Keeping Capacity: Tips for Top-Grade Maintenance of Your High-Capacity Water Tank

Posted on: 8 January 2018


If your business requires the use of a high-capacity water tank, it's extremely important that your access to it is unfettered by breakages and repair works.  For one thing, it's highly unlikely that you would be able to find last-minute access to such a high volume of water; in the worst cases, this may mean that your business has to suspend operations until it regains access to the water you require.  Naturally, this is a scenario every business would wish to avoid.  In order to do so, you should take care to maintain your tank as best you can.

Review Access

However many access hatches your tank has, they should be unobstructed and immediately accessible.  The last thing you need, while attempting to conduct emergency repair-work, is to find that somebody has placed a load of pallets directly adjacent to the hatch, preventing admittance.  You should also make sure that both inspectors and maintenance workers can reach every part of the tank; if there are not already ladders both on the tank's interior and exterior, you should absolutely consider adding them.

Consider Sectioning

If it's absolutely vital that your business has access to this supply of water at all times, then you should consider replacing your basic tank with a sectional one.  These tanks are divided into various segments.  In practice, this means you can drain down one section at a time to maintain it without needing to cease usage of the others.  In high-volume businesses which high dependence on this supply, this kind of time-saving could be a game-changer.

Smart Scheduling

You should be conducting thorough inspections of your tank at least once a year.  Since it can be hard to find time to conduct these inspections without throwing off your business activities, you should take opportunities where you find them.  Perhaps you could make it part of your routine to inspect the tank immediately after the conclusion of every major project; that way, it will be seen to on a regular basis, and also will not be obstructing operations.  If this requires overtime pay or out-of-hours contractors, it will still be well worth it as compared to the cost of same-day repairs that may result from skipping inspections.

As with all industrial equipment, avoiding major issues with your water tank will require proactive maintenance—not reactive maintenance.  This can be difficult in a business environment when every minute needs to be utilised to its maximum.  Still, you should consider maintenance to be time-saving, not time-wasting.  After all, 'losing' an afternoon of work when you're prepared for it is far preferable to losing an entire week when you aren't. For more information, contact companies like National Poly Industries.