Distinguishing Between a Plastic and Steel Tuffa Water Tank

A more than 20 year history of manufacturing water tanks has certainly given Tuffa the time to ensure that its own solutions are strong and durable, as well as that they meet all of the requirements of those that wish to store potable or non-potable water, or for that matter take advantage of rainwater harvesting. People frequently turn to Tuffa water tanks for applications of a domestic, agricultural, commercial or industrial nature, and may therefore be interested in the choice to manufacture them out of either plastic or steel.

Certainly, those with an interest in a potable or non-potable water tank can choose from a wide range of standard sizes, including 1350L, 1400L, 2500L, 3500L, 6000L, 10000L, 15000L and 20000L. One other characteristic of the water tank that won’t escape the client’s notice, however, is its construction from plastic, or to be more exact, recyclable polyethylene that is guaranteed not to rust or corrode. Plastic Tuffa tanks actually have a wealth of advantages, including their competitive pricing, light weight, ability to be transported easily and bunded construction that protects against overfilling and leakage.

When customers specify a plastic water tank, they can also look forward to such features as a vent, an inspection lid for the 1350L, 1400L and 2500L models and manway access in the case of the 3500L model and higher. These plastic water tanks are weatherproof, tough and durable, UV stabilised and maintenance free. There are also many optional extras that can be specified for them, such as a 1” or 2” bottom outlet, larger outlet(s), extra connections for inlets/outlets, pumping systems, filter kit, ball valve and float valve. They are, all in all, ideal solutions for the storage of water that can even be quickly and easily installed.

Polyethylene is also used for Tuffa’s highly rated rainwater harvesting tanks, while the customisation options for a Tuffa water tank extend to its manufacture with an increased wall thickness catering for a Specific Gravity of contents. However, there are also circumstances in which a tank of a much more bespoke nature is required, and this is when Tuffa resorts to the use of galvanised and stainless steel. Referring to the specifications and critical dimensions requested by the client, Tuffa manufactures steel liquid storage systems of a quality that it believes to be unmatched by any other manufacturer.

Bespoke steel water tanks from Tuffa enjoy greater longevity, and as they also require little maintenance, there is a lower long-term cost associated with them. In addition, a bespoke water tank of this nature is truly reliable and boasts a tough coating, with galvanising also available if desired. Prices are available on request for bespoke steel water storage solutions that are made to accommodate all customer requirements by Tuffa’s own highly skilled fabricator welders. Customers are also free to get in touch for a more detailed discussion about whether a plastic or steel water tank will be the better solution for their own needs.

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