These tanks can be used in any number of applications, such as:
The Post-tensioned Panel Reservoir is available in volumes that range from 174m3 (174,000lt) to 5,715m3 (5,715,000lt).
|EUROCODE 2||Design of concrete structures - Part 3 "Liquid retaining and containment structures".|
|The South African Standard Code of Practice||Structural use of Concrete: SABS 0100-1 Edition 2.2 (2000).|
|The British Standard Code of Practice for||Design of Concrete Structures for retaining Aqueous Liquids: BS 8007:1987.|
|SABS 01060-1989:||Design loading for water retaining reservoirs, as amended 1990, 1991, 1993.a|
SMEC Africa was appointed by Aquadam to design various Dura reservoirs to be constructed for numerous projects according to specific design codes and standards.
All installation materials are locally sourced and converted in our factory into a product that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, yet offers unsurpassed quality and performance for the end user. Aquadam holds stock of the Smart Tank up to 12 metres in diameter enabling us to deliver even faster, streamline the process and improve on your expectations.
Each system is custom-designed and manufactured according to specific requirements. Standard precast concrete panels are cast in our own factory to ensure exceptional quality, and are assembled on-site on a cast-in situ bottom slab. Individual panels are 1 575mm wide, between 130mm and 160mm thick, and vary in height from 3 to 7 meters. The number of panels used in a single reservoir installation can range from 15 to 66 panels, which means the system offers outstanding versatility.
The vertical joints between the pre-cast panels consist of a waterproofing mortar, and once the panels and joints have been assembled the entire system is post-tensioned using horizontal circumferential mono strands. Together, this ensures that the system is perfectly watertight and exceptionally durable.
Manholes, pipes, anchorages etc. are cast into the concrete panels during the manufacturing process as required, and the concrete panel tank system can be closed with a pre-cast or cast-in situ concrete roof.
Because the panels are longitudinally prestressed, the concrete reservoir is stressed both vertically and circumferentially, resulting in a structurally sound and stable system.
Installation of these prefabricated concrete panel tanks is quick and can take place in almost all weather conditions. In addition, the mechanised, low labour-intensive installation procedure makes for a safer working environment.
The Aquadam Prestressed Panel Reservoir is designed to exacting standards and meets the highest European standard of water tightness, Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures – Part 3 Liquid retaining and containment structures.
|Volume in m3 / KL||Freeboard = 300mm|
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