Features and Benefits

Glass-Fused-to-Steel (GFS), also known as Glass-Lined-Steel (GLS), is the ultimate tank and silo solution utilising a proven product with significant benefits to customers, consultants, and contractors over other types of tank construction.

This solution utilises the Glass-Fused-to-Steel finish on both the inside and outside of structures to give long term protection and the following benefits:

Feature Benefit
Long life span Reduced operational costs
Modular bolted tank construction Rapid and cost effective site installation – Reducing project timescales, costs and requirement for on site equipment
Flexibility to re-model Tanks can be extended, dismantled and re-sited giving long term asset value
Optimum corrosion resistance
of Glass-Fused-to-Steel
Safe and secure storage, with minimal maintenance costs
Complete range of diameter and height options with storage capacity solutions exceeding 50,000m3(13,200,000 US Gallons) Most cost effective solution to meet customers needs

Glass-Fused-to-Steel also gives significant benefits over other tank and silo systems – Contact your local  independent Distributor or Permastore to find out more.

  • Concrete tanks – For construction of water or effluent plants, PERMASTORE® Glass-Fused-to-Steel tanks offer fast build times and a flexible, low maintenance structure which gives a viable economic alternative to traditional concrete tank construction.
  • Epoxy coated tanks – Bolted steel and welded steel tanks offer the advantages of steel strength, but PERMASTORE® Glass-Fused-to-Steel tanks also give the advantage of the high degree of protection offered by the premium vitreous enamel finish.  Unlike epoxy coated tanks, Glass-Fused-to-Steel should never need to be recoated.
  • Other Glass-Fused-to-Steel tanks – Permastore are known as the world leader in the development of Glass-Fused-to-Steel technology. This has led to a range of high performance finishes which are detailed in the technical section.
  • Stainless steel tanks – The hygienic and corrosion resistant finish of Glass-Fused-to-Steel matches the common grades of stainless steel in many areas. However, Glass-Fused-to-Steel tanks utilise the higher strength of carbon steel for a more cost-effective solution.