• Urban Water Tank Pumps

          These pumps are suitable for our Urban water tank range only. For rural tank pumps, please contact us for advice.

Tank Base Preparation (Rural)

Learn more about the various methods to prepare the base of your tank for installation to ensure a correct foundation is laid.

Pad Preparation Guidelines

The preparation of the base pad is the responsibility of the customer. Our preferred base material is free draining sand. It must be free of sticks, stones and clay lumps. If you have to cut or fill the site, ensure adequate compaction of the sub soil to avoid subsidence.


The pad must be level to +/- 10mm.

Kingspan Rhino Tank Reference Table

MODEL

MINIMUM PAD DIAMETER

MINIMUM PAD THICKNESS REQUIRED
M3 OF SAND/CRUSHER DUST REQUIRED
BLUE METAL (20MM) EXCLUSION ZONE
REQUIRED AROUND
TANK BASE
RT-25
5.5m
150mm
3.5m 3
0.8m 3
RT-40
6.5m
150mm
4.5m 3
0.8m 3
RT-60
7.5m
150mm
6.0m 3
1.0m 3
RT-80
8.5m
150mm
8.0m 3
1.0m 3
RT-100
9.5m
150mm
10.0m 3
1.2m 3
RT-130
10.5m
150mm
13.0m 3
1.2m 3
RT-160
11.5m
150mm
16.0m 3
1.6m 3
RT-200
12.5m
150mm
19.0m 3
1.6m 3
RT-230
13.5m
150mm
22.0m 3
2.0m 3
RT-275
14.5m
150mm
25.0m 3
2.1m 3
RT-310
14.0m
250mm

27.0m3

Do NOT use sand

2.0m 3
RT-365
15.0m
250mm

47.0m3

Do NOT use sand

2.1m 3

Kingspan Heritage Tank Reference Table (Streamline)

MODEL
MINIMUM PAD DIAMETER
MINIMUM PAD THICKNESS REQUIRED
M3 OF SAND/CRUSHER DUST REQUIRED
BLUE METAL (20MM) EXCLUSION ZONE
REQUIRED AROUND
TANK BASE
HGT55
7.5m
150mm
8.0m 3
1.0m 3
HGT75
8.3m
150mm
10.0m 3
1.2m 3
HGT90
9.1m
150mm
12.0m 3
1.2m 3
HGT110
9.9m
150mm
14.0m 3
1.2m 3
HGT135
10.7m
150mm
16.0m 3
1.2m 3
HGT160
11.5m
150mm
19.5m 3
1.6m 3
HGT188
12.2m
150mm
21.5m 3
1.8m 3
HGT220
13.0m
150mm
25.0m 3
2.0m 3
HGT250
13.8m
150mm
29.0m 3
2.0m 3
HGT285
14.6m
150mm
34.0m 3
2.0m 3

Kingspan Heritage Tank Reference Table (Corrugated)

MODEL
MINIMUM PAD DIAMETER
MINIMUM PAD THICKNESS REQUIRED
M3 OF SAND/CRUSHER DUST REQUIRED
BLUE METAL (20MM) EXCLUSION ZONE
REQUIRED AROUND
TANK BASE
CT6
6.0m
150mm
6.0m 3
1.0m 3
CT9
6.7m
150mm
7.0m 3
1.0m 3
CT12
7.5m
150mm
8.0m 3
1.0m 3
CT15
8.3m
150mm
10.0m 3
1.2m 3
CT20
9.1m
150mm
12.0m 3
1.2m 3
CT25
9.9m
150mm
14.0m 3
1.2m 3
CT30
10.7m
150mm
16.0m 3
1.2m 3
CT35
11.5m
150mm
19.5m 3
1.6m 3
CT41
12.2m
150mm
21.5m 3
1.8m 3
CT48
13.0m
150mm
25.0m 3
2.0m 3
CT54
13.8m
150mm
29.0m 3
2.0m 3
CT60
14.6m
150mm
34.0m 3
2.0m 3
CT70
15.4m
150mm
36.0m 3
3.0m 3
CT80
16.1m
150mm
40.0m 3
3.0m 3

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