Most of the time, tank hauling is used to deliver petroleum products. Storage tanks are used to contain liquids and compressed gas or it may be used as a medium for short or long term storage for either hot or cold products.
There are different types of tanks. These tanks are used for different purposes. The tanks which contain substances are the ones used to transport a specific product. Some of the kinds of tanks are the atmospheric tank, high pressure tank, thermal storage tank, milk tank, septic tank and mobile storage tank.
Atmospheric Tank – is a container for holding liquid at atmospheric pressure.High Pressure Tank – is used for holding products with high pressure like liquefied gas such as hydrogen or chlorine, or compressed gases. Most of the time it shaped as a horizontal, cylindrical shell with elliptical heads made of carbon steel. It is also known as a pressure vessel.Thermal Storage Tank – is a container which insulates temperature. It is often used as water tanks that are protected with earth berms to enable the year-round of solar-thermal heat that is collected in the summer for all-year heating. In some places, the storage medium is gravel and water in large, shallow, lined pits that are covered in insulation, soil and grass.Milk Tank – is used for storing bulk milk. It holds the milk at a cold temperature until it is picked up by milk hauler or until a milk hauler transports it to its destination. It is very important equipment especially to a dairy farm because it keeps the milk in good condition. A milk tank is usually made with stainless steel.Septic Tank – is used for the sewage treatment system although it is only a small scaled part.Mobile Storage Tank – is not only used as a storage tank although it has the same features as a storage tank. This type of tank is designed to have the capacity of dealing with heavy sloshing and the risk of collision or other kinds of accidents.Other types are the ice and slush tanks. They are used for short-term of cold usually for the use of air conditioning so that it can allow refrigeration apparatus to be run at night when the electric power is less expensive and still provide cooling during the scorching heat in daytime hours.