Kingspan worked with the project’s building supervisor to develop a suitable tank system, assisting with specification and design after a site inspection. This resulted in the builder saving on costs as our account manager identified that only four Modline tanks were required (instead of six Slimline tanks, which were originally specified).
Due to restrictions of space, the tank system’s footprint was very important. This brought up challenges including:
- Limited wall space between AC units & windows (to allow light into the basement carpark)
- Tanks shared fire escape route so they needed to be narrow enough to accommodate a 1m fire code clearance to boundary fence
- Tanks needed enough flat surface area on the sides to install a 100mm low level balance line
To meet hydraulic specifications and to manage all roof rainwater run-off, the system provides a total capacity of 18.2kL and does not retain water. Instead the tanks are used for detention purposes only. Each tank also had high level 100mm emergency overflows strategically fitted so pipework would not encroach into the fire escape corridor. To match the building’s exterior, tanks were supplied in Colorbond Surfmist.
Kingspan Modline Water Tanks