Types of Storage Tanks

Water and Liquid Storage Sizes

What are the different types of water storage tanks, and what water tank size do you need? Not sure which type of liquid storage tank you need? To help clarify the process of selecting the best type of liquid storage tank for you, we have created a tank selection guide. There are many important factors to consider when selecting the right types of tanks for your application. See the chart below for a comparison of these factors to help you choose the best option for your project from GEI Works' selection of storage tanks.

Questions about water tank types? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Liquid Storage Tank Selection Guide

Tank Type
All Tanks
Suitable for Potable, Non-Potable, Gray or Black Water Process or Chemical Water (SDS MAY BE REQUIRED)
Diesel, Jet A, Kerosene?
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
Waste Oil?
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Gasoline?
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
Pressurized Applications?
no
yes**
no
no
no
no
no
Underground Burial?
no
yes***
yes
yes
no
no
no
Suitable for DOT Transport?
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
Water Tank
Size Range:
(In Gallons)
700 to 4,000,000
350 to
40,000
300 to 40,000
5 to 20,000
250 to
210,000
250 to
10,000
500 to 5,000
Fitting (inches) ^
2 to 12
2 to 12
2 to 12
2 to 4
2
2
2
Standard Materials
Galvanized or Zincalume Steel
Carbon Steel, Various Gauges
Fiberglass
Polyethylene or Polyurethane
Reinforced PVC or Elvaloy
Reinforced PVC or Elvaloy
Reinforced PVC
or Elvaloy
Specialty Materials
Color Options on Some Models
Stainless, Tar or Fiberglass Clad
UV Gel Coat
N/A
Portable Elvaloy, Urethens, Colors
Portable Elvaloy, Urethens, Colors
Portable Elvaloy, Urethens, Colors
Foot Print to Volume
low:low
low:med
low:med
low:high
med:high
med:med
med:high

Shipping Considerations

Folds Flat
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
Comes in Sections
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
Cost Range ++
low:high
low: high
med:high
low:high
low:high
med:med
med:med
Longevity ++
20+ years
20+ years
20+ years
20+ years
3 months
to 5+ years
3 months
to 5+ years
3 months
to 5+ years
Approx. Lead-Time (weeks) ++
2 to 6
2 to 16
4 to 12
Stock-6
1 to 3
1 to 3
2 to 4
Installation Available?
Yes*
No
No
No
No
N/A
N/A

*Corrugated tank warranty is ratified by having a GEI Works authorized supervisor on site to assist your install team, or a full GEI approved installation.
** Please verify working pressure requirements
*** Specify depth and contents
Specify if drive rating required
Poly septic tanks only
DOT water trailers available in 500, 1,000, and 1,600 gallons
++Cost Range - depends on size, coatings, accessories, specs, fittings | Longevity depend on materials environmental conditions and UV Exposure | Lead times - Depends on size and quantity
^Custom sizes and types available

Questions about types of storage tanks? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Types of Water Storage Tanks and Liquid Storage Tanks


Corrugated Steel Tanks

Corrugated Steek Tank USA Made Corrugated Steel Tanks are known for being economical, durable, long-lasting and versatile. Made from strong corrugated steel, they come in a wide array of sizes and can be customized to fit specific project needs. These tanks are useful for fire suppression, industrial process water, or Rainwater Collection Tanks.

Welded Steel Tanks

welded steel tankWelded Steel Tanks are one of the most reliable water tank types for long term storage, and are available in many different sizes and shapes to suit specific types of applications.


Fiberglass Tanks

fiberglass tanksFiberglass Tanks are durable and will not rust or corrode. They are highly temperature resistant and available with a choice of coatings for optimum performance with your liquid storage needs.


Poly Tanks

plastic water tanksPoly Tanks can be used in a variety of different applications, including drinking water storage and rainwater collection. Types of tanks include above ground tanks, mobile tanks, wastewater tanks, and others.


Pillow (Bladder) Tanks

bladder tanks emergency waterCollapsible Tanks (also known as pillow, bladder, or blivet tanks) are a unique solution for re-usable temporary storage.


Onion Tanks

emergency water storageOnion Tanks are perfect for quickly storing water during emergency events. These types of storage tanks are self-rising with easy to access fittings. Onion tanks can also be moved and set up in minutes.


Frame Tanks

frame tank emergency liquid storageFrame Tanks are a flexible storage option for fast and easy use. They can quickly be unfolded, filled, drained, and restored.


Water Trailers

water trailersArgo Water Tank Trailers are delivered ready for operation. Great for dust suppression, agricultural use, water transport, and more. All trailers are DOT-approved.


Questions about types of storage tanks? Call GEI Works at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.