Tecniplas ensures tanks meet specifications of the sanitation sector

Among the key changes, the company highlights the inclusion of resting points, structures consisting of intermediate platforms and stairs.

Tecniplas, a Brazilian provider in the production of tanks and special equipment made of FRP composites, says that it has implemented over the past few months several changes in the designs of tanks produced in Cabreúva (SP), adjusting them to suit the typical specifications of the basic sanitation sector. 

“We performed an extensive standardization of tanks in order to meet the requirements of water and sewage utilities,” says Priscila Moraes, head of marketing for Tecniplas. 

Among the key changes, Priscila highlights the inclusion of resting points, structures consisting of intermediate platforms and stairs. “We also adjusted the color of resins used in the production of tanks, making them darker. Thus, the stored liquid will not undergo any influence of sunlight,” she says.

The tanks produced by Tecniplas for applications in sanitation may have up to 15m in diameter and store 4.5 million liters. Compared to traditional concrete tanks, these ones ensure several advantages, such as increased tightness and longer lifetime. Utilities such as Sabesp, in São Paulo, Corsan, in Rio Grande do Sul, and Casan, in Santa Catarina, are already operating with the company’s tanks, Moraes says.

In addition, in order to fit the 5m diameter required by the road transport in Brazil, Tecniplas began to use “oblate” technology. This ensured that the system allows the ring-shaped sections of the tanks to be molded as an oval shape and then flattened at the ends, resembling the shape of the number eight. So after this process, a tank with 15m in diameter has its diameter reduced to 5m, and this size suits the Brazilian standards for road transportation. At the installation site, the sections are resized and manually laminated one over the other. 

“This system can reduce the transportation time from 90 to 10 days. Depending on the diameter of the tank, it also allows carrying two or three rings in the same truck,” says Moraes. “In other words, it represents a considerable gain in terms of logistics.”

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