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A storage tank is a container, usually for holding liquids, sometimes for gases (gas tank). The term can be used for both reservoirs (artificial lakes and ponds), and for manufactured containers. The usage of the word tank for reservoirs is common or universal in Indian English, and moderately common in British English. In other countries, the term tends to refer only to artificial containers such as ponds or small lakes.
Storage tanks may often operate under no pressure (or very little), distinguishing them from pressure vessels. Storage tanks are often vertical cylindrical in shape, perpendicular to the ground with flat bottoms and fixed domed roofs, hinged or floating roofs. There are many Environmental considerations and regulations applicable to the design and operation of storage tanks, often depending on nature the fluid contained within. Above ground storage tanks (AST) differ from underground (UST) varieties in the kinds of regulations that are applied.
Reservoirs open or covered, if covered they would be referred to as underground storage tanks or reservoirs. Covered water tanks are common in urban areas.
Container tanks are available in many shapes, but large tanks tend to be cylindrical, or to have rounded corners, to easier withstand hydrostatically induced pressure of contained liquid. Most container tanks for handling liquids during transportation are pressure vessels