Forgeweld Underground Storage Tanks
Safeguarding our Precious Resources for Generations to Come
At Forgeweld, we have an unrivalled wealth of experience and technical expertise when it comes to Underground Storage Tanks (UST's). We've been producing top quality UST's for over thirty years and our excellence in technical innovation and service has ensured that we have become the leading tank manufacturer in Africa.
In recent years, our reputation for providing the best tanks which money can buy has spread across the globe. Exporting our UST's to countries outside the Republic of South Africa now constitutes a major part of our production output. Our export market includes Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Unrivalled Experience and Technical Expertise
Over the years, we have been intricately involved in the development of environmentally friendly tank technology, along with the petroleum industry, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), the Steel Tank Institute of America (STI) and the American standards authority Underwriters Laboratory (UL). We are accredited by and affiliated to the SABS, STI, PEI and the UL, allowing us to display their certification marks. Working with these prestigious organisations ensures that we keep abreast of all the latest developments and practices associated with tank technology and the safe underground storage of petrochemicals. Our manufacturing facilities are routinely inspected by them to ensure that our techniques and products are up to scratch.
Before the 1980's underground storage systems the world over were largely single-wall steel constructions which were given minimal external protective treatment - nothing but a thin layer of paint - before being buried. The underground environment is both electrically alive and moist, two variables necessary for the electrochemical process of corrosion to occur. Invariably, the steel walls of these early single-wall tanks corroded, resulting in dangerous petrochemicals leaking into the surrounding soil, contaminating it and precious ground water.
Growing concern for our environment in the 1980's prompted the public, legislative authorities and the petrochemical industry itself to call for safer products which would protect the Earth's resources. Major research conducted worldwide has since resulted in substantial and significant changes to the design and technology of USTs.
Forgeweld has taken environmental concern to heart. Our dedicated team of professionals make sure that they keep up to speed with the very latest in environmental protection, securing licensing deals with renowned international organisations, such as the Steel Tank Institute of America, who offer the best in tank technology.
We manufacture three different types of cost-effective, environmentally friendly UST's:
Forgeweld Permatank's® are manufactured by Forgeweld under licence from STI. STI exercises an international quality control programme which conducts random, unannounced visits to all their licensees' manufacturing facilities. In addition, our products are certified by the renowned United States standards authority, the Underwriters Laboratory. UL carries out regular audits of our operations to ensure the quality of our workmanship.