Take a minute to think about how often you use water in your factory. With water conservation a hot topic across Southern Africa – and the world for that matter – the importance of a water conservation strategy for each South African business cannot be stressed enough. Whether to store grey water for repurposing, or for ensuring that there is a reservoir of fresh water on-site should the taps run dry for whatever reason, a water tank is a vital addition to any South African industrial site. Here’s what to consider when choosing your ideal factory water tank:
There are a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing the ideal water tank for your factory:
Your Surrounding Climate
The first consideration when choosing the perfect water storage tanks for your factory is to take a look at the climate your factory finds itself in.
For example, cyclonic water tanks are more suited to areas where heavy winds blow a lot of the time. These tanks are secured with heavier hold-down brackets, and its side panels and roof sheets are substantially thicker than the average water storage tank.
If heavy weather conditions are not an issue at your factory, but you get the odd bout of rains now and then, a Zincalume® water tank would do just fine. These industrial water tanks are comprised of steel panels that are hot dipped and coated with an alloy of 55% aluminium, 1.5% silicon and 43.5% zinc – rendering them highly resistant to corrosion.
Your Available Space
The next consideration when looking into a water tank for a factory is your available space. Industrial plants come in many shapes and sizes, and you’d ideally want a factory water tank that fits seamlessly into your existing infrastructure.
By choosing a water tank supplier that understands your unique industry needs and necessities, you can ensure that your factory’s water conservation solution is perfectly matched to your industrial water requirements – regardless of how much space you have for it.
How Much You Can Spend
This is something most people will want to find out off the bat – exactly what their factory water tank will cost them. Contrary to popular belief, there actually are options when it comes to finding the right water conservation solution.
Most large water tank suppliers worth their salt should offer you both standard water tanks and budget-friendly water tanks for your factory. Keep in mind that a factory water tank is a long-term investment, so if you can – choose a water storage tank that will cater to your needs as your business grows.
What’s in Store for the Future
As the above point mentions, a final consideration when choosing a water tank for your factory is where you see your business years from now. The last thing you want is to opt for a smaller water tank (in terms of water capacity), only to grow your operation to the point where the small water tank no longer caters for your needs.
Choosing the ideal factory water tank isn’t easy – but it can be!
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