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Important Tank Installation and Removal Terms
Industrial tanks are used to hold everything from oil and fuel to raw and mixed sewage. These tanks are often placed underground to keep them out of sight and smell. But some tanks, such as those that oil and propane wholesalers use to hold their product, are kept above ground. All of these different tanks need to be made out of specific substances and kept according to very strict specifications due to their volatile contents. Diesel fuel and propane gas are combustible. If a company lets these substances get too hot or doesn't maintain the pressure on the tanks, they run the risk of causing a very damaging explosion. So any company or individual dealing with industrial tanks needs to remove them when they malfunction and install new ones. The following are some important terms relating to tank installation and removal:
Mixed Septic - An old septic system that accommodates both raw sewage and storm water. Mixed septic systems are responsible for water pollution in many major cities.
Petrol - An oil derivative used for fuel. When petrol such as gas or diesel is kept in storage it must be held in a static-free container to prevent combustion.
Septic Capacity - A tank or a piece of land's capacity to accommodate a certain amount of raw sewage. Systems should never be stressed beyond this point. You should remove a cracked septic tank on your land or else you will risk contaminating your water supply.
Septic Backup - When someone comes to install a septic tank on your property, he or she may require you to have a backup system in place in order to comply with building codes.
There are many different types of tanks that are installed in residential and commercial buildings. Oil, fuel and propane tanks are used to heat homes and office buildings. Septic tanks are used in areas where public sewage systems cannot be accessed. Water tanks provide both hot and cold water to the building. The type of tank will determine the type of company that needs to be called to install or remove the tank. It is very important with most of these tank types to hire a professional company for this purpose to ensure the tank is installed or removed correctly and safely.
Tank installation, whether it is a septic, diesel or gas tank, requires a specialized company. They will determine the size of the tank for the building, whether the tank should be installed above ground or underground, and the correct pressure to keep contents of the tank safe and intact. Many of these tanks, like fuel tanks, have to be installed in accordance with local business codes. Other tanks, like water tanks, should also be installed by a professional to ensure they function at peak efficiency after installation.
Some tanks also require additional storage and equipment to keep them safe and working properly. Above ground oil tanks need a vent alarm system to alert the maintenance professional when the tank is full. Septic tanks require a special pump to flush them out since gravity from the toilet, flushing does not supply enough pressure. Even installing a tank calls for special equipment, like cranes to lower the tank into the ground. Professionals will make sure the tank is in the proper location to allow it to expand or heat as necessary. They will also provide instruction on proper maintenance to keep the tank running efficiently for as long as possible.