About 35 years ago, Peabody Engineering did a study in cooperation with California State University Long Beach Engineering Structures Lab to design a viable seismic restraint system for our polyethylene tanks.
Based on that study, we determined that the cable and post systems that were being used as an industry standard for seismic restraint of polyethylene tanks were an ineffective and unsafe design. We decided that a new design should be developed that would safely restrain plastic tanks without the potential for damaging them. Peabody does offer a cable system for our tanks if you have budget constraints, but we strongly recommend you consider one of our three other superior designs outlined below based upon the risks associated with the cable systems noted above.
Download this white paper to serve as a reference for our Seismic Restraint Systems for Polyethylene Tanks.