Pac-Van has worked with a variety of industries to help solve our customers’ bulk liquid storage needs.

Each market sector has different uses for our line of bulk liquid storage products.  The below charts detail various applications of how our customers in the following industries use Pac-Van’s tank product line:

  • Pipeline
  • Refinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Municipalities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Agriculture

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Uses by Industry

  • Pipeline and Refinery
    Pipeline Industry
    • Horizontal directional drilling services
    • Hydrostatic testing of installed pipes
    • Dust control during grading and excavation
    • Water supplies for rehabilitation projects
    • Liquid management systems
    • Pipeline blowdowns that vent to Pac-Van frac tanks
    • Pipeline reversals and valve change-outs
    • Water source pumping and filtration
    • Temporary tank farms
    • Filling pipeline for pressurization
    • Flow metering
    • Final water filtration after hydrostatic testing
    • Pipelin bypass pumping
    • Pressure testing and testing of water tightness of pipelines
    • Tank cleaning
    • Pipeline cleaning
    • Storage of cutter fluids (i.e. cleaning liquids)
    • Storage of crude oil, glycol and demineralized water
    • Buffer storage for blending
    • Storage of water backup for firefighting
    • Storage of the liquid content of the pipeline and fixed storage tank
    Refinery Industry
    • Planned refinery maintenance
    • Cleaning of cooling towers, including sludge pumps
    • Temporary tank storage
    • Dewatering boxes and bag filtration
    • Alkylation and isomerization unit cleaning
    • Catalytic cracker and hydrocracker unit servicing
    • Heat exchanger bundle cleaning
    • Temporary storage of process chemicals and waste
    • Temporary of long-term tank storage for overloaded wastewater treatment plants, sumps and ponds
    • Storage for spent caustics and acids
    • Storage of quench oil and gasoline
    • Storage of organic and inorganic chemical, i.e. hydrosodium, sulfuric chloride, demineralized water, phosphate water, DEA and MEA
    • Storage buffer for off-spec products
    • Containment tanks for leaking pipelines and permanent tanks
    • Plant sewer maintenance
    • Crude and slop tank maintenance and cleaning
    • Cooling tower cleaning
    • Chemical cleaning of process equipment
  • Municipalities and Construction
    Municipalities Industry
    • Temporary water and wastewater storage and filtration
    • Temporary rerouting of water pipelines and entire creeks
    • Sewer bypasses
    • Filtration of hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylene (BTEX) and MTBE
    • Filtration of per chlorate and dissolved heavy metals, including zinc and hexavalent chromium
    • Construction and repair of underground utilities
    • Trench shoring systems for utilities, pipeline, sewer pipes and lift stations
    • Blending and delivery of slurry products, such as bentonite
    • Excavation
    • Dewatering and filtration
    • On-site treatment of contaminated groundwater and dredging
    • Storm water storage and treatment of runoff at construction sites
    • Grading dust control systems using temporary water tanks and pre-wet sprinkler piping
    Construction Industry
    • Dewatering
    • Groundwater management
    • Storm water management
    • Trench shoring for construction and repair of pipelines, sewer pipe, lift stations, bore pits, drainage systems, underground utilities, manholes, wet walls and tie-ins (select locations)
    • Environmental remediation sites
    • Horizontal drilling and boring projects
    • Firewater storage with auto-start high head, high volume pumps
    • Grading dust control systems using temporary water tanks, pumps and pre-wet sprinkler piping
    • Temporary water tanks, manifolds, aluminum pre-wet (sprinkler) pipe, sprinklers, pumps and controls
  • Environmental and Oil & Gas
    Environmental Industry
    • Wastewater remediation
    • Groundwater remediation
    • Sediment remediation
    • Temporary storage during plant maintenance (containment for a variety of industrial liquids)
    Oil & Gas Industry
    • On-site fluid containment, including modular tank rental and sales
    • Fluid management
    • Flowback fluid management
    • Gas busters
    • Produced water containment
    • Advanced filtration applications
    • Produced water treatment
    • Filtration of flowback and produced water
  • Manufacturing and Agriculture
    Manufacturing Industry
    • Bypass
    • Emergency maintenance
    Agriculture Industry
    • Irrigation