Common mistakes engineers make when specifying a Sectional Water tank - How to Spec a Water tank
The Tank is the easy part .......
So ... lets start there ....
1 Brand Name (if allowed)
2 Specification ( Bs/SABS/BOBS/SIRI)
3 Tank size (Length X Width X Height)
4 Nozzle Sizes -- Inlet, Outlet, Overflow, Drain
5 Stand Height / Ground Tank ....
6 Stand Functions – catwalk, access ladders, safely hand railing, Lightening protection
………, now for the stuff forgotten.
A) Pipework specification – with battery limits (usually 600 below NGL)
B) Pipework supports – Thrust Blocks on the elbows, Steel pipe supports along the stand height.
C) Size of the holding down bolts …
D) Lightening protection – ( SABS approved – Certificates required)
E) Design calculation for proposed stand to include for raw calculation + Professional insurance.
F) Soil Testing – (especially DCP testing on the actual tank position)