Are you planning on buying a new water tank for your home? Are you overwhelmed by the number of options available for you to choose from? When shopping for a new water tank, you need to consider much more than the cost and capacity. The material also plays a significant role in your decision
Growing up, you may have seen lots of steel tanks to which you have attached different images. Steel products are designed to last, which is why they define many of our fond childhood memories. There is a reason why most homeowners view steel tanks as the most superior option. Today, we look at the different advantages that come with owning a steel water tank and why you should go for one the next time you enter the market for a water tank.
1. Corrosion Protection
Aquaplate® steel tanks display high resistance to corrosion, as they do not get oxidized by water or biocides. They have higher corrosion resistance as compared to concrete, plastic, and ordinary steel tanks. Additionally, the corrosion protection makes them safer for human use, since the water stored in such tanks does not contain any contaminants that may harm human or animal health. The corrosion protection also makes them durable.
The strength of Aquaplate® steel means that our tanks will not bulge or split when full of water. Unlike concrete water tanks, steel tanks do not develop cracks or leaks. The robustness reduces the cost since you do not have to invest in expensive repairs. Due to their strength, our steel tanks do not develop any structural damages, which are an essential safety risk.
We use environmentally safe metal alloys in the production of Aquaplate® steel tanks. Most steel tanks also come from recycled material, which makes them biodegradable and recyclable. As such, we contribute to the reduction of carbon footprint both for the manufacturer and use.
Similarly, the high corrosion resistance level of steel tanks makes them eco-friendly. They do not release any harmful products such as microplastics to the environment. This makes them safe for residential, industrial, and rural use.
4. Longevity and Durability
Steel tanks show high resistance to crevice corrosion, wear and tear, and cavitation in pure and contaminated waters. According to the folks at gmTANKS, Aquaplate® is commonly used in manufacturing steel tanks. As a result, they can remain ductile across a wide range of pressures and temperatures. The most admirable quality of such tanks is heat resistance and the ability to remain unaffected even when exposed to high radiations. With steel tanks, you do not have to worry about external factors such as snow, rust, and cracks. Our tanks are built to last and backed with a ten-year manufacturer’s warranty plus Bluescope Steel’s 20-year Aquaplate® warranty.
Steel tanks are pocket-friendly. Apart from their low buying price, steel tanks come with lower maintenance costs than concrete tanks. Unlike the other options, steel tanks are highly durable and can last up to several decades. This means that you do not have to worry about investing in a replacement, as with concrete and plastic water tanks.
Many homeowners opt for concrete water tanks. However, they do not know the hygienic risks that come with them. Concrete water tanks can quickly develop mold and bacterial growth, as well as chemical leakages. Their porosity also means that they release calcium into the water, which contaminates it. Stainless steel comes with many hygienic benefits. Aquaplate® stainless steel tanks have exceptional passive film stability, which results in an inertness to water. The non-porosity of steel also contributes to its high hygienic values, since it does not leak any new compounds into water, resulting in clean drinking water free from contaminants.
With a concrete water tank, you cannot move it to a new location after construction. It remains fixed in a single spot for the rest of its lifetime. If your company changes location, or you buy a new home, you cannot bring along the concrete water tank. You can, however, quickly move an Aquaplate® steel water tank using a forklift or other convenient means, depending on its size. This way, you do not have to worry about buying a new water tank.
After a few years, your expensive water tank will make for an unsightly structure plagued with mold. Plastic water tanks, on the other, lose shape due to high water pressure. They also change their color due to continued exposure to sunlight. Steel water tanks maintain their structure even after years of operation. They do not rust due to their high corrosion resistance. Additionally, you can have them painted to fit into any environment.
Aquaplate® steel tanks come with many benefits. They have high corrosion protection, which makes them durable and eco-friendly. Their strength means that they do not bulge or split at full capacity, so they retain their structure. Steel tanks are also affordable, hygienic, mobile, and aesthetically pleasing.