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holding tank

a tank for the temporary storage of a substance.
Also called holding pen. tank (def 4).
Origin of holding tank
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Water can leak from the metal holding tank, wet insulating material and cause electrical arcing and heat build-up.
  • Typically use less than a quart of water per flush, a real benefit for optimizing holding tank capacity.
  • The inlet chamber of the holding tank is where the bulk of the solids settles.
  • The filter press filtrate drains to a small holding tank that is also tested.
  • Wastewater shall be disposed to the sanitary sewer at the job site or to a holding tank.
  • If the oil contains a little antifreeze, it can be accepted and placed in the holding tank.

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