Ensuring peace of mind against leaks when lining above ground storage tanks
Ensuring the integrity of a lined above ground storage tank can be very challenging. A recent project demonstrated that a new Canadian innovation in leak detection technology made the job a lot easier.
Storing sulfuric acid presents major problems
The highly corrosive nature of sulfuric acid tests the limits of today’s storage systems. Any company that stores sulfuric acid needs to be acutely aware of the dangers that the chemical presents to equipment and personnel. When storing sulfuric acid, it is important to verify the hoop stress rating and understand the specific gravity ratings to make sure the resins used in the storage tank provide a margin of safety. Along with the weight of the chemical, its oxidative properties must also be considered.
Measurement methods for chemical storage tank inventory calculation
The technology used to measure and manage chemical inventories is diverse, with many options to measuring the amount of chemicals inside tanks.
Creating a safe chemical storage system
It is important to consider the durability and longevity of the chemical storage tank system when you’re storing corrosive chemicals.
New water tanks help Saint John deliver abundant and clean water
Residents on the east side of Saint John, New Brunswick, were all too familiar with boil water orders. For decades, the city drew water from Latimer Lake and chlorinated and pumped it directly to the distribution system.
Automation helps maintain water tank levels and prevent freezing in colder climates
The two key factors for water storage are to ensure the tank maintains the correct level and that there is water turnover to protect water quality. In colder climates, low tank turnover can lead to water freezing within it.
Bolted tanks speed Kugluktuk’s water treatment plant upgrade
Water treatment plant upgrade is one of few modern Nunavut plants built by shipping construction materials to the remote Arctic location.
Proper procedures can minimize the environmental risks of storage tanks
The presence or potential presence of USTs and ASTs are common sources of soil contamination in Ontario.
New wastewater system allows winery to reuse over 5 million litres of water annually
The winery chose a treatment system that uses fiberglass tanks due to their corrosion resistance.
Is your chemical tank manufacturer NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 system certified?
When choosing a chemical storage tank manufacturer it is important to make sure they can offer you a complete chemical storage tank system that is NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 certified.
Long-term rehabilitation of a 90-year-old water reservoir
This is an overview of the long-term rehabilitation follow-up work to extend the service life of the water treatment plant reservoir in Peterborough.
How Lethbridge’s decommissioned water tower became a local landmark
In early 2000, a public plea was issued on the front page of the Lethbridge Herald for ideas to possibly salvage the landmark. Douglas...
Automatic control valves can help safely maintain tank and reservoir levels
Automatic Control Valves are designed to modulate and control water at all varying flows, and butterfly valves were originally designed to be open or closed.
Innovations in polyethylene chemical storage tanks
High-density polyethylene chemical storage tanks can be made of linear polyethylene or cross-linked polyethylene. They are both made with resins that are heated to...
What to do when your drinking water reservoir springs a leak
During construction of a new contact tank and clearwell, the existing water reservoir developed a leak, flooding the site and decommissioning the reservoir.
How to get the most out of your water storage tank
Rehabilitating steel water storage tanks can cost up to one-third of the initial construction cost. It's vital that you make the most out of these repairs.
Surprise leaks lead to short-term rehab of a 90 year-old water reservoir
While the base slab of a new reservoir was under construction, the existing 1920s water reservoir had a leak that partially flooded the construction site.
Middlesex Centre increases water security with new elevated water tower
Built to improve the municipality's water security in the event of a water main break, the tower is capable of sustaining Ilderton for up to six days.
Preventing contamination in water storage tanks
Despite efforts to protect public water supplies through testing, treatment and regulation, contamination in water storage tanks still occasionally occurs.
How 3-D glass fabric storage tank lining technology works
By Derek Bolianatz, Parabeam Distribution NA, Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., and Ron Garrett, ICI Devoe Coatings With today's emphasis on leak detection and spill prevention, there...