Benefits of Stainless Steel Chemical Tanks

Chemical tanks can be manufactured from several different materials, but one of the most popular choices is stainless steel. If your company is seeking one to purchase, our experts have prepared a list of the benefits of stainless steel chemical tanks.

Knowing the advantages of the tank you are buying will help you make the right decision. Let our Savannah Tank experts unveil the hidden potential of stainless steel tanks and see what they can bring to the forefront of your industrial operations.

Benefits of Stainless Steel Chemical Tanks
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The Benefits of Stainless Steel Chemical Tanks Explained

For bulk chemical storage, there are several materials of construction to choose from. In the chemicals storing industry, you get to choose from stainless steel, carbon (or mild) steel, plastic, and fiberglass chemical tanks. 

So, why choose stainless steel for chemical storage over other materials?

First and foremost, stainless steel tanks are one of the most commonly used and trusted for chemical storage. And for a good reason. There are several benefits of stainless steel chemical tanks, including:

  1. Durability and longevity
  2. Low-temperature applications
  3. Easy cleaning and maintenance process
  4. Eco-friendly option
  5. Corrosion protection
  6. Mobility
  7. Excellent value for money
  8. Customizable capacity
  9. Extensive applications

1. Durability and longevity

Compared to other types, our stainless steel chemical storage tanks are more durable and have longer lifespans. One of the biggest advantages of stainless steel chemical tanks is that they can last up to 100 years with proper maintenance.

Stainless steel chemical tanks offer excellent durability and longevity when properly designed, fabricated, installed, and maintained. Such chemical tanks are highly resistant to corrosion when compared to other materials like carbon or mild steel due to the presence of chromium, which forms a passive oxide layer on the surface of the steel. This layer protects the tank from corrosion caused by exposure to chemicals. 

Furthermore, because of the durable material, stainless steel tanks can be installed both outside and inside. They can withstand harsh weather conditions.

2. Various temperature applications

Next on the list of the benefits of stainless steel chemical storage tanks is the resistance to various temperatures and pressures. Stainless steel tanks can be used in environments with both extremely low and extremely high temperatures. The safe working temperature range of stainless steel tanks depends on the particular grade of steel they are made of, as well as a number of other factors.

3. Easy cleaning and maintaining process

If you are storing industrial chemicals in storage tanks, you must follow certain maintenance and cleaning guidelines. But, if you choose stainless steel chemical tanks, that won’t be a big challenge. They are highly hygienic.

Another advantage is that our stainless steel storage tanks are easy to clean. On top of that, because of the steel’s hypo-allergenic properties, they generally don’t absorb bacteria that could contaminate your product.

Easy Cleaning and Maintaining Process
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4. Eco-friendly option

If your company is looking for an eco-friendly option for storing your chemicals and reducing your carbon footprint, our stainless steel tanks are the perfect choice. You can achieve environmental compliance, and when the time comes, you can easily recycle the storage tanks

5. Corrosion protection

Of all the benefits of the stainless steel chemical tank, the most popular among our client base is corrosion protection. Choosing a corrosion-resistant material is the first line of defense against corrosion. Stainless steel, especially grades 304 and 316, is highly resistant to corrosion, however, even these stainless steel varieties can rust after time. Nevertheless, the higher the chromium content, the less likely for the metal to rust. 

Moreover, because of its low maintenance and greater corrosion resistance, stainless steel is the preferred option for many in the design and fabrication of chemical tanks.  

6. Mobility

Stainless steel storage tanks are also known for their mobility. Unlike their concrete counterparts, stainless steel chemical tanks can be relocated to another location if necessary. You might not see this as a potential benefit for now, but if your company decides to move to another location or you plan to move your chemical storage department to another location, having stainless steel tanks will make things a lot easier.

7. Excellent value for money

Stainless steel tanks are an excellent investment if you have chemical storage needs. Not only are they affordable and offer many benefits for a reasonable price, but they maintain their value in the long run. Because of their long service life they often offer a lower total lifetime cost of ownership than tanks made from other materials.  

8. Customizable capacity

Besides their durability, easy maintenance, corrosion protection, and economic value,  stainless steel tanks for chemicals offer customizable capacity. At Savannah Tank, we can make an assessment of your needs and design and build you a stainless steel storage tank that can hold from less than 5 gallons to more than 75,000 gallons.

In addition, we can talk about tank installation and let you choose between a horizontal or a vertical tank. 

Ultimately, depending on the product that you will be storing in the tank, we can offer you atmospheric and pressurized tanks. You can use atmospheric tanks for products that require ambient conditions, while pressurized tanks are specially designed for applications that require stabilization and pressure.

9. Extensive applications

Last but not least on the list of advantages of stainless steel in chemical containment is their wide application. Because of their durability, corrosion-resistant properties, and ability to work within a wide temperature range, stainless steel storage tanks can be used for various products, from water treatment to chemical processing and oil. 

Our stainless steel tanks are good for storing flammable, volatile chemicals, including solvents. In addition, you can use them to store inorganic chemicals, such as acids, bases, salts, and water. After all, we have clients from a wide array of industries.

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Conclusion

Now that you understand all the benefits of stainless steel chemical tanks, it is time to make a decision. Will you go for the highly durable yet affordable option? If yes, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us and request a free quote about your project.

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