Thickness of the steel and the double-wall design cause the extra weight. The ENVIROSLIP uses 12 gauge steel for both the primary and secondary tanks in order to be extremely durable (something we feel is important to heavy industry). Heavier steel reduces the chance of tank splitting thereby increasing safety and environmental protection.
The low 24” profile of the ENVIROSLIP 95 and 135-short provides increased rearview visiblity. This reduces the chance of missing (or hitting) something behind you.
During development it was brought to our attention that increased visibility was essential to make driving safer and we made this an essential design factor in many of our tanks.
The Fill-Spill box on top of the tank has two purposes.
First, fuel spillage is reduced when filling the ENVIROSLIP thanks to the Intake Spill Stop because it catches any residual drip.
Second, it is lockable in order to protect your fuel supply from theft and contamination.
The vent found in the center is an Emergency Vent with a fusible plug. If there is rapid expansion due to heat or if the primary vent is unable to work, when parked on a side hill for example, the Emergency Vent ensures proper venting.
The Suction Tube with Emergency Valve combines a break-away pump mount with the suction tube and an emergency valve. The value in this design is simplicity. If your tank rolls over, the pump will break off and the emergency valve will minimize fuel loss.
Bottom plate welding has been minimized on the ENVIROSLIP. By bending the steel upward only the endplates need to be welded along the bottom. This decreases the amount of bottom cracking that can occur.
The triple plating on the pump intake is to maximize the strength around the intake that suffers the most from vibration and stress fracturing. This cracking will decrease due to the triple plate of steel surrounding the pump intake.
An accurately measured tanks means less headaches when mounting into a pick-up. Using the listed dimensions, you can measure your box to see how your ENVIROSLIP will fit.
We do not take factory-sent steel and simply weld it together, but instead use CNC technology to cut and press our steel prior to welding. With our accurate measurements and market research we have designed our 135-short and 165 gallon tank to fit across any full-sized long box pick-up box while the 95 and 135-tall gallon model will fit inside the wheel wells of any full-sized short box pick-up.
To do a quick check for accumulation use a dipstick and put it down the Dipstick Check (located below the Secondary Tank Vent). As a secondary method, remove the cap labelled “DO NOT FILL” (the Secondary Tank Vent Cap) and inspect the secondary tank.
Transport Canada regulations for the Transport of Dangerous Goods state that any slip tank over 95 gallons or 431 litres be certified to the new UN standard. Any tank not bearing the new UN certification will be pulled off the road and have to be replaced.
However, even if you meet the requirement, there are good reasons to purchase an Enviroslip tank.
Annual tests on non-spec tanks can cost a minimum of $95.00. There is also the cost of taking the tank to a certified testing facility or having a mobile service come to your location (down time). If the tank fails, you are still out the cost of the testing and the tank will be taken off the road.
Tanks that pass have a certificate attached to the tank. Failure to have this certificate in the event of a pull over by Transport Canada will result in a $1,000.00 fine.
There are currently very few Transport Canada certified tank testing facilities authorized. You may be in for a long search to find one.
They are all different names for the same thing. A fuel tank is a slip tank. An enviro tank is a slip tank. A tidy tank is a brand that makes slip tanks (much like Enviroslip).
When using ENVIROSLIP, you are showing co-workers, the public, your industry and consumers that safety and concern for the environment are your priorities.
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Enviroslip Manufacturing Ltd.
2930 Marmot Lane
West Kelowna, BC
Canada V4T 1T8