Water Bladders for Flexible Liquid Storage
FAQ: What do I need to consider before buying a pillow tank?
Question: I need an economical solution for liquid storage, and am looking into your pillow tank. What should I consider before buying one?
Answer: Before buying a pillow tank for liquid storage there a few things you should ask yourself. Doing so makes sure you are not only getting the best type of pillow tank, but the best tank for your application.
Pillow tanks, or Water Bladders, are extremely flexible and versatile tanks, that can been effectively used to store drinking water and non-potable liquids. These tanks start at a standard size of 25 gallons, and can come in capacities as large as 210,000 gallons.
What are you Storing?
One of the first question you should ask yourself is what you wish to store in the tank. The pillow tank can be made to meet many types of liquid storage requirements. Common storage liquids include:
- Storing Water
- Fracking Fluids
- Fuel/Mild Chemicals
(*Note: Pillow tanks cannot
- Jet A Fuel
- Chemical-Based Liquid Mixtures
When using the tanks for fuels and chemicals a MSDS (material safety data sheet) may be needed to determine the best tank fabric for the contents used in the tank.
How much do you need to Store?
No mater what liquid you choose our tanks come in sizes starting at 25 gallons and can go all the way to 210,000. We have standard sizes for small and large liquid storage pillow tanks, and custom sizes are available.
If you planning for domestic water storage tanks,the Water Consumption Calculator can assist you in finding the size you need. In general, we typically require knowing the gallon usage for storing water as opposed to the size of your home. This tool allows you to systematically plug in your numbers and help calculate the amount of water your looking for. Some factors the calculator will ask you to consider include the following:
- Number of People in your Residence
- Daily Showers (average time in shower, shower head flow rate)
- Toilet Water Use (number of toilet uses, gallons per flush)
- Faucet Water Use (average number of faucet uses, minutes per use)
- Dishwasher Uses (by hand numbers, gallons per dishwasher)
- Laundry Uses (amount of loads, gallons per load)
- Lawn Water Uses (how many times is the lawn watered, minutes per watering)
This calculator can show you an average amount of water you will use in a day, month, and even year.
If you are looking at liquid storage and need some help figuring out what capacity you need feel free to contact us for help.
How are you Planning on Storing the Tank?
The material and design for liquid storage of the pillow tanks requires the tank to be stored with certain criterias. First off, these tanks are made for stationary use. They are not designed for any kind of transportation when they are filled with liquids. However, when empty can easily be moved from one place to another.
The ideal place to store a pillow tank is on a flat surface, with no pressure, and not around anything that could fall on the tank. Many users will keep their tank in its own storage room, a crawl space or under decks. Places where they can gain access to the tank and the tank is completely protect. However this is not a requirement.
These tanks can also be stored outdoors. The tanks can be made to withstand temperatures that range from -58 to 180F and fabrics can be made so your tank can have UV resistance.
Using these accessories whiles storing the tank can increase its Lifespan: