1981 - Volume #5, Issue #2, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Low-Cost Tanks For Stockpiling Fuel
The company has introduced a new line of fiberglass tanks designed for above-ground storage. "You can get up to 20,000 gal. of fuel storage for about 40% less cost than comparable size underground tanks which have to meet much stricter standards than are required for above-ground tanks," explains Jurrens. "Compared to above-ground steel tanks, our new fiberglass tanks are competitive in cost, plus they have the key advantage of being corrosion resistant, and have much longer life."
Fiberglass Unlimited offers above ground tanks to 21,000 gal. in size. A 10,000 gal. tank, for example, sells for $3,240. "An underground fiberglass tank this size sells for $6,725," says Jurrens.
His company's above-ground fiberglass tanks are 12 ft. in dia. and are available in heights up to 25 ft. "They're all one piece, made of a filament-wound process of continuous strand roving impregnated with resin to give them added strength over conventional methods of hand lay-up, or chopped glass types of construction," explains Jurrens. Individual tanks can be custom made with vents and "manhole" openings where you want them, and as big or small as you want. All tanks are equipped with 3 cold rolled lifting lugs set 120? apart around the top edge of the tank. These lugs are used in lifting the tank and for attaching guy wires, if needed. Each tank comes equipped with a permanent calibrated gauge which shows, at a glance, the contents of the tank. The gauge is imbedded in the tank wall.
Individual tanks come with an 18 by 24 in. bolted manway in the outer shell for easy access into the tank for cleaning and so forth. All tanks are equipped with anchor lugs around the bottom edge. Vertical tanks are available without tops for storing liquids that don't require a lid, such as liquid manure or slurry, or if placed under a roof for storing such materials as liquid fertilizer or liquid livestock supplements.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fiberglass Unlimited, Marvin Jurrens, president, Box 1297, Watertown, S. Dak. 57201 (ph 605 886-5137).
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