Though we may not always realize it, above ground storage tanks (AST) provide an invaluable service for many industries across the country. Everything from liquid fertilizer and oil to industrial chemicals and water are stored in ASTs. Without them, it would be next-to-impossible to store and transport these materials for long periods of time. Most Americans probably don’t know what AST stands for but all Americans reap the benefits from them.
In order to maintain a healthy and function AST system, the government places strict guidelines on how to build and maintain these units. The oil and natural gas trade association, the American Pet
Above ground storage tanks are used to store massive quantities of materials like liquid fertilizer, crude oil, fuel and a variety of other chemical substances. Due to the nature of any given tank’s contents, these steel storage tanks are highly susceptible to corrosion.
With no form of protection against corrosion, the average above ground storage tank will begin to corrode at a rapid rate, sometimes as much as 5 millimeters per year — making disastrous leaks and spills a huge risk to the local ecosystem as well as the health and safety of your personnel.
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