Applications

  • Agriculture (irrigation, drinking, stock, poultry, slurry tank)
  • Aquaculture (fish hatcheries)
  • Certain chemical storage
  • Domestic and rural water storage
  • Emergency relief tanks
  • Fire protection tanks
  • Industrial and mining sectors
  • Loose storage tanks (salt, sand)
  • Potable water storage
  • Rainwater storage tanks
  • Recycling grey water in industrial and mining sector
  • Safety tanks for flammable liquids
  • Water treatment plants
  • Wastewater treatment plants

Key Features

  • Manufactured to AWWA (American Water Works Association) Standards D103
  • Designed and approved according to engineers’ specifications
  • A versatile high quality and affordable panel type steel tank
  • Zincalume will last seven times longer than galvanised steel
  • Excellent fireproofing qualities
  • A modular tank that bolts together with a liner inside to ensure safe water storage
  • Optional zinc-aluminium steel roof can be added
  • Low maintenance
  • You can specify the sizes and specifications of the tank to suit the application
  • Capacity of existing tanks can be increased by adding additional rings
  • Life expectancy of more than 50 years
  • Pro-rata 20-year leak free warranty

Design Specifications

Material Standard
AWWA D103-97: (American Water Works Association) Standard for Factory Coated Bolted Steel Tanks for Water Storage.
SANS 10160-3: Basis of Structural Design and Actions for Buildings and Industrial Structures – Part 3 : Wind Actions.
SANS 282:2004: Edition 5.1 – Bending dimensions and scheduling of steel reinforcement for concrete.
AS/NZS 4020:2005: Potable PVC liner: Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water.
Agri tanks

Capacities

Minimum height 2,35 m
Maximum height 9,4 m
Minimum diameter 3,02 m
Maximum diameter 19,66 m
Minimum volume 15 m3 (15 000 ℓ)
Maximum volume 2762 m3 (2 762 000 ℓ)

Did you know?

Aquadam products are manufactured by applying the latest techniques in structural engineering design and analysis. This means that when you invest in one of our products you can be sure that it’s designed according to a recognised code of practice so that it will be effective in any setting and circumstance.

Design

The Agri Tank is available in capacities ranging from 15 m3 to more than 2 762 m3 and with a diameter ranging from 2,35 m to 19,66 m. Consequently, we offer a product for a wide range of specifications and requirements. Zincalume steel bolted tanks are suited to tough environments where dependability is vital. They can withstand extreme environments in any urban, rural, or remote location. The modular design principle of the tank kits offers easeof transport and assembly on site.

The tank shell

The tank wall is constructed from 1,0 mm to 6,0 mm zincalume steel panels, a metal that will last seven times longer than galvanised steel, with a life expectancy of more than 20 years. The zinc in the coating protects the exposed steel. Panels can also be colour coated at an optional extra. By adding cathodic protection that will corrode at a far lower rate than galvanised steel, corrosion of the zincalume panels is slowed down or even stopped.

The roof design

The tank roof is constructed using 55 mm full hard zincalume corrugated sheeting. The roof is trafficable across roof trusses, complete with a heavy-duty lockable access hatch. The roof is light and weatherproof, and designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 200 km/h. The roof can be fitted with a ventilator to prevent condensation on the inside and with an internal and external ladder for easy access. The roof can be sealed to make it bird and rodent proof.

Potable PVC liner

Aquadam uses a potable PVC (polyvinyl chloride) liner with woven base fabric polyester yarn 1100/1440 d/tex. These non-tear liners are manufactured as a heat-welded homogenous unit with welded seams of 50 mm wide.

Anchoring of the tank

Tank foundations can vary depending on the size, the application and the design requirements of the tank. A reinforced concrete ring beam is required to anchor the tank, especially for larger tanks and for installations in extreme windy conditions. Aquadam gives you detailed drawing and site preparation requirements for each installation.

Modular flexibility

The bolted nature of the tanks makes building very quick when compared to welded or concrete structures. It also allows the existing tanks to be unbolted and moved on to new locations when needed, significantly increasing asset value. Engineered designs will accommodate secure tank storage for local environmental conditions, such as high wind speeds, snow or seismic loads. The bolted tank and silo system allows for structural designs to be used in various configurations, including water storage reservoirs, water standpipes and elevated water distribution tanks. We guarantee that the Agri Tank will not leak for 20 years, with a pro-rata warranty available on request.