Ten Tips on Tank Prep for Winter


With winter weather coming, it is important to prepare your steel water storage tanks. Winter weather and colder temperatures will impact your steel storage tanks, no matter how severe the weather is. Below are several techniques which can keep your potable water tanks in top operating condition:

  • Inspect interior and exterior of tank for evidence of corrosion on metal surfaces
  • Check screens on roof vents and overflow piping are intact
  • Examine tank for potential areas of contamination such as roof hatches and other shell penetration
  • Ensure all access hatches have working locks to prevent unauthorized entry
  • Confirm operation of liquid level indicator
  • Visually inspect tank interior for excessive levels of sediment
  • Inspect tank for safety equipment such as anti-fall systems, roof tie offs and roof railing to ensure components are compliant with current codes.
  • Perform coating assessment to evaluate remaining lifespan
  • Review foundation integrity, remove organic debris and determine if potential seismic upgrades are required
  • Install active tank mixing system to prevent ice buildup and maintain water quality
  • Develop tank plan service/maintenance schedule

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