Fisher Tank Safety Director on Safety Culture in Storage Tank Construction

Posted by Lori Riddle on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 @10:24 AM

Today on The Think Tank: an open letter from Safety Director Charles Hineman to the Fisher Tank team. Charles (a.k.a. "CJ") writes about how safety becomes a part of a company's culture and what that means for the organization as a whole. Fisher Tank Company recently celebrated one full year with no OSHA recordables. We're proud of that milestone, but we recognize that in the tank construction industry, as with any industry, safety has to be at the forefront every single day. 

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Tags: Health & Safety, Storage Tank Contractor, Construction Safety, Storage Tank Construction, Fisher Tank, field erected tanks

5 Tips For New Tank Construction

Posted by Lori Riddle on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @01:47 PM

If you're considering a storage tank project, today's Think Tank is for you! We're reposting 5 of our most popular articles about new tank projects, covering everything from selecting the material for your tank to making decisions about subcontracts. Our 69 years in the tank building industry has taught us few things, and we know that being prepared is the key to a successful project. From a single potable water storage tank to multi-tank airport fuel farm, getting a welded steel tank project off the ground is a big job. We hope these tips & tools will help you!

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Tags: Storage Tank Contractor, Tank Contractor, Above Ground Storage Tanks, API 650 tanks, Storage Tank Industry Tips, Storage Tank Construction, welded steel storage tanks, steel storage tank advantages

API 653 Best Practices for Insulated Storage Tanks

Posted by Lori Riddle on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @01:43 PM

Today we welcome Gary Banks to The Think Tank Blog. Gary is President of Banks Industrial Group, or BIG. BIG specializes in insulation systems for above ground bulk storage tanks, along with pipe insulation, coatings and industrial services. With his experience working with storage terminal operations and tank managers, project managers, engineers and steel tanks in other industrial settings, Gary has seen a lot of tank insulation systems in operation. He's here with us today to offer some insight into tank insulation and tank inspections.


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Tags: Tank Insulation, tank inspections, API 653, tank corrosion, cui

How To Be A Storage Tank Superhero

Posted by Lori Riddle on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 @10:23 AM
Storage tank projects: plan, excecute, and look like a Superhero!
Image credit: www.buycostumes.com
 
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Tags: new tanks, tank construction, tank repairs, API 650

A Bit of Storage Tank History & Wisdom

Posted by Lori Riddle on Fri, Dec 04, 2015 @01:13 PM

In honor of Jim Miller's retirement last month, we're proud to share this post which originally appeared on the Think Tank in July of 2014,

Here at Fisher Tank Company, we like to say we have a management team that has almost as much longevity as the tanks we build. Jim Miller, currently serving as a Vice President, started his career with Fisher in 1968. We’re looking forward to sharing some of Jim’s wisdom and experience here on the Think Tank Blog. Today, Jim shares a short story about an invaluable lesson taught by none other than Joseph Fisher, our company founder.

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Tags: Storage Tank Contractor, Business Lessons, Fisher Tank, tank builder, steel tanks

How To Add 900,000 Gallons To Your Water Tank

Posted by Lori Riddle on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @09:24 AM

Don't try this at home. The following feat of tank construction was performed in specific conditions by highly trained professionals...

Today on the Think Tank, we're walking through the process of modifying two water storage tanks to provide up to 1.8 million gallons of additional capacity for a Pennsylvania water district. Don't miss the time lapse video below!

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Tags: AWWA, water storage tanks, API 653, tank erector, tank expansion, tank modifications

10 Great Water Tanks With A Message

Posted by Lori Riddle on Fri, Sep 25, 2015 @02:40 PM

Today we're featuring some water storage tank projects with special paint jobs. In most parts of the country, water storage tanks are part of the landscape, often they're pretty plain - white, gray, pale blue - colors that don't draw much attention to the structure. But in some areas, there are water tanks that just can't be missed!

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Think Tank Round Up August 2015

Posted by Lori Riddle on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 @10:00 AM
Today on the Think Tank - a round up of our recent posts, in one handy location. Tips and info for anyone working with or around above ground storage tanks - from sustainable coatings to storage tank safety to a peek at steel plate fabrication and blasting in our SC shop. Enjoy, tank fans! Check in with us at FisherTank.com for more blog posts and great tank resources.

 

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Tags: heat safety, API 650 tanks, new tanks, tank construction, tank repairs, field erected tanks, Green Coatings, confined space, tank fabrication, steel plate fabrication

You're Fabricating Steel Tanks Where?

Posted by Lori Riddle on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 @09:00 AM

Welcome to Leesville, South Carolina, home of Fisher Tank Company's incredible state of the art tank fabrication facility (and a few offices, too). Today on the Think Tank, we invite you in to take a look at our Leesville campus, where we're cutting and rolling and blasting steel plate for tanks all over the Southeast and beyond.

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Tags: AWWA, API 620, Storage Tank Contractor, Tank Contractor, Fisher Tank Company History, Terminal Tanks, API 650 tanks, Storage Tank Services, Fisher Tank, tank construction, Ammonia Tanks, tank erector, tank fabricator, NFPA

Tank Construction's Stealthy Threat

Posted by Lori Riddle on Tue, Jul 21, 2015 @10:00 AM

Summer’s brutal heat has been described as “Nature's stealth killer. It's not always the medical examiner's prime suspect. And the deadly toll it exacts often becomes clear only well after it has left the scene.” (Kansas.com)

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Tags: Health & Safety, Construction Safety, safety, OSHA, tank industry, Storage Tank Construction, Job Site Safety, tank construction, Heat Stress, Heat Related Illness