We received an enquiry from a client who had a GRP cold water tank that was past its useful life. The tank was was over capacity and leaking. It was also corroding internally on the steel fixings. As a result, the tank did not comply with HSE regulations for stored water. We carried out a full survey and assessment and provided the client with two options; to repair, refurbish and reline the tank or to remove the old water tank and install a replacement tank.
After weighing up the pros and cons and discussing the processes for each option with our dedicated project manager, the client decided to go for the full tank replacement. The project was then fully planned and scheduled in with the client.
A summary of the work carried out is below:
- CWS installed a temporary sectional water tank in the limited space available in the plant room and then piped it into the current boosted water system.
- Once the older tank was bypassed, it was drained down, stripped out, dismantled and removed from site.
- We installed the new GRP water tank with two compartments and dual pipework (allowing for uninterrupted maintenance).
- We then checked the tank and all the pipework fully, commissioned it and put into service.
If you have any concerns about your water tank and whether its compliant please get in touch. Call us on 0113 229 5062 and we can have a specialist sent out as soon as required.