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THE NEED OF STANDARDIZATION IN ELEVATED STEEL TANKS

Issue 1 and Volume 78.

THE NEED OF STANDARDIZATION IN ELEVATED STEEL TANKS Increased Use Very Noticeable—Has Developed Into Highly Specialized Industry What Standardization Will Accomplish Will Improve Quality THIS is the age of standardisation. In this paper is pointed out the many advantages that would follow the plan as applied to elevated steel water tanks: Elevated water tanks and standpipes have occupied a position almost parallel with cast iron pipe in the development of our modern water-works systems. There is scarcely a small or medium sized plant in the United States or Canada that does not boast of one or more elevated tanks or standpipes and their use is by no means limited to smaller plants. Large cities are beginning to appreciate and utilize these elevated storage reservoirs to secure better pressures in outlying sections and also to lower their pumping costs. The increase in the use of elevated steel tanks and standpipes by…

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