The afternoon news announced that a number of fire trucks were responding to a late afternoon fire at a local lake. As the flames burned, many neighbors wondered if the fire crew would tap into the lake water for the difficult battle. In a later television interview, however, the fire chief at the scene of the still hot ashes explained that the fire protection water storage tanks that were delivered to the scene were far more effective than dragging hundreds of feet of heavy hoses down to the water and then pumping that water back up to the flames.
The fire official went on to explain that one of the reasons they made the decision to call in so many units was that had pretty accurately used fire water tank capacity calculation methods to make sure that they would have enough available resources.
Custom Made Tanks Are Used for Everything from Fire Fighting to Industrial Farming
Although we might typically think of fire water storage tank requirements when we hear discussions about large water storage units, the reality is that many industries make use of large tanks in a variety of sizes to store liquids. From field erected storage tanks to fire protection water storage tanks, an entire industry works to provide these important and sizable containers.
Consider some of these statistics about the variety of above ground storage tanks:
- Heavy duty field erected tanks allow farmers to store needed fertilizers on site.
- In the U.S., there are nearly 16,000 municipal wastewater treatment facilities currently in operation.
- 75% of the U.S. population are served by centralized wastewater collection and treatment systems.
- As of the year 2000, 208 million Americans were being served by these centralized collection systems.
- 7.08 billion barrels of petroleum products were consumed by Americans in the year 2015. Large holding tanks are used for the majority of these products.
- Large companies indicate that they might boost spending on drilling by 58% by the end of the year 2017. The more drilling that occurs, the greater the need for large storage and holding tanks.