There are many types of water tanks used to transport water. The most common ones are made up of steel, fiberglass, and polyethylene. These tanks are used for a variety of purposes.
Shipping a Tank
Since water tanks can be extremely heavy and are generally round in shape, it can be challenging to ship them safely. In most cases, it requires a lot of planning, especially if they are industrial water tanks. Permits are typically needed along with a large suitable truck and trailer.
Types of Water Tanks
- Steel – Used mostly for agricultural water storage and industrial applications. They are durable, less costly, and are known for lasting a long time. This makes them one of the most popular with industries.Many of these tanks are used to hold potable water and water for fighting wildfires. The largest potable water tank in the U.S. is in Austin, Texas. It is 260 feet wide and 120 feet high and holds up to 34 million gallons of water. Tanks of this caliper are important in areas with a high risk of wildfires.
- Polyethylene – There are other styles of tanks, such as polyethylene tanks. These are primarily used to store cold water. They are durable, lightweight, and easy to install for landscaping.
- Fiberglass – Extremely common and often used for agricultural and industrial needs. They are very prevalent because they come in many sizes and can be customized to your specifications.
Other types of tank styles used are:
- Carbon Welded
American Lighthouse Can Haul Your Water Tank
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