What Is a Water Storage Tank and How Does It Work ?
What Is a Water Storage Tank and How Does It Work?
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  • July 19, 2021

What Is a Water Storage Tank and How Does It Work?

Clean water from your reverse osmosis system or other filter systems is stored in a water storage tank until you’re ready to utilize it. Water is forced out of pressurized storage tanks on demand, whereas atmospheric tanks require a booster pump to maintain pressure. Such industrial storage tanks are available in a wide range of sizes, designs, and standards, and can be utilized for residential, commercial, industrial, or municipal purposes.

What is a water storage tank?

For later usage and quick access, water is collected and stored in a water storage tank. Water is transferred from the tank to your tap when you turn on your kitchen faucet, providing you with fresh water on demand. Reverse osmosis systems filter work slowly, filtering water one drop at a time.

A reverse osmosis storage tank means that you have access to this water whenever you need it, rather than having to wait for the system to fill your glass one by one. Many wells have poor pressure and recovery and are entrusted with supplying pressured water to a home or business. When you turn on your shower or flush your toilet, a well pressure tank ensures that you have rapid access to pressurized water. They also protect the well pump from short-cycling, which helps to extend its life.

Water storage tanks exist in a range of shapes, sizes, and layouts, and are utilized in the water treatment industry for a variety of applications. Water storage tanks come in a variety of sizes and shapes, ranging from a modest 5-gallon reverse osmosis tank under your sink to a massive 120-gallon well pressure tank.

Thousands of gallons of rainwater, well water, or fire suppression can be stored in large, outdoor atmospheric tanks. UV inhibitors are generally installed in these tanks to prevent algae and bacterial growth in the tank. Water heaters on closed water supply are protected from leaking and bursting by thermal expansion tanks.

How does a water storage tank work?

A water storage tank keeps clean water from your reverse osmosis system until you need it in your home or company. A water source, such as a reverse osmosis system or a well, is pumped into the tank. Water is accumulated in the water storage tank until it is full. The storage tank enables fast access to water when you need it, whether it’s to fill your glass with crystal clear water, run a bath, or irrigate a field.

Pressure or atmospheric tanks are the most common types of water storage tanks. Pressure tanks are commonly used in point-of-use applications such as reverse osmosis storage tanks. Atmospheric tanks are commonly used in outdoor applications or large-scale municipal water storage operations.

Choosing the right industrial storage tanks

At GSC Tanks, we strongly believe that each application is unique, each tank should be made to order. Our tanks are built to meet the requirements of UL, NFPA, API, AWWA, OSHA, and SWRI, while each tank is unique. Our engineers have years of experience working directly with our partners to help them choose the right grade, coatings, and features to fulfill their individual needs. Since customization is our standard, no other tank company can match our adaptability.

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