Tank at Macclesfield Completed January 2012

Pumping and Technical Services Ltd is a specialist pump engineering company. With over 40 years of experience in the design and manufacture of chemical and refinery process pumps. PTS came to ACP with a requirement for a new pump testing tank at their new manufacturing facility in Adlington, Macclesfield. The specification was for a 12m wide x 30m long x 4m high above ground water tank c/w a removable precast concrete roof. ACP’s engineer recommended the use of the new 280mm thick prestressed concrete vertical panels to form the perimeter of the tank. Including initial excavation works, from start to finish the project took a total of just 7 weeks to construct. ACP completed stage one in January, which was to design, supply and install the main tank structure. Stage 2, by PTS, is to provide an undercover/canopy structure to the tank c/w adjacent undercover test house. Although stage 2 is not yet complete the tank has already been put to good use with the first pump test completed early Feb. The test was for some small bore 300 l/s pumps for the Portuguese Government. These went well and the date for the second tests have already been set. These are to test the much bigger 3000 l/s pumps which are to be used for re-flooding swamp lands in Iraq. Dates have not yet been set for testing the maximum pump/tank capacity which currently stands at a whopping performance of 6000 l/s. The tank will hold up to 1.62m litres of water.

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