Glass-fused-to steel has become the premium water and liquid storage technology leader. Aquastore owners choose glass-fused-to-steel technology over other tank designs for several reasons.
- Lowest maintenance requirements over tank life
- Lowest total life cycle cost
- Faster construction
- Available in diameters from 11 feet (3.3 m) to 204 feet (62.2 m) and capacity from 20,000 gallons (75 cu m) to over 6 million gallons (22,700 cu m)
- Specific tank designs, options and accessories to meet customer needs
Engineered For Performance
Aquastore tank designs incorporate recognized standards assuring high quality and long-lasting municipal and industrial service liquid storage tanks. Materials are carefully selected and inspected for conformance to rigid specifications. These design and material standards are proven in thousands of tanks all over the world.
CST manufactures tanks in an ISO 9001:2000 certified facility. Standards include but are not limited to:
- ANSI/AWWA D103 – Bolted Steel Water Storage Tanks
- FM 4020/4021
- NFPA Standard 22
- British Standard 7543:2003
- EN 1528
Aquastore's cathodic protection system consists of sacrificial anodes that mitigate corrosion and provide protection to internal submerged surfaces of the tank. The cathodic protection system is incorporated into the Aquastore tank's warranty. The system is simple, reliable and requires only minimum inspection and maintenance.
CST Storage (formerly A.O. Smith) began manufacturing glass-fused-to steel tanks for the agricultural market under the name Harvestore. In the 1970s, Aquastore tanks were developed for use in municipal and industrial water and wastewater applications. The use of Aquastore tanks has since expanded to include numerous industrial liquid applications and digesters. Now more than 100,000 glass-fused-to-steel tanks have been installed in over 70 countries around the world.
A recent survey of our North American dealers indicated that of the over 800 Aquastore tanks that were manufactured more than 20 years ago, more than 95% are still in service including the first tank now to have been commercially manufactured over 30 years ago. Of those tanks no longer in service, many are in service-ready condition or in service at a new location.
CST offers a five year warranty that is unique in the industry. Competitors typically only offer limited warranties on tank parts. It is one more indication that Aquastore tanks are designed to last.
The Aquastore storage tank is ideal for the following applications:
Whether multiple tanks over 5MM gallons or a single tank of 5,000 gallons, CST's Aquastore water tanks provide the lowest life cycle cost. They are durable, easy to construct and never need to be recoated.
What better place to have a tank that never needs painting than 100 feet up in the air. Fast construction times, ultralow maintenance and expandability are just some of the features that are causing engineers to specify Aquastore CET's.
When ease of cleaning, durability and contamination avoidance are important concerns, Aquastore glass enamel coating is the choice.
Aquastore and its Vitrium glass-fused-to-steel porcelain enamel technology are the preferred choice of digester and bioenergy process developers worldwide.
CST manufactures low maintenance, high durability tanks for almost every aboveground wastewater application. Aquastore tanks are utilized for clarifiers, aeration, trickling filters and many other processes.
When it comes to harsh liquids of unknown content that require storage, there are few liquids more difficult than landfill leachate. CST has been manufacturing Aquastore tanks for the leachate applications that have been in service for over 20 years and are still performing.