Bulk Liquid Storage Tank Capacity

Recently, we wrote a blog titled Using a Pac-Van Tank for Your Bulk Liquid Storage Needs.  It covered the various industries we work with and how these market sectors use our portable bulk liquid storage tanks.  But what kind of liquids can you store in one of our frac tanks?  Before we get there, it is important to understand how the inside of a tank is lined and what kind of tanks Pac-Van offers.  Most of our bulk liquid storage tanks have a Carboline Phenoline 310 liner or equivalent.  These liners have been physically tested by our team to make sure they can withstand various types of oils, chemicals, liquids, semi-solids, etc.  When reaching out to your Pac-Van representative, please be sure to share how you want to use the tank and what you’d like to store inside.  We offer a number of different kinds of bulk liquid storage tanks- from external and internal manifolds, round bottom storage container tanks, mini frac tanks, and weir storage tanks, to double-wall storage tanks, open-top tanks, vac boxes, and acid tanks.  We are confident we have the liquid storage container you need for your job.

Inside of a Frac Tank

What can be stored in a bulk liquid storage tank?

Water – All kinds of water can be stored in our water storage tanks.

  • Rain/storm water
  • Ground water
  • Waste water
  • Frac water
  • Snow (solid and melted)
  • Contaminated water (from containing concrete grindings to traces of arsenic)
  • Distilled water
  • Demineralized water
  • Salt water

Gas – The following oils and gases are commonly stored in our fuel storage tanks.

  • Natural gas
  • Crude oil/petroleum gasoline
  • Ethanol
  • Jet fuel
  • Diesel fuel
  • Biodiesel

Large Round Bottom Frac Tank

Oils – These oils are different than the oils you may think of when you think “oil and gas” but can still be safely and securely stored inside Pac-Van oil storage tanks.

  • Transformer oil
  • Mineral oil
  • Processing oil
  • Quench oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Lube oil

Chemicals/acids – There is a long list of chemicals that can be stored in a Pac-Van tank, as well as a list of chemicals that cannot be stored in a Pac-Van tank safely.  Please contact us before storing anything acidic, as these chemicals could eat through the liquid storage tank liner.  We do have specialized acid storage tanks for more caustic acids, so be sure to talk through your chemical storage tank needs with your Pac-Van representative.

The list below shares some of the more common chemicals frequently stored in a Pac-Van tank.  (Please note: the chemicals below are assumed to be the only chemical per tank and are not assumed to be part of a mixture.)

  • Aluminum chloride
  • Ammonium nitrate
  • Boric acid
  • Citric acid
  • Fatty acids
  • Ferrous chloride
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Magnesium hydroxide
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Sulfuric acid (under 65% concentration)
Frac Tanks for Chemical Storage

Miscellaneous – There are other items that don’t fall into one of the above categories that can be stored in a Pac-Van bulk liquid storage tank, such as:

  • Human Waste
  • Manure
  • Mud for mixing
  • Detergent
  • Animal feed
  • Animal fat

As you can see, the list of what can be contained in our tanks just goes on and on.  If you have a liquid storage need, we can likely find the tank to meet these needs.   Pac-Van is always here to help.

Please give us call or use our Contact Us form to hear from one of our tank experts.