Heavy duty crude oil storage bladders for short term storage and rapid deployment

Flexitank crude oil storage bladders provide high volume, low-cost, large scale storage to help meet the world’s storage shortages for crude oil.

Given the general requirement for very large volumes of crude oil storage (that is typically delivered by trucks making hundreds of trips) the carbon footprint and cost of transportation can be prohibitive. In addition, large, heavy, expensive steel storage tanks are often used which, in turn, can damage the ground they sit on and be as costly to remove as they were to purchase.

Steel tanks can also have a long wait time – from purchase to delivery – depending on the inventory available which can hold up critical deployment of large scale storage capacity.

To deliver a solution to this multitude of problems, Flexitank crude oil storage bladders make mass fluid storage simple and cost-effective to meet world wide shortages of crude oil storage capacity.

Flexitank crude oil storage bladders are a collapsible pillow water tank system designed specifically for crude oil storage.  Flexitank crude oil storage bladders are easy to set-up and can be used immediately with almost no site preparation required. Crude oil storage pillow tanks are lightweight, fully collapsible, environmentally-friendly, and they don’t damage the ground beneath them.

Flexitank offer a standardised collapsible crude oil storage bladders size:

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  • One semi-truck can transport 18 tanks with a combined storage capacity of an astounding 4,500,000 litres (4500m3 | 1,188,774 USG | 28,125 BBLs).
  • It would take 57 trucks to transport the same storage capacity in 500 BBL steel tanks or 228 trips on and off site.  
  • One individual Flexitank crude oil storage bladders can store 250,000 litres (250m3 | 66,043 USG | 1563 BBLs (US).  In a day, using a manifold system, multiple tanks can be set-up to provide whatever volume of storage is required.  Even better, crude oil storage bladders can be acquired in half the time it takes to get a steel tank.

 

 

Flexitank crude oil storage bladders​ offer a range of features and benefits unrivaled by the traditional tank market

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Convenient

Collapsible, lightweight, easy to relocate.
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Rapidly deployable

Flexitank crude oil storage bladders are very easy to deploy

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Use immediately

almost no site preparation required.
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Lower transportation costs

as every tank packs down to 1/10th of its filled size, one semi-truck can transport 27 tanks at a time reducing costs dramatically.
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Customizable

Available in standard capacities of 250,000 litres (250m3 | 66,043 USG) or custom capacities, as per customer specifications.

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Quick set-up

A single crude oil storage bladder can store 250,000 litres (250m3 | 66,043 USG | 1563 BBLs (US). In a day, using a manifold system, multiple tanks can be set-up to provide whatever volume of storage is required.

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Durable

More abrasion and chemically-resistant than other materials, cold-resistant to -50F or -46C.

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Better for the environment

Crude oil storage bladders ensure complete isolation from surface soil and water, significantly reduce truck traffic to and from the site, and increase site safety. This leads to a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of any crude oil storage site, as well as almost completely eradicating site containment issues that can plague steel tank suppliers.

Flexitank Australia can supply crude oil storage bladders as a stand-alone product or as part of a complete turnkey crude oil storage system that includes:

  • Primary storage tanks (tank farm)
  • Manifold system to connect tanks together
  • Pumping equipment
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One semi-truck can transport 18 tanks with a combined storage capacity of an astounding 4,500,000 litres (4500m3 | 1,188,774 USG | 28,125 BBLs).

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It would take 57 trucks to transport the same storage capacity in 500 BBL steel tanks or 228 trips on and off site.

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One individual Flexitank crude oil storage bladder can store 250,000 litres (250m3 | 66,043 USG | 1563 BBLs (US). In a day, using a manifold system, multiple tanks can be set-up to provide whatever volume of storage is required. Even better, Flexitank crude oil storage bladders can be acquired in half the time it takes to get a steel tank.

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