Manufacturing

BOLTED & WELDED TANK MANUFACTURING

Depending on customer preferences and project requirements, Superior Tank can fabricate a bolted or welded steel tank. Over the last several decades, we have refined our processes and spent considerable time and effort to ensure you receive the highest quality tank.

We use only the best materials for our storage tanks. For the greatest durability and longevity, we use only carbon steel or stainless-steel components designed to meet structural requirements. Steel for our welded tanks is specifically ordered to meet the individual project needs. For our bolted steel tanks, we use only structural steel panels-ASTM A570, grade 40 or ASTM 36 or higher with ultimate tensile strength up to 79,800 psi. We also quality check our steel staves for a variety of characteristics, including surface quality, edge quality, silicone content, squareness and overall flatness. For greatest hardware strength, we utilize Grade 5 or Grade 8 bolts with tensile strength from 120,000 to 150,000 lbs per inch on all of our bolted tanks.

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BOLTED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

  • CNC cutting machinery
  • Robotic welding arm
  • Various hydro-mechanical press brakes
  • Automated turret punch press
  • Gasket punching equipment
  • Powder coating application and thermoset line
We own and operate a State-of-the-Art tank manufacturing and powder coating facility in California as well as a powder coating facility in Texas. Our bolted tank factory in California features the latest machinery for the greatest accuracy and precision and has earned ISO 9001:2015 Certification for quality standards. To provide the highest quality possible we have heavily invested in the latest manufacturing equipment. [read] Our automated turret punches are accurate to 0.001” and ensure bolt holes are precisely spaced & perfectly round. Various hydro-mechanical press brakes form steel panels to the exact angle required eliminating gaps and potential leaks. CNC plasma cutters precisely trim steel sheets with extreme accuracy to ensure staves fit together perfectly. Our synthetic rubber gaskets are machine punched for an exact, leak-free fit. The welds on our nozzles, ladders and tank accessories are performed by a robotic welding arm resulting in flawless and strong unions. The final manufacturing phase is powder coating processes which ensures an extremely durable finish. Our powder coating line is over 500’ long with multiple stages including steel surface preparation using sandblasting, SiZr underseal application, dry powder coating application then thermoset heat cure at 350° F. Our investment in equipment has resulted in the best storage tank in the industry fabricated to exacting standards. [/read]

ANATOMY OF A TANK

COMING SOON

POWDER COATING PERFECTED

Our specially formulated powder coatings are applied using a rigorously refined process and completely protect your tank from corrosion. Our extensive history shows in the outstanding quality of our coatings.

WELDED STEEL TANK FABRICATION

Even though most elements of our welded tanks are crafted in the field, some parts are pre-fabricated in our factory. Components such as tank nozzles, manways, roof hatches, flush cleanout (FCO) doors, platforms, staircases, ladders, vents, handrails can be manufactured and welded to sections of the tank shell & roof. Once drawings are approved our tank shell steel is squared, re-squared and rolled, our floor and roof material is pre-cut to improve field erection time and to ensure proper fit up. Shop prime of tank steel prior to delivery is done upon request.