Case study on the manufacture & installation of custom lids/covers for an open concrete tank

Client: Irish Water

Address: Waterford, Ireland.

Brief: To design, manufacture and install customised steel reinforced Fibreglass/GRP (Glass reinforced plastic lids/covers for installation over a concrete peat media filter tank.

BMS Design/Manufacturing Details:

The lids were 2 m in width by 5.5 m in length, with 8 lids installed side by side to run the full length of the tank.  They were a maximum of 2 m in width to allow for easy transport.  Manufacturing took place in BMS ISO 9001 factory in Longford, Ireland.

The lids were manufactured in rust/rot proof GRP and were delivered and installed at the site in a few hours by BMS.

The lids are safe to walk on and can easily be lifted on and off with light lifting equipment e.g. a high loader when required via the integral lifting hooks.

The installation of the lids completely eliminates the H&S risk caused by an open media filter tank along with minimising any odours.

The project showcases BMS custom manufacturing ability.  The lids are a great solution for an open tank which poses a H&S risk or odour issues and can be manufactured to order depending on your requirements.

Butler Manufacturing Services is a family owned specialist manufacturer of package (all in one) products for sewage treatment and surface water treatment established in 1986 with exports to 38+ countries worldwide including the world leading Blivet package sewage treatment plant, a ‘one stop shop’ for all surface water products from design to installation including attenuation, interceptors, holding tanks (incl. chemical resistant), hydrobrakes, rainwater harvesting tanks/filters & vortex silt separators, chlorine contact tanks, fully fitted pumps and sumps and much more. 

If there is a requirement for any of above on any project that you are working on we would welcome the opportunity to work on a solution with you.