VERTICAL STORAGE TANKS

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450-0400104
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40010
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40012
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40023
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40051
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40052
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450-0400630
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40754
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40755
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40070
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40081
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40102
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40144
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40146
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Vertical storage tanks are flat- or cone-bottomed, cylindrical tanks designed and manufactured specifically for stationary placement on a reasonably smooth, level surface. Fertilizer Dealer Supply has an excellent inventory of vertical water storage tanks and vertical tanks designed to hold other ag-related liquids.

As the vertical storage tank is filled, the pressure of the liquid forces the wall to flex outward. As the tank is emptied, the walls revert to their original shape. This movement of the tank wall is determined by the depth and specific gravity of the liquid. Manufacturers strengthen tanks by making the plastic thicker where the sidewalls meet the bottom; this is where the pressure is greatest.

Vertical tanks are made for stationary use only, but many come with tie-down connectors for anchoring them to the ground; empty tanks can be set askew—or blown over—during high winds if not tied down. The connectors on vertical tanks are not strong enough to secure loaded vertical tanks to the bed of a truck or trailer for transport.

Locating a tank
Always evaluate surface and subsurface concerns when selecting the location for a tank—even a replacement tank. While convenience and accessibility are valid reasons for selecting a location, the potential environmental impact of a spill or leak is equally important. The ideal location is clear of drainage tiles, wells, septic tanks, ditches, and ponds.

The area beneath the tank has to be free of sharp rocks and other objects that could cut into the tank, over time, and cause a leak.

Small stationary tanks (less than 2,000 gallons) and medium tanks (2,000 to 6,000 gallons) should be installed on compacted soil, sand, pea gravel, or concrete. The base must be solid, level, not subject to erosion, and at least four inches deep; if loose fill is used, the base must be framed by a material that will not decay. Tanks that hold 6,000 gallons or more always should be placed on a properly designed concrete pad.

Vertical stationary tanks need to be in a well-drained area not subject to flooding. Tanks have been known to “float” off site or to shift as heavy rains wash away the fill, creating an unstable base. All outdoor vertical tanks should be anchored to the ground as facilitated by the tie-down connectors on the tank.

This information was taken from Purdue University Extension publication PPP-77.