Pioneer Water Tanks you made the right choice
When selecting your fire water reserve for your new property make sure you make the right choice. Pioneer Water Tanks will not only ensure you family and garden have plenty of water but by putting in 1 additional Camlock fire fitting it will ensure you always have a reserve of water to keep you safe when needed. No need to buy 2 tanks when one Pioneer Water Tank will do.
Many new estates in QLD require home owners have water available as a fire reserve due to the risk of bush fires, many property owners make the wrong choice by selecting a plastic “Poly” tank for this purpose. As we are sure you would agree in most cases if or when your property was under threat the Poly tank is unlikely to have been the Right choice. Research has proven that steel tanks are the best and will withstand even intense fire immersion ensuring water availability when you need it most.
No need to take our word for it, see the finding from the Bushfire CRC Research below.
A research project involving the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (Bushfire CRC) and the CSIRO revealed that different types of rainwater tanks can play an important role in
defending houses against the threat of a bushfire. The research investigated the effects of typical Australian bushfire exposures on both residential and commercial water tanks of steel and plastic construction.
Anecdotal evidence already exists to suggest that steel water tanks offer greater protection to both residential and commercial properties in the event of a bushfi re than alternative
materials because of its non-combustibility. The full results from this research will be used by the Bushfire CRC and the CSIRO to:
Influence how building codes and planning guides are developed, particularly around bushfire risk areas;
Help provide advice to property owners on the level of risk their homes and businesses face; and
Help develop education programmes for local communities.
PIONEER WATER TANKS GALAXY STEEL CONSTRUCTION WITH AQUALINER®
Steel construction liner tanks maintained structural integrity during all tests. The liner construction proved able to retain water during and after the fire-front, which is critical for the protection of property and assets in the event of a bush fire.
POLYETHYLENE POLY (PLASTIC) CONSTRUCTION
Polyethylene tanks suffered considerable structural distortion during simulation of a bushfire passage. The tanks demonstrated structural deformation during the 30 minute flame exposure, resulting in the tank splitting itself and melting down. Polyethylene tanks were at risk of total failure when adjacent combustible items are present, in the form of forest litter, fences or other polyethylene tanks.”
STEEL TANKS LIKE THE PIONEER WATER TANK ARE SUITABLE FOR SUPPLYING WATER DURING FIRES