With today’s advancements in technology, water, and chemical tanks can last for many years. Most storage tanks can last up to 20 years in the right environment and are well maintained. Tank liners, on the other hand, don’t share that same lifespan. Even the highest quality, well-kept tank liners don’t last nearly as long as the storage tank itself. On average, water and chemical tank liners last three to five years before needing a replacement. This time frame ensures water or chemicals inside the tank stay uncontaminated and secure.
The purpose of using a tank liner is to protect your storage tank from rust, cracks, and possible corrosion. That’s why it is critical to regularly monitor your storage tanks to ensure there is no contamination or leaking. If you notice any rust or corrosion during maintenance, likely your tank liner has been compromised. Using a damaged liner can lead to possible storage tank corrosion from water and chemicals making contact with the tank itself. If it’s been roughly five years since you last ordered a tank liner replacement or you notice any corrosion to your tank, now is the perfect time to order a replacement.
When it comes to storage tanks and tank liners, it’s better to take a more proactive approach than a reactive one. If you wait to order a replacement chemical or water tank liner when something goes wrong, it not only adds to the stress of figuring out what to do next, but it pauses and delays production as well. Instead, take a more proactive approach by having a replacement tank liner in storage ready to be installed in the drop of a hat when you notice an issue during maintenance.
Self or professional tank liner repairs is a temporary band-aid fix. Of course, repairing is better than doing nothing and letting the problem get worse. But, fixing a compromised tank liner by repairing or patching the liner only delays the inevitability that your storage tank needs a new tank liner. Whether you’re ordering a tank liner for the first time or need a replacement tank liner, Perfect Fit Tank Liners is here to help.
Pro Tip: When ordering or new tank liner or reordering, always order two liners. Having a backup tank liner is great in case the first gets damaged, or it’s been over five years since your last replacement tank liner.