Bolted tanks are an excellent fit in places where qualified welders aren’t available or unwilling to travel, or timelines simply don’t permit the design of an API 650 compliant design. In such cases an API 12B, bolted tank offers an excellent solution.
Many biofuel projects are a perfect fit for what you need. We offer options designed and built to withstand corrosive environments and we can ship on short delivery timeframes.
Bolted Tanks Offer Numerous Benefits
Why choose a bolted tank in the first place over traditional welded tanks? Bolted tanks have several benefits, including:
Easy Installation: Bolted tanks are simple compared to welded tanks, as they can be assembled on-site without the need for specialized labour or heavy equipment.
Flexibility: These tank designs can be easily disassembled and relocated, making them a flexible storage solution for various industries.
Customization: Bolted tanks can be customized to fit specific footprint and capacity requirements, allowing for tailored solutions to meet different storage needs.
Durability: When properly assembled and designed, bolted tanks are durable and can withstand harsh environmental conditions, making them suitable for long-term storage.
Coating: If the location is one where controlled humidity and/or temperature make epoxy application and curing challenging, consider factory controlled baked-on coated panels instead.
Cost-Effective: In many cases, bolted tanks can be more cost-effective than welded tanks, both in terms of initial installation and long-term maintenance.
Minimal Maintenance: Bolted tanks typically require minimal maintenance, reducing operational costs over time.
Industrial Uses For Bolted Tanks Are Widespread
There are a number of industrial uses for bolted tanks including the aforementioned biofuels. Here are some possibilities.
Bolted tanks are used in water storage (municipal, industrial), wastewater treatment, oil and gas (crude oil, refined products), agriculture (irrigation, fertilizer storage), mining (leachate, process water), food processing (ingredient storage), and biofuel (ethanol, biodiesel) production.
Bolted tanks offer the advantage of minimal maintenance requirements due to their corrosion resistance and ability to withstand harsh weather conditions. This durability reduces the need for ongoing upkeep, making them a reliable and cost-effective storage solution.
We can match coatings and gasket materials to match your tank’s duty and materials held and will provid all the details required to ensure a successful installation.
We also can provide complete ISO container-ready skids to enable shipping using common carriers, and can also supply the tooling and equipment on a turn-key basis.
In contrast, welded tanks may necessitate more frequent maintenance to prevent corrosion and potential leaks, adding to their long-term operational costs.
Contact OilPro with your specific needs and we can build a bolted tank to your specs. Call us directly at 1-403-215-3373 or by email at [email protected].