The members of the STI/SPFA Field Erected Tank Section build steel tanks that meet or exceed the requirements of AWWA, NSF, API and industry standards. Members of STI/SPFA produce elevated, reservoir and standpipe water storage tanks. They also produce storage tanks for the petrochemical industry and special storage systems.
Tanks can be designed to hold from 50,000 to several million gallons, are provided with foundations, and often finished with elaborate painted graphics and color schemes. Tanks may incorporate cathodic protection and piping. Some water tank designs allow for several floors, office space and other facilities. Private, municipal, and industrial water system engineers and operators specify steel tanks for their reliability, long-term value, and low, predictable normal maintenance.
STI/SPFA Terminal Tank Construction Course at ILTA
Join STI/SPFA for the Terminal Tank Construction Course, held in conjunction with ILTA. The course will be held June 5 in Houston, Texas from 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Register now...
Topics covered include:
• Considerations for Locating API Industrial Tanks
• Corrosion Protection of Industrial Tanks
• The API 650 Data Sheet: The Purpose, Benefits and Dangers
• API Tank Construction
• Inspection and Application of Coatings and Linings
• Requests for Proposals -How to prepare an RFP to get an accurate, timely proposal
• Tank Repairs and Modifications Overview
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
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Participants earn 8 PDH credits
More than 2,600 consulting engineers, municipality and utility administrators, and water tank owners and operators have participated in this full-day, comprehensive seminar presented by industry experts:
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STI/SPFA's Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) web-based tool provides real-world data on fabrication, inspection, maintenance, touch-up, and repair costs for steel tanks versus other materials. Users can also input their own data, allowing "apples-to-apples" comparisons that reflect the real costs for differing materials over their entire life cycles.
The TCO cost analysis tool assists water system managers to analyze the total cost of ownership of three common types of flat-bottom, ground supported water storage tanks (with roofs) constructed in accordance with AWWA standards: Welded Steel Tanks: AWWA D100; Bolted Steel Tanks: AWWA D103; and Concrete Tanks: AWWA D110 or D115.
Access to the TCO tool is complimentary for all users, but you must register. Then you can input and store data related to your tank or tank project, and/or study the default data presented in the program. There is no limit to the number of tank projects you can store here. Your data is retained for one year and is secure, only available to you.
These booklets are essential to your company's safety orientation program. Order on the Publications order page.
NEW 2013 revised edition: AWWA's M42 Steel Water Storage Tanks
M42 will help you make sure you build the storage facility you need in the right place and at the right price.This official AWWA manual of water supply practices is a complete reference on steel water-storage tanks for potable water. M42 is intended to serve as a comprehensive, single-volume information source for designers, engineers, constructors, owners, and operators of steel water
Purchase this publication from the AWWA website.
Purchase this valuable reference from the AWWA website.
Steel Plate Engineering Data, 2011 Edition
This engineering reference (both volumes in one book) is revised and updated. It is a joint project of STI/SPFA and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).
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