Break Tanks

Nicholson Plastics Break Tanks are manufactured from glass reinforced fibre (GRP) A break tank refers to closed tanks with an air gap, preventing any backflow of water into the system. This is to prevent any contamination into the mains supply of potable water.

Break tanks are used to prevent contamination and to create pressure zones

  • Having an air lock ensures no water is able to back flow into the mains supply eliminating any risk of contamination of main potable water storage.
  • Break tanks can be used as transitional tanks, which service as a divide for boosting systems into a number of controllable pressure zones.

Advantages of GRP Break Tanks

  • Available from a standard range or made to order
  • Pre-insulated tanks are available with insulation in varying thicknesses
  • Fully self-draining tanks are available
  • All Break Tanks comply with all relevant British Standards and Water Regulations
  • All materials used have been approved by WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme)
  • Standard capacities are available from 30 litres to in excess of 9,000 litres
  • Can be supplied in any BS5252 or RAL colour
  • Virtually ZERO maintenance
  • Full range of connections/ancillary items available
  • All supplied within the scope of our BS EN ISO 9002 1994 Quality Assurance Registration
  • Low power consumption
  • Strong system resilience – normally a large volume of water is stored in break tanks
  • Less sensitive from power outages
  • Low cost over the lifespan of the tank.