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 [...]

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 [...]

Type AB Air Gaps

By |2019-05-31T07:58:11+00:00April 26th, 2019|

Type AB Air Gaps - Practical Examples This article is aimed at clarifying regulation requirements of Type ‘AB’ Air Gaps and the new thinking by the Water Companies in their practical application. The Regulations are quite specific, a type ‘AB’ Air Gap is, by definition is unrestricted. i.e. No Screening of [...]

Sparge Pipes

By |2019-05-30T13:58:06+00:00April 26th, 2019|

Sparge Pipes - Their Ins and Outs A Sparge Pipe - a device used to achieve optimum circulation of water stored within a tank or cistern. Its application is generally reserved for installations where space around a tank is restricted. Reasonable access to the tank side directly opposite the Mains Inlet [...]


By |2019-05-30T14:05:24+00:00April 23rd, 2019|

Fundamentals and practical guidance Failure to control corrosion can lead to: increased costs reduced safety negative environmental impact 25% of all corrosion problems could be prevented by easily using well-established techniques. Corrosion results from the chemical interaction of a metal with its environment. Physical and chemical conditions influence both the rate [...]

Cistern and Tanks – As Time Goes By

By |2019-06-03T15:02:25+00:00April 23rd, 2019|

Cistern and Tanks - As Time Goes By Insight into Regulations An insight as to how new regulations, product standards, codes of conduct and appropriate product application have provided great benefit to water customers and why they remain under constant review. In a traditional industry such as water engineering and [...]

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