or Bulk tank: These storage tanks are used for cooling and holding milk at a cold temperature until it can be picked up by a milk hauler. Usually made of stainless steel, these tanks are considered as one of the important milk farm equipments. In dairy farming a bulk milk cooling tank is a large storage tank for cooling and holding milk at a cold temperature. The bulk milk cooling tank is an important milk farm equipment. It is usually made of stainless steel and used every day to store the raw milk on the farm in good condition. It must be cleaned after each milk collection. The milk cooling tank can be the property of the farmer or being rented to the farmer by the dairy plant.

Septic tank :A septic tank is part of a small scale sewage treatment system often referred to as a septic system,. It consists of the tank and a septic drain field. Wastewater enters the tank where solids can settle and scum floats.

Mobile storage tanks- These tanks are not similar to storage tanks, however they share many of the same features of Storage Tank. These tanks are used to store waste on RVs and boats.

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This article was published on 2011/03/28