An onion tank is a collapsible flexible tank, which when filled, is self-erecting. Flexitank (Australia) offer two types of onion tanks – open top onion tanks with floating foam filed collars, and roll top enclosed lid onion tanks.
An onion tank is the perfect solution for a variety of temporary liquid storage requirements and can be manufactured from a variety of liquids to suit virtually any application.
APPLICATIONS OF AN ONION TANK
Onion tanks are primarily designed for applications where rapid deployment is required with minimal set up time:
Drinking water - emergency aid relief, potable mains water replacement
Temporary liquid storage for maintenance of another liquid holding device (tanks, swimming pools, ponds)
Temporary containment of almost any liquid (waste water cleanup, oil spill, chemical spills, decontamination)
Bushfires – firefighting, helicopter refills
Short term construction site liquid storage
THE BENEFITS OF AN ONION TANK
Very quick setup time – most Flexitank (Australia) onion tank sizes take 1 – 2 people between 5 and 10 minutes to setup
Easily transportable to remote and difficult to access locations
No frame or parts to assemble – simply unfold the tank and begin filling
Flexitank (Australia)’s unique heavy duty construction makes our range of onion tanks suitable for a large variety of unique and difficult applications
Can handle ground inclines of up to 10 degrees
Easy to pack down and fold away – Flexitank (Australia)’s design incorporates a reinforced ground sheet which doubles as a carry bag
Open top tanks can are supplied with cover to protect the liquid being held from dust and contaminants – very important with regards to drinking water applications
Closed top roll top onion tanks offer 100% contamination protection for the liquid being held as well as additional liquid security – a vital aspect when holding sensitive liquids
The nature and shape of a Flexitank (Australia) onion tank means they have the ability to fill and empty at a much faster rate than that of a pillow tank
Manufactured by Flexitank (Australia) to defence specifications using the latest welding technologies
(please note a variety of fittings outside of these standard fittings can be supplied in 2” to 6” options)
5,000 – 18,000 litre (1,320 – 4,752 USG) onion tanks are supplied with 2 x 2” tank welded male camlock fittings with ball valves and dust caps;
20,000 – 25,000 litre (5,280 – 6,600 USG) onion tanks are supplied with 2 x 3” tank welded male camlock fittings with ball valves and dust caps;
30,000 – 40,000 litre (7,920 – 10,560 USG) onion tanks are supplied with 4 x 3” tank welded male camlock fittings with ball valves and dust caps;
ALL onion tanks are supplied with a reinforced 700gsm ground sheet 1 metre larger than the bottom diameter of the onion tank – this ground sheet also acts as a carry bag with camlock buckles and lifting handles
ONION TANK FABRIC OPTIONS
Flexitank (Australia) have access to exclusive European fabrics sourced for reliability in flexible tank manufacturing. Fabrics suitable for almost any liquid, and in particular drinking and irrigation water, grey water, contaminated water and the like are readily available in a broad range of weights ranging from 740gsm – 1300gsm, which meet stringent international standards and meet Australian and USA military specifications. PVC’s and poly urethanes are available and are utilized based on the onion tank application at hand.
Every open top floating collar onion tank is supplied with a protective cover opening manufactured from the same fabric as that of the onion tank itself. Both the open top and closed top options are supplied with heavy duty reinforced welded webbing handles for easy positioning and relocation. Open top tanks are also supplied with a drying handle on the inside of the base of the onion tank so it can be hung to dry.