Tank Replacement Project: Hammersmith Hospital
As part of an on-going plant improvement programme ECEX were asked to provide a cost to replace an existing non-compliant galvanised steel water tank within the roof plantroom.
In a competitive tender, ECEX secured the project, recommending that the existing tank be downsized and replaced with a new 4.5m x 2m x 1m TIF (totally internally flanged) GRP sectional tank and that all pipework be modified to ensure compliance with Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999’ and the HSE ‘L’ ACOP regulations.
ECEX provided a temporary 2m x 1m x 2m temporary tank to ensure that services were maintained throughout the project. Once this was installed and operational, the existing tank was dismantled and removed from site. The existing tank base was then raised to accommodate the new tank and all of the cold water down services (CWDS). After the new GRP tank and pipework was installed, it was cleaned and chlorinated, the pipework was insulated and put back in to service. The temporary tank was disconnected and removed from site.
Here’s what the client had to say “your engineers were diligent, conscientious, competent and communicated with me very well, qualities that are unusual in my experience.
I’m satisfied we have had value for money and by any standard the quality of the water storage for that critical part of the hospital has been very significantly improved.
I was particularly pleased with the overall approach to issues and installation standards; Clearly your engineers were thinking about all the aspects of their work – maintenance of supply, minimised outage, critical path analysis, reduced pipework and best of all a very well designed and installed manifold etc, all very welcome and rare in craftsmen who frequently have a more restricted range of key skills and attributes”
Project Manager – Hammersmith Hospital