MWH and CorGal® Tanks

Miami Water Heater takes pride in supplying tanks that are engineered for each individual location and using nothing less than the highest quality materials available. We oversee each project from initial plan through build to ensure the quality of installation lives up to the quality of materials and design. By working closely with our customers from the early design stage, we ensure that we provide you a finished product that will meet or exceed preferences, as well as all applicable codes and regulations.

CorGal® Tanks meet the following minimum standards:

  • G-115 hot dipped galvanization

  • 20-gauge steel sidewalls

  • 24-gauge steel roof panels

  • Designated bottom panels to better distribute weight

  • Full tank geotextile preliner

  • 24 mil PVC flexible membrane liner

Schedule 80 PVC flanges or hot-dipped galvanized steel flanges

The following upgrades are available per customer’s preference, or may be required by site and use specific design:

  • Up to 8-gauge steel sidewalls

  • High seismic zone anchors

  • Sidewall stiffeners

  • Roof reinforcement rings or stiffeners

  • Potable grade liners (NSF-61)

  • Reinforced liners

  • Chemical-resistant liners 

  • Foundation penetrating flanges

Ladders, staircases, or safety rest platforms

Every CorGal® Tank will be engineered to meet the International Building Codes (IBC) 2013 standards: 

  • 115 mph Wind Load

  • Seismic Design Category 2B 

Site-specific live loading

Water storage tanks must comply with local building codes, laws and ordinances, and modifications may have to be made for each specific location where a tank is built/installed.  To ensure compliance requirements are properly addressed and building code inspections are passed, we offer the option to employ a service called “structural design calculation package.” This includes documentation that is accredited (stamped) by a Florida-licensed engineer.

Miami Water Heater ensures the products are built to our customers’ precise standards. Water tanks are often more than an aesthetic feature or simple convenience – they play an important, functional role and must be unquestionably reliable. For example:

Fire Protection

CorGal® Tanks can be engineered and designed to be fire protection water tanks that comply with local, state and national fire protection codes and standards such as:

  • NFPA-22 (Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection)
  • NFPA-1142 (Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting)

 

Alternative water sources may be required by local fire departments when the on-site water available does not meet flow requirements. Firefighting equipment can be attached to fire prevention tanks or they can also be fitted with fire-truck-hose compatible connections to complement fire trucks. Water tanks must be fail-safe when 1,000+ gallons per minute are being used. You can rest assured that CorGal® tanks will be up to the test as they are engineer-tested to ensure they perform flawlessly during a crisis. 

 

Fire protection tanks feature the following upgrades:

  • Higher gauge sidewall
  • Long-lasting anti-vortex fittings (not painted metal)
  • Roof vents
  • Premium water level indicators
  • OSHA compliant ladders

Tank Towers 

If gravity is needed to make water flow efficiently, tanks can be built on a tower or a high-elevation spot. Some of our clients don’t necessarily need gravity for their water supply to flow but merely like the look of the tanks, which a tower or elevated terrain can exploit. There are even businesses that don’t use our tanks for water storage at all but rather for highly visible signage that makes their locations stand out.