water tank wall profile

STEEL WATER TANK PROFILE

At Pioneer we're committed to giving you the best product and value for money, so we've engineered our steel water tanks to be bigger, better and stronger. Our unique and exclusive tank profile is manufactured from high grade BlueScope ZINCALUME® and COLORBOND® steel, and are engineered to be up to 2.0mm thick. We put the extra steel in the walls only when and where it's needed.

Our steel rainwater tank is aesthetically pleasing to look at, and if you are in-the-know (and we’re sure you are) then you know it’s the one to buy. Be the envy of your neighbours. When you install a Pioneer Water Tank, your neighbours will know you’ve bought the most reliable water storage tank ever produced.

Steel Water Tank Strength FAQ's

HOW THICK IS YOUR STEEL WATERTANK WALL?

Our water tanks range from 12,000 litres up to 500,000 litres, and our tank wall profile thickness is determined by how much pressure is exerted on it. The thickness of our tank walls range from 0.8mm to 2.0mm, and our tank range is fully engineered by our in house engineers who put extra steel in the walls when and where it's needed.  

WILL YOUR TANK LAST LONGER?

There are many factors that contribute to tank life longevity, and tank wall thickness isn't a one stop solution to tank life.  Tanks (including fire tanks) need to be engineered for purpose and because of this, tank designers have to consider a variety of factors such as wind, seismic, static and sloshing loads, plus application requirements such as water quality.  All Pioneer Water Tanks are designed to meet or exceed all relevant industry standards.

AM I GETTING THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY WITH PIONEER WATER TANKS?

All of Pioneer's tanks are designed for the express purpose of storing water, and there’s a suite of engineering and service features exclusive to Pioneer Water Tanks that complete your steel water tank package.  There are many contributing factors in our design and manufacturing process that improve the integrity and longevity of your storage tank.  You just need to count how many things are different on a Pioneer Water Tank to discover the difference.


Exclusive and industry leading AQUALINER® Fresh antimicrobial tank liner fabric; High grade BlueScope Steel used in roof trusses, roof sheets, hatches, hook on ladder and tank body.  Exclusive 8-80 V- LOCK® profile for optimal liner support, market leading 150mm diameter overflow, AQUALINER Fresh® double seam fusion-welding system, adaptive swivel foot roof connector and fully concealed bolts.

DOES PIONEER WATER TANKS POWDER COAT STEEL TO MATCH BLUESCOPE COLOURS ?

No. We only use genuine BlueScope ZINCALUME® and COLORBOND® steel for our entire product range.   If you buy a non-standard COLORBOND® colour tank from another tank supplier be sure to ask whether your tank is genuine COLORBOND® or is it actually powder coated ZINCALUME®.

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE 8-80 V-LOCK® TANK WALL PROFILE?

Our engineers say that the more elaborate a profile the stronger you make a sheet of steel. Pioneer's unique 8-80 V-LOCK® wall profile has a lot of detail and this detail provides exceptional strength and support for the internal liner. Our innovative wall profile is aesthetically pleasing and it’s become our signature.

IS THE 8-80 V-LOCK® EXCLUSIVE TO PIONEER WATER TANKS?

Yes.

WHY DO YOU CALL IT THE 8-80 V LOCK®?

Look closely at our steel water tank, our detailed profile is made from the following combination; 8mm vee and 80mm flat profile, repeated and each panel overlaps and locks together in a strong formation to produce the 8-80 V-LOCK® tank wall.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER SPECIAL ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS IN YOUR TANKS?

You bet.  We think we are the only tank company in Australia with three dedicated in-house design engineers. We know some other tank manufacturers use external engineers to sign-off on their designs, but those engineers don't 100% specialise in water tanks like ours do.  


We put those unique skills to good use and feed that talent directly into your product to make your tank last longer. As well as being the leading supplier of rural water tanks in Australia, we are also involved with some of the biggest commercial water storage projects for high profile clients all around the world. We employ a dedicated Civil & Structural Engineer, and a Materials Engineer.


These engineers are all in-house. All our steel water tanks have been designed to meet or exceed all relevant industry standards.  Call us to find out more.

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