ClearWater Tanks Spring eNews
We’re so pleased to be out and about again with the return of the field days! So far we’ve been to Riverina, Mudgee and Agquip … and look forward to Henty later in the month [September 20-22]
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We hope you’re surviving the big wet and haven’t floated down the creek without a paddle. Hopefully, the season is a good one for you and your agribusiness.
Have a nice day,
Ben, Sam and
the ClearWater Team
IN THIS EDITION
- NEW TANK SIZES
- ZINCALUME® VS GALVANISED STEEL
- TROUGH PADS
- FLOAT VALVE CHAMBER
- SPRING CLEANING
NEW TANK SIZES
As part of our continual improvement process we’ve changed our tank sizes slightly. This will allow for ease of transportation and installation on your site. We like to keep it simple and transport tanks via ute and trailer … especially when it’s wet to minimise the impact on your site.
Our standard tanks now range from 27,000 to 250,000 litres with a choice of COLORBOND® or ZINCALUME® steel.
We understand that not all needs are met by a standard tank range … so we’ve introduced the midline range (2.9 metres high) and highline range (3.6 metres high) to accommodate those requiring more litres on the same standard footprint.
Did you know we only use Australian Made, BlueScope ZINCALUME® steel in the manufacture of our water tanks?
ZINCALUME® steel is made from a combination of aluminium, zinc and silicon … making it a durable and long-lasting steel. With a lifetime of almost four times that of traditional galvanised steel … ZINCALUME® steel is a product that is built to last.
Whilst we manufacture galvanised steel tanks on request … we recommend ZINCALUME® due to the longer lifespan. Depending on environmental conditions, ZINCALUME® can have a lifespan of up to four times longer than ordinary galvanised steel.
We’re currently in the process of introducing concrete Trough Pads to our current product mix.
Our trough pads are designed to be positioned under your trough to prevent erosion around the trough and allow smaller stock to access the water.
Our trough pads also alleviate the need for inconvenient concreting in the field.
Dimensions | 2400mmW x 3000mmL x 85mmD
Occasionally we receive photos from our loyal customers who are thrilled with our trough design.
This photo shows how large our float valve chamber really is. Large enough to house a gate valve where stock can’t access it or turn it off.
The trough can however, be turned off when not in use or for cleaning. We’re always happy to receive photos and feedback on our products.
OUR VERSION OF SPRING CLEANING!
With the weather warming up … spring is the perfect time to perform a bit of tank care and maintenance. Especially since many tanks have been overflowing all winter and erosion may have occurred at the base.
We recommend inspecting your tank every 3 to 4 months with the beginning of spring being the opportune time.
This is our list of things to check:
- Aggregate … check there is enough aggregate with an exclusion zone of 20mm. Also check your aggregate is clear of grass and weeds and hasn’t dislodged during winter.
- Tank Roof … Remove any leaves and debris from your tank roof without getting on the roof itself. This can be done using a long-handled broom / brush or leaf blower.
- Leaf Filter Basket … Check leaf filter basket and ensure it is free from leaves and debris. Also remove the basket and give it a good rinse under running water regularly.
- Pests, Animals & Vermin … Look for signs of pest, animal or vermin activity around or on your tank. If you notice any damage to your tank, liner, pad or aggregate please attend to asap.
- External Tank Walls … Clean surface contaminants off using a hose and soft brush.
- Internal Tank Cleaning … If your ClearWater Tank is regularly maintained and cleaned, and all filters and fittings are working correctly, your tank should not require internal cleaning.
- Tank Level … Always ensure your ClearWater Tank is at least 10% full to keep your tank liner in position.
- Tank Overflow … Check to insure water is flowing freely and the outlet isn’t blocked or obstructed.