Large Capacity Pillow Tank
Question: Hi, I am looking for a 210,000 gallon pillow tank. I need to store brine saltwater that is approximately 10 lbs./gallon. Can a tank be equipped to handle this type of storage liquid? If so, is there any way to provide some kind of support for the storage of this tank?
Answer: For the large capacity storage you have requested, a 210,000 gallon gray water tank can be offered for storing the brine saltwater. Typically with any of our large capacity tanks, thicker fabrics, such as the 30 oz. or higher, will be used to help support the amount of weight the tank will have to incur.
Often during the storage of large capacity tanks, a type of embankment support is advised to help support the tank. One example of this type of support would be the use of ground area. This ground storage space can be dug out like a pond and then lined with a liner material. This will allow for placement of the tank into the earth with built-in support around the tank. In addition, this will also provide the dual purpose of safely retaining materials in the event that your storage tank starts to leak.
Other Tank Support Options
Other products often considered for additional support include secondary containment products with the
- Containment Berms: A containment berm is often used as a secondary containment option under tanks and includes walls to help retain liquids. While they can be used for large capacity tanks, they are often most frequently used for smaller tanks as a form of secondary containment.
- Containment Liners: A second option for containment is the secondary containment liner. These liners can be made from several different materials depending on your specific site or outdoor storage needs.
Pillow Tank Construction
The construction of the 210,000 gallon pillow tank includes several features to store and control liquids safely within the unit. Typical features you will find on these tanks include the following:
- Fabrics: The fabrics for these tanks vary depending on the liquid stored within the unit. Fabrics are often chosen based specifically on the liquid you need to store.
- Fittings: The fittings for the tank can also vary depending on your needs. Standard fittings typically range from 3/4" to 2" and include ball valves, pressure relief vents, and caps.