Comprehensive, Easy-to-Use Tank Designer Software


TANK® is a comprehensive, easy-to-use Tank Designer Software for the design, analysis  and evaluation of oil storage tanks. It provides for the design and analysis of wall and bottom plate thickness, supported cone roofs, service and maintenance considerations and other factors affecting tank design and safety, such as internal pressure, shell settlement, seismic and wind. TANK saves time by letting users select material information automatically from its extensive built-in material databases. 

How does tank design software work? 

Hexagon PPM’s TANK design software performs calculations  in accordance with the latest  API standards 650, 620 and 653. Analysis can also  take into account wind, seismic and settlement conditions – plus it can calculate air venting requirements to API 2000 Section 4.3. TANK users can edit or  customize the material  properties as per the project requirement.   

Improve Productivity​

Take advantage of steel oil storage tank design and analysis output and reports.

Ensure Data Quality

Benefit from API Standards 579, 620, 650 and 653, along with API 2002 4.3 for venting

Save Time

Make use of complete unit flexibility allowable fluid heights and nozzle loads and flexibilities.

Data Collection​

The menu-driven interface allows for the quick definition of input and functions for the accurate analysis of oil storage tanks to API standards.

User Interface

The user interface presents only what is needed at each point of information gathering. Users are not burdened with 'out-of-sequence' requirements.

Analysis Options and Codes

TANKS performs calculations in accordance with the latest API Standards. Analysis can also take into account wind, seismic and settlement conditions.

TANK®   Comprehensive Design, Analysis and Evaluation for Oil Storage Tanks

Data Collection  

The menu-driven interface of TANK enables the quick definition of input and functions for the accurate analysis of oil storage tanks to American Petroleum Institute (API) standards.    

Increased flexibility is provided by allowing you to select any unit combination for analyses or to produce reports. Unit files are completely user-definable, so engineers are not bound by program default settings. Even existing jobs can be converted to any existing unit format.    

User Interface   

The user interface in TANK presents only what is needed at each point of information gathering. You are not burdened with out of sequence requirements for information required for analysis. You are asked only for what is needed, when it is needed.    

Analysis Options and Codes  

TANK performs calculations in accordance with the latest API Standards 579, 620, 650 and 653. Analysis can also take into account wind, seismic and settlement conditions, plus calculate air venting requirements to API 2000 Section 4.3.    

Advanced Analysis and Reporting

After completing an analysis, users can view the results in a tabular report or as a graphic diagram with associated data. For convenience in verifying the results, the output reports reference code sections used where applicable. Quickly send analysis results to output reports or export the file format of your choice (Word, PDF, etc.)   

Materials and Codes 

TANK includes many databases integral to the package, which makes it easy to select standard data for accurate analysis. A number of U.S. and international structural steel databases are provided. API materials are available.      

Quick, Context-Sensitive Help 

TANK’s context-sensitive help provides instant technical assistance at the point of input. Pertinent information is presented relative to each selected item, including code references and technical advice. Built-in search makes for rapid navigation.    



TANK graphical representation of analysis models helps ensure confidence in the input and results. Within TANK, users can view and manipulate analysis models with complete ease.    


Equations and Substitutions  

The software provides equations and substitutions, making it effortless for the user to verify the accuracy in the calculations presented in the reports.    


Technical Specifications 

  • Microsoft® Windows®-compatible  

Application Areas   

Chemical, Equipment, Petrochemical, Piping, Power, Process and Plant Design and Water Treatment  

TANK’s intuitive interface employs user-defined materials and units and produces clear and accurate analysis reports.