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Water Tanks - Standard and Custom Tanks


Horizontal Air Tanks

Since 1932
A.S.M.E. Water Tanks
These are some of the tank models only, please call for other sizes.
800-421-9395 x232
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(Attn. Steve E.)
Roy E. Hanson Jr. Mfg.
Sales Representative

1600 E. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90021
P.O. Box 30507, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0507


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Vertical Epoxy & Glass lined Water Storage Tanks & Prices
Water Tanks, Vertical and Horizontal & Prices


We manufacture a full range of ASME water tanks for all industrial and residential applications. Here are some of the most common types, which can be built for either horizontal or vertical installations. Types of supports available include saddles, legs, ring bases or as required. If you have a specific requirement not mentioned, please enquire.

Hotels. apartment buildings, hospitals and other facilities that need constant supplies of hot water usually have a storage tank that has been sized to meet peak demands, even though the usage at these times exceeds the output of the heater. This is achieved by selecting a tank of sufficient size, with  adequate insulation, and designed to prevent incoming cold water from mixing with the hot water supply. These tanks are normally lined to prevent rusting, and the standard design working pressure is 125 psi, which exceeds typical city water mains pressure. We offer a full range of standard and custom water storage tanks, and has several of the most popular sizes in stock for immediate shipment.

Thermal expansion and contraction of the water in a heating system is contained in a small tank installed at the highest point in the system. Our expansion tanks include all the necessary fittings to install valves and controls, and are available galvanized or plain. Industry standard sizes are from 15 to  400 U.S. gallons.


Periodic boiler maintenance includes a blowdown cycle to reduce scaling. Local laws usually do not allow high temperature water to be dumped into sewers, and a blowdown tank system is designed to reduce temperatures by mixing cold water with the effluent. It also enables high pressure water to flash to steam safely. We manufacture a range of recommended sizes based on boiler capacity.

Water that contains particulates can be purified by passing it through a tank containing a filter medium. Depending on the nature of the contaminants and the eventual purpose of the filtered water, filter media can be sand, activated carbon, anthracite, or combinations of special materials. The incoming water flow is distributed evenly through the filter medium by a diffuser, and there is usually a back flow function designed into the system to flush out the contaminants periodically. We have manufactured both the basic vessels and complete systems, although the filter medium is usually supplied and installed by others.

Any vessel that contains both water and air under pressure can be called a hydropneumatic tank. However, the two most common applications are in well water systems, or as buffer tanks to absorb water hammer shocks in large capacity pumping systems. In both cases, the captive compressed air acts as a cushion which can exert or absorb pressure as required. A small air compressor can be used to replenish the air volume periodically as it is absorbed into the water. These vessels are usually lined to prevent corrosion. We can manufacture the basic tank or supply a complete system.


We manufacture water tanks from 12" to 12' in diameter up to 70 feet long. Although standard tank heads (end caps) are manufactured in 6" increments, any diameter or length of vessel is available. Here are some typical sizes. Please note that all our tanks are cylindrical. Rectangular or square pressure vessels are very unusual and not part of our product line.


Here is a list of the most popular tank linings, with their characteristics. Service life is impossible to predict, as there are dozens of factors involved, especially the temperature and Ph level of the water. However, as all our lined water tanks are equipped with an access man way, regular inspection of the lining is easy.


Sprayed on to a sand blasted surface, epoxy linings have a durable, glossy surface. Typically lower in cost than other linings, they offer excellent durability during shipping and handling but can deteriorate if water temperatures of 200 f or more are encountered.


More correctly called "porcelain enamel", glass lining is sprayed onto a sand blasted surface, and then fired at 1500 f to bond it to the tank interior. Although the surface is smooth and continuous, minor imperfections are normal, and protected by the installation of anodes. These corrode first, and must be checked periodically and replaced when necessary. The glass lining is easily damaged during shipment, and the tank must be skidded for shipment.


The tank interior is coated with a special blend of Portland cement to a thickness of .50" to .75", over a welded wire mesh in larger sizes. The lining must be kept moist up to the time the vessel is put into service to prevent cracking. Careful handling of the tank is also necessary to avoid damage . If periodic inspections reveal damage or erosion of the lining during service, field repairs can be carried out.


After preparation, the tank is submerged in molten zinc, which coats both the inside and outside with a thin layer. Due to the size limits of the vats available, galvanizing is more common on smaller tanks, and although an option, is rarely used on large hot water storage tanks. However, it is frequently specified on smaller vessels such as expansion tanks.


The majority of hot water storage tanks are insulated to save energy. This can be done very cost-effectively at the factory. These are the most popular systems:

Polyurethane Foam:
The standard system is a two component sprayed coating that expands and hardens to about two inches thick, for about an R16 insulation value. When cured, it is coated with 25 mils of semi- rigid white acrylic weatherproof coating. Any minor damage during shipment can easily be repaired in the field.

Fiberglass with Metal Jacket:
The insulation medium is premium quality fiberglass filament laminated at 90 degrees to the tank surface, and clad with an aluminum jacket. Both the insulation and the jacket have moisture barriers. All seams are caulked for complete weather protection. Light gauge galvanized steel jackets are also offered. The insulation value is R8 at a thickness of 2 inches.

These are some of the tank models only, please call for other sizes.

These prices are for 125psi ( 862kPa ) pressure vessels built and tested to A.S.M.E. code Section VIII Division I for unfired pressure vessels.

Local regulations may require special standards of design and construction over and above A.S.M.E. requirements. For example, vessels to be installed in schools, hospitals and similar establishments may to meet special seismic and other standards.

It is the purchaser's responsibility to identify the ultimate destination of each vessel and establish that all local statutory requirements are met.

Our vessels can be designed to meet or exceed all known specifications if itemized at the time of order, but no guarantee that all local codes will be met is given or implied, even when the final destination of the vessel is advised.

In compliance with Federal legislation, Material Safety Data Sheets for these products will be supplied on request.

All prices subject to change without notice.

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