Arlington Fleet Services
These original copper rooftop tanks had become too costly to keep repairing as they could only be soldered by skilled craftsmen.
Tek Tanks were invited to the Arlington Fleet Services in Eastleigh to come up with a replacement tank that was to be rotationally moulded. Moulding was the only option due to the large number that needed replacing.
Pendolino Tank Replacement Project
We were approached by AJ Pavely in Birmingham to help re-design and manufacture the replacement fresh water and effluent tanks for the WCs on the Pendolino trains. The original tanks also made from polyethylene had quality and reliability issues. The brief was to come up with a tank system that would be more durable whilst still fitting in the existing space envelope.
The original design of the tanks was modified to relieve stress on the corners by increasing the corner radius. The material was also changed to a higher grade polyethylene and the wall thickness was increased to give the tank extra strength. The original interlocking design was retained to provide a more rigid installation.
Each tank has a level gauge and plugs inserted then is pressure tested and inspected before it is insulated ensuring that the moulding is unblemished and watertight.
Class O glass fibre insulation with a quilted foil cover was bonded to the exterior of the tanks, thus preventing condensation forming and giving the tanks the required fire rating.
Tek Tanks Ltd
The Old Stables, West End Farm,
Upper Froyle, Alton, Hampshire,
GU34 4JR England
Tel: +44 (0)1420 520830
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