Through years of experience with chemical and industrial tank liners and applications, water tank liners have learned a lot of lessons. It was believed that you could still use tanks for up to 100 years or even more. And with that, tank managers and owners have developed important technical tips for water treatment tank lining.
Tanks cause worry to businesses and homeowners because they say they won’t last a lifetime. There are many factors that affect your tank’s lifespan. So, how will you extend the service life of your tanks? In this article, you will know some tips to extend the useful life of your tank.
1. Protection from Sunlight
Though tanks can withstand the UV rays, you should still protect them from UV rays. However, the issue is that heat and UV rays increase the chemicals – thereby degrading and shortening its chemical shelf life. In addition, the heat may also make the chemical more aggressive until it reduces tank life.
2. Prevent Using Internal Drop Tubes on Fill Assemblies
Never use internal drop tubes when air is used to fill or transfer the vessel. Instead, use an anti-foam elbow instead.
3. Drain it Annually
You should at least drain the tank flush with water yearly. This ensures that aggressive sludge in the bottom of your tank is removed. It also allows for visual tank inspection on the inside of the tank.
4. Always Check the Land Around the Tank
Healthy grass and soil are the keys to treating wastewater. This is an important factor in extending the service life of your tanks. Always ensure that you get the quality of the soil around the drain, so it remains healthy.
Sodium Hypochlorite for Water Treatment
Sodium Hypochlorite can be effectively used for purifying water. It was used on a large scale for bleaching, surface purification, removal of odor, and disinfecting water. It’s a common water disinfectant that comes with advantages.
In addition, handling and transport also have safety concerns around the use of chlorine. It must be stored in a container, in a cool room. This is to limit the decomposition of the hypochlorite and ensure the tank’s safety and stability, and of course, to extend the service life of your tanks.