Developed over 40 years ago, the water embankment tank technology continues to grow with the entire list of Amfuel military and commercial products for fuel and water containment. Fabritank systems have been in continuous operation for over 20 years in a wide range of climatic environments throughout the world.
Commercial application of Fabritank containers began in the early 1960’s as supplemental on-site water storage tanks for fire protection systems and has quickly expanded to include potable and waste water systems. This product is custom made to fit the site.
The standard shape is square utilizing construction similar to a pillowcase, consisting of a top and bottom, which is installed in and supported by an earthen embankment with plumbing connections are located at the bottom. Even though the square form is cheaper and deeper, there are some variations available including rectangle shaped. These offer changes in slope or depth changes as well. Fabritank containers specialists are available for consultation and/or field support at any time during design and installation as well as throughout the nominal operation of a Fabritank system.
The decision to install water tanks is dictated by need. Fabritank systems do the same thing that steel and concrete tanks do: hold water, but in a way that is more pleasing to the eye. The earthen embankment may be landscaped to blend into the natural surroundings.
Embankment Supported Fabritank systems are easily constructed and installed and meet changes in community needs by being easy to remove or relocated with little evidence of disturbance to the area. The systems combine many of the goods features of other tanks, while making it possible to install an attractive, low profile, reasonably priced storage system with a simple and straightforward installation.