BUILDING LARGE TANKS ON-SITE
Ever wonder how the really big tanks get built? When the tank capacity nears 50,000 gallons, it may be too large to ship by truck and on-site fabrication becomes a better option or even a necessity.
SFI got its start in 1985 building fully welded stainless steel tanks on-site and we are still doing it today. We fabricate the tank from the top down, meaning we build the top first, lift it in the air and begin adding sidewall, one horizontal course at a time, dye checking the seams as we go. The tanks pictured below are designed to store 100,000 gallons of product. They are 25-feet in diameter and nearly 34-feet tall.
Our method of field fabrication typically keeps the crew working on the ground which is safer and more efficient than using scaffolding and/or cranes.
See a short field fabrication video animation at https://youtu.be/oTbQ_YHgoi4
Learn more about SFI field erected stainless steel tanks at https://www.stainlessfab.com/field-fabricated-tanks-vessels.html.
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