A 1,000-gallon tank can have various dimensions. There are various factors that affect the dimensions of a tank this size. When you look at different charts from different manufacturers take note that they mostly will not exactly reflect the dimensions of single walled or double walled tanks. It is best to refer to what is stated in any documentation you see. A rough estimate of possible dimensions of a 1,000-gallon tank is four feet in diameter and about length of 10.5 feet.
Shapes and Models
Take note that 1,000-gallon tanks can be made into various shapes. If you check out some technical documentation you can tell whether the tank you are looking it is cylindrical or some other shape. The common shapes you will find include cylindrical tanks and rectangular tanks. You will also have to figure out if a tank is horizontal or vertical.
Tank Inches into Gallons
Whether you are looking at a 1,000-gallon tank or another tank of another capacity, you’ll notice that they will have its capacity listed in gallons. Now, there’s a little trick you might want to take note of when reading these listed capacities. Tanks are often rated and its capacity listed using nominal gallons, which practically means it is just an estimate of what a tank can actually hold. As a rule of thumb, a tank can exceed up to 10% of the listed capacity.
Sample Tank Dimensions
Here are some samples of 1,000-gallon tank dimensions that you will commonly see. For instance a cylindrical horizontal tank will generally have dimensions of 64" x 73". A vertical 1,000-gallon tank will have dimensions as 64" x 80". You can also have a rectangular tank with dimensions set at 33" width by 60" height by 120" length. This rectangular tank is sometimes called a cube by some tank manufacturers.
Notes on Diagrams/Charts
The actual dimensions of a tank can be different from what you find in diagrams. For instance, insulated double walled tank diagrams will basically just show the primary content and not depict the exact outer dimensions. You should expect to get greater dimensions out of an insulated or double walled tank.
When looking at the charts for horizontal tanks, take note that they are based on flat heads, which basically means they are non-dished. If are constructing fiberglass tanks then you should look for an actual diagram for a fiberglass tank instead since such charts/diagrams will tend to be a bit inaccurate for them.
When looking at diagrams of vertical tanks remember that they will not usually include the dimensions for the conical tops, unless otherwise noted on the diagram. You will generally be given the dimensions of a flat bottom based tank instead.