The Importance of Preventative Maintenance in Extending Water Tank Lifespan

Many industries use water tanks to transport water and other liquids to filling stations or sites. The overall design and construction of water tanks are heavily influenced by the type of liquid being transported as well as the requirements and needs of the customers. Most of the time, these tanks are made of aluminium, carbon steel, stainless steel, and fibreglass-reinforced plastic, all of which can easily handle transporting and storing water and other liquids for an extended period of time.

Every day, water tanks are used. They can suddenly malfunction and become unusable if no preventive maintenance is performed, which can be costly and disruptive to daily operations. Water tanks must be maintained regularly to avoid compromising their quality. Here are some helpful hints for performing regular preventive maintenance.

Regular inspection and maintenance will result in improved performance, reducing the need for extensive and costly repair work. In other words, maintenance is as opposed to fix-it-when-it-breaks.

Visual inspections should be carried out


Visual inspection is one of the best ways to perform preventive maintenance on water tanks. You should inspect the tank’s outer shell and other components for signs of damage or aging. Dents, scratches, cracks, flat spots, and gouges on the tank may also be examined. Damage or tampering with the pump-out port or cap, as well as the tank straps, must be evaluated.

Examine Plumbing Components


Plumbing components such as valves, pressure gauges, and pipes that are all connected to the tank must be inspected because they help to maintain a stable flow, input and output, and water storage. Damages, leakage, and element accumulation that these components may exhibit must also be repaired immediately. Their inspection and maintenance prevent serious damage caused by corrosion, extreme temperatures, excessive movement, aging, and other similar issues.

Tank Drain and Cleaning


Another tip for preventive maintenance of water tanks is to drain the tank regularly. To begin the draining of all water, open the tank’s outlet valve or tap so that any remaining water is released from the tank.

You can now clean the tank’s internal surface after all of the water has been drained from it. To clean the interiors of the tank, use a stiff brush attached to a pole or a high-pressure jet. To effectively remove dirt and scale build-up, every corner must be reached and scrubbed thoroughly.

You can use the chlorination process to disinfect your tank. Chlorination is the process of delivering chlorine through high-strength calcium hypochlorite. This element can be combined with water to disinfect the tank and ensure that it is free of microbes.

Carry out operational tests


Because they assess the condition of the water tanks, operational tests are essential during preventive maintenance. Your water tanks must fulfil their functions without encountering problems or issues, from storing water supply to releasing it to the site. Water tank tests and inspections will vary depending on their size and usage. These operational assessments, however, must be performed on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. Going more than a year without testing may cause your water tanks to deteriorate and be damaged in the long run. If any components failed during operational tests, they may need to be repaired or replaced.

Following these guidelines can help you extend the life of your water tanks. These guidelines can also assist you in assessing the condition of your water tanks, identifying any hidden issues, and resolving them as soon as possible.

Preventative Maintenance Measure

Continuously operating water systems are prone to issues such as wasted power, leaks, inefficient filtration, clogged filters, and so on. As a result, maintenance is critical to avoid such problems. Regular cleaning and replacement of cartridge filters, timely backwashing of filters or softener regeneration, and backup battery power testing are just a few examples of filtration system maintenance that can ensure the system is running efficiently. Every quarter, the homeowner should perform a quick visual inspection to ensure that everything is in working order.

For petroleum, water, and chemical storage tanks, we provide a variety of preventative maintenance services.

We offer testing and inspection services for essential tank systems regularly:

  • – Monthly
  • – Quarterly
  • – Yearly

In addition to storage tank preventative maintenance, Raven Tanks provides owners/operators with education in all aspects of storage tank operations, as well as functional performance testing.

We offer tried and tested services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Dalby, Darwin and Geelong.

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