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BRISTOL AIRPORT FIRE SUPPRESSION WATER TANK INSTALLATION

ABOUT THEIR PROJECT


DATE

22/06/2017

COMPANY

Bristol Airport

REQUIREMENTS

Supply delivery & install a fire suppression water storage tank

PRODUCT SUPPLIED

Hot press sectional tank with externally flanged sides and base levelling steels.

TANK DIMENSIONS & CAPACITY

8x6x3 meter high sectional water tank to hold a capacity of 144,000 litres of water.

Bristol airport is one of the UKs fastest growing regional airports, employing just over 200 people, with a wider employee community of nearly 3,000. 2017 marks the airport 60th anniversary of flying from the current site in North Somerset.
The airport was officially opened by HRH Prince George in 1930 although the history dates back to 1927 when group of local businessmen raised £6,000 through public subscriptions to start a flying club at Filton Aerodrome. This later to become the birthplace of Concorde.
To date Bristol airport has seen an addition of two major terminal extensions completed since 2011. Further development projects underway, including the construction of a multi-storey car park opposite the terminal.

Our client contacted our technical sales team for a quote to manufacture and supply a fire suppression water tank required by the airport to hold a total capacity of 144,000 litres.

Our client requested to duplicate water tank specifications on two previously installed sectional tanks already on-site.

On further evaluation, the specifications needed to be amended slightly reducing in size to meet the smaller space restriction at the silver zone car park.

Tank specifications included insulated GRP panels, bowser fill points and female round threat couplers (which are used as emergency water draw off by onside fire services if required) as a precautionary measure to protect these valves and allow future replacement works our engineers supplied both gate and butterfly valves for each outlet.

The silver zone car park is an elevated site and noted for having notoriously poor water pressure, a sectional water storage tank for emergency water supply was necessary for the event of a fire adequate water pressure is readily available to assist fire crews. Bristol airport has a minimum of four other fire suppression water storage tanks installed at strategic locations throughout the site for ease of access by firefighter if required, each tank holds water at an adequate pressure suitable for fire protection.

The tank is filled by 10,000 L bowsers and then supply is maintained by a single ball valve. Our team sourced and supplied specialist connections and fabricated bracketry for the tank as well as installing base levelling steels to ensure the platform on which the tank is built was fit for purpose.

Ensuring the site has a solid and level foundation prior to tank assembly is the first stage of our installation. The base is measured by our training installation crew to the British Standard, if the base is not level, issues with leaking and cracking will inevitably ensue.

Due to the dangerous and destructive nature of fire, fire protection systems and their components must meet the stringent regulations outlined in LPS1276
The timelines of the project from enquiry to installation took around 4 months, this included an approximate 3-month decision-making period. Our client was happy with the product and services supplied by Dewey Waters and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

Dewey Waters are experts in the field of fire safety tanks, with 60 years manufacturing experience our team are experts in the area of Fire Tanks, Water Storage, GRP Manufacturing and Tank Assembly /Construction.

We offer a range of services to our clients and are on hand each step of the process for advice and technical support. We provide on-site tank assembly teams for constructing the water storage tanks ensuring the highest industry standards are met.

If you have a site that requires more specialist project management or a complex design please contact our technical sales team who will be able to confirm how Dewey Waters can assist you.

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Specialising in the manufacture of both one piece and sectional cold water storage tanks, our experience ensures that we are able to accommodate virtually all client requirements.

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Placing and receiving your order is a straightforward, hassle-free process.

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Dewey Waters is an accredited & certified GRP water tank manufacturer.

Experts Installation

60 years’ industry experience in both Water Storage and GRP industries.

On Time Delivery

Placing and receiving your order is a straightforward, hassle-free process.

Technical Advice

We provide high levels of technical knowledge, product choice and customer service.

Fully Certified

Dewey Waters is an accredited & certified GRP water tank manufacturer.

Experts Installation

60 years’ industry experience in both Water Storage and GRP industries.

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