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Standard Update for Potable Water Coatings!

NSF Updates

On January 1, 2023, NSF. Std. 61 will be updating its requirements for potable water coatings and linings to the new standard, NSF/ANSI/Can Std. 600 or NSF 600. NSF 600 will require all coatings, which come in contact with potable water, to greatly reduce the extracted levels of solvents present in the coatings.

This is nothing new for Superior Tank.

For the last 35 years, we have continued to offer our customers the highest-grade powder coatings on the market, which are prepared to meet and exceed the ever-changing standards & project requirements laid out by various industries and applications. As the pioneers in applying powder coatings to the bolted steel tank, we possess the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure your storage tank remains in-tact and functional, while its contents remain clean and free of contamination.

It is our job, as your storage tank provider, to stay up-to-date on changing industry regulations – so you don’t have to. This couldn’t be more important for industries such as potable water. Providing potable water storage tanks, which supply drinking water to municipalities, water districts and communities across the US and the world, remains a large part of our business here at Superior Tank. It is extremely important that our customers understand that we are and will always keep our customer informed regarding any potential changes to rules & regulations affecting the consumption of potable, or drinking, water.

In this case, it is the update from the widely known NSF. Std. 61 to the NSF. Std. 600 standard. With the NSF. 600 standard update, customers can expect to receive a coating system which displays the following characteristics when storing drinking water:

  • 100% Solids
  • Zero Solvents
  • Zero VOC’s

Additionally, unlike many other types of storage tanks, a Superior Tank factory powder coated bolted steel storage tank does NOT require a rubber or PVC liner – which means more money in your pocket!

The reason our bolted steel storage tanks don’t require a liner… our interior epoxy powder coating, Tank Tan. Tank Tan is the industry-leading thermosetting fusion-bonded epoxy powder coating system which meets both NSF. 61/600 certifications and has outstanding chemical and corrosion resistant properties. Together with our innovative SiZr seal for added protection, a Superior Tank bolted steel storage tank serves the perfect storage solution for your potable water storage needs.

To learn more about our Tank Tan interior epoxy powder coating, as well as other interior and exterior powder coating options available, visit our Coatings webpage.

API-12B Monogram Oil Storage Tanks: Durable. Efficient. Effective

API-12B Composite

In today’s current economic environment, the need for quick and economical crude oil storage solutions is at an all time high. Oil producers and traders across the globe are looking for cost-effective solutions to store excess oil in a timely manner, as we patiently wait for the recovery of our industry and economy.

As the leader in above-ground bolted steel storage tanks, Superior Tank’s ability to offer a high value temporary or permanent storage solutions, complimented by an encompassing scope of project services remains uncontested. With over 35 years of experience and knowledge working in the oil and gas industry, Superior Tank’s industry-leading powder coating process and innovative tank designs has led to thousands of new tank projects around the world, as well as countless refurbishments of existing bolted tanks from other industry participants.

Currently, Superior Tank is offering a 4 – 6-week lead time for all API 12-B Monogram-licensed bolted steel storage tanks. Ranging in capacities from 100 – 10,000 BBLs, Superior Tank’s crude oil storage solutions are of the highest grade, quality and value in the market. For larger non-monogrammed storage tanks, custom sizing configurations are available. AIS and Buy-American storage tanks are also available upon request.

Easily packaged, shipped and installed, a Superior Tank bolted steel storage tank is the perfect solution for your immediate crude oil or petroleum storage needs. Standing as one of the only bolted steel storage tank manufacturers to offer both API Monogram and non-monogramed API-12B storage tanks, Superior Tank continues to push the standard in terms of products and in-house services made available to our customers worldwide.

Our commitment to standing alongside our industry partners during this difficult time is of the highest priority for us here at Superior Tank. We remain open and readily available to ensure everyone has continued access to these essential services, which remain critical to the health, safety and well-being of our communities.

HAPPY DRINKING WATER WEEK!

Water not only plays a vital role in our line of business, but in our daily lives. Access to clean water for washing hands, cleaning food, washing dishes and flushing toilets is something that we take for granted. It’s easy for us to turn on the faucet or flush the toilet and expect water to be there, but what we don’t realize, is how much work goes on behind the scenes to make those simple tasks happen.

This is why Superior Tank would like to take this week and observe the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) #DrinkingWaterWeek2020 to show our utmost appreciation to all the water service professionals for their hard work and dedication to ensure that clean drinking water is #ThereWhenYouNeedIt.

Especially during difficult times like these, our dependence on reliable water services for hygiene, hydration and cooking is critical to the health and safety of our communities. All the work done, day in and day out, by our water service professionals, and first responders, throughout this entire COVID-19 crisis has been nothing short of spectacular. And for that, we say THANK YOU!

