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    Water storage tanks for fire protection systems

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  23-01-2019

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Details the requirements for the design, installation, materials and commissioning of tanks for the storage of water for fire fighting and fire control purposes.

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    This Standard sets out the minimum requirements for the design, construction, installation and commissioning of bolted steel circular and rectangular water tanks for the storage of water for fire protection systems. Additionally, where a fire protection tank is constructed of materials other than bolted steel or bolted cast iron, this Standard details the accessory items that are required to be provided and the necessary commissioning and maintenance requirements.
    This Standard also provides guidance on water sources and qualities that influence tank design and construction, together with water conservation measures.
    This Standard is limited to—
    (a) the tank structure;
    (b) the tank foundation; and
    (c) tank penetrations and related accessories.
    The requirements cover—
    (i) bolted steel and bolted cast iron tanks with and without liners.
    (ii) all other fire service tank accessories (Section 7).
    This Standard applies to the following systems, where applicable:
    (A) Automatic fire sprinkler systems to AS 2118.1.
    (B) Fire hydrant systems to AS 2419.1.
    (C) Fire hose reel systems to AS/NZS 1221.
    (D) Combined sprinkler and hydrant systems in multistorey buildings to AS 2118.6.
    (E) Residential sprinkler systems to AS 2118.4.
    (F) Fire pumpsets to AS 2941.
    This Standard does not apply to the design and application of the following:
    (1) Plastic tanks.
    (2) Fibreglass tanks.
    (3) Agricultural and rainwater tanks.
    (4) Drinking water tanks.
    (5) Wooden tanks.
    (6) Non-ferrous metal tanks.
    (7) Bladder tanks.
    (8) Welded steel tanks.
    (9) Concrete tanks.

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    Committee FP-008
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS 2304—2011.<br>This edition 2019. First published as AS 2304-2011. This edition 2019.

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    AS/NZS 1594:2002 Hot-rolled steel flat products
    AS 2941-2013 Fixed fire protection installations - Pumpset systems
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    AS/NZS 4680:2006 Hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings on fabricated ferrous articles (Reconfirmed 2017)
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