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What is a Produced Fluid Storage Tank?: Viro Rental Tanks


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Produced fluid is an essential part of the oil and gas industry, and its proper storage is crucial for both safety and efficiency. Produced fluid storage tanks, also known as battery tanks, are the containers used to store this fluid. They come in various sizes, with some of the most common being the 800 bbl and 1200 bbl models. In this article, we will explore the purpose of produced fluid storage tanks, their types, and the factors that determine their size.


Purpose of Produced Fluid Storage Tanks

Produced fluid storage tanks are used to store the fluids that are produced during the drilling, extraction, and transportation of oil and gas. This fluid can include crude oil, natural gas, water, and other substances. The tanks are used to temporarily store the fluid until it can be processed and transported to a refinery, or disposed of safely.


Types of Produced Fluid Storage Tanks

There are several types of produced fluid storage tanks, each designed to meet specific needs. The most common types are:

  • Closed-top tanks: These are cylindrical in shape, and are equipped with a lid that can be sealed to prevent the escape of gas and liquids.

  • Open-top tanks: These tanks have a large, open top that makes it easy to access the stored fluid. They are often used for temporary storage, and are typically not equipped with lids.

  • Fixed-roof tanks: These tanks have a fixed roof that is designed to prevent the escape of liquids and gases.

  • Floating-roof tanks: These tanks have a floating roof that moves with the fluid, reducing the amount of vapor that is released into the atmosphere.

Factors That Determine Tank Size

The size of a produced fluid storage tank is determined by several factors, including the amount of fluid that will be stored, the type of fluid that will be stored, and the available space at the storage site. In general, larger tanks are more efficient, as they can store more fluid and require fewer tank changes. However, the size of the tank must be balanced against the space available, and the costs associated with building and maintaining it.


In conclusion, produced fluid storage tanks are a vital part of the oil and gas industry, providing a safe and efficient way to store the fluids produced during the extraction, drilling, and transportation of oil and gas. With the various types of tanks available, choosing the right one for your needs is important, and will depend on several factors, including the amount and type of fluid that will be stored, and the available space at the storage site. Viro Rentals offers a wide range of produced fluid storage tanks, including 800 bbl and 1200 bbl models, to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry.

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