Carbon Steel Bolted / Field Erected
When the largest American-owned, Northwest Indiana steel
mill had to upgrade their water treatment systems to comply
with strict regulations, they knew they would need a variety
of chemical and process storage tanks. CRECO was asked for
help and working along with the steel mill and their chosen
consulting engineer, CRECO provided budgetary estimates, and
offered optional suggestions in selecting the best materials
for each application. CRECO, Inc. provided Tanks in Carbon
Steel, Fiberglass, Polyethylene, and Stainless Steel, but
the crown jewel of the project was the bolted, coated,
carbon steel storage tank supplied and erected by USA Tank/CRECO.
Initially this large tank was to be a field erected, welded
and coated design. As costs ballooned, CRECO suggested the
bolted tank option, saving the customer more than 50% of the
originally designed tank cost!
Utilizing a proprietary coating and
specialized erection equipment, USA Tank built and erected a
750K gallon tank inside an 801K containment tank. With the
concrete acting as the floor, the tank was built on an
embedded ring from the top down with special jacks,
eliminating the need for costly cranes.
Also, building the tank while working
at ground level made for a safer project and eliminated the
need for man lifts and expensive safety equipment.
The bolted steel tank is fabricated in
a controlled environment to AWWA standards. The powder
coating is precisely applied and
oven cured, ensuring an
even, durable, and consistent coating. Erection took place
in the late fall and dead of winter 2010/2011, when field
welding and coating would have certainly been difficult!
Color matched sealant and encapsulated head bolts complete
the job and are installed quickly and easily, regardless of
companies can supply the variety of tanks that CRECO can.
Our “unbiased” sales approach saves money, and provides the
best tank for your application.