What you need to know about our mining industrial WATER STORAGE tanks.
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The major industrial hubs in South Africa are located far from the country’s larger watercourses, which means water has to be transferred on a large scale from catchment areas to urban and industrial regions. The offshoot of this is water transfer is highly reliant on adequately maintained piping and water supply infrastructure.
We provide our customers with the best industrial water stirage tanks that are used to store water for mining companies. Our range of products vary depending on your needs. Some of our products on offer include circular sectional steel water storage tank designs as well as ASIB approved fire water tank solutions. Take a look at these and other options on our website today.
Being able to assure there is adequate water supply for the future is not a unique problem. It’s estimated that by 2025, at least 3.5 billion people (nearly 50% of the world’s population) will face water scarcity. South Africa is not exempt. Based on current usage trends, water demand will exceed availability of economically usable freshwater resources by 2025. This is exacerbated by the growth in urbanization and the continuing trend in industrialization in South Africa.
What is industrial water?
The manufacturing and industrial sector uses water during the production process; either to create products or to cool equipment that’s used to create products. Industrial water is used for fabricating, processing, washing, diluting, cooling or transporting products.
The type of industrial water used depends on the product that’s being manufactured and the quality of water that is required.
Deionized water is essential to process medical, electronics and food products; otherwise known as ultra-pure water where almost all of the minerals, dissolved gas and dirt particles are removed from the water where they could interfere with the precise and sensitive manufacturing requirements.
Feed water is used in boilers and cooling towers to ensure maximum efficiency, long system life, reduced maintenance costs and optimal performance levels. Feed water is freshwater that has been purified or preheated and supplied to boilers to create hot water or steam.
Cooling water is used to remove heat during the manufacturing process or from the equipment used. Water acts as a conduit to remove heat from one medium to another, where the transfer of heat relies on the difference in temperature between the two mediums.
Raw water is the most common form of industrial water. It is water found in the environment that hasn’t been treated and contains natural levels of minerals, ions, particles, bacteria and parasites as well as water pollutants. Raw water includes rainwater, ground water, water from infiltration wells and water from lakes and rivers. It generally needs to be treated to make it fit for industrial use and disposal.
Industrial wastewater is the by-product of industrial and manufacturing activities. It needs to be treated before it can be released to a sanitary sewer or into the environment or preferably reused. By recycling industrial water, companies are able to achieve significant savings and reduce their carbon footprint. It also makes more water available for agricultural, urban and rural use.
Why are our top of the range industrial water tank solutions necessary?
We offer galvanized industrial water tank options that ensures you have an uncompromised supply of water for your industrial needs. It greatly reduces the impact of problems such as drought and unreliable water supply caused by municipal inefficiencies. The greatest benefit of industrial water storage tanks is it makes a business self-sufficient and reduces its dependency on regulated water resources.
There are three sources of waters for your industrial water storage needs:
Rainwater is collected during downpours, treated using an advanced filtration system and stored in an industrial water storage tank
Municipal water supply
An industrial water storage tank is filled up using municipal water
Integrated water supply solution
An industrial water storage tank is filled with municipal water to a certain level and acts as a primary source of water, and rainwater that’s harvested during downpours tops up the water level.
Speak to us for more information on our top industrial water storage tanks and we can help you customize one for your needs. Fab Tanks Africa supplies water tanks that are produced using galvanized panels that are corrosion resistant and durable. Each water tank is customized to your site specifications and assembled easily and cost-effectively on site.