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A million litres will quench any fire

One million litres of water are provided for the fire sprinkler system at SAFT Atlantic Hills by SBS Tanks.

SBS® Tanks has been supplying liquid and dry storage solutions to the mining, municipal, agricultural, fire protection and water conservation industries for more than two decades. It plays a vital role in maintaining water and food security in South Africa – and is also expanding in Africa and abroad. Headquartered in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, the specialist company has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, but is also to be found in Ghana, Kenya and the United States.

“We would like to expand our customer base – with this in mind, we would like to broaden our capabilities through regional market development and global alliances,” says entrepreneur and Group CEO Delayne Gray.

It prides itself on being involved at every stage of a project, from brief and design to installation and all-important after-sales service. With a hands-on work ethic, it is dedicated to transformation and making a positive social impact. This initiative begins ‘at home’, with its more than 160 staff members, who receive additional training and are encouraged to adopt a mind-set of continual improvement. “The company was built to service the community around them and has remained true to that vision since the very beginning,” says Gray.

SBS® Water Systems, a division of SBS® Tanks, is ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007-accredited and scooped the Durban Chamber of Commerce Exporter of the Year Award in 2014. A stated company objective is to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the company through the ISO9001:2008 standard.

The ZINCALUME® tanks, which are approved for potable water, were designed in collaboration with leading structural engineers to safely contain hazardous materials and withstand harsh climatic conditions. This has made them ideal for use in the mining industry, both locally and abroad. These robust, low-maintenance vessels have a lifespan of more than 65 years under normal climatic and operating conditions, and are sold with a 12-month guarantee and a conditional ten-year non-leak warranty (provided the tank is installed by an approved SBS® Solutions installer).

The wall panels and roof sheets of all SBS® Tanks are made of steel that is hot-dipped and coated with a molten alloy of 55% aluminium, 43.5% zinc and 1.5% silicon (ZINCALUME®), which renders the tanks resistant to corrosion. All tanks are fitted with an approved liner to prevent water ingress. The company supplies tanks with capacities from 12kℓ right up to 3.3Mℓ – they are versatile, with a wide range of standard and special fittings available.

SBS® Tanks has built more than 1 000 tanks in South Africa and completed installations throughout Africa and as far afield as the UAE, Myanmar and New Caledonia.

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