CRUDE OIL TANKS

Overview

Nationwide Tank and Pipe manufactures tanks that are used by the Oil and Gas Industry to store crude oil.

Nationwide Tanks are ideally suited to this application for the following reasons:

  • Corrosion Resistant – Unlike steel tanks, composite fiberglass tanks do not rust providing years of trouble free application.
  • No Resurfacing – Unlike steel tanks, composite fiberglass tanks do not require costly resurfacing.
  • Cost Savings – Composite fiberglass tanks are a more cost effective solution than steel tanks as they have a lower initial purchase price and then provide a longer service life by avoiding resurfacing costs and downtime.
  • Suitability – Fiberglass tanks have been used to store petroleum products since the 1960’s. Advancements in resins and a proven track record confirm that composite fiberglass tanks are the ideal tanks for crude oil storage.

Wide range of colors available
We offer our tanks in 6 standard colors, being Brown, Black, White, Desert Tan, Dark Green and Battleship Grey. A range of specialty colors is available to suit customer requirements and company corporate colors.

Fittings

We are able to supply our tanks with a variety of fittings to meet our customer’s specific requirements. We work with each customer to determine their needs to ensure that the tank performs as required.

FLANGES

We are able to provide tanks with flanges. Flanges are available in standard sizes of 1″, 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″,10′, 12″, 16″, 18″. Custom sizes can be ordered to meet your requirements.

Couplings

We are able to provide tanks with couplings. Couplings are available in standard sizes of 3/4″, 1″, 2”, 3”, 4”, 6”, 8”. Custom sizes can be ordered to meet your requirements.

MANWAYS

We are able to provide tanks with Manways. Our standard Manway size is 24″. We are able to customize tanks with a 30″ Manway.

Thief Hatches

We are able to supply tanks with 8″ thief hatches in order to allow pressure to be released from the tank. We are also able to offer a 10″ thief hatch. The thief hatch also provides access for depth gauging of the tank.[/text]

FLANGES

We are able to provide tanks with flanges. Flanges are available in standard sizes of 1″, 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″,10′, 12″, 16″, 18″. Custom sizes can be ordered to meet your requirements.

Specifications

Nationwide Tank and Pipe manufactures a large number o f tanks that are used to store water for a variety of applications.

Tank Sizes 12 by 5 12 by 10.5 12 by 15 12 by 20 12 by 25 15.5 by 16 15.5 by 24 15.5 by 30
Radius 6 6 6 6 6 7.75 7.75 7.75
Diameter 12 12 12 12 12 15.5 15.5 15.5
Height 5 10.5 15 20 25 16 24 30
Cubic Ft 565 1,188 1,696 2,262 2,827 3,019 4,529 5,661
Gallons 4,220 8,862 12,660 16,880 21,100 22,530 33,796 42,244
Barrels 100 210 300 400 500 500 750 1000

Lightning Protection

Nationwide Tank and Pipe knows that static risk is a customer consideration when choosing tank options. Many customers are not concerned about static risks; however, experienced or concerned customers can rest assured that Nationwide Tank and Pipe does have two cost effective static mitigation options available.

The first option is building into the tank a carbon veil with a grounding bolt. We build into the tank a liner of carbon that wraps around the tank from the top of the tank to the bottom and then attaches to a grounding lug. This grounding lug is then attached to an earthing rod when the tank is installed to assist in dissipating the static electricity. This system is very effective in drawing charges from the tank shell itself and marginally effective at removing charges from tank fluids and vapors.

Another recommended option is to use the Static Lasso® developed by Lighting Elimination Systems. The Static Lasso® is a carbon fiber assembly that runs top to bottom through the fluids and vapors of the tank. Since the frayed dissipating fibers are directly in contact with the tank’s fluids and vapors, a grounded Static Lasso® effectively drains charges before a dangerous static build up can occur. Nationwide Tank and Pipe can factory install a Static Lasso® in any new tank. For more details on their products and services we recommend reviewing Lighting Elimination System’s website at http://nolightning.com

We also recommend reading the article below.
Lightning and Static Protection: Can fiberglass Tanks Surpass Steel Tanks?

In Rusk County, Texas a lighting strike caused a steel oil tank to catch fire on July 6, 2012. Officials say the lighting strike caused the tank to fly into the air and land on an un-occupied mobile home at least 100 yards away. At the height of the storm, investigators say a lighting strike hit an oil tank, causing it to erupt into flames.

The blast sent the 300 barrel steel tank over 100 yards, landing on a mobile home and splitting it in half. No other structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.

This is just one example of a steel tank catching fire as a result of a lighting strike. Many steel tank manufacturers would have you believe that only fiberglass tanks catch fire, unfortunately the risk of fire is a risk for both steel tanks and fiberglass tanks. Accordingly, Nationwide Tank and Pipe LLC recommends that it customers look to various lighting and static protection options to reduce the risk of lighting and static fires.

Static Protection

Nationwide Tank and Pipe knows that static risk is a customer consideration when choosing tank options. Many customers are not concerned about static risks; however, experienced or concerned customers can rest assured that Nationwide Tank and Pipe does have two cost effective static mitigation options available.

The first option is building into the tank a carbon veil with a grounding bolt. We build into the tank a liner of carbon that wraps around the tank from the top of the tank to the bottom and then attaches to a grounding lug. This grounding lug is then attached to an earthing rod when the tank is installed to assist in dissipating the static electricity. This system is very effective in drawing charges from the tank shell itself and marginally effective at removing charges from tank fluids and vapors.

Another recommended option is to use the Static Lasso® developed by Lighting Elimination Systems. The Static Lasso® is a carbon fiber assembly that runs top to bottom through the fluids and vapors of the tank. Since the frayed dissipating fibers are directly in contact with the tank’s fluids and vapors, a grounded Static Lasso® effectively drains charges before a dangerous static build up can occur. Nationwide Tank and Pipe can factory install a Static Lasso® in any new tank. For more details on their products and services we recommend reviewing Lighting Elimination System’s website at http://nolightning.com

We also recommend reading the article below.
Lightning and Static Protection: Can fiberglass Tanks Surpass Steel Tanks?

In Rusk County, Texas a lighting strike caused a steel oil tank to catch fire on July 6, 2012. Officials say the lighting strike caused the tank to fly into the air and land on an un-occupied mobile home at least 100 yards away. At the height of the storm, investigators say a lighting strike hit an oil tank, causing it to erupt into flames.

The blast sent the 300 barrel steel tank over 100 yards, landing on a mobile home and splitting it in half. No other structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.

This is just one example of a steel tank catching fire as a result of a lighting strike. Many steel tank manufacturers would have you believe that only fiberglass tanks catch fire, unfortunately the risk of fire is a risk for both steel tanks and fiberglass tanks. Accordingly, Nationwide Tank and Pipe LLC recommends that it customers look to various lighting and static protection options to reduce the risk of lighting and static fires.