The Need For Speed: The TecTank Construction Method

Columbian TecTanks are cost-effective, durable epoxy tanks that have a wide variety of uses and are especially well-suited for small capacity tanks. TecTanks can last about 20 years in many applications thanks to recent advancements in materials and construction. TecTanks utilize thick steel, few penetration points and an optimized bolt pattern that provide exceptional performance along with expansion capabilities, if required.

Constructing A TecTank

Not only are Columbian TecTanks a solid choice for many applications, they are also relatively simple to construct, with as little disruption to business or municipal operations as possible. The entire process can be coordinated through Southeastern Tank, which will handle everything from design through post-erection testing.

Southeastern Tank utilizes a proprietary jacking method that limits the need for scaffolding, cranes and other heavy equipment and allows for a faster end-to-end process, with most projects completed in less than 12 weeks. You can see the process for yourself here:

The Final Product

Columbian TecTanks are some of the best factory-coated, bolted shop-welded tanks in the market and have been proven in applications ranging from potable water to fire protection and wastewater treatment and management. They utilize some of the most advanced storage coatings in the industry and provide strong chemical resistance, resulting in a high-quality, low-maintenance system.

With traditional welded tanks, there is a significant wait period to apply coatings if the weather delays the curing process. Factory coating eliminates weather as a factor, which speeds up construction and limits downtime and operational disruptions.

All Jacked Up: The Unique Aquastore Construction Method

Aquastore tanks are some of the most versatile, durable and long-lasting tanks in the market today. However, when liquid storage tanks need to be replaced or constructed from scratch, time is often one of the most important factors.

Downtime can lead to lost profits or the inability to meet obligations to customers. An additional benefit of Aquastore tanks is the speed with which they can be designed, constructed and integrated into an existing system.

How Aquastore Tanks Are Constructed

Aquastore tanks are constructed using a jacking method. In this system, the tank is built from the top down and the ground up. The bottom plates of the tank are completed first, but the top ring of the tank and the roof are actually the first pieces of the tank to be erected. The tank is then raised on jacks, with the next ring of the tank placed underneath the roof until the tank reaches its proper height. Finally, the lower shell is welded in place.

You can see the jack method in action here:

This jacking method virtually eliminates the use of scaffolding, which makes the process more efficient and reduces the construction footprint to ensure minimal disruption.

Not only is the construction process itself a breeze, but the planning and coordination process is much simpler than with other types of tanks because everything can be coordinated through Southeastern Tank. One team takes care of all of the administrative, mobilization and coordination required to ensure a smooth and efficient process.

The Final Result

Aquastore glass-fused-to-steel tanks are an ideal solution for most municipal water, industrial water, wastewater and industrial liquid solutions.

Over the last 30 years, Aquastore tanks have proven to provide the highest lifetime value in the market thanks to features like:

  • No repainting required for the life of the tank
  • Minimal maintenance required
  • No rust or corrosion
  • Performance warranties
  • Turnkey process from design through building and testing
  • Expansion capabilities

Glass-fused-to-steel solutions from Aquastore are some of the easiest tanks to install and to maintain, no matter the application.