A tank is a vessel that can contain any quantity of material. It appears similar to a SIMUL8 Storage Bin but Storage Bins can only contain discrete (whole number) quantities of material. Storage Bins also simulate each item separately. In a Tank all the content is assumed to be the same - so the tank can operate much more quickly than a Storage Bin.

Create flow between tanks using pipes.

Tank Properties


Tanks can contain any positive quantity.

To limit their maximum capacity set the capacity field.

Start up Level

To start the simulation with a specific quantity in the tank set the start up level.

Auto Adjust Inflow Rates

Tanks can automatically adjust their inflow pipes to maintain a constant level. Use these with Constrained Pipes to turn Tanks into control nodes.

This feature is only available with SIMUL8 Professional.