Choosing the right material for your storage tank prevents your facility from wasting any product. Stainless steel is a great option as one can use it for a variety of applications.
Easier to use in low temperature applications
Carbon steel can become brittle in reduced temperatures, but some stainless steels are able to handle extremely cold temperatures. Stainless steel is even fire resistant and uninfluenced by UV rays.
No matter the temperatures you experience at your facility, stainless-steel storage tanks are going to be the better choice because they’re undeniably tough. No cracks, and no leaks.
No rust or corrosion
What makes stainless steel different from carbon steel is its protective chromium oxide layer. The layer is thin, but it’s extremely protective—you’ll never have to paint your tank.
Stainless steel is extremely durable, so if your tanks are stored outside, you won’t have to worry about weather damage. Because wood and plastic tanks can’t handle extreme heat or cold, they’re more susceptible to damage than stainless-steel storage tanks. Furthermore, stainless steel won’t contaminate what’s inside your tank; it keeps stored materials in the best possible condition.
Stainless-steel chemical tanks are low maintenance; they’re easy to clean and repair. Plus, they’re sure to last. In fact, these tanks can last years longer than carbon steel tanks.
Stainless steel doesn’t stain, so it’s easy to recycle. If you want to scrap your stainless-steel chemical tank in the future, you can also sell the stainless steel to scrap metal collectors.
Less expensive in the long run
While stainless-steel storage tanks can be a costly investment upfront, repairs throughout your tank’s lifespan won’t be necessary. Taking life costs into consideration, stainless steel is going to be less expensive than other materials.
The material makes it easy to customize
It’s no secret that stainless steel is incredibly versatile; it’s easy to bend, cut, and weld. Stainless steel is also easy to manipulate into different shapes, so it’s ideal for client-specific projects.
No doubt, stainless steel offers numerous advantages—and other materials simply can’t compete. At Central Fabricators, we offer stainless-steel chemical tanks, and we also custom fabricate tanks. Reap the benefits of a stainless-steel storage tank today.