The importance of tank base sealing systems
There are different types of tanks, such as bolted, riveted or welded tanks. Depending on the type of tank, SABA offers different sealing systems to enhance the tank’s durability and prevent leaks and corrosion. In this section we primarily focus on tank base sealing systems.
A tank base seal can be very important for two key reasons:
1. A tank base seal prevents the uncontrolled leakage of hazardous substances, which in turn prevents soil contamination. This is a requirement pursuant to laws and regulations in almost all countries.
2. Aside from this, sealing a tank base is very important to prevent water (moisture) from penetrating between the bottom plate and the concrete base, which can create damage due to freezing. However, in actual practice, after a period of time this is often insufficient, as a result of which an extra seal is required to prevent the bottom plate from corroding. The extra seal extends the tank’s service life and also saves costs because there is no reason for inspectors to decommission the tank.