Cathodic Protection Systems Installations
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
Commercial and Residential Underground Propane Tanks
Underground propane tanks are the preferred choice when installing
large residential tanks due to their unsightly size, inability to
blend into the landscaping, and consumption of vital usable real
estate. Underground installation also helps protect against fire
and extreme weather temperatures, as fluctuating temperatures can
lead to unnecessary propane gas evaporation. Underground storage
allows the tank to maintain a steady temperature, much like a wine
cellar. Massive sized commercial propane tanks (30,000 gallon+)
also benefit from the above list of reasons, as any real estate
developer would suggest.
The LP-Gas Code deemed cathodic protection a requirement on all newly
installed buried propane tanks after January 1, 2011, however it is not
a retroactive requirement on older tank systems. Anode Systems Company
specializes in providing cathodic protection to underground propane tanks
across the United States since 1994. Tank coatings provide the initial
barrier against soil debris and contaminates but no coating is perfect.
Pitting of the coating occurs when ‘pathogens’ in the soil
attack– rocks, salts, fertilizer, moisture, natural minerals that
conduct electricity, chemicals in septic tank drain fields, and so on.
Anodes work in concert with tank coating and should always be used in
conjunction with one another to provide ultimate protection.
Talk to your propane provider today and make sure your underground
tanks are protected with premium quality alloy anodes from Anode
Petroleum/Liquid Fuel Storage Tanks
Steel Underground Storage Tanks, or UST’s, remain popular with fuel stations
because of their proven long-term strength, impermeability, and are cost
effective. Underground tanks continue to be the most accepted and favorable
option for storage, as real estate is prime and fire protection is vital.
Even with newly installed double walled coated steel tanks, cathodic protection
is a simple and economical solution to combating corrosion.