Published: 12/01/2024

Whether you're dealing with emergency situations, construction projects or agricultural needs, pillow tanks provide a practical solution for storing and transporting a wide range of liquids.

These versatile water-storage bags – often referred to as bladder tanks – are an efficient, flexible and reliable storage method, making them an ideal choice for a diverse range of applications.

As one of the world’s leading producers of pillow tanks, we discuss the benefits of using pillow tanks and the wide range of uses they have across various industries…


Pillow Tanks: a proven choice for a diverse range of industries

Pillow tanks have gained recognition for their versatility and effectiveness across various industries, by allowing companies to efficiently and cost-effectively store and transport large amounts of liquid.

They are regularly utilised in the sectors including construction, agricultural and mining industries. However, our clients for pillow tanks, span even further and are deployed in industries such as firefighting, military and humanitarian aid too.

For example, we recently had the pleasure of working with Oxfam to manufacture various water tanks for storing and transporting clean and safe water to communities in the developing world. We were instructed to develop smaller tanks to ensure they are easy to secure and transport to remote areas. The water tanks were manufactured from PVC coated polyester and feature a 'bellyband' harness with various attachment points.

Additionally, our pillow tanks have been used in cases including festival companies using the tanks to store and provide fresh water to customers and vendors. And, a solar panel maintenance company used them to store water at various locations, acting as the primary supply source for the panel cleaning equipment.


The benefits of Pillow Tanks


Efficiency and versatility

Pillow tanks excel in storing a wide range of liquids, including potable and grey water, diesel and chemical solutions.

With capacities ranging from 500 litres to 250,000 litres, you can find the perfect solution for your specific storage needs. And, here at Structure-flex, we provide custom sizing options to accommodate unique needs or project-specific requirements.

Their lightweight and compact design makes them incredibly portable, allowing for easy transportation to remote or challenging locations.

So, whether you're responding to emergency situations, supporting construction projects or catering to agricultural needs, our pillow tanks provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for your water storage projects.


Durability and resilience

Pillow tanks are constructed from a variety of high-performance materials, including PVC and TPU-coated technical textiles, making them a robust solution that ensures exceptional durability and resistance to harsh environmental conditions.

Whether you're operating in extreme temperatures, rugged terrains or corrosive environments, pillow tanks can withstand the demands of your application - without compromising their structural integrity.


Streamlined filling and emptying operations

When required in demanding and time-sensitive situations, a water storage solution which is easy to use and rapidly deployable is important.

For that reason, our pillow tanks are equipped with a comprehensive range of metal and GRP bulkheads from 1” to 6” diameters, including gate/butterfly ball valves with Camloc, Bauer, Guillemin or Storz couplings as required.

These integrated design features ensure efficient filling and emptying operations, regardless of application – saving valuable time and cutting costs.


Enhanced safety precautions and repairs

Our Pillow Tanks incorporate 4" access ports for dosing and integrated pressure relief valves - providing an extra layer of protection against overfilling.

Additionally, a carrying valise (a small travel bag) with handles facilitates effortless handling and transportation.

These key features safeguard your operations and minimise the risk of potential hazards while out in the field.

Here at Structure-flex, we provide a repair kit with our pillow tanks, giving you the ability to conduct minor in-field repairs and save valuable time. This ensures that your pillow tanks are always ready to meet your needs.


How can Structure-flex help you?

At Structure-flex, we are committed to providing businesses and organisations with the highest quality water storage and transportation solutions.

Our comprehensive range of storage tanks, coupled with our expertise and dedication to innovation, makes us a trusted partner for a wide range of industries.

All of our tanks and bags are manufactured using modern high frequency welding techniques and can be used for a variety of purposes including: in-process intermediate batch storage; short- and long-term storage; as well as product transportation.

Contact us today to discuss your water storage and transportation challenges and discover how Structure-flex can help you.