Four Critical Considerations for Agricultural Cartage Tank Selection

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

You should think about choosing a plastic cartage tank if you are planning on purchasing a transportable container for your agricultural operation. Poly cartage tanks are ideal for handling diverse materials or goods, including feed, molasses, water and farm chemicals. In general, this type of container is strong, durable and versatile due to high-quality design and construction. However, the exact performance of your tank will depend on the specific tank chosen. Here are some critical factors to consider before selecting a plastic cartage tank.

Compatibility with Food

You should evaluate the compatibility of your tank with food materials before purchasing any container for your applications. If you choose and buy a plastic material which is not safe for use in handling feed and water, you could end up with sick livestock. Therefore, if you are planning on using the container for storing or transporting edible products, you must choose a food-grade tank. It is also important to consider the compatibility of the plastic with your agricultural chemicals. Fortunately, poly materials are quite resistant to most chemical interactions.

Ultraviolet Stability

You should choose cartage tanks which have been treated for UV radiation stability. In general, poly materials are strong and durable, but they become vulnerable to degradation when exposed to ultraviolet radiation. The hot climate around the country, particularly during the summer season, will cause deterioration of the structure and subsequent failure. Therefore, you must not settle for a cartage tank which is not designed to handle the damaging effects of the sun.

Mounting Options

Cartage tanks are beneficial because they are not only designed for transportation. You can install the tank on your property and use it as a simple storage container. However, it is essential to note that the shape of cartage tanks can make them difficult to place on the ground. So, when choosing your tank, you should check the mounting options provided by the manufacturer. Most tanks are freestanding because they have built-in feet. If you are purchasing a large tank, it is advisable to look for a container with separate feet for exceptional, additional stability.

Ease of Cleaning 

Finally, you should think about tank cleaning when choosing your transportable container. Proper cleaning of the internal surfaces is critical to avoid cross-contamination of different materials or old and new products. Poor practices can cause numerous problems in your agricultural operation. Ideally, you should check the texture of the tank interior before purchase. For the best results, you should choose a cleanable cartage tank with a smooth internal surface.


6 March 2018

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