Field Erected Storage Tank Resources

Online Resources

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Total Cost of Ownership Tool

STI/SPFA’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) web-based tool provides real-world data on fabrication, inspection, maintenance, touch-up, and repair costs for steel tanks versus other materials. Users can also input their own data, allowing “apples-to-apples” comparisons that reflect the real costs for differing materials over their entire life cycles.

The TCO cost analysis tool assists water system managers to analyze the total cost of ownership of three common types of flat-bottom, ground supported water storage tanks (with roofs) constructed in accordance with AWWA standards: Welded Steel Tanks: AWWA D100; Bolted Steel Tanks: AWWA D103; and Concrete Tanks: AWWA D110 or D115.

Access to the TCO tool is complimentary for all users, but you must registerThen you can input and store data related to your tank or tank project, and/or study the default data presented in the program. There is no limit to the number of tank projects you can store here. Your data is retained for one year and is secure, only available to you.

Online Education

Steel Water Tank Standards Steve Meier, Tank Industry Consultants

Learn how to update your system or specify a new tank, from an industry expert who helped to write the NEW AWWA Standard.

Steel Water Tank Construction Kevin Gallagher, Caldwell Tanks

This module explains foundations, inspection/testing, field construction, welding and shop fabrication during the tank construction process.

Steel Water Tank Coatings and Linings Tex Enoch, Induron Coatings

Learn what coating systems ‘DO’, service life cycle, standards regarding coatings and more!

In-Person Education

Steel Water Storage Tank Seminar

A comprehensive seminar for consulting engineers, municipality and utility administrators, and water storage tank owners and operators. Always up-to-date with latest AWWA and NSF changes and everything you need to know:

  • How to interpret and use applicable standards
  • Locating, sizing and selecting tanks
  • New tank specifications
  • Tank construction
  • Coating systems, cathodic protection and corrosion control
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Cellular antenna installation on water storage tanks
Earn 8 PDH’S!

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