Remember, at Steel Core we began as installers, so we know what it is like out in the field and the pressure you can be under on a job site. That is why we take great care and pride in the way we prepare and pack our shipments to you.
When building a Steel Core Corrugated Bolted Steel Tank each complete circle of “panels” is referred to as a “ring”. Physics dictates that the bottom “ring” or “rings” of each tank be of a thickness that is suitable for the pressure exerted by the liquid at the bottom of the tank, the bottom being the area of highest pressure.
For example the first two “rings” of a tank might be composed of “panels” with a thickness of 10 gauge. The next two “rings” will be composed of “panels” with a thickness of 12 gauge. The final ring being composed of panels with a thickness of 14 gauge. The thickness of the bottom ring being greater than the thickness of the top ring.
This could be confusing to an installer since the difference in thicknesses is not immediately discernible to the untrained eye. For this reason when we palletize our tanks complete “rings” are bundled together and secured with a bolt – then “color coded” to denote the thickness of the panels.
By utilizing this method we allow the installer to see at a glance what kind of thickness, and indeed which “ring” they are looking at by referring to the color on the edge of the steel. And indeed, what “ring” to begin installing first.
Roof panels are uniform so there are no issues other than following the specific tank installation diagram and ensuring that the panel with the manway or other ingress -egress is at the desired location, as well as the panel over the ladder being in the correct location.
Steel Core once more raises the bar, and this time it is with our packing. All boxes that accompany each Steel Core Tank shipment are hand-packed, photo-documented and numerically sequenced down to each bag of bolts. So, for instance you are on a job site and you cannot find a particular item, you can contact us and we can tell you which box it is in. Not only can we tell you what box it is in, but we can tell you where it is at even if in layered inside a box
When it comes to how we pack your tank ours is the “gold standard”. You would be hard pressed to find this kind of attention to detail in any industry, let alone the tank industry, but remember… we began as installers. Our years in the field building tanks has given us a peerless sense of way in which a tank should be packaged and shipped.