If you are looking for a solution that requires a tough tank with high impact durability, look no further – the RhinoTank is your answer.
Highly corrosion- and chemical-resistant this tank is virtually resilient to on-site damage and exceeds coating requirements. Join our Aqua Live RhinoTank Expo on Thursday 23 July that will be lead by Werner Norval.
Industrial applications calls for robust solutions that can withstand conditions and process liquids that are not your friend. Frankly, your normal water tank will just not stand up to muster. When you need to roll out the artillery to handle a pH range of between 2 and 11 whilst withstanding temperatures of up to 60°C the RhinoTank is at your service.
We have upgraded the Rhino Tank by implementing PosMac sheets instead of normal mild steel sheets. Yes Sir, this means that PosMac sheets which already gives you 10 times more protection than Zincalume sheets are Epoxy coated, giving you double the protection on one tank!
Fusion Bonded Epoxy is a one-part, heat cured, epoxy coating that is applied as a dry powder to the sandblasted surface of a pre-heated metal and then fused and cured in a high-temperature oven. When the epoxy coating is fully cured, the resulting product is a durable, rigid plastic coating with numerous desirable mechanical properties. The chief advantages of fusion bonded epoxy coating (or FBE as it is known in the industry) are its extremely low permeability rate and its low coefficient of friction. It will take an immense amount of pressure to squeeze fluid through the material.
The heat cure causes extremely tight molecular cross linking of the epoxy, thus creating a barrier that resists permeation by both hot and cold liquids. Once applied the epoxy coating is fused for life and never needs repainting. This process provides the most durable and resistant coatings possible. All products are tested rigorously prior to dispatch. Aquadam guarantees that only 100% defect free panels leave the factory.
Bring it on… The RhinoTank will win your war.
Be sharp and enrol for the live event by clicking the invitation above. If your manoeuvres have you out of base at the specified time, follow the live briefing on YouTube and FaceBook. Attendees of the Aqua Live Streaming Expo however, will have their questions answered on the spot.
Ever heard about the expression “Water Wars”? Water wars is a term used to recognise the trouble that people are facing when it comes to water resources. That is the kids’ gloves description. In real terms it describes the conflicts that countries or groups have regarding water supply scarcity.
These are real conflicts that can lead to people taking up arms against each other in a desperate effort to get access to water. Water conflicts occur because the demand for water resources and potable water can exceed supply, or because control over access and allocation of water may be disputed.
One of the earliest conflicts over irrigation water was between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers in the ancient Mesopotamian era, over 4,000 years ago, between two ancient city states. But what about now, in today’s modern age of civil society? Surely there are no wars about water anymore, are there? In fact, there are currently a few violent Water Conflicts that you may not be aware of:
• The Nile Basin conflict causing tension between Yemen and Egypt
• Standoffs between Turkey, Syria and Iraq over the Euprates-Tigris
• Transboundary water disputes between Afghanistan and Iran.
• Dam projects and disputes in the Mekong River Basin.
• Dispute over water in the Cauvery Basin in India.
What a lot of people don’t realise is that South Africa does not have enough water to supply its own demand. The whole of Gauteng is reliant on a neighbouring country, Lesotho, to supply enough water for the households and industry needs of the economic powerhouse of the country. This is done via the Lesotho Highlands Water project, which provides water to the Vaal River System in South Africa. It is Africa’s largest water transfer scheme making it possible to live life in Gauteng, seemingly without a care in the world about a possible lack of water. Water security in Gauteng relies on a decades-old 1986 treaty that forces Lesotho to provide water to South Africa in exchange for a source of income, despite climate change threatening Lesotho’s ability to deliver.
Clive Vinti, a PhD candidate in Environmental Law rightfully asks: “What will happen the day Lesotho cannot meet its water commitments towards South Africa? The day is going to come when Lesotho has to decide whether it gives South Africa the water, or it gives its own citizens the water. Ultimately, the Lesotho Highland Water treaty (LHWP) will impede access to water for local citizens of Lesotho,” says Vinti, who argues that the LHWP treaty does not comply with international water law.
Lesotho may be a small landlocked country, but boy, if you think about it – they hold a lot of cards in the form of life-giving water. Even if the relations between the two countries remain close and cordial, arguments have been put forward that the initial agreement was made by South Africa as a means of bullying its much smaller neighbour and that the LHWP should, therefore, be scrapped. Added to that is South Africa’s notorious inability to properly maintain its own infrastructure.
What does it mean for you and me? It means that we must be aware of the fact that we cannot take it for granted that we will always have enough water in our taps. It also means that we need be self-sufficient in our water needs and start planning accordingly.
Stay sharp. We will see you at our Aqua Live Streaming Expo’s.