The Advantages of Bolted Tanks

When choosing storage tanks, you have two options: bolted tanks or welded tanks. FORGE provides bolted storage tanks that serve a variety of industries and needs. 

Naturally, we’re partial to bolted storage tanks, but that doesn’t mean they offer no significant advantages over welded tanks. Here are a few advantages worth considering when choosing your tank type and provider. 

Assemble Tanks Three Times Faster

We can assemble our engineered and custom-designed bolted steel tanks three times faster than the Welded tank supply. Our process is also significantly more cost-effective, and we can assemble our tanks under almost any conditions. 

They require minimal equipment and minimal labor, which amounts to significant savings that we will ultimately pass on to you.

We offer this speed without sacrificing safety standards. 


A combination of proper coatings and high-quality steel allows our bolted tanks to withstand corrosion and tough weather conditions and climates.

Ease of Maintenance

With regular inspections Bolted tanks are easy to maintain.  Components may be unbolted, replaced, and bolted back into place with a minimum effort. Panels come in uniform sizes and are factory-coated.

The proper coatings prevent corrosion, and are economical and simple to replace worn seals or tighten aging bolts. 


FORGE can engineer a bolted tank to serve almost any application, including water storage, dry bulk storage, wastewater storage, biofuel storage, and more. 

Bolted steel tanks can be customized. They’re available in different sizes and may be altered to better suit the site. Depending on your needs, we can also build capacities ranging from 4,000 gallons to 8 million gallons. 

Ready to FORGE ahead?

Contact us to request a quote on your bolted steel tank or to ask us additional questions. If you choose FORGE, you’ll work with a dedicated project manager and will enjoy competitive prices and lead times. 

We field our own installation crews with employees who are experts in bolted tanks. We deliver our tanks on schedule and give you a quality install each time. Experience the FORGE difference. Contact us today.

How Long Should a Bolted Steel Tank Last and What Kind of Maintenance Does it Need?

FORGE bolted-steel tanks are long-lasting and are designed to help you save money on tank maintenance and repair. 

With proper maintenance, FORGE bolted steel tanks can last up to 40 years, twice as long as many on the market today. This is because we use quality engineering and the proper coatings to ensure high performance throughout the tank’s lifespan. 

FORGE tanks are designed to offer a cost-effective avenue for addressing issues. For example, every tank is made of bolted, replaceable panels. If something goes wrong with one or two panels, we can swap them out with ease. 

What kind of maintenance do bolted steel tanks require?

We recommend having regular inspections done to identify potential problems such as:

  • Rust and corrosion
  • Uneven settlement
  • Foundation problems
  • Worn seals
  • Loosened bolts
  • Interior contamination

When a technician detects problems early, they may be remedied quickly and inexpensively. 

FORGE provides both internal and external bolted steel tank inspections. We use remote-operated vehicles (ROVs) for internal inspections and visual and human inspections for external inspections. Our team has decades of experience, allowing us to spot problems others might miss. In addition, we use metallurgical testing to ensure the tank has continued to maintain its structural integrity. 

Need help?

FORGE provides a full range of bolted steel tank repair and retrofit surfaces. We are proud to say that our repair services often result in clients who are happy to use our tank installation and engineering services in the future. Therefore, we are happy to repair tanks even if we were not involved in the tank’s initial construction.

Our goal is to build relationships with proven expertise and methodology which will be an asset to your organization. Need to schedule inspection or repair services? Want to build a bolted steel tank that will last for decades? Contact FORGE to get started today.