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Water Tanks For Cement Batching Plants Cat. 5 Backflow Prevention
Water Tanks For Cement Batching Plants – as you can imagine, there is a huge quantity of water used by cement batching plants. However, water storage for cement batching plants is closely regulated and cement plant operators need to be aware of the WRAS requirements for backflow protection.
Known as Fluid Category 5 or FC5, the scheme was put in place by The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) to reduce waste, misuse, undue consumption or contamination of the water supply.
Water storage tanks for cement batching plants should be protected with backflow prevention through the use of an ‘air gap’. These are typically built on the water tanks themselves using what we call a weir or an interrupter or by means of a separate air gap. Below is a diagram of the basic function of an air gap with weir overflow.
Air gap with weir overflow:
The ‘gap’ simply acts as a break in the water flow. This is there so that should there be a loss of water pressure the water cannot flow back up the water supply and potentially contaminate the fresh water lines.
Water tanks for cement batching plants
Enduramaxx manufactures a large range of rotationally moulded, one piece, medium density polyethene Fluid Category 5 Break Tanks at its factory in Lincolnshire. These tanks range in size from 150 litres up to 30,000 litres and by simply linking tanks together the capacity can be increased to 40,000, 50,000 or 60,000, 90,000 litres or whatever the individual requirement may be.
Bunded Admixture Storage Tanks
Enduramaxx bunded storage tanks are available up to 30,000 litres for the processing and storage of bulk liquid admixture. These bunded tanks have been specifically designed with pollution control in mind. Selected for integral protection from leakage and overfilling. These plastic tanks are constructed using rotationally moulded mid-density polyethene.
These bunded tanks contain a minimum 110% volume of the inner tank. Simply put, a bunded tank is a ‘tank within a tank’ which helps customers conform to current health and safety legislation.
For more information or to talk to one of our sales team, call 01778 562810.