Protective Coatings: Pay for the best quality first up – this can save headaches long term and the need to take the tank offline again for patches and re-coats as defects occur.
Ventilation: Turbine vents with moving parts are only designed for dry situations and do not last in extreme environments such as the hot and humid conditions inside a tank.
Tank Design 2: Minimise tank equipment that will need maintenance – remove gutters and make roof areas self shedding to reduce the amount of debris that can accumulate and affect water quality.
Corrosion: Minimise dissimilar metals and apply protective coatings as necessary.
This is most relevant in concrete tanks where ductile pipework is often left un-coated.
Renovations 2: Many tanks are re-coated without fixing hatch and platform areas at the same time.
Simplify internal fixtures and modify pipework to achieve better water quality performance.
Renovations 1: Better planning is required before conducting renovation projects.
Combine works together to make effective use of time and equipment whilst on site, to address not just immediate but medium term issues such as coating defects and corroded pipework.
Inspections: Clients need to conduct regular checks for site security, structural damage and water quality impacts to the supply.
Ideally, inspections need to be conducted on a yearly to four yearly cyclic basis by experienced external contractors to determine the more hard to locate external and internal issues that may be present.