GRP Savanna Tanks -- Panel Selection

The major advantage of introducing fractional panels is to allow greater flexibility for capacity achievement and this allows engineers to utilize the available footprint better.

  The other advantage of fractional panels is to allow flexibility for head room. We have adopted the metric system for several obvious reasons mainly because the South African Steel Association has recently indicated the preference to move to metric member sizing, so it's only a matter of time till the whole industry in our region cross over.

Savanna Tanks GRP Metric selection

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GRP Savanna Tanks - Foundation Requirements

Savanna Tanks GRP foundation

It's important to note the following

GRP tanks are LOAD bearing structures and an engineer's input is always required to assess the ground conditions, the foundations and member sizes

Allowable deflections across spans and any direction including corresponding adjacent support supports is 1/500 of the span of unsupported and including the support sections to allow for the removal of High Points

GRP Tanks -- (Glass Reinforced Plastic) -- The key word being Glass, the panels in essences perform just like a sheet of plain glass so high points and uneven cross over spans can unduly stress a panel to failure. All induced twists and uneven foundations must be corrected before any further installation progress.

GRP Savanna Tanks - Foot Print Requirements 

As a rule of Thumb the following assumptions can be considered when designing your tank foot print requirements.

     Assess the available space

     Determine your water storage requirements, factor in all dead spaces in your capacity calculations

    Assess your allowable head room

     Choose your configuration with the following consideration

                           Add + 1200 mm to Length and width

                           Add + 600 mm to Height (Please note side manholes can be custom fabricated )

                           Add + 500 mm to length and width to allow for labor / maintenance access


Savanna Tanks GRP Foot Print

GRP Savanna Tanks -Tank Structure

Standard Tank Accessories
Internal Structure of Savanna GRP tank

6 nozzles Connections up to 150mm

Vent - Two way breather + Anti vermon


Internal Ladder

External Ladder

Level indicator


Additional Nozzles and larger diameters

Side access Manhole

Additional Ladders

Additional Level indicators

Float Valves

Level switches

Special partitions

GRP attachment points for Equipment



Structual steel towers


Raw/Product Water Desal Plants
Fire Tank

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