Sprinkler & Water Storage Tank Inspection
Water storage and sprinkler tanks are constructed in a variety of materials and design types. Liquitech has the experience and knowledge to inspect painted or galvanised steel tanks, aluminium tanks, GRP tanks or concrete tanks - be they vertical or horizontal cylindrical in design, rectangular, above ground, below ground, bolted or welded.
Sprinkler or water storage tank inspection is a vital part of the planned maintenance that is necessary to prevent tanks from failing, potentially causing injury or costing the company millions to repair or replace.
We inspect all the elements of the sprinkler and water storage tanks and connection points:
- Tank wall panels
- Roofs, and roof supports
- Ancillaries such as immersion heaters, inlet valves, contents gauges and drain valves
- Pipe connection points
- Access ladders
Where a client needs to have a tank inspected internally, but prefers to avoid draining it, as is often the case with sprinkler tanks for example, we can help by using our submersible digital camera to film the internal elements of the tank. Following the inspection, we will extrapolate still images to present within a report on the tank’s overall condition.
Using the camera removes the need for any third party attendance making the management of the inspection project very simple. It also enables the water supply to be maintained throughout the inspection of the sprinkler and water storage tanks, therefore eliminates costs associated with high water usage, tank isolation/re-commissioning, and possible short term increases in insurance premiums.
Ultrasound is an invaluable technology, enabling us to build up a very accurate picture of the overall health of steel water storage and sprinkler tanks, identifying issues that may not necessarily be revealed by more traditional inspection techniques.
We use ultrasound to accurately assess the thickness of tank panels and pipe work and identify areas of weakness and corrosion.
Ultrasound is especially valuable where it is not possible to inspect the interior of the of the water storage tank, as is often the case with fire sprinkler system tanks.
Neither tanks nor pipework need to be drained down to carry out an ultrasound check on material thickness.
The sensitive equipment used to measure material thicknesses in tank walls is also used to measure the residual thickness of pipe walls, allowing water pipes to be inspected in-situ, with no disruption to supply or service.
Inspection Reports and Recommendations
Following our inspection of your sprinkler or water storage tanks, a detailed report is submitted outlining the health of the tank with a commentary on the tank shell, roof, roof supports, connections and ancillaries such as heaters, gauges, pipework lagging etc. - with supporting photographs and ultrasound measurements.
The report will also include details the actions required to rectify any areas of concern.
Reports following pipework inspections record the residual pipe-wall thicknesses, enabling a planned approach to be taken to on-going pipework maintenance, minimising down-time and disruption of supply.