Folding Frame Tank for Water Storage
Question: Hello, I am looking for a water tank for firefighting that can be used for water storage to help with some of my rural area locations. I need this tank to be self-supporting and I need to know how much liquid I can reasonably expect to store inside one of these tanks. I am looking for something around the 2,000 to 3,000 gallon range. What can you offer for this type of storage?
Answer: Thank you for contacting us! We do offer a Self-Supporting Frame Tank that could be used for the type of application that you have described. This tank would be designed with self-supporting walls that will allow the tank to stand on its own to store water. These types of tanks have been successfully used for applications involving firefighting efforts.
For the size you require, there are a couple of different options you could consider. Typically tanks will come in capacities anywhere from 500 to 5,000 gallons. For the range that you needed, tank models you might consider include:
- 2,100 gallon Unit: 11'3" x 11'3" x 29"
- 2,500 gallon Unit: 12'3" x 12'3" x 29"
- 3,000 gallon Unit: 13'3" x 13'3" x 29"
These frame tanks do offer both a steel and aluminum frame option. The steel frame is typically used in applications that require a little additional support or a rigid framework. Aluminum frames, by contrast, are much lighter in weight and can be used for easy setup and support. Either will provide you with a self-supporting unit that can be used widely in firefighting efforts.
Advantages for Firefighting Efforts
The advantages of using these open top units for firefighting efforts are numerous. Some of the many benefits for these units have including the following:
- Large Capacity for Firefighting Water Supply
- Fast Setup in Times of Need
- Allows Time for Water Tanks to Travel Back and Forth
- Open Top for Easy Filling
- Self Supporting
- Folding Frame Design for Transport to New Locations