Need A Storage Option? What You Need To Consider

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There are many reasons for looking into water storage tanks, but largely, the main reasons behind doing so fall into four main categories, namely residential, agricultural, industrial and emergency (i.e. largely against fire hazards). Residential purposes basically denote the daily water necessities of homes; agricultural purposes involve any and all agriculture-related water needs (cultivation and animal rearing); industrial basically denotes needs that range from coolants to reactors; and emergency purposes involves relief efforts. Depending on the specific purpose the tank is going to be used for, it is natural that the features it will need will vary. Here are some of the criteria to make note of:

  • Size and shape – the size is a very important factor to consider. The capacity of the tank largely depends on the size (as well as the shape to some extent), which means that your water needs should dictate which tank size you should be looking for. Additionally, depending on the actual purpose, you might want to also go with flexible shape varieties, such as the onion and bladder tank varieties, for example. There is one point to always keep in mind, furthermore, when it comes to the overall capacity of the tank: you want to avoid the tank having only the capacity to get you through a single day’s water needs. This is because there can be instances of power failures, or even malfunctions with the pump systems that pump up water to your – and you will have to do without water in such instances unless your tank can accommodate for a few days’ storage.
  • Location – generally, you want a water tank, whether that is a potable water tank or not, stored in the highest possible location to take advantage of the gravitational potential energy. This will allow the use of stored water even when there is no electricity thanks to the power of gravity. Accordingly, the location should not just be something you seek out once you have bought the tank, but also a criterion which determines both the shape and the size of the tank.
  • The piping and the pumps – depending on the location of your water tank and the location of your water source, the length of the piping and the power of the pump you will need to buy will vary. For greater heights, you will naturally need a powerful pump to combat the gravitational pull, and you will also need a greater amount of piping. There are instances where the installation of the piping system may be complex enough to warrant a price higher than the total installation expenses for the water tank, which is why you should pay attention to this aspect as well before installing your tank. For more information, please click here.bladder_tank-400