What you need to know about… Steel Saddles

New horizontal ASME storage tanks often come with steel saddles welded to the vessel, but whether you purchase a new storage tank with saddles included or one without saddles will depend on your specific requirements.  Our most recent experience indicates that there is a preference toward having the saddles included.  One reason for this might be the improved resale value of a tank with saddles.  A bare tank or tank without saddles will always require a foundation involving contoured piers which may not fit the needs of many buyers.  If you are buying a new storage vessel with steel saddles, you should understand the code requirements, ask for and review drawings and calculations, and be aware of pricing.