Today, people are using Climate Tanks™ as ClimaClosure™ (enclosures), ClimaShower™ (pool changing area or shower houses), ClimaShelter™ (utility shed, garages, or pump houses) ClimaCuzzi™, and ClimaPool™ because of the durability, aesthetic look, or the low cost application, and others have decided to build entire homes (ClimaHouse™) from them, businesses, garages, storage, pump houses for their systems, and much more. Many of our tanks worldwide are cladded as we offer a system that the tanks can be insulated externally, and the cladding covers this layering. We have even seen a trend as of late where clients want to repurpose an older silo that has the patina for their desired look, and if they want that same weathered patina, we also manufacture it for them to their design and specifications. Manufacturers in fact, have started to offer painted tanks and even stained metal surfaces on new models. Whatever you choose, these fascinating enclosures, pump houses, buildings, homes, offices, and business structures are available along with your rainwater harvesting systems directly from us as a leading manufacturer across the globe.
Weathered Finish Steel, often referred to by the generalized trademark COR-TEN steel and sometimes written without the hyphen as corten steel, is a group of steel alloys which were developed to eliminate the need for painting and form a stable rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years. Weathering refers to the chemical composition of these steels, allowing them to exhibit increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion compared to other steels. This is because the steel forms a protective layer on its surface under the influence of the weather.
The corrosion-retarding effect of the protective layer is produced by the distribution and concentration of alloying elements in it. The layer protecting the surface develops and regenerates continuously when subjected to the influence of the weather. In other words, the steel is allowed to rust in order to form the protective coating; all of these Climate products are delivered un-patinated. It is very widely used in marine transportation, in the construction of intermodal containers as well as visible sheet piling along recently widened sections of London’s M25 motorway. The first use of weathering steel for architectural applications was the John Deere World Headquarters in Moline, Illinois. The use of weathering steel was seen as a cost-cutting move in comparison with the contemporary railcar standard of stainless steel. Weathering steel was used to build the exterior of Barclays Center, made up of 12,000 pre-weathered steel panels engineered by ASI Limited & SHoP Construction. The New York Times says of the material, “While it can look suspiciously unfinished to the casual observer, it has many fans in the world of art and architecture.”
Powder Coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating metals, such as household appliances, aluminum extrusions, drum hardware, and automobile and bicycle parts. There are two main categories of powder coating: thermosets and thermoplastics. The thermosetting variety incorporates a cross-linker into the formulation. When the powder is baked, it reacts with other chemical groups in the powder to polymerize, improving the performance properties. The thermoplastic variety does not undergo any additional actions during the baking process as it flows to form the final coating. The most common polymers used are polyester, polyurethane, polyester-epoxy (known as hybrid), straight epoxy (fusion bonded epoxy) and acrylics.
Galvanized Coated tanks are engineered to your site’s specification and installed by a trained crew. Galvanized bolted steel tanks have been the workhorse in the liquid storage industry for many years. These tanks are fabricated with galvanized steel panels bolted together making them economical, easy to transport to project site, easy to erect, and have a long-lasting interior and exterior finish. Tank bolts have high tensile strength and are available in three finishes: hot-dipped galvanized, encapsulated & stainless steel. For resistance to a variety of liquids such as water, wastewater and oils, several liner materials are available including ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), butyl, and poly vinyl chloride (PVC) with or without NSF 61 Potable Certification. Tank nozzle and MaxAccess™ XXL (side manways) gaskets are precision punched to fit exactly and are formulated to remain flexible and not separate from the tank surface. Climate Tanks™ steel bolted tanks meet and exceed a number of industry standards including American Water Works Association (AWWA) D103, National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA 22), FM Approvals, European Union (EN), and can be used for a variety of applications including potable water, wastewater, fire protection systems, slurry and agricultural, mining, ClimaHarvest™ (rainwater and stormwater harvesting), dry bulk, certain chemicals, processing, cooling tower and blow down, and many more applications.