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What is a Bolted Tank? blog image
Mar 30, 2023
Company News
By: ed heltzel

What is a Bolted Tank?

So what is a bolted tank?

A bolted tank is a vertical cylinder storing liquid and dry bulk materials. Its “rolled, tapered panel” (RTP) construction utilizes high tolerance manufacturing, lap joint panel connections, and gasket and sealant to maintain leak-free connections. The cylinder is formed by connecting multiple courses of panels, each comprising a “ring.” Horizontal seams are sealed with a single row of bolts, while multiple rows are used for vertical seams based on load requirements. Bolted tanks come in diameters ranging from 12’-300’ for liquid storage and 12’-48’ for dry bulk hopper storage. Roofing systems are commonly used, such as aluminum geodesic domes with bolted steel or concrete tank bottom for liquid applications. A bolted steel hopper is used for reliable flow and discharge requirements for dry bulk storage.

Examples of RTP and bolted tanks

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Ed plays a silent but important key role to the entire Weston & Associates team by building and managing the IT infrastructure, digital tools, and creative marketing verticals. He brings over 15 years of experience in the digital marketing and technology industry to the team. Ed is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt world competitor at JGMMA.