The preparation of the pad for your Rhino Tank is the responsibility of the customer. Our preferred base material is fine crusher dust; however, if crusher dust is not available in your area please insist on using screened course river sand. It must be free of sticks, stones and clay lumps (6mm diameter or less).
If Site Access or the Pad Quality is not adequate, it may be necessary for our installation team to leave the tank and re‐schedule the installation (possibly weeks) until the problem is corrected. Unfortunately, this will incur additional charges over and above the specified cost (to cover wages and travel).
Suggested Pad Levelling Technique
With a spirit level on top of a screed, level out the sand or crusher dust using a temporary pole in the centre of the pad as a pivot point.
Most sites will fall into 3 main categories.
1. Level existing site therefore Pad preparation is reasonably straight forward.
2. Slightly sloping site therefore Pad needs to compensate slope to ensure it is level.
3. Site has been cut in to create level base therefore we recommend a drain to be dug into the slope above the pad to allow water runoff to be diverted around the tank when it rains.
PAD SIZES AND QUANTITIES OF SAND, GRAVEL & WATER REQUIRED
|Tank Model||Capacity in Liters||Minimum PadDia in Mts/Ft.||# Qty. of Sand/CrusherDust at 150mm /6” deep||# Qty. of Blue Metal/ Stone||Water Reqd.(Lits)|
|RT-25||26,062||5.50m / 18||Ft 4 CM / 150 CF||2 CM / 75 CF||10000|
|RT-40||40,723||6.50m / 21 Ft||6 CM / 200 CF||3 CM / 100 CF||16000|
|RT-60||58,640||7.50m / 25||Ft 8 CM / 300||CF 4 CM / 150 CF||24000|
|RT-80||79,816||8.50m / 28Ft||10 CM / 350 CF||5 CM / 175 CF||32000|
|RT-100||104,250||9.50m / 31||Ft 12 CM / 450 CF||6 CM / 225 CF||40000|
|RT-130||131,941||10.50m / 34 Ft||15 CM / 550 CF||8 CM / 275 CF||52000|
|RT-160||162,890||11.50m / 38 Ft||18 CM / 650 CF||9 CM / 325 CF||64000|
|RT-200||197,097||12.50m / 41 Ft||21 CM / 750 CF||11 CM / 375 CF||80000|
|RT-230||234,562||13.50m / 44 Ft||25 CM / 900 CF||13 CM / 450 CF||90000|
All commercial water storage tanks require construction on a concrete ring beam footing. It is imperative for the client to ensure foundations and civil works for the site are adequate. Ring beam design is dependent on tank size and location. Appropriate design specification drawings are supplied by Rhino at the time of order.
Rhino Water Tanks has a network of specially trained tank installers across Australia. Our installers focus on quality and excellent service to ensure the job is manufactured, supplied and installed to the customer's specific requirements.
All Rhino tanks are transported to site in flat pack form and then assembled on site. This allows us to position the fittings to the customer's individual requirements and gives us the ability to install tanks on sites with reduced accessibility. Most of our commercial tanks are assembled with the use of cranes as demonstrated in these photos.