Raven Tanks’ Definitive Guide to Panel Tank Design and Installation: Key Considerations

Above-ground panel tanks stand as indispensable storage solutions across sectors like government, energy, and mining. The efficient and durable design and installation of these tanks play a pivotal role in ensuring the safe and effective storage of various materials. Raven Tanks, a trusted name in the field with over 15 years of experience servicing and replacing tanks across Australia and the Pacific, is committed to delivering high-quality tank solutions tailored to your specific needs. 

This guide aims to walk you through critical factors to consider when designing and installing a panel tank, empowering you to make informed decisions for a storage tank system that ensures long-term value and reliability. 


Selecting the Optimal Tank Material 

The first crucial decision in panel tank design is selecting the right material for construction. Stainless steel and galvanized steel emerge as popular choices for their durability, corrosion resistance, and prolonged service life. Raven Tanks recognizes the importance of balancing factors like cost, intended usage, and required longevity when making this decision. 

Stainless steel tanks, known for their strength and resistance to corrosion, find favor in applications requiring these attributes, such as certain chemical storage and high-temperature settings. On the other hand, galvanized steel tanks, featuring a protective layer of zinc for enhanced corrosion resistance, offer a cost-effective alternative for various applications. 

With Raven Tanks’ expertise, you can navigate the selection process, ensuring the chosen material aligns seamlessly with your requirements and budget. 


Determining Tank Capacity and Size 

Efficient storage hinges on designing a panel tank with the right capacity and size. Consider the type and volume of material to be stored, along with any future expansion plans. This foresight eliminates the need for costly tank replacements or extensions in the future. 

Collaborate closely with Raven Tanks to develop a design that maximizes storage capacity while meeting site requirements. Raven Tanks can provide expert guidance in determining the optimal panel tank size and capacity, ensuring an efficient storage solution that accommodates future expansion. 


Preparing the Installation Site 

Proper site preparation is paramount for seamless installation and long-term tank performance. Factors such as ground stability, potential excavation needs, ensuring space for future maintenance and expansion, and compliance with local regulations should be considered. 

Raven Tanks emphasizes the importance of level, stable ground with sufficient load-bearing capacity to support the filled tank’s weight. In cases where excavation or ground improvement is necessary, Raven Tanks can provide the expertise needed for a suitable site foundation. 

Collaborate with Raven Tanks to plan for adequate clearance around the tank, allowing for easy access, maintenance, and the operation of ancillary equipment such as pumps and valves. 


Employing Best Installation Practices 

Adhering to best installation practices, following manufacturer guidelines, and partnering with an experienced provider like Raven Tanks are essential for an efficient and long-lasting panel tank solution. Rigorous project planning, adherence to safety standards, and thorough quality checks can mitigate challenges during installation and prevent costly issues in the future. 

With Raven Tanks’ extensive experience in tank installation and maintenance, you gain access to expert installation services that ensure long-term tank efficiency and durability. 


The Significance of Expert Guidance: Raven Tanks 

Throughout this guide, the emphasis has been on the invaluable role of an experienced tank provider in the design and installation process. Raven Tanks, with over 15 years of experience servicing and replacing panel tanks, stands as a testament to their expertise and commitment to delivering high-quality storage solutions. 

Raven Tanks offers tailored services for every step of the panel tank design and installation journey. From material selection to site preparation, size and capacity determination, and employing best installation practices, Raven Tanks ensures a comprehensive approach to creating a storage solution that is efficient, reliable, and long-lasting. 



Designing and installing a panel tank may seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance from an experienced provider like Raven Tanks, the process becomes manageable and efficient. By focusing on critical factors such as tank material selection, capacity and size determination, site preparation, and adhering to the best installation practices, you can achieve a durable, functional, and efficient storage tank system. 

Partner with Raven Tanks to ensure a successful outcome, as their expertise and commitment to providing tailored storage solutions guarantee a long-lasting and reliable panel tank investment. Connect with the Raven Tanks team today to discuss your panel tank requirements and explore how they can create a personalized solution that meets your unique needs. 

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