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ABOUT UPRIGHT (VERTICAL) STORAGE TANKS
Vertical storage tanks are typically used for bulk storage and have some key advantages to horizontal tanks.
- A vertical tank can generally handle a large amount of product because the pressure distribution provides greater strength than a horizontal tank. It simply lacks the stress points found in a horizontal tank.
- A vertical tank is more cost effective than a horizontal tank because it requires less material to manufacture it. This is because its walls do not need to be as thick as they have less diameter than a horizontal tank.
- Pumping costs are reduced because a vertical tank takes advantage of gravity.
- Saves space and in general requires a smaller footprint at your plant.