Ten Tips on Tank Prep For Winter

 

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As winter approaches, it is critical to prepare your water storage tanks. Regardless of how severe the weather is, winter will impact your steel storage tanks. Below are a few simple techniques which can keep your steel water tanks in top condition:

  • Check for signs of corrosion on metal surfaces (interior and exterior)
  • Ensure screens are intact on roof vents and overflow piping
  • Examine tank for potential areas of contamination such as roof hatches and other shell penetrations
  • Verify operation of liquid level indicator
  • Visually inspect tank interior for level of sediment accumulation
  • Review tank for potential safety concerns; anti-fall equipment, roof railing compliant with current codes, etc.
  • Perform coating assessment to evaluate lifespan remaining
  • Inspect foundation for integrity and potential seismic upgrades required
  • Purchase and install tank mixer systems to maintain water quality
  • Prioritize and plan service/maintenance

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