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Cistern Inlet Calculations

By |2019-06-03T10:35:19+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

For  Type AF or AG Water Regulation compliant Air Gaps for Multiple Inlets to a Cistern or Tank A Cistern or Tank used for potable water storage within England and Wales requires compliance with the requirements of Schedule 2, Section 16 of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.  Similar Regulations [...]

ATCM and CIPHE

By |2019-05-31T10:22:28+00:00May 7th, 2019|

Membership We are delighted to announce that the Association of Tank and Cistern Manufacturers is now a member of CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers). Find out more about CIPHE by clicking here

A Guidance Statement on Cistern and Tank Maintenance

By |2019-06-03T14:59:00+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

A Cistern or Tank used for potable water storage within England and Wales requires compliance with the requirements of Schedule 2, Section 16 of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.  Similar Regulations also apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland. A Water Tank installed in commercial, industrial and institutional [...]

Replace or Refurbish a Water Tank?

By |2019-06-03T14:59:24+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

A considered opinion from the ATCM Complete replacement is the most appropriate and positive resolve for a tank that is not structurally sound. A tank requiring repair and considered to be of sound construction could be refurbished by the installation of a Butyl lining. For tanks with heavily corroded internal and [...]

ATCM Group Sectional Tank Specification

By |2019-06-03T15:00:02+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

GRP Sectional Tanks shall meet the requirements of BS EN 13280:2001 "Glass fibre reinforced plastic cisterns for cold water storage". The tank, together with its components shall be WRAS approved. The tank offered by the supplier shall be WRAS approved but where the purchaser requires variations to the specification offered which makes [...]

Important Notes – Sectional Tanks

By |2019-05-31T08:06:29+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

Essential information for the Site Engineer aimed at assisting the planning of a project and to anticipate and avoid potential on-site problems Sectional Tanks THE FOLLOWING ARE THE CUSTOMERS’ RESPONSIBILITY (unless otherwise agreed in writing with the supplier) Off Loading: at the nearest point of hard standing – [...]

Advisory Notes – One Piece Tanks

By |2019-06-03T15:00:24+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

Essential information for the Customer aimed at assisting the planning of a project and to anticipate and avoid potential on-site problems One Piece Tanks THE FOLLOWING ARE THE CUSTOMERS’ RESPONSIBILITY (unless otherwise agreed in writing with the supplier) Off Loading: at the nearest point of hard standing – the [...]

ATCM and WRAS working together

By |2019-06-03T15:00:41+00:00May 1st, 2019|

The ATCM and the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) have jointly produced a WRAS Information and Guidance Note (IGN) entitled "Cold Water Storage Cisterns - Design Recommendations for Mains Supply Inlets". This is a practical guide to assist designers, isntallers and usersof water supply systems to ensure appropriate backflow protection (Air [...]

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