Tanks Ancillaries



Climate’s complete metal fabrication shop allows us to build ladders, stairs, landings and walkways (catwalk) to the exact specifications required for your tank battery. Whether it be a simple ladder to reach inspection hatches and fittings or a complex grid of walkways and landings that connect a battery of tanks together, we can fabricate the stairs and walkways for storage tanks that is best for your tank installation. Stairs, Walkways, and Landings are custom built to your specifications.  We can custom build stairs and walkways for storage tanks to best fit all your needs. Aboveground storage tanks (AST) are designed and engineered to meet the demanding needs of many industries. They provide a sensible and safe solution for the storage of petroleum products and chemicals at bulk plants, transportation facilities, industrial sites, military bases and airports. Depending on the size and function of the tank, access to fill ports, pumps, vents and access manways is required. Climate provides standard packages and custom fabricates ladders, platforms, stairs and walkways to provide safe convenient access to your tanks no matter the height or configuration.


  • Standard railing shall have of top rail, intermediate rail and posts.

  • Vertical height of 42 inches + 3 inches.

  • Intermediate rail approximately half way between top rail and floor.

  • Pipe rails should be 1.5 inches nominal with posts not more than 8 feet on center.

  • Standard toeboard ≥ 4 inches in vertical height from top edge to floor with ≤ 1⁄4-inch clearance from floor.

  • Top rail able to withstand 200 pound load applied in any direction.