Pennoni Associates of Philadelphia developed plans for the tank, which is located at the intersection of the PA Turnpike and Route 1 in Bensalem. Caldwell Tanks, the largest water tank fabricator in the United States, also worked on the project.
“Because of the location and exposure of the Bensalem Composite Elevated Tank, the specifications showcased our premier coatings: Permaclean 100 and Permagloss Flourourethane as the exterior finish coat and for the spectacular logo,” according to Induron’s project manager, Tex Enoch. “These products are engineered to provide decades of gloss and color retention.”
To construct the tank, the foundation was poured first, and the concrete pedestal soon followed. All but the floor and the roof of the steel storage tank were then constructed around the pedestal. Once that was completed, the exterior coating system was applied, and the tank was lifted onto the pedestal. The logo that reads “Bensalem Salutes America” was applied after the tank was lifted onto the pedestal due to inclement weather delays.
“This was a unique project with a fantastic outcome,” said Davies Hood, President of Induron. “It’s the perfect choice to win our first annual Tank of the Year contest, an initiative we look forward to continuing in the future to recognize outstanding projects we’ve achieved and completed.”