Water usage is an important aspect of everyday life and accumulates a recurrent expenditure in most homes. Custom water tanks are a conservative measure towards reducing unnecessary water usage and as a result, saving on cost.
Bulk water-saving approaches such as this can reduce in-home water use by 35%. If the average household uses 130,000 gallons per year, water-saving features could save 44,000 gallons of water annually.
Maintaining the integrity of the water supply is just as important as conserving water. Tank liners are fabricated to ensure that the water in your tank is free of any contamination. This article gives a detailed guide on water tank liners and their benefits.
Customized to Fit Any Tank
A tank liner is tailored to fit into any size and style of tank. It can be used in all tanks meant for domestic, industrial, and commercial use. Tank liners for water systems are made to the exact dimensions of your existing custom water tanks, cistern, or pond.
Portable water tank liners are made from a wide variety of materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane, butyl rubber, and EPDM material. The fabrics used can withstand the stress of demanding use, abrasive wear, and tear. The polyester material can be used for protection against puncturing between the tank shell and the foundation. When choosing the best water tank liner material, consider flexibility, elongation and chemical resistance.
Easy to Repair
In the unlikely event that your custom water tank has a crack or leak, a tank liner will offer a lasting solution as opposed to patching it. Mold, fungi, and bacteria could settle in the cracks and jeopardize the integrity of your water. Custom tank liners are mostly used for water tank refurbishments to prevent contamination and corrosion. This will extend the service life of your tanks and enhance the quality of the stored water.
Technicians can help install custom linings to your tank with minimum disruptions. This is done using a heat/pressure process which does not affect the quality of the internal linear tank membrane.
Butyl rubber and EPDM material can hold up under sunlight exposure. The materials used in making water storage tank liners are resistant to UV radiation. They remain virtually unchanged over the years despite being exposed to these environments. This property has contributed to the durability of custom water tanks with some still in use for 100 years and more.
Water retaining properties of the materials remain unchanged even when the materials are stretched beyond normal size. However, the recommended temperature range is -30 degrees Celsius to +120 degrees Celsius. As a precautionary measure, 60 degrees Celsius is the maximum heat these custom water tanks should be exposed to for a prolonged time.
Suitable for Drinking Water
It is a law requirement that potable water must have custom linings. Otherwise, your water will be deemed unfit for human consumption and you will probably be fined. Whether you own concrete, galvanized, corrugated iron, fiberglass, brick or poly custom water tanks, it is important to protect your water.
Always check if the custom tank liners are made of materials suitable for contact with drinking water. For example, polypropylene is a flexible material but it is susceptible to chlorine degradation. Another material is PVC, which needs chemical additives to make it flexible enough to be used as a tank liner. However, over time the chemicals used leach into the water and turn the material rigid again.
Tank liners for water systems play an essential role in providing a reliable water system supply. The strength of the material used in tank liners is a secondary factor to consider since the water is supported by the shells of the custom water tanks. The liner should be custom-fit to the size and style of the custom water tank.