Water storage tank replacement recently completed at a prestigious university in central London.
Our clients existing GRP sprinkler tank had failed due to the base of the storage tank completely giving way.
Therefore it was decided that the only practical solution would be to carry out a full turnkey water storage tank replacement.
As the existing water tank had failed and was now empty and offline this subsequently left the university without any operational fire suppression system.
It was of paramount importance for our client to ensure their sites fire suppression system was placed back online as soon as possible.
GRP Water Storage Tank Replacement Solution
Our team attended site to begin removing the existing water tank, which involved dismantling all water tank panels where possible.
Any GRP tank panels which couldn’t be dismantled were cut into sections using a reciprocating saw to make them easier to safely remove from site.
With the failed GRP tank now removed from site, we ensured all wastage was disposed of via a licensed waste carrier.
The existing concrete base was then checked to ensure it was completely level, prior to fitting new horizontal supporting steels in place.
The next step was to carefully install the base panels of the new GRP water tank, which was then followed by the side walls and roof.
To alleviate future confined spaces risks associated with carrying out future maintenance tasks such as tank cleaning and disinfections we also installed a low level inspection hatch.
With the the new GRP storage tank now fully constructed we were in a position to then install the tanks inlet valve and outlet pipe work which was connected directly to the pumpset located in the adjacent pump room.
Finally, upon completion of the turnkey water tank installation our operatives filled the sprinkler tank in preparation for the system to be commissioned and the fire suppression system to be placed back online.