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From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Greetings! My name is Adam. I work in the advertising industry as a brand developer. I also teach surfing lessons and spend a lot of time volunteering with an animal hospital. When I was on a gap year, I took a job in a pen factory. Through that experience, I learned a great deal about how pens were made, but I also learned a lot about industrial work and manufacturing in general. In this blog, I plan to write about all aspects of these topics, and I hope that this information is interesting and informative to you. Please, grab a tea and start looking around. If you like my blogs, share them. Thanks.




From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Water Storage Tank: 4 Important Guidelines For Proper Installation

by Daniel Wilson

Correct installation is essential for the safe operation of a water storage tank. Therefore, if you have invested in a tan to harvest and store water for domestic, agricultural or commercial purposes, choose professional installation. Keep in mind that large tanks are difficult to handle. Moreover, incorrect placement could increase the risk of contamination, tank damage or structural failure. An expert will ensure proper setup for consistent performance. Here are additional tips for planning for water tank installation.

Choose The Site

The installation site is a critical factor for a water storage tank. The selected spot will determine the convenience and general safety of the water. When choosing the placement site, ensure the area is free of potential contamination. Avoid areas with dangerous runoff, such as agricultural pesticides, during the rainy season. Septic tanks are also sources of pollution and could render the stored water unusable. Additionally, address practical factors like availability of space, ease of rainwater harvesting and ground conditions.

Design The Tank

You should design the planned setup for the tank before beginning the installation process. A clear draft of the completed structure will help you identify flaws and optimise long-term performance. In general, you can choose to place the tank above or below ground level. The best choice will depend on the type of tank, available space and budget. Next, think about the rain harvesting system you will use to fill the tank. Focus on efficient collection by evaluating your property. Moreover, plan for access to the tank for future upkeep needs.

Prepare The Site

The site preparation process will depend on the design of your tank setup. However, in most cases, the primary requirement is the construction of a stable base to support the weight of the tank. Remember, tanks, especially plastic ones, are lightweight and easy to handle, but when they are filled with water, the mass will increase. This weight will require a sturdy foundation to prevent the tank from sinking into the ground. You can choose to build an in-ground baseplate or a water stand for your site. Regardless of the choice, consult an engineer for an assessment of the maximum weight capacity.

Install The Plumbing

Finally, plan for the installation of the plumbing to the water storage tank. Ensure that the pipes and fittings attached to the tank are compliant with the local building regulations. If the plumbing does not meet the standards, the tan will perform poorly and might fail in an accident. Where possible, plan for a plumbing inspection before filling the tank.