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Types of Water Storage Tanks & Liquid Storage

What are the types of water storage tanks, and what type of storage tank do you need? To help clarify the process of selecting the best type of liquid storage tanks for you, we have created a tank selection guide. There are many important factors to consider when selecting the best storage tank 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. Still not sure which type of storage tank you need?


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GEI Works

USA MadeLiquid 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
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
300 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 Steel
Carbon Steel, Various Gauges
Fiberglass
Polyethylene or Polyurethane
Reinforced PVC or Elvaloy
Reinforced PVC or Elvaloy
Reinforced PVC
or Elvaloy
Speciality Materials
Wood Panel Exterior
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 and 1025 gallon
++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
^Special sizes and types available


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Types of Water Storage Tanks & Liquid Storage Tanks

 

Corrugated Steel TanksCorrugated Steek Tank USA Made

Corrugated Steel Tanks are known for being economical, durable, long-lasting and versatile. Made from galvanized corrugatedsteel, they come in a wide array of sizes and can be customized to fit specific project needs. Learn more about corrugated steel tanks.

 

 

Welded Steel Tankswelded steel tank

Welded Steel Tanks are a reliable choice for long term storage, and are available in many different sizes and shapes to suit specific types of applications. Learn more about welded steel tanks.

 

 

 

Fiberglass Tanksfiberglass tanks

Fiberglasstanks are durable and will not rust or corrode. It is highly temperature resistant and is
available with a choice of coatings for optimum performance with your liquid storage needs. Learn more about fiberglass tanks.

 

 

 

Poly Tanksplastic water tanks

These poly tanks can be used in a variety of different applications, including drinking water storage and rainwater collection. Tanks include above ground tanks, mobile tanks, wastewater tanks, and others. Learn more about poly tanks.



Pillow (Bladder) Tanksbladder tanks emergency water

Collapsible tanks (also known as pillow, bladder, or blivet tanks) are a unique solution for re-usable temporary storage. Learn more about collapsible pillow tanks.


Onion Tanksemergency water storage

Onion tanks are perfect for quickly storing water during emergency events. They are self-rising (see video) with easy to access fittings. Onion tanks can also be moved and set up in minutes. Learn more about onion tanks.


FrameTanksframe tank emergency liquid storage

Frame tanks are a flexible storage option for fast and easy use. They can quickly be unfolded and filled,
and visa versa. Learn more about frame tanks.


Water Trailers

water trailersArgo DOT approved mounted water tank trailers are delivered ready for operation. Great for dust suppression, agricultural use, water transport and more. Learn more about water tank trailers.


Rental Tanks

water tank rentalOur Port-a-Pond water tank rentals are for temporary large capacity liquid storage. Easy installation and significant cost savings make these a great option. Learn more about Port-a-Pond tank rentals.


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