A Comprehensive Guide to Preparing Steel Water Tanks

Industrial Water TankIn modern residential and industrial environments, more and more people have gone extra miles to fight against fire outbreaks. While the additional fireproof facilities lower the risk of the outcome, it’s hard to ignore the possibility of having a disaster. In most instances, fires are caused by overheating electrical cables, old equipment, and faulty machinery. Fortunately, fire proof water tanks have come a long way to prevent potential destruction in case there's a fire. 

Firewater tanks are ideal for both residential and commercial applications. Industry professional Rhinotanks.com.au shares some hacks when it comes to installation. 

Securing the tank

While most water tanks come with guaranteed resilience against extreme weather conditions, you need not take chances with your investment.  Ideally, leaving the tank on bare ground and in contact with brushing trees is likely to shorten the lifespan. A concrete, wooden, plastic or metallic platform reduces the contact, and hence the corrosion effects. In commercial settings, the tanks are raised above the roofs to prevent destruction while promoting efficient flow of water.

Treatment before installation

After purchase and delivery of the reservoir to the site, the contractors needs to get on with the chemical treatment process. Naturally, stainless steel is corrosive resistant. However, that does not exempt the material from gradual corrosion that occurs over time. Also thermal treatments done during the manufacturing process tends to lower the resistance and hence the need for the chemical enhancement. The formation of the chromium oxide film on the surface improves the resistance properties.


Before installation and the filling process, you need to get rid of the factory and transport impurities. Often, the process involves degreasing, passivation and pickling all aimed at improving the hygiene without destroying the properties. The steam cleaners and the multicleaners are useful in the removal of grease while the pickling process removes all the iron and metallic particles. The practice is important in enhancing resistance to the atmospheric oxygen that accelerates rusting.

Improve the life span of your tank by keeping these things in mind.