Bulk Storage Tank System Engineering


Storage Tank Design, Improvement, and Remediation

GeoInsight’s staff includes professional engineers with extensive hands-on experience designing, evaluating, and promoting the compliance of bulk storage tank systems. Storage tanks and their related equipment are critical elements in water systems, petroleum storage, and industrial processes, and the proper design or upgrade of these systems includes consideration of:

  • applicable industry and regulatory standards
  • operational efficiency
  • safety precautions
  • foundation support
  • potential receptors, and
  • existing site features.


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The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute." 
-George Bernard Shaw



Our familiarity with foundation design, concrete construction, containment requirements, synthetic liners, and National Fire Protection Association codes makes us an invaluable asset in your bulk storage tank project.


Keeping End-Users in Mind

Elements such as the fluid being stored, temperature, pressure, and the required sizing of a tank system will determine many of the design elements and materials too be used for a given storage system. GeoInsight understands that although the selection of these design elements appears to be routine, a well-designed storage system accounts for the unique elements of your project, incorporating maintenance and operational considerations into the design. Our broad knowledge with storage systems encompasses potable water, industrial waste water, petroleum products, and wet and dry bulk chemical storage systems. The understanding of the significant differences in not only the materials being stored, but also the industries being served, is another key element that GeoInsight brings to your tank projects. 


Operating Systems: Reducing Your Costs

GeoInsight assists you in designing new storage facilities, and we can help you improve or upgrade existing systems. The proper design and consideration of these issues can significantly increase system reliability and efficiency, and decrease your annual operational costs; in many cases, upgrading an existing system can significantly extend service life for less money than it would take to install new tanks. We carefully address important operational issues for storage tank systems, including:

  • Employee safety
  • Volumetric or level monitoring
  • Control devices and instrumentation
  • Spill prevention
  • Maintenance and accessibility
  • Inspections and corrosion control services
  • Piping configurations and supports
  • Pumping systems and controls
  • Overflow prevention and fail-safes, and
  • Ease of repair/replacement.


GeoInsight's services related to bulk storage tanks include:

  • System design
  • Flow and elevation analysis
  • Capacity review
  • Preparation of bid documents
  • Construction oversight services
  • Options analysis (upgrade vs. replacement) and risk evaluations
  • Tank containment inspection/verification and upgrade design
  • Professional engineer certifications
  • Cost estimates
  • Operations and maintenance plans, and
  • Spill control plans.

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