The Benefits of Bolted Tanks Vs. Welded Tanks

bolted tanks vs welded tanks

For countless businesses, organizations, and government agencies, large capacity storage tanks are a must. From manufacturing chemicals and fuel to water distribution and wastewater treatment, these tanks serve highly important purposes. In fact, 75% of the entire U.S. population is served by centralized wastewater collection and treatment systems, usually managed by wastewater storage tanks.

But when it comes to choosing the type of tank your organization needs, there are a few options available to you. Your tank needs to be easy to maintain, durable, and water-tight. Although welded tanks are often used, there may be a better choice: bolted storage tanks. At ModuTank, we can customize tanks to fit your exact needs. Below, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of bolted tanks vs welded tanks.

Three Benefits of Bolted Tanks Vs Welded Tanks

  • Fast Assembly
    When you talk about the advantages of bolted tanks vs welded tanks and other types of popular tanks, one of the main perks is an easy assembly process. Concrete tanks have to be poured in place on-site, and with welded tanks, you have to wait for welding and inspection. These installation processes can take several days and require extra costs. However, bolted tanks will arrive ready-to-assemble. The assembly and installation are much quicker and can be done under almost any condition. Because you won’t be delayed, you can stay on schedule and get your tank up and running much sooner.
  • Easy Maintenance
    If you get a concrete or steel tank, it’s going to require maintenance on a regular basis. Not only will you need to take preventative measures for leaks and corrosion, but you’ll likely have to deal with difficult repairs at some point in time. In contrast, bolted tanks require very little maintenance and typically last much longer than welded or concrete tanks. And if you do find you need repairs, the components are easy to unbolt and fix or replace.
  • Flexible and Customizable
    With steel or concrete tanks, you’re limited to certain sizes — and if you want to expand later, you’re in for an extensive and expensive process. But bolted steel storage tanks are available in a plethora of sizes and can be customized to fit your specific space and needs. In fact, the majority of tanks we sell are customized in some way, and they can be easily amended to fit your future requirements. Because bolted tanks are made with modular panels, we can simply add more to change the size and shape of your tank. If you’re looking for a wider range of options, bolted tanks are the way to go.

No matter what type of modular storage tank you’re looking for, ModuTank will likely be able to create it. For more information about our tanks or the industries we serve, contact us today.

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