46 | CONTRACTING Reliant Solutions Smart liquid containment solutions Kelly Deeks Reliant Solutions’ bolted steel tanks are composed of rolled steel panels coated with a vitreous enamel coating. With a high quality product and an end to end service, Reliant Solutions is delivering comprehensive liquid containment solutions that its clients can count on, year after year. From potable water reservoirs to anaerobic digestors, Reliant Solutions are the bolted steel tank experts. “We’re offering containment solutions that outperform the traditional storage methods,” says Reliant Solutions contract manager Brad Kelly. “Liquid storage is crucial, and the ability to safely and securely store the tank contents with minimal downtime and reduced maintenance costs creates a cost-effective and longlife tank solution.” Reliant Solutions’ bolted steel tanks are composed of rolled steel panels coated with a vitreous enamel coating which produces an extremely strong bond to the steel, giving it excellent resistance to corrosion and unparalleled strength. The vitreous enamel is fused to the steel at temperatures ranging from 760°C to 860°C which combines the two materials and results in a hard, inert, and hygienic surface. The vitreous enamel finish makes it simple to clean and disinfect the water tanks, which also hold the relevant drinking water standards such as NSF/ANSI 61 and AS4020 certification. Each tank panel is inspected and high voltage swab tested before it leaves the factory to ensure the highest quality coating is delivered and the tank is defect-free at test voltage, as per Reliant Solutions’ commitment to zero discontinuity. “We are passionate about providing high quality storage, and these bolted steel tanks not only minimise the carbon footprint, but also reduce the whole of life cost. All components are manufactured to each client’s requirements and transported to the site where they are easily assembled, as Reliant Solutions’ modular tank design allows for a very rapid installation as compared to traditional tank construction methods, while being designed to various configurations including standpipes and elevated distribution tanks. The tanks are usually designed to be mounted on prepared concrete foundations, and the modular bolted system gives the flexibility of construction techniques to suit local conditions. With quality and safety at the forefront of every project, Reliant Solutions’ bolted steel tanks are assembled from the top down “We are passionate about providing high quality storage, and these bolted steel tanks not only minimise the carbon footprint, but also reduce the whole of life cost.” by a professional crew using a specialised jacking systems that safely and progressively elevates the structure as the crew remain on the ground. This method eliminates the need of cranes, large staging areas and extensive scaffolding. “This jacking process reduces cost and increases time efficiency, while receiving the highest industry ratings for quality control and safety in the field. Our construction crews can keep their boots safely on the ground.” Reliant Solutions constructs reservoirs throughout New Zealand and Australia for a range of clients across many industries, including process factories and water municipalities. Reliant Solutions offers storage tanks with volumes typically ranging from 50m³ to 28,000m³, with capacities that can exceed 50,000m³. With its end to end service, Reliant Solutions manages every aspect of the design and build process including ground improvement works, construction of civil foundation, tank walls and roof erection through to disinfection and commissioning. “Our innovative forward-thinking approach consistently delivers high-quality projects for our clients by focusing on their expectations, resulting in better project delivery with value and longevity.” Brad says the quality of any construction project is determined in the planning process, as it is an important facet that cannot be overlooked. A well maintained above ground bolted steel tank can last well over 80 years, which exceeds other bolted steel tanks.