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Why the Sloped Bottom IMFO Tank Beats Other Full Drain Tanks Every Time


We get it. When it comes to fully draining a tank, cone-bottom tanks get the job done.

The problem is that cone-bottom tanks fall short on several fronts. People who rely on these tanks to clean and minimize residual waste in their storage solution often face unique challenges.

These tanks require additional vertical space and safety precautions -- not to mention they can cost a pretty penny.

So, how do you get all the benefits of a cone-bottom tank without the high maintenance or the hefty price tag?

The solution is a sloped bottom IMFO tank. This innovative solution can save your company costs in tank upkeep and employee safety over the long-haul. Here’s everything you need to know about the sloped bottom IMFO tank and why your company can’t go without one.


What Does A Sloped-Bottom Tank Do?

Poly’s sloped-bottom tank design allows heavier substances such as sludge and FOG (fats, oil, and grease) to drain easily. Combining it with the IMFO drain located at the bottom sidewall of the tank, below the knuckle radius, ensures you have 100% full drain. In most cases, this innovative design is more cost-effective and alleviates many of the hassles that come with a cone-bottom tank.


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What Makes This Solution Different?

Designed to Withstand Pressure

This Sloped Bottom IMFO is a rotationally molded high-density cross-linked polyethylene tank, meaning it is one single piece with no seams. Because the slope and IMFO are molded directly into the tank, there are no fittings and no risk of leaks or stress cracking.

One-piece construction also enhances the tank's long-term performance, since it doesn’t compromise the tank hoop’s integrity or structural design.

Built for Easy Cleaning and Maintenance

This tank also makes cleaning and maintenance a breeze. Employees will no longer need to enter the tank to remove chemicals or other substances. You can easily clean the tank using a pressure washer from a safe location.

With the full drain system, you’ll never need to worry about material staying in the bottom of the tank and collecting over time.

Any required maintenance is simple and hassle-free as the flange extends away from the tank wall. The entire flange system is external with easy hardware access from outside the tank, unlike metallic inserts.

This also eliminates any chemical compatibility issues like you may encounter with other tanks with metallic inserts. If the chemical is safe in a polyethylene tank, it is safe draining out of this system.

Engineered to Solve Customer Problems

The Sloped Bottom IMFO tank was designed and engineered by our team to solve problems our customers were facing. We work with each customer to understand their storage requirements and build the right solution to fit their specific needs.

Contact a tank expert to start building your storage solution.

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