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NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY REPLACEMENT WATER TANKS

ABOUT THEIR PROJECT


DATE

01/06/2017

COMPANY

Newcastle University – Replacement Tanks

REQUIREMENTS

Removal and replacement of three water tanks including the removal of all related waste.

PRODUCT SUPPLIED

GRP Hot Press Externally Flanged Sectional Water Storage Tank, including the removal and replacement of three tanks within three separate buildings at Newcastle University

TANK DIMENSIONS & CAPACITY

3.00 x 1.00 x 1.50 m – 4,500 litres, 4.00 x 3.00 x 1.50 m – 18,000 litres, 6.00 x 4.00 x 1.50m 36,000 litres

The initial site survey was carried out on 1st June 2017 we carried out a site survey at Newcastle University to access the customers’ concerns in relation to the current condition of three water tanks on the university campus, along with accessing site conditions of the tanks which were located in three separate buildings. This enabled us to ensure that the project would be carried out in the most cost-effective manner with minimal impact on the water supply.

Newcastle University is a public research university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England, Established in 1937. The university has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK and attracts over 20,000 students from more than 120 different countries worldwide.

The existing tanks at the university were oversized and needed to be replaced to avoid any potential risk of stagnation. After assessment of the tanks, it was agreed the best course of action was the removal and replacement of three water tanks at the university located within the Ridley building, Leech building and Cookson building.

We started by arranging for the first tank within the Ridley building to be stripped out and replaced with a 3.00 x 1.00 x 1.50 meter high GRP hot press sectional water tank. This was done during the weekend; which meant we were not required to install a by-pass system.

The second tank was located within the Leech building programme, with this building we arranged for a small on-site temporary tank to be cleaned and chlorinated, this was then connected to the water before stripping out. This tank replaced a GRP hot press sectional tank 4.00 x 3.00 x 1.50 meters high.
The final tank to be removed and replaced with a 6.00 x 4.00 x 1.50 meter high GRP hot press sectional tank was located within the Cookson building; this was our biggest challenge, the plant room was located via a ladder from the roof. Panels had to be manually moved down the ladder to the roof space where we then used a crane to move them down to the ground. The replacement panels had to be craned up and manually moved using a rope hoisting system to the final destination. The existing tank had a division which allowed us to strip out half of the tank and use the remaining half to maintain the water supply.
Pipework alterations were also undertaken whilst replacing the tanks including removing any dead legs.
By utilising the existing tank divisions, working out of hours, utilising a temporary tank and the final connection taking place out of hours. We were able to ensure a continuous supply of water to the University buildings and campus without issue.

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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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