Category 5 Fire Sprinkler Water Tank
About the Project:
Date: 1 November 2014
Company Name: Emtec Fire Services
Products/Services Supplied: 3.5m x 2m x 2m sectional tank with a lengthways division wall.
Tank dimensions & capacity: 2000 litres capacity, one-piece tank
Emtec Fire Services UK
Emtec Fire Services is a UK based company offering installation and maintenance of sprinklers, dry/wet risers and fire hydrants. The company were installing a category 5 fire sprinkler tank at Eden House, located in Blairgowrie.
Water Tank Capacity: Water storage tank to store 2,000 litres of water
Emtec contacted our technical team with an initial enquiry for a 2,000-litre category 5 tank & housing unit for electrical equipment with a request for the tank & electrical equipment to be housed internally within the building.
Nicholson Plastics Water Tank Site Visit Assessment
On receipt of the enquiry, our accessor conducted a site visit in early November, in order to access the space available for installation & the application requirements for the tank.
Recommended Water Tank Solution
On inspecting the tank room, it was evident that a 2,000 Litre water with an additional electrical housing unit would not be a feasible option.
Our accessor raised his concerns with Emtec in regards to space available, for a combined enclosure. It was evident that installing a 2,000-litre water tank into the requested space was not a feasible option for installation or any maintenance works to be carried out in the future.
Our technical team recommended an outside enclosure & offered technical assistance with their design creation. We offered a solution of a specialist tank enclosure which could provide our customer with a two in one solution for storing water and electrical equipment within a combined structure. This solution allowed EMTEC to house it externally whilst still being able to keep both the CWST and the pump set secure.
Our product range of GRP water storage solutions includes combined units to store the necessary electrical components required for the operation of the tank. There was adequate space outside of the building which our team utilised.
We manufactured the tank to 9001 RAL colour. This was purely an aesthetic choice due to the tank installation being installed external to the building.
The customer requested the tank colour to blend in with the buildings and surroundings at Eden House to minimise the visual impact, the darker colour with the textured finish would not look weathered over time with grime and dirt reducing the maintenance work of cleaning the tank outside due to the residential location.
Consult the experts in water storage solutions, incorrect tank specification will inevitably cause significant costs & extensive damage to property if the tank walls become comprised.
Our team specialise in water storing solutions for all industry types, Nicholson plastics have been manufacturing GRP solutions for the water industry for over 50 years and have a wealth of technical knowledge & experience.
Our technical team configure storage solutions to fit all space restrictions and have yet to find a project we cannot fulfil.