What is ISO 9001 For Bolted Steel Tanks?

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Recently Superior Tank Co., Inc. earned the prestigious American Petroleum Institute (API) Q1-ISO 9001:2008 certification for bolted steel oil storage tanks. This certification for manufacturing of oil tanks is a culmination of years of hard work that ensures our oil industry customers will receive the highest quality steel storage tank delivered on time.

API’s audit team reviewed numerous aspects of our tank manufacturing process from sales ordering through bolted steel tank production and tank installation; they determined Superior Tank employs processes and procedures that will guarantee a high quality product. Compliance to strict American Petroleum Institute (API) Q1 and ISO 9001:2008 standards provides customers confidence in our range of bolted steel storage tanks for oil storage.

Superior Tank Co., Inc.’s oil storage tanks are engineered to customers’ needs and range from 100 to 47,000 BBLs. The panelized design of our bolted steel tanks reduces construction time to 1/3 of conventional welded steel oil tanks, saving customers time and money. As the panels quickly bolt together using high strength bolts, no welding is required. The smaller panel size is perfect for tight spaces within an infrastructure, and large staging areas are not needed. The heavy duty API compliant gasket seals panels together and provides decades of leak free service. Custom made tank fittings and piping are installed for each application to ensure a perfect fit.

Premium power coating specifically tailored for corrosive environments is used on all oil storage tanks. As the powder coating is electrostatically applied at the factory, the “coverage is perfect 100% of the time” states Eric Marquez, Plant Manager. For additional durability, the edges of each tank panel are double coated.

Complete tank kits are shipped directly to the job site via truck or standard shipping container. Our tank field teams based in California and Texas provide full installation services throughout North America.

In addition to API Q1-ISO 9001:2008 certification, Superior Tank recently earned FM Approvals Certification on our water storage tanks for fire protection.

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Bolted Steel Tanks Immune to Shortage of Welders

Bolted Steel TankSince 1988, the United States has experienced a significant decline in the number of welders. According to the American Welding Society there is a potential shortage of 200,000 skilled welders resulting in project delays and increased costs. To counteract this shortage and thereby save customers time and money, Superior Tank Co., Inc. (STCI) offers a full range of large capacity bolted steel storage tanks. Unlike other storage tank designs which are welded and require a significant amount of welding, bolted steel tanks eliminate the need for costly onsite welding. The limited amount of steel welding required for STCI tank fittings is performed by a robotic welding arm ensuring 100% accuracy.  Steel panels are crafted using precision machinery inside the STCI modern production facility then shipped to the job site. The advanced bolt together design of STCI steel tanks allow for quick and simple assembly on site. By performing steel fabrication in the factory, the amount of noise and air pollution on site is dramatically reduced. The steel tank panels are delivered to the site via one or two trucks lessening local traffic and negative impact.  In addition to saving welding costs, STCI bolted steel storage tanks reduce onsite painting costs as the steel panels are prefinished with durable powder coating. With the high cost and shortage of welders forecast to continue for the foreseeable future, bolted steel storage tanks are certain to continue to increase in popularity.