Dutch term or phrase:Grondtank
English translation:Underground Storage Tank (UST)
Entered by: Mark Straver

08:28 Oct 11, 2012
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Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial / Storage tanks (Chemical)
Dutch term or phrase: Grondtank
I'm looking for the specific term of a mostly-underground storage tank that is designated in Dutch only with "grondtank".

The tank is vertical, with the largest portion underground.
The tank is NOT fully underground like an underground storage silo or UST
The tank is, in context, used for the storage of chemical solvents (tanks for liquid storage)

Unfortunately, several web and context searches have note yielded any usable results. Your help is appreciated!
Note: Please US English for the translation!
Mark Straver
Local time: 10:46

Summary of answers provided
4partially embedded storage tank
3partially-underground tank; ground-based tank
Jack den Haan

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partially-underground tank; ground-based tank

Not quite sure, but this might be a solution here.

Jack den Haan
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partially embedded storage tank

See, for example section C.19.2.4. in this document

Note added at 27 mins (2012-10-11 08:55:41 GMT)

This document calls them partly embedded (page 7). Much of a muchness, I would say but choose whichever sounds more American to you: storage...

Note added at 39 mins (2012-10-11 09:07:53 GMT)

See also the following document
where you should click on the heading "Underground Storage Tanks" in the right hand column at the top to reveal the following definition:

•An underground storage tank is any tank wholly or partially embedded in the ground, including underground piping, used to contain POL products or hazardous substances. Criteria to control and abate pollution resulting from POLs and hazardous substances are described in various regulations.
•In order to ensure that USTs are not leaking and components of them are working as specified, monitoring system have been installed on most USTs.

Note added at 55 mins (2012-10-11 09:23:48 GMT)

The above answer assumes that, as per your question above, you need to differentiate the type of underground storage tank in this translation form underground storage tanks in general as being of the partially embedded variety.

Note added at 55 mins (2012-10-11 09:24:14 GMT)

Typo form should be from.

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Notes to answerer
Asker: No distinction needs to be made specifically in the context - a description is provided for the term in Dutch (hence my question if there was a different term). It was my assumption that UTS would only apply to completely below-ground installations; I was mistaken there.

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