We here at Superior Tank take great pride in being a part of the process which provides millions of people around the world access to clean drinking water every day.  Storage is a critical aspect in the distribution process after the water has gone through its various designated treatment processes. To learn more about Superior Tank’s line of above-ground bolted and welded steel storage tanks and our role in water infrastructure, check out the rest of our website.

For more information on your water’s journey from collection to consumption, we encourage you to contact your water provider to learn more about the key processes and show your appreciation for their efforts.

Additional information on Drinking Water Week 2020 can be found here.

API Composite: Where Consistency in Quality Matters

The American Petroleum Institute (API) represents the largest trade organization of the oil and natural gas industries in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., API represents over 650 corporations which are directly involved in producing, processing and distributing much of the nation’s energy.

 In supporting many organizations and jobs throughout the petroleum industry, safety has proven itself to be one of the primary focuses of API. Through the maintaining of more than 700 safety standards and recommended best practices across a wide range of equipment and operational processes, the American Petroleum Institute has had a sizeable impact on both state and federal regulations. In doing so, API developed the ability to design its own safety and certification programs, which verifies the compliance of organizations across industry standards and management systems.

Depending on the type of certification an organization is looking to obtain, API offers various programs which focus on the different facets of the oil and natural gas industry – from manufacturing to health and safety management. For us here at Superior Tank, obtaining the prestigious API Monogram for our API-12B bolted steel storage tanks was an incredible accomplishment, as only two storage tank manufacturers in the world have been accredited with this certification.

Complementing our API Monogram license, our corporate manufacturing facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California was certified with the API Spec Q1 license. This ensures that all products manufactured by Superior Tank at our corporate facility are in full compliance of product quality and management systems outlined by ANAB (ANSI National Accreditation Board) for ISO 9001 requirements. These certifications and licenses are a true testament to the commitment to quality and dedication shown by all of our employees to provide our customers with the most advanced and cost-effective bolted steel storage tank.

Through the successful procurement of the following standards (as found on the API Composite List), Superior Tank’s ability to consistently provide high-quality and reliable API certified products to our customers through quality management systems remains unmatched against a majority of the industry.

With decades of experience in the crude oil and petroleum industry, Superior Tank is and continues to be the preferred storage tank provider for many small- and large-scale oil providers. Quality, durability and functionality of our storage tanks are never compromised, and our ability to maintain these rigorous certifications proves just that.

To learn more about Superior Tank, our license numbers and relevant API Facility information, please visit our Company Details page on the API Composite List by following these 4 simple steps:

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Valued Customers/Vendors,

We want to thank you for your patience during this very challenging situation and provide you with an update on our response to the COVID-19 health emergency. The Superior Tank Company, Inc. Team is closely monitoring the status of the outbreak and its potential adverse impact on.

As the number of cases continues to escalate globally, STCI is taking additional preventive measures such as site visit and entry restrictions along with many employees working remotely from home and staggered staffing schedules to stop the potential spread of the disease within our locations. We are also taking preventative measures with our onsite field crews.

The health and safety of our employees remains a top priority and we are complying with all local, state and government requirements for social distancing. STCI’s locations California and Texas are fully operational receiving incoming shipments from suppliers and making outgoing shipments to customers. However, continued government restrictions and limited availability of transportation may continue to cause some delays in the supply chain.

STCI communicates regularly with our suppliers to capture updated status information and to keep our customers informed of any changes in potential severity of impact to delivery of components manufactured in regions of the world affected by the virus.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our Corporate Office below

Our Corporate Headquarters

9500 Lucas Ranch Road
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

P: 1 (800) 221-TANK (8265)
F: (909) 912-0585

SERVICING THE GLOBE

As a multinational organization, we place a heavy importance on the trust and relationships built with each of our national and international customers. Unlike many storage tank manufacturers in the industry, Superior Tank does more than just sell you a tank or place you in the hands of a dealer; we stay with you throughout the entire duration of the project. Each customer is offered a variety of resources and services which provides assistance through the installation process, ensuring a safe and timely erection of your new storage tank. Focusing on our international clients, we offer export & shipping services, purchasing of containers and tool kits, as well as the hiring of an installation supervisor.

Furnishing a non-working Supervisor to oversee the installation of your new bolted steel storage tank has countless benefits. You receive both a knowledgeable and seasoned foreman to lead your installation team, as well as the support of the Superior Tank team. There are many instances where the customer has the labor to install the tank(s), but is lacking the knowledge and/or experience of a seasoned foreman to oversee the assembly – this is where we come in. In providing each of our international customers the option to hire an experienced Supervisor, we begin to build a partnership based on trust and mutual respect, allowing your labor crew to feel confident in their ability to complete the tank project successfully.

