Water tanks are a common sight on the outside of practically every house and allow you to collect rain water to take care of cleaning of your vehicle, garden and other areas of the house. Water harvested during rains can serve your needs of water even long after those rains or storms are over.
Various materials are used for making a water tank, such as:
- Plastics – may be Polyethylene, Polypropylene
- Steel -that may be Welded or Bolted, Carbon or Stainless
Design of water tank
Design of water tanks plays a crucial role in conserving water due to its susceptibility to number of ambient i.e. surrounding negative influences such as:
- Contamination with bacteria, viruses and algae
- pH Changes
- Mineral deposits
- Accumulated gas
Water contamination may come from various origins such as tank construction materials, design, piping, animal and bird faeces, mineral deposition and gas intrusion.
Accordingly, good manufacturers of water tanks used high graded material to build tanks designed by professional engineers.
Water tanks based on designs include:
- Ground water tank, made of lined carbon steel are usually large enough to store large volumes of water to be used during peak demand cycles.
These water tanks may from various sources such as surface water or from wells for storage.
- Elevated water tank or water tower are usually elevated over 20 meters, to create sufficient pressure at the ground-level outlet for most domestic , commercial and industrial requirements.
- Vertical cylindrical dome top tanks in various sizes are there to hold water ranging from few to several million litres of water,
- Horizontal cylindrical tanks are basically employed for transport purposes and are specifically designed as low-profile tanks to create a low centre of gravity that help maintain equilibrium for its transporting vehicle, trailer or truck.
- A Hydro-pneumatic tank is typically a horizontal pressurized storage tank that, when pressurized, surges easy delivery of stored water into the distribution system.
- Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) tanks that are used to store liquids underground
Types of water tanks
Most water tanks are made from concrete, metal, fibreglass or plastic and polyethylene. For household purposes, usually plastic i.e. Poly water tanks are used. Whereas, metal and concrete are mostly used for creating larger tanks for commercial or industrial use especially those in harsher conditions.
Most common models of water tanks available in market include:
- Round water tank that come in various capacities to suit your household needs.
- Slimline Water Tanks are ideal for those who may not have enough space or prefer style and do not wish to be noticed by others.
- Underground Water Tanks are common with larger properties and are frequently used for irrigation systems besides traditional water-saving functions for smaller households.
In addition Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic tanks and vessels are widely used in chemical industry such as Vinegar and Food Processing, Wood Pulp and Paper, Metal extraction, Refining and in air pollution control equipment, especially at municipal waste water treatment plants and water treatment plants.
All these types of highest quality Water Mark and SAI Certified water tanks made from highly graded material can be ordered at All Oz Tanks, the leading manufacturer of water tanks in Australia.