Come Meet Heartland Tank at these Upcoming 2023-24 Industry Trade Shows

Heartland Tank Services will be on the road at a number of industry trade shows. Come learn firsthand about our above-ground fertilizer storage tank construction and API-653 tank inspection services. Information on our internal PVC tank liner manufacturing will also be available. Learn how our expert staff members can help meet your agricultural needs. We'll be on hand to answer your questions and schedule a meeting. Additional dates and information will be added as they become available. Convention Location of Show Booth Number Location Dates Southwestern Fertilizer CLICK HERE and Book Your Appointment Now! Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel

By |May 30th, 2023|

Heartland Tank Services, Inc. President/CEO Chris Brooks announces Retirement

Heartland Tank Services, Inc. President and CEO Chris Brooks announced his retirement from leadership effective December 31, 2022. Chris has worked for the organization and served as the President and CEO since its inception in 2007. He is looking forward to spending time with family and pursuing personal interests. Chris' History with Heartland Heartland Tank Services, Inc. was formed in 2007. The mission was to provide knowledgeable liquid storage tank solutions, secondary containment alternatives, and comprehensive inspections through innovative leadership and exceptional service with quality, integrity, and dedication. Over fifteen years later, the Heartland team continues to supports that goal

By |February 8th, 2023|

Field Erected Fertilizer Storage Tanks and Using the API 650 Standard

Most states have adopted containment regulations for liquid fertilizer operations using aboveground fertilizer tanks. Some state regulations specify a standard for new tank construction and others do not. API 650, the standard used by Heartland Tank LLC, is the internationally recognized standard for building field erected aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). The API 650 Standard was developed by the American Petroleum Institute and first published in 1961, but also had predecessor standards dating back to the 1930s. The committees assembled to create and subsequently revise the Standard for new technology and data have been comprised of the world’s best tank

By |May 18th, 2021|

Liquid Storage Tank Care

Heartland Tank's Brian Hasselbring was featured in an article by AgPro: Preserving liquid fertilizer quality requires maintaining storage tanks that provide the best opportunity to maximize product shelf-life while meeting most state and national guidelines. “All liquid fertilizers are different, but can be managed appropriately. Retailers should be careful not to use liquid storage tanks originally designed for oil or water. Such tanks will not handle a full fill with the weight (specific gravity) of most fertilizers,” said Brian Hasselbring, Midwest project manager, The Heartland Tank Companies, which builds field-erected liquid fertilizer storage tanks for 100,000 to four

By |May 18th, 2021|

Importance of Regular API 653 Standard Inspections

Just like a car, house, or any other structure, regular inspection and maintenance is critical to obtain the longest lifespan of your fertilizer storage tank. Other reasons to regularly inspect your tank are: Establish Baseline of Tank Condition and Corrosion Rates Identify Problems and Needed Repairs before Significant Leak or Release Occurs Prevent Leaks into Secondary Containment and/or Groundwater Maintain Safe Operating Conditions Minimize Chance of Catastrophic Tank Failure The API 653 Standard is the API 650’s counterpart for inspection of above ground storage tanks (ASTs). Thus, just like API 650 used for construction of ASTs, API 653 is

By |May 18th, 2021|

Maintaining Storage Tank Integrity Through Inspections

Heartland Tank’s Chris Brooks was featured in an article by AgPro: Chris Brooks, president of Heartland Tank Services, Inc. stressed the type of inspection routinely needed for large storage tanks that have been in service for a few years during the 2011 National Agronomic, Environmental, Health and Safety School. Brooks said, “Due to the corrosive nature of most liquid fertilizer solutions and weight (specific gravity) of those solutions, liquid fertilizer storage tanks require routine and qualified mechanical integrity practices to maintain a safe storage environment.”  A major concern in storing liquid fertilizer he explained is having a tank that

By |May 18th, 2021|

New Registration & Inspection Requirements of West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tanks

On June 6, 2014, the West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tank Act becomes effective, triggering the requirement to register and inspect all qualified aboveground liquid storage tanks. The Act, which is Article 30 of West Virginia Senate Bill 373, requires registration of a tank, operational or nonoperational, if it meets the following criteria: stores more than 1,320 gallons of liquid stores liquid at standard temperature and pressure is constructed of noncarbon materials (including wood, concrete, steel, plastic or fiberglass reinforced plastic) has more than 90% of its storage capacity above ground surface is not a process vessel is a device

By |May 18th, 2021|

Determining When You Need a Liquid Fertilizer Storage Tank Inspection

Have you ever wrestled with remembering when a liquid fertilizer tank needs to be inspected next or had a debate in the office as to how often the liquid storage tanks need to be inspected?   With no federal regulations on liquid fertilizer tank inspections, inspection timing can be confusing.  The Fertilizer Institute, individual state statutes and regulations, and insurance policies are sources that provide guidance on the types of inspections to be completed and the timing for each type. The Fertilizer Institute recommends above ground fertilizer tanks (ASTs) be inspected according to the risk-based inspection Standard of

By |May 18th, 2021|

PVC Tank Liners as Effective Alternative Secondary Containment

Are you trying to determine the most effective and cost efficient method to configure a new or used above ground liquid storage tank? This article explains why in most situations the answer is using a PVC tank liner. Using a tank liner is an effective method for secondary containment and less expensive than standard containment options. Tank liner systems use an internal flexible membrane made from radio frequency sealed virgin polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material. This membrane creates a barrier between the liquid being stored and the tank floor and wall. As seen in the picture, a PVC

By |May 18th, 2021|

Three Reasons to Build Field Erected Tanks to API 650 Standard

The API 650 Standard was first published in 1961 by the American Petroleum Institute to create a consistent methodology by which tanks for the oil and gas industry are built.  For industries that use above ground storage tanks for fertilizer, water, chemicals, food products, etc., there is no federal law requiring the use of API 650 Standard for building storage tanks.  On the state level, some but not all states require the API Standards in building and maintaining above ground storage tanks.  This leaves some business owners with the choice of whether to build an API tank for storing liquid

By |May 18th, 2021|
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