Types of Storage Tanks

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Water Storage Tank Selection Guide

Comprehensive Liquid Storage Tank Selection

Corrugated Tank Water Storage

Water Storage Tank Selection Guide To find out what type of water storage tank you need, use our comprehensive liquid storage tank selection guide. Selecting the best water storage tank to meet your needs shouldn't be a confusing process. There are many important factors to consider when selecting the right types of tanks for your application. We've mapped all the possibilities down below. See the chart below for a comparison of these factors to help you choose the best option for your project from our selection of water storage tanks.




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Water Storage Tank Selection Guide Considerations

Tank Type Corrugated Steel Tank Welded Steel Tank Fiberglass Tank Poly Tank Pillow/Bladder Tank Onion Tank Frame Tank
Diesel, Jet A, Kerosene? No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Waste Oil? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gasoline? No Yes No No No No No
Pressurized Applications? No Yes No No No No No
Underground Burial? No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Suitable for DOT Transport? No No No Yes No No No
Water Tank Size Range:(In Gallons) 700 to 4,000,000 350 to 40,000 300 to 40,000 5 to 20,000 250 to 210,000 250 to 10,000 500 to 5,000
Fitting (inches) ^ 2 to 12 2 to 12 2 to 12 2 to 4 2 2 2
Standard Materials Galvanized or Zincalume Steel Carbon Steel, Various Gauges Fiberglass Polyethylene or Polyurethane Reinforced PVC or Elvaloy Reinforced PVC or Elvaloy Reinforced PVC or Elvaloy
Specialty Materials Color Options on Some Models Stainless, Tar or Fiberglass Clad UV Gel Coat N/A Portable Elvaloy, Urethens, Colors Portable Elvaloy, Urethens, Colors Portable Elvaloy, Urethens, Colors
Foot Print to Volume low:low low:med low:med low:high med:high med:med med:high

For all tanks*: Suitable for Potable, Non-Potable, Gray or Black Water Process or Chemical Water (SDS MAY BE REQUIRED).


Tank Type Corrugated Steel Tank Welded Steel Tank Fiberglass Tank Poly Tank Pillow/Bladder Tank Onion Tank Frame Tank
Folds Flat No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Comes in Sections Yes No No No No No Yes
Cost Range ++ low:high low:high med:high low:high low:high med:med med:med
Longevity ++ 20+ years 20+ years 20+ years 20+ years 3 months to 5+ years 3 months to 5+ years 3 months to 5+ years
Approx. Lead-Time (weeks) ++ 2 to 6 2 to 16 4 to 12 Stock-6 1 to 3 1 to 3 2 to 4
Installation Available? Yes* No No No No N/A N/A

** Please verify working pressure requirements
*** Specify depth and contents
Specify if drive rating required
Poly septic tanks only
++Cost Range - depends on size, coatings, accessories, specs, fittings | Longevity depend on materials environmental conditions and UV Exposure | Lead times - Depends on size and quantity
^Custom sizes and types available


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Types of Water Storage Tanks and Liquid Storage Tanks

Water Trailer

Water Trailers

Water Tank Trailers are delivered ready for operation. Great for dust suppression, agricultural use, water transport, and more. All trailers are DOT-compliant.


Pillow (Bladder) Tanks

Collapsible Tanks (also known as pillow, bladder, or blivet tanks) are a unique solution for re-usable temporary storage.


Onion Tanks

Onion Tanks are perfect for quickly storing water during emergency events. These types of storage tanks are self-rising with easy to access fittings. Onion tanks can also be moved and set up in minutes.


Folding Frame Tank

Frame Tanks

Frame Tanks are a flexible storage option for fast and easy use. They can quickly be unfolded, filled, drained, and restored.


Poly Tanks

Poly Tanks can be used in a variety of different applications, including drinking water storage and rainwater collection. Types of tanks include above ground tanks, mobile tanks, wastewater tanks, and others.


Corrugated Tanks

Corrugated Steel Tanks

Corrugated Steel Tanks are known for being economical, durable, long-lasting and versatile. Made from strong corrugated steel, they come in a wide array of sizes and can be customized to fit specific project needs. These tanks are useful for fire suppression, industrial process water, or Rainwater Collection Tanks.


Welded Steel Tanks

Welded Steel Tanks are one of the most reliable water tank types for long term storage, and are available in many different sizes and shapes to suit specific types of applications.


Fiberglass Tanks

Fiberglass Tanks are durable and will not rust or corrode. They are highly temperature resistant and available with a choice of coatings for optimum performance with your liquid storage needs.



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