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Fire Protection Tanks

Fire Tank

The Fire Tank

The Fire Protection Water Tanks are manufactured by applying the latest techniques in structural engineering design and analysis. This means that when you invest in a fire protection system you can be sure that our tanks are designed according to the latest recognised code of practice so that it will be effective in any fire situation. 

Our Fire Tanks are perfect for fire protection in the industrial, commercial and agricultural industry. Installation of your Fire Tank is carried out by one of our trusted fire tank installers in South Africa and abroad. Protect your assets with a Fire Tank.

Design Specifications

  • AWWA D103-97: (American Water Works Association) Standard for Factory Coated Bolted Steel Tanks for Water Storage.
  • SANS 10160-3: Basis of Structural Design and Actions for Buildings and Industrial Structures – Part 3 : Wind Actions.
  • SANS 282:2004: Edition 5.1 – Bending dimensions and scheduling of steel reinforcement for concrete.
  • AS/NZS 4020:2005: Potable PVC liner: Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water.
Fire Tank
Agricultural Water Tank

Key Features

  • Designed to the highest SABS standards and specifications
  • Certified and approved by professional fire engineer
  • Cost-effective, high quality panel-type reservoir
  • Stronger than galvanized tanks that will last longer
  • Modular system panels that bolts together
  • Strong zincalume light weight dome roof
  • Design life of over 50 years
  • Flat pack and easy transportable
  • Minimum maintenance required
  • Firmness of shape and mechanical strength

Application

  • Agriculture (irrigation, drinking, stock, poultry, slurry tank)
  • Aquaculture (fish hatcheries)
  • Certain chemical storage
  • Domestic and rural water storage
  • Emergency relief tanks
  • Fire protection tanks
  • Industrial and mining sectors
  • Loose storage tanks (salt, sand)
  • Potable water storage
  • Rainwater storage tanks
  • Recycling grey water in industrial and mining sector
  • Safety tanks for flammable liquids
  • Water treatment plants
  • Wastewater treatment plants
Fire Tank

Design

The Fire Tank is available in capacities ranging from 15 m3 to more than 2 762 m3 and with a diameter ranging from 2,35 m to 19,66 m. Consequently, we offer a product for a wide range of specifications and requirements. Zincalume steel bolted tanks are suited for tough environments where dependability is vital. They can withstand extreme environments in any urban, rural, or remote location. The modular design principle of the tank kits offers ease of transport and assembly on site.

Durable PVC Liner

We uses a durable PVC (polyvinyl chloride) liner with woven base fabric polyester yarn 1100/1440 d/tex that will outlast any fire. These non-tear liners are manufactured as a heat-welded homogenous unit with welded seams of 50 mm wide. The liners is checked thoroughly for pinholes, damages and proper weld seams before shipping.

Capacity Chart

Minimum height 2,35 m
Maximum height 9,4 m
Minimum diameter 3,02 m
Maximum diameter 19,66 m
Minimum volume 15 m3 (15 000 ℓ)
Maximum volume 2762 m3 (2 762 000 ℓ)

The tank wall

The Fire Tank wall is constructed from 1,0 mm to 6,0 mm zincalume steel panels, a metal that will last seven times longer than galvanised steel, with a life expectancy of more than 20 years. The zinc in the coating protects the exposed steel against heat and wear & tear. Panels can also be colour coated as an optional to blend in with existing buildings. By adding cathodic protection that will corrode at a far lower rate than galvanized steel, corrosion of the zincalume panels is slowed down or even stopped.

Dome roof design

The Fire Tank roof is constructed using .55mm full hard zincalume corrugated sheeting. The roof is traffic-able across roof trusses, complete with a heavy-duty lockable access hatch. Furthermore, it is light and weatherproof, and designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 100 km/h. The Dome Roof can be fitted with a ventilator to prevent condensation on the inside and an internal or external ladder for easy access ins and out of the tank. The roof can be sealed with a felt seal to make it bird, rodent and dust proof.

Anchoring fire tank

The Fire Tank foundations can vary depending on the size, the application and the design requirements of the tank. A reinforced concrete ring beam is required to anchor the tank, especially for larger tanks and for installations in extreme windy conditions. We can give you a detailed drawing and site instruction if you would like to construct the ring beam yourself.

Modular flexibility

The bolted nature of the tanks makes building very quick when compared to welded steel tanks or concrete structures. It also allows the existing tanks to be unbolted and moved on to new locations when needed, significantly increasing asset value. Engineered designs will accommodate secure tank storage for local environmental conditions, such as high wind speeds, snow or seismic loads. The bolted tank and silo system allows for structural designs to be used in various configurations, including water storage reservoirs, water standpipes and elevated water distribution tanks. 

We guarantee that the Fire Tank will not leak for 20 years, with a pro-rata warranty available on request.

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