Australian Tanks’ Underground Fire Services Tanks are holding tanks providing fire protection water for a sprinkler system that demands more water than the domestic water line serving the building can supply.
As Local Authorities increasingly require a dedicated source of water for fire services, and space constraints in new developments restrict where tanks can be built, solutions like our modular Fire Tank package become not only practical, but also very cost effective. What is important in understanding and analysing the true costs of a Fire Tank solution is recognising the true cost over the lifetime of your solution.
When undertaking a cost comparison, the upfront costs for an above ground solution may seem cost effective. However, consider the cost of that above ground space, and how else it can be used. It is when you value the space the tank sits on and you work out the maintenance and internal liner replacement costs over 10 or 15 years that you may see the real value benefits in an underground solution.
Our Underground Fire Tank Solutions offer the innovation of the Australian Tanks’ Anti-Floatation base and the durability and strength of the Extra Heavy Duty traffic design load rating (SM1600 – rated up to unrestricted vehicle access).
Underground tank solutions also have minimal visual impact and are not subject to vandalism or graffiti. With our ultra-quick modular approach (with all fittings in place on delivery), you benefit from a fast, efficient, low cost and easy install solution.
The layout is extremely flexible and various tank volumes can be isolated to meet maintenance requirements.
Precast Fire Tanks
Arundel, Gold Coast, Qld
An existing property required a massive upgrade in Fire Services with 330,000L tanks to run the new sprinkler system.
With limited space, underground water storage location was under the existing car park, creating the need for very efficient site operation from excavation to completion.