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Choosing Between Steel and Poly Water Tanks

Steel vs Poly TanksYou will find many rainwater tanks available for homes, business or farms, made from a range of materials. Some of the most common types of containers include steel and poly water tanks.

The following are the features and benefits of both types of tanks, and why you need to invest in a poly water tank.

Features of steel tanks

Steel tanks have a long service life thanks to its sturdy and durable nature; however, purchasing a steel tank has a higher initial cost compared to a poly water tank.

A steel tank is highly corrosion-resistant, but corrosion will still occur on its joints, screws or rivets. The damage will be dependent on how the product was manufactured. A well-stitched steel tank can withstand leaks for decades; a poorly-made one, in contrast, will cause problems within a few years.

A 2013 investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmania cites that water in some steel tanks contained harmful levels of lead. The metal was used to solder the steel sheets together. If a steel tank does not have a food-grade poly lining, there is an increased risk of water being unsafe to drink.

Advantages of poly water tanks

The biggest benefit of using plastic tanks is that they do not rust over time. Poly water tanks can last several decades and can withstand the elements. Our line of tanks are manufactured from Australian-made UV20 rated hexane polyethylene, providing long-term protection from harsh exposure to the sun. This means that they won’t heat as much as steel tanks.

Australian standards require that poly water tanks be rotomoulded. The process utilises a mould that bonds plastic through heat and rotation. It results in a product that is highly durable and less likely to break. Rapid Plas water tanks adhere to the AS/NZS 4766 standard, assuring you durable and long-lasting rainwater tanks.

Plastic tanks come in a range of shapes, sizes and colours. Homes with limited backyard space can opt for slimline water tanks, making them well-suited for space-restricted urban dwellings.

Our line of slimline and small rainwater tanks are designed and manufactured to suit residential and commercial needs. Our products come with a sleek and refined style that complements any home or business.

Poly Tanks vs Steel Ones

Rapid Plas is a trusted name in providing water storage solutions

We offer industry-leading slimline water tanks and poly water tanks for homes and businesses across New South Wales and south-east Queensland.

Our line of water tanks can hold between 500 to 5,000 litres. Each receptacle includes a stainless steel filter, dust cover and overflow kit.

Since we began our operations 25 years ago, we have been committed to manufacturing and supplying quality products and services to fulfil our clients’ needs. We have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in assisting our clients to make the best purchases for their home, business or farm.

Get in touch with Rapid Plas today at 1800 816 299 for enquiries.

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