Australian Tanks Offer Precast Concrete Pump Stations That Offer Peace-of-Mind Installation
Extra Heavy Duty Traffic Rating
Twin Steer Traffic Rated – Suitable to bear the weight of a garbage truck being driven over it.
All Australian Tanks tanks and pump stations are anti-floatation by design. Once backfilled they can be installed in 100% saturation and will instil nil hydrostatic uplift to the slab above.
For installations where the water table can be above the height of the tank, such as a basement installation, tidal or flood prone locations, some of our tanks can have in excess 3.0m water cover and still resist the hydrostatic uplift, providing nil buoyancy. Once the tank is selected to be suitable for the water table, no estimation is required by installers for the ballasting required, and no separate project management of concrete trucks, or water trucks is required.
All pump wells can be coated externally if there are acidic soils. Sewer or Trade Waste pump stations can be epoxy coated. As a standard, Australian Tanks epoxy coat with Megapoxy MC, as per our council approved grease traps. Alternatively, we can coat the wet well with other engineer specified products such as; Nitocote (Internal), Oxydur (External), Polyurea, Crystaflex, Carboguard, and Phenolic.
The Australian Tanks 1500mm ID PIT
The Choice Wastewater Pump Station for a Lower Life Cycle Cost
The Australian Tanks 1500mm id pit is the ideal solution for small grinder pumps through to significant wastewater pumps. Any pump arranged in a dual guide rail mounted set-up serviced by a 900×900 clear opening in the lid should be suitable for the Australian Tanks1500mm id pit. (Pump manufactures can confirm suitability.)
A tight diameter allows for a much better hydrodynamic area around the pumps, allowing;
- Fluid velocities and turbulence to re-suspend sealed solids with every pump cycle, allowing them to be pumped away. Less sedimentation removal by sucker trucks required, providing savings in maintenance costs.
- Decreased sedimentation reduces septicity and odour issues.
- Decreased retention times of sewage and minimal ‘dead spots’ on the pump well base, reduces accumulation and clumping of solids. Reduced pump blockages decrease maintenance call-out costs associated with pump blockages, or float switches being fouled.
A correctly sized wet well can significantly reduce the total life cycle cost for a client.
The 1500mm ID pit rings are joined in our factory, or on site with a water tight three-stage sealing protocol. The seal prevents water ingress, saving the pumps from running unnecessarily, thus saving power consumption.