One of the most prevalent benefits to our international customers in owning a Superior Tank factory powder coated bolted steel tank, is the ease of installation. Once our bolted tank leaves the manufacturing facility, all that is required on the job site is to bolt the prefabricated and precoated tank parts together. No welding. No onsite rework. No grinding. No specialized equipment. No sandblasting. No painting. With the assistance of an unskilled labor force and the recommended tools and hardware list, which is also available for purchase, we make the installation process as simple as possible for wherever you are in the world.

With decades of experience working alongside our international customers, we possess the necessary tools and experience to make the shipping and installation process as easy as possible. Some of our latest achievements include providing supervisory services for bolted tank projects in Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Japan, Qatar and Chile. Our presence in these countries only serves to showcase how far our capabilities expand and the global impact the Superior Tank brand has on the potable water, fire protection, wastewater and crude oil industries. Whether it be providing potable water for a small village or servicing a 38MW Hydrocarbon Power Plant, there truly is no limit to where our Factory Powder Coated or Hot Dipped Galvanized bolted steel tanks can be of service. The quality and operating life of a storage tank is only as good as the Company who stands behind their product.

Superior Tank Website now available in Spanish!

To better accommodate all of our Spanish-speaking customers, Superior Tank has officially launched the Spanish text version of our recently remodeled website.

As a Hispanic-owned company, with many employees who speak Spanish, we understand the importance of making all information and resources readily available in Spanish so they may be easily consumed by all. We want to make sure that each of our clients and partners fully understand our processes and feel confident in communicating with us, so that we can begin to build the trust necessary to make your next bolted tank project a success.

Thank you to all of our customers worldwide for your continued support and we look forward to working with you on your next project.

National Fire Prevention Week 2019

Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Agency, also known as NFPA, has sponsored the national public observance of Fire Prevention Week during the week of October 9th, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. As the longest-running public health observance in the United States, Fire Prevention Week aims to educate people of all ages on how to stay safe in the case of a fire, in an effort to drastically decrease the number of casualties caused by fires.

For Fire Prevention Week 2019, the campaign chosen by the NFPA is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” This campaign works to educate everyone about the small yet important actions each of us can take to keep both ourselves and those around us safe during a fire. Split second decisions can make all the difference on whether or not a safe escape is possible. In recent years, we’ve seen the possible devastation caused by fires to our wildland areas, our communities, and neighbors. This is why educational resources and related teachings during Fire Prevention Week are so critical to the safety of our communities, because not only do they prepare us for the incident but they give us the insight needed to make the right decision and react promptly under these dire circumstances.

For us at Superior Tank, the fire protection industry serves as one of our largest and most important markets. Every year, we ship hundreds of bolted and welded fire protection steel storage tanks from our manufacturing facilities to customers around the world, as part of both small- and large-scale projects designed to suppress fires. Our fire protection storage tanks are designed to meet the specifications of any fire suppression, fire sprinkler, building, or wildland fire protection project. Backed with decades of knowledge and experience, Superior Tank has the ability to provide both NFPA compliant and FM Approved certified storage tanks, giving you the peace of mind needed when dealing with stringent specifications and agency inspections.

We are committed to providing each customer with a quality storage fire protection tank prepared to operate consistently at a high performing level to ensure the safety of their facility and employees. As described by the NFPA, A hero can also be…someone who takes small, but important actions to keep themselves and those around them safe from fire.” We only hope that our storage tanks can act as that important action designed keep each and every one our customers fully prepared and safe from any and all fire threats.

Visit our Fire Protection page to learn more about our bolted and welded steel storage tanks, our certifications and updates regarding our product line. Also, be sure to follow us on social media throughout Fire Prevention Week as we showcase some of our fire protection storage tanks, tips on how stay safe during a fire, and showcase our newest product, the Heli-Hydrant!

#TankedTuesday – Sherwood Forest Campground

Location: Lesterville, MO
Tank Finish: Powder Coated
Application: Fire Protection

Industry: Fire Protection
Tank Standard: AWWA D-103
Capacity: 43,300 Gallons

Superior Tank Co., Inc. partnered with the Murray Company to install a new 43,000 gallon fire protection storage tank for the Sherwood Forest Campground in Lesterville, MO. Recently, Sherwood Forest Campground engaged in an aggressive building campaign to provide additional staff and camper cabins, an education center, new dining hall and kitchen, and a new health lodge to the campgrounds.

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#TankedTuesday – Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 709 Training Center

Location: Whittier, CA
Year Completed: 2019
Industry: Fire Protection

Tank Finish: Factory Powder Coated
Tank Standard: AWWA D-103
Application: Fire Sprinkler Training Center

Capacity: 13,400 Gallons

Fire sprinkler systems silently protect millions of Americans on a daily basis. When fire sprinklers are installed, the causality rate during a fire decreases by a whopping 81%. These essential yet complex fire sprinkler systems are designed and installed by highly qualified technicians with thousands of hours of certified training.

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