Based in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, FAB Tanks was founded in 2008 and has rapidly gained an enviable reputation for quality products and customer service, offering sectional steel water tank solutions for all water storage requirements throughout Africa, including drinking water tanks for rural areas, low-cost housing developments, mining and fire protection projects, and farming and government installations.
These high-quality tanks consist of standard size panels that bolt together to provide tanks to meet any size requirements. This unique design allows for easy transport to site, and the panels are pre-punched to avoid site work such as welding and drilling.
The panels are of a standard 1 220 x 1 220mm size, and are hydraulically pressed to form a combined flange of 45° and 90° to fit the face of the plate on all four sides. In addition, internal bracing is used inside the tank to oppose the outward forces of the water inside the tank. The internal bracing is manufactured from carbon steel and is hot-dipped galvanised.
To achieve optimum sealing of the tanks, pre-punched rubber gaskets are used between the panels, as well as non-toxic sealants, and all the steel components are hot-dipped galvanised in accordance with SANS 121, including all fasteners.
Tanks are also supplied with four pipe connection points; inlet, outlet, overflow and drain (flanged to SANS 1123 or BSP sockets); external and internal access ladders; a fitted roof with a lockable access manhole and screened vent; a level indicator; and internal support bracing.
In addition, FAB Tanks offers steel support structures for all sizes of water tanks. This includes the design of the structure by a registered professional engineer, as well as the manufacturing and delivery to site.
All steel towers include an access ladder with a safety cage with the option of having a walkway around the tank. It must be noted, however, that the design of foundations and dwarf walls is important and should only be undertaken by a professional engineer. A design certificate from a registered professional engineer will be supplied on any order placed.
As a comprehensive water storage solution, FAB Tanks offers pipe work for all tanks which can be fabricated and installed to suit the project requirements, whether it is from tank to ground level or from tank to pump house. This will include the supply of all the necessary valves to suit the project (float valves, gate valves, butterfly valves).
Pipe work can be fabricated from medium- or heavy-gauge pipe and can include flanged or threaded ends, and all pipe work and fasteners are hot-dipped galvanised to SANS specifications.
Tel: +27 11 762 7955