Environmental effects on oil tanks
While you may think of indoor and above-ground oil tanks as being relatively safe to corrosive elements, they are prone to other factors. For instance, these oil tanks often experience wide ranges of temperature within short spans of time that lead to condensation on the oil tank’s interior. This water eats away at the steel. Of course, in the case of an outdoor above ground oil tank, rain and sprinklers make the issue of water even worse. Additionally, depending on where the oil tank is stored and how it is supported, sometimes surrounding objects and elements can put pressure on the tank and cause cracks over time.