Why stainless steel water tanks are popular

Raven Tanks brings you STAINLESS STEEL WATER TANKS, a blend of strength and reliability. Elevate your water storage experience with durable solutions, ensuring lasting performance. Choose Raven for quality that stands the test of time.

When considering purchasing a new water storage tank, several factors must be taken into account. Cost, location, and size are crucial considerations for most buyers. However, the material used in the tank’s construction is equally important. 

Water storage tanks come in various materials, such as polyethylene, steel, and concrete. Each material has its advantages. Stainless steel water tanks, in particular, are considered superior to most other types of water storage tanks. But why?

Corrosion Protection

Stainless steel lasts longer than concrete, plastic, or carbon steel. This strong material resists oxidation by biocides and water, providing a significant benefit for businesses that need to store water or other corrosive materials in tanks. Moreover, no external or internal coating is required for these tanks.

Longevity and Durability

In both pure and contaminated waters, STAINLESS STEEL WATER TANKS are more resistant to crevice corrosion, cavitation, and wear and tear. This material is also resistant to heat and does not degrade when exposed to harmful radiation. Stainless steel tanks are less likely to crack, rust, or freeze.


While some people opt for concrete water storage tanks due to their lower cost, they may not be aware that concrete tanks are unsanitary. Concrete tanks are prone to mold and bacterial growth, as well as chemical leakage. Because concrete tanks are porous, calcium can contaminate the water.

Stainless steel water storage tanks, on the other hand, are sanitary. Stainless steel is inert in water due to its high passive-firm stability.


Stainless steel water storage tanks are environmentally friendly. Recent advancements in stainless steel production focus on the use of natural resources and energy. The majority of stainless steel storage tanks on the market now contain 60 to 70% recycled materials, making them recyclable.


Unlike many concrete water storage tanks that remain fixed once installed, stainless steel tanks offer flexibility. Businesses that use stainless steel water storage tanks can easily relocate their tanks using a forklift, eliminating the effort and stress associated with tank relocation.

Aesthetic Value

Plastic or concrete storage tanks are not visually appealing and can appear worn after a few years of use. In contrast, stainless steel water storage tanks usually look brand new even after years of service. They can also be painted to match their surroundings.

As you can see, stainless steel water storage tanks have several advantages that set them apart from other types of storage tanks.

What is the best material for a water tank?

Rust is a significant problem with steel or galvanized steel tanks. It can eat away at the tank, causing leaks. For high-pressure systems, rust could even damage pipes. The best approach is to use corrosion-resistant stainless steel.

What do I need to know about my water tank?

Your water tank must withstand both high pressure and corrosive elements like chlorine. According to the National Sanitation Foundation, use a galvanized or aluminum tank with an internal liner. Galvanizing before installation protects seams between metal and plastic. A polyethylene or PVC lining provides additional leak protection.

Never expose your water tank to direct sunlight, as UV rays can hasten the rusting process. Keep items away from the tank to prevent moisture condensation and leakage through holes. If your water tank has been leaking for an extended period, it may be time to replace it.

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