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What sizes do oil field steel tanks come in?

Posted by Ashley Gill on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 17:08 PM

Oil Field steel tanks come in either low profile or high profile tanks. The profile is determined by the height of the tanks. Tanks less than 16 feet are considered low profile tanks and tanks above 16 feet are considered high profile tanks.

Low profile tank sizes

Low profile tanks range from 210 BBL to 1000 bbl

210 bbl is 10 foot diameter and 12 foot high

300 bbl is 12 foot diameter and 15 foot high

500 bbl is 15'6" diameter and 16 foot high

1000 bbl is 21'6" diameter and 16 foot high

High profile tank sizes

High profile tanks range from 400 bbl to 1000 bbl

400 bbl is 12 foot diameter and 20 foot high

500 bbl is 12 foot diameter and 24 foot high

750 bbl is 15'6" diameter and 24 foot high

1000 bbl is 15'6" diameter and 30 foot high.

Each company specify their profile requirement to meet the needs of individual drilling wells.

The photo below shows a high profile 750 bbl tank (15'6" diameter and 24 foot height) in the background is a low profile 1000 bbl tanks (21'6" diameter and 16 foot height).

750 bbl and 1000 bbl oil storage tanks (before coatings)

Tank Partners can build what ever size oil storage tank you require and can customise each tank depending on individual requirements.

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Expert tips for delivering a 750 bbl gunbarrel oil field tank

Posted by Ashley Gill on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 @ 13:07 PM

Delivering a large oilfield tank requires expert skill, here are 5 expert tips:

1. Use a kick ass tank trailer

A 750 bbl gun barrel tank is 15 feet, six inches wide and 25 feet high. Delivery requires a purpose built tank trailer so that the tank itself sits low in the cradle of the trailer.750 bbl oil field tank ready to ship in Texas

Weight is a another factor so the trailer has to be designed to support the tank weight. Note the 4 axles at the rear.


2. Protect the flanges

The flanges at the top of the tank must be protected. If not protected the flanges have the risk of snagging low hanging utility or data lines. To provide best protection, PVC tubes are secured over the flanges so that if a low hanging wire or line comes in contact with the tank or flange, it skipps over causing no damage.

3. Secure the load for wind

It may not be blowing in Seguin Texas when the tank is loaded but it will be in west Texas. An oilfield tank has a high wind resistance going down the road so make sure there are at least 3 high strenghth straps securing the tank. The experianced driver will stop periodically to check the straps and retighten as necessary.

 750bbl oilfield tank on the interstate in texas4. Use Experienced Escorts

Any load over 14 feet in width in Texas requires an escort, otherwise known as a flag car. The flag car is in constant radio contact with the truck driver and guides him or her on the route. The flag car is an extra set of eyes and ears which is important as the drivers vision can be obscured by the wide load.

5. Plan for some delays

As with many wide loads, oil field tanks are subject to extra scruitiny by police, state troopers, and DOT. They attract more than their fair share of attention most propbably by their sheer size. What that means is that it will be more common to be pulled over and inspected and this will cause delays. Make sure there are allowances made in shedulling delivery to site.    

Tank Partners works with expert transport providers to deliver tanks in Texas Oklahoma and New Mexico. We only work with expert transport companies and that is another reason we are an ideal tank partner.

Topics: oil field tanks, 750 bbl, trailers, oversize transport, tanks