Field Erected Tanks Fabrication

Field-erected storage tanks are crucial to most industries, with water reservoirs, oil tanks, standpipes, and other field-erected applications working hard to keep the US economy running smoothly. 

Here at T BAILEY, INC., we offer a comprehensive range of services for field fabricated tanks. And as an experienced general contractor, our skilled crews can perform every step necessary to deliver turn-key field erected tanks. 

Continue reading to learn more about our capabilities for field fabricated storage tanks, or contact T BAILEY, INC. today to request a bid for your construction project. 

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Field-Erected Tanks: Our Fabrication & Construction Capabilities

Our expansive, 120,000 square foot fabrication facility enables us to complete ambitious projects on tight schedules. Whether you’re starting with design or already have engineering completed, we’ll be able to run your project through to completion. 

As a start-to-finish fabricator of field erected storage tanks, we have the capabilities needed to perform on-site construction, site prep, utility installation, and everything else required to bring a tank online. 

Another advantage of partnering with T BAILEY, INC. is that we have an in-house surface prep and coatings shop that allows us to paint and metalize tank steel before leaving our facility. This mitigates the need to ship parts to a third-party coating company — reducing project costs and helping us complete the tank faster. For more information about our field-erected tank fabrication services, contact T BAILEY, INC. today. 

Our full list of field erected storage tank capabilities includes: 

Codes & Standards

Our facilities are geared towards the fabrication of AWWA and API field-erected tanks. For example, we have a long track record of constructing large AWWA D100 reservoirs for municipalities, private developers, and water treatment facilities and have built numerous API 650 tank farms for military facilities, oil refineries, ports, and other industries. 

Design & Engineering

T BAILEY, INC. offers all-inclusive design and engineering services for field erected storage tanks. Simply tell us the capacity you need, and our trusted engineering partners will do the rest. We can also run cost and performance calculations to help you determine if you need a single, large reservoir or split capacity between a collection of smaller tanks. 

Is your tank already designed? If necessary, we can provide engineering support. Otherwise, we’ll turn your design into shop specifications and move straight into fabrication. 

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Field Erected Tanks Fabrication

Our spacious facility is stocked with state-of-the-art fabrication equipment, including 20-ton overhead bridge cranes, massive rollers capable of forming cold 10’ x 2.75” steel plates, and an army of CNC plasma and water table cutting machines. 

We’ll handle the entire fabrication process, including cutting, rolling, drilling holes, forming, conforming, and joint prep. Then it’s time to move your tank’s parts into our industrial coatings shop. 


Surface Preparation & Industrial Coatings

Our 14,000 square foot industrial coatings shop is equipped with advanced Wheelabrator applications, a continually rotating platform that helps us coat parts non-stop, and other innovations that speed up the surface prep and coating process. 

Quality Control & Testing

The construction process for all of T BAILEY, INC.’s field fabricated storage tanks is overseen by our in-house Director of Quality Assurance, both a CWB Certified Welding Supervisor and an AWS Certified Welding Inspector. He ensures that all our welders and welding procedures are qualified according to code and customer specifications. 

On-Site Tank Construction

With the job site prepared and the steel parts delivered, it’s time to assemble your field erected storage tank. We accomplish this using a combination of AWS D1.1 certified welders, 60-ton capacity cranes, and automated vertical seam welding technologies

Our crews have built tanks in all weather conditions and on all sorts of job sites. 

A Track Record That Stands the Test of Time

T BAILEY, INC. has been building high-quality field erected tanks for over 30 years. Our extensive experience as an AWWA and API tank general contractor has enabled us to assemble the supply chain, a network of subcontractors, skilled team members, and the technology necessary to complete bold and complex projects on time. 

To see what the construction process for our field erected storage tanks looks like in action, browse the following case studies: 

During our tenure in the industry, we’ve served every sector of the market, including production facilities, private developers, municipalities, fuel stations, seaports, military facilities, refineries, and many more. 

To get your field fabricated tanks underway, contact our office today.



Our roots in industrial construction have given us the experience your project needs.


With a ride range of coating abilities, our industrial painting division can provide the surface preparation and coatings your project needs.

Main Equipment

Our facilities are geared to the fabrication of AWWA and API field-erected welded steel storage tanks, UL and API shop tanks, pressure vessels, AWWA C200 water pipe, wind energy towers, large plate exhaust duct, and large diameter casing. Fabricated materials can be primed and painted before being shipped directly to a client’s jobsite or tied in with our construction division.

  • 4-roll hydraulic plate bending rolls, up to 2.75” x 10’-0 wide plate
  • CNC plasma cutting machines, 11’ x 50’ water tables
  • Numerous tandem head welding manipulators
  • Numerous single head welding manipulators
  • Tank/vessel turning roll sets, up to 100-ton capacity
  • Automated blasting system
  • Iron workers
  • Several overhead bridge cranes, up to 50 tons capacity
  • Welding power sources for most welding processes
    • SAW
    • FCAW
    • SMAW
    • GMAW
    • GTAW
    • EWS
  • Angle iron bending rolls
  • 3 O’Clock automatic welders
  • Press brake
  • Multiple forklifts, up to 55 tons capacity
  • RT hydraulic cranes, up to 60-ton capacity
  • Scissor and snorkel personnel lifts
  • Extended boom forklifts
  • Dozer and excavators
  • Long haul trucks and trailers
  • Vertamatic welders


Quality Control Certifications

As part of our commitment to quality, we work toward continuous improvement and maintain compliance with industry codes and standards.


What can we do for you?

Through experience, innovation, and planning, T BAILEY, INC. delivers each project on budget, with unmatchable quality, and precise timing. Contact us and see how we can help you complete your project.