Feb 11 2022
There are several factors in fabricating a custom storage tank. The metal fabrication shop you choose will want to know the intended end usage of your project, the required dimensions and features, but also the correct grade of steel to use for the project. When you need custom metal fabrication for storage tanks and accessories, you’ll want a fabrication partner who is capable of meeting all your project’s requirements.
Variety of Tanks Available
The most popular steel used in storage tank fabrication is carbon steel or stainless steel. Carbon steel is available in low, medium, or high, and stainless steel has five different types: austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex, and precipitation. Carbon steel is usually preferred because it is less expensive than stainless. Low grade carbon steel or stainless steel 304 or 316 are often used. These materials are flexible, making rolling easier, but can also be lined with different materials to prevent corrosion and leakage depending on what the tank will be used for. Stainless steel is more often used for storing materials that aren’t compatible with carbon steel.
Silo tanks and storage tanks can range from 100 gallons to more than 40,000 gallons. Some are connected as part of a larger network while others stand alone.
In addition to the custom storage tanks and silos available to meet your needs, custom accessories are also available and can be easily added to your project design such as catwalks, stairways, and handrails.
Wide Range of Multi-Industry Experience
When you look for a metal fabrication partner for a custom storage tank and accessories, you want a shop with multi-industry experience. Choosing a shop who has worked with a lot of industries means that you will always have the benefit of a fabricator who knows the unique demands and regulations you are facing and can work with you to make sure your custom storage tank and accessories meet and exceed those standards. An experienced and knowledgeable team can make a custom project far less stressful.
Benefits of a Turnkey Metal Fabrication Shop
Some metal fabrication partners only have the ability to do part of the project, or they choose to outsource part of the project to extend the expertise available to you. Some shops may only be able to fabricate the components, but will need to outsource for delivery and assembly.
It’s a good idea to partner with a facility that can handle your project and efficiently oversee any outsourcing they include in their quote. You will have a project manager working with the rest of the team to be the point of contact throughout the, fabrication, assembly, and delivery of your custom storage tank and accessories. When you are dealing with one point of contact in an experienced fabrication shop, the cost is less, the project time is shorter, and the potential for error is greatly reduced. A high-quality metal fabrication partner will also be able to deliver your project anywhere you need it to go.
When you design and build a custom industrial storage tank, you get to choose the size, fittings, and materials that will fit your project best. Customization makes a big difference in the functionality of large storage tanks and will result in a better end product. Working with a custom metal fabricator to build the tank you need is one of the best decisions you can make. Swanton Welding is your one-stop high-quality source for custom metal fabrication. We have the experience, knowledge, and certifications to deliver a high-quality fabrication solution for your next project. Contact us for a quote today.