Flexible Storage Tanks for Diesel Fuel
FAQ: What is the expected lifetime of a portable tank? Is there a warranty?
Customer needed a 25,000 gallon flexible tank for diesel fuel storage and asked the following questions:
- Do you have 25,000 gallon storage tanks available?
- What is the warranty and lifetime on these storage bladders? I am looking to store JP-1 aviation fuel.
- Are these fuel bladders made of Nitril?
- Can they be used in hot temperatures in the jungle, say 40° C?
- If used for continuous refueling of jets, how long would they last?
Answer: Thank you for contacting us! To answer your first question, yes, we do offer tanks as large as 25,000 gallons and 210,000 gallons for the storage of fuel products. These tanks are designed to provide a flexible storage structure for holding and securing these fuel products. Please view the information below for answers to your additional questions:
Warranty and Tank Lifespan
While our sales team can provide you with more detailed information regarding a 25,000 gallon Flexible Tank for Fuel warranty, the standard period of workmanship covered for these tanks is 1 year.
In terms of lifespan, tank lifespan will vary depending on care and use in your location. Different tanks may have different life spans depending on how frequently they are filled and emptied, as well as outdoor storage conditions and care.
In terms of tank construction, the fabrics used on these tanks will typically be a urethane material rather than a nitril option. This provides a robust exterior for storage of your materials.
The temperature range for these tanks can also vary depending on what fabric is being used, however, fabrics are available to successfully store your fuel materials in both hot and cold climates. Typical fabric ranges for these tanks have been able to handle includes temperatures as low as -58° F and as high as 180° F.
Tank Care and Use
Standard fabric options for these tanks will include contact times for 3-5 years. Additional contact time options include up to 1 year, 3-5 years, or up to 7 years. The contact time is the rated amount of time in which the tank can successfully store your materials before fabrics in the tank may start to change. This is not designed to act as a lifespan, but rather a point in time in which fabric in the tank may start to change.
If there is an intended length of time that you will be needing to store materials in your tank, please let us know and we will work to find options that meet these requirements.