What is a flexible tank ?
Flexible tanks are the solution for temporary or permanent storage needs. They are made of elastomer or plastomer, depending on the application. Moreover, they are reinforced with a textile frame that allows them to resist tearing.
The tanks have several functions:
- water storage: water reserve on construction site, rainwater recovery…
- agricultural storage: liquid fertilizer, manure,…
- industrial storage: chemical effluents, sewage sludge,…
- civil protection: fire reserve
- hydrocarbon storage: fuel, oil…
It is a solution with multiple advantages. We let you discover the advantages of the flexible tank compared to the rigid tank. Enjoy your reading!
1: Easy installation
The installation of a flexible tank is much simpler than the rigid one. Indeed, the flexible tank requires no civil engineering or building permit (except for very large capacities).
It is very easy to deploy: individuals can do it alone. For example, at the Castelain brewery, they are the ones who set up the fire fighting storage tank.
Its installation is very fast: you can install and fill a 500m3 tank in less than 4 hours.
2: The lightweight tank
An advantage of this flexible product is its lightness. You don’t need any handling to move it. It is also easily collapsible, so it doesn’t take up much space when not in use.
3: A mobile flexible tank
Thanks to its easy installation and light weight, the tank is mobile when empty. You can move it anywhere: on construction sites, in restricted areas, etc.
Moreover, if for any reason you need to move it, you can simply empty it and move it. You won’t need any help.
4: The tank that can be adapted to your needs
Another advantage of a flexible solution is its adaptability. Depending on the liquid you wish to store, the fabric is different. For example, to store drinking water, we will use a food grade fabric that does not risk contaminating the water, as our drinking water tanks comply with the French ACS standard. Others are adapted to the storage of oil etc..
There are also several accessories that do not damage the liquid such as anti-UV covers. We can also find flexible retention tanks. These allow to prevent a leakage of the tank: the impact on the environment is minimized because the losses of fuels or oils are retained in the retention tank.
Finally, depending on the storage capacity required and the space you have available, we can offer you customized solutions.
5: An aesthetic product
The flexible tank is much less imposing than a rigid tank. Indeed, the height is less. The flexible tank blends in much better with the landscape and the environment.
6: An economical solution
The flexible tank does not require (most of the time) any work. Moreover, its transport is very easy thanks to its light weight and its reduced size when folded. Logistical costs are therefore lower.
This solution is up to 70% less expensive than the traditional rigid tank.
7: A reliable product
A main argument for choosing our flexible tanks: their quality. We have more than 61 years of experience. They are handmade and made in Europe. Depending on the fabrics used, they are assembled by hot vulcanization in autoclave (Nitrile) or by high frequency welding (PVC).
Our technical fabrics are highly resistant to weather and UV. Some of our tanks have been in service for over 10 years. Thanks to this quality, the stored liquid will never be contaminated by an external element.