Handbook on Plumbing Installation for Buildings

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For industrial use, the permissible capacity of storage tank is one day demand. For temporary mains fresh water flushing, the capacity of the water storage tank shall be limited to 45 litres per flushing apparatus with a minimum of 250 litres. For salt water flushing supply, there is no limit to the storage capacity but a storage of no less than half a day’s consumption is recommended. 18) Every cistern shall be constructed of concrete, galvanized steel or other approved material. Fibeglass storage cisterns for potable water shall be of an approved type.

Control Valves : (i) size - Depends on the size of the pipings. (ii) - A loose jumper type stopcock shall be type 44 December 06 Points to Consider - - - - (iii) location - - - A8 45 Hot Water System : (i) type of water heater - Criteria provided and placed with spindle in the vertical position before the meter position. Fullway gate valves shall be fitted before meter positions when the meters are sited at roof level. Cisterns shall be fitted with a ball valve and a fullway gate valve at the inlet in the case of a gravity supply or with an automatic control switch and without any stop valve in the case of a pumped supply.

Fibreglass storage cistern for potable water shall be of an approved type or certified to contain no toxic materials and suitable for storage of potable water. A water storage cistern shall be fitted with a ball valve and a fullway gate valve at the inlet in the case of a gravity supply or with an automatic control switch and without any stop valve in the case of a pumped supply. The ball valve or control switch shall shut off the supply when the water level is 25 mm below the invert of the overflow pipe or the warning pipe if there exists one.

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