Pioneer firefighting accessories water systems

Pioneer Firefighting Accessories

Firefighting Adapters and Nozzles

 

We offer a full line of firefighting accessories, manufactured to NFPA standards for private fire protection. Our network can also help with local permitting and compliance requirements with our engineering packages based on the project needs.

 

Selectable General Arrangement Drawing of a Commercial Fire Protection Pioneer Water Tank

Details About Our Line of Firefighting Accessories

Firefighting adapters NFPA

Firefighting Anti-Vortex Fittings

We offer a full line of firefighting fittings, manufactured to NFPA 22 requirements for water storage for private fire protection.

Sidewall Access Hatch

Commercial grade sidewall access hatch options with several diameters to choose from that are lockable to prevent public access.

Caged ladder tank options

Caged Ladder Options

All ladders are hot dipped and galvanized or produced in stainless steel, fiberglass, aluminum or powder coated steel. All commercial style of ladders accommodate external and internal platforms, requirements for cages and heights up to 26 feet.

Commercial Level Gauge Options

We offer commercial grade water level gauge options that comply with most local authority requirements.

Heavy-Duty Platforms

Our commercial ladders accommodate external and internal platforms, with safety rails manufactured to OSHA standards.

Cement ring beam for tank

Concrete Ring Beam Foundations

Optional seismic engineering packages require a concrete foundation, as do many local fire authorities for water storage tanks for fire protection.

Firefighting sign

Proper Signage and Mounts

We offer fire protection signage and mounts for Pioneer Water Tanks based on local requirements.

Compliant Roof Vents

Airflow is very important when personnel has to enter the tank for routine maintenance or cleaning. Procedures for working in confined spaces are recommended.

Commercial Accessories for Pioneer Water Tanks

 

It’s important that residential and commercial water projects have the necessary equipment for the project. We offer standard and optional accessory product lines for water storage systems as well as engineering packages for permitting.

 

Pioneer Water Tanks are Ready to be Customized to Your Needs

 

The following is a selectable image of an example of a public water system with a Pioneer Water Tank with optional commercial accessories.

 

Caged ladder tank options

Caged Ladder Options

All ladders are hot dipped and galvanized or produced in stainless steel, fiberglass, aluminum or powder coated steel. All commercial style of ladders accommodates external and internal platforms, requirements for cages and heights up to 26 feet.

Commercial Level Gauge Options

We offer commercial grade water level gauge options that comply with most local authority requirements.

Firefighting adapters NFPA

Firefighting Anti-Vortex Fittings

We offer a full line of firefighting fittings, manufactured to NFPA 22 requirements for water storage for private fire protection.

Sidewall Access Hatch

We offer commercial grade sidewall access hatch options with several diameters to choose from that are lockable to prevent public access.

Complete Line of Sherwin-Williams Protective Coatings

 

Sherwin-Williams is the leader in protective Marine grade coatings with 150 years of experience. This product line has been developed specifically for harsh conditions with proven durability and environmental compliance. See the complete product catalog. Below is just a sample of the immense Sherwin-Williams Protective Coatings available.

 

Safety Colors

Safety Red

Safety Red

International Orange

International Orange

Safety Orange

Safety Orange

Safety Yellow

Safety Yellow

Safety Green

Safety Green

Safety Blue

Safety Blue

See the Complete Line of Sherwin-Williams Protective Coatings

 

 

Pioneer® Water Storage for Firefighting

 

Pioneer Water Tanks are engineered as the top choice for fire protection water tanks that follow NFPA fire requirements. Pioneer Water Tanks provide a reliable source of water will help keep your property safe and will allow firefighters to have access to a steady water source in case of emergencies. Pioneer Water Tanks have been the resource to fight fires in Australia for over 27 years and now are becoming the gold-standard in fire protection across the world.

 

Pioneer Water Tanks fire protection requirements

Pioneer Water Tanks assessment to NFPA 22 Fire Protection Requirements

This report reviews the Pioneer Water Tank body structural requirements to NFPA 22 water storage for private fire protection.

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Pioneer® Fire Protection

Pioneer® Water Tanks are engineered as the top choice for fire protection water tanks that follow NFPA fire requirements. Pioneer Water Tanks provide a reliable source of water will help keep your property safe and will allow firefighters to have access to a steady water source in case of emergencies. Pioneer Water Tanks have been the resource to fight fires in Australia for over 27 years and now are becoming the gold-standard in fire protection across the world. Learn More

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Our standard range of Pioneer Water Tanks are backed by an industry-leading 20-year warranty where conditions are met. Commercial tanks are warrantied on a per-project basis.

Pioneer Water Tanks Warranty with Acer

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Customer Referral Program

Acer Water Tanks’ Customer Referral Rewards Program is offered for every North American purchase of a Pioneer Water Tank to the original purchaser. Our Referral Rewards PIN can be found on the certificate in the warranty package mailed to you by Acer, an example can be found below.

 

Eligible customers may receive a referral rebate of $500 when they recommend a Pioneer® Water Tank to family and friends, and they purchase a tank using your Referral Rewards PIN.

 

On top of the referral rebate, we also give a $250 rebate to any referred customer that uses a registered Referral Rewards PIN with their purchase. There is no limit to the number of referral rebates that qualified customers can receive; however, there are terms and conditions*.

*Subject to the Following Terms and conditions:

 

In order to claim your referral rebates, both you and your referral customer must register the purchase PIN online.

 

Referral rebate checks will not be issued until a referral purchase has been properly registered and verified by Acer Water Tanks Inc.

 

Once referral purchase has been verified, please allow up to 60 days from verification for the Referral rebate check to be processed.

 

Earn Rebates with Referrals:

 

Share your PIN with as many of your friends as you like, and tell them how much you love your Pioneer tank! When your referral makes a purchase, instruct them to use the Referral Rewards PIN to claim their purchase online at www.acerwatertanks.com/referral.referral rebates, both you and your referral customer must register the purchase PIN online.

 

Upon verification of your referral’s purchase, Acer Water Tanks will issue a Referral Reward of $500.00 to you, and your referral customer will also get a $250.00 Referral Reward.

Cement Ring Beam Site Preparation, for Commercial and Fire Protection Applications

Each model of Pioneer Water Tank has an exact cement ring beam dimensions and details that are outlined in our engineering packages. At the time of your order, a specific ring beam drawing will be issued for the project requirements. It’s recommended that there is strict adherence to these specifications for the best performance of the tank.

Requirements Include:

  • Foundations conditions are adequate
  • Safe bearing capacity should equal or exceed 150kPa
  • The founding materials must be stable (i.e. landfill or active clay may be unsuitable)
  • Most sands and gravels that have been compacted to a reasonable level will be adequate, provided there’s soil beneath.
  • Before you start preparing your site for installation of your tank, Acer Water Tanks also recommends you contact your local authority to see what regulations or restrictions are in place.

Example of a cement ring beam for a Pioneer Water Tank model XL40/02 with a capacity of 51,785 gallons

Site preparation is very important. See table below for minimum sand requirements per tank.

  • Clean, inert sand free of rock and debris is required.
  • Tank pad must be level prior to construction.
  • No compacting of tank pad is required.
  • For sloping sites, please make sure adequate retaining and drainage is provided before and after completion of the tank.
  • Place an inert anti-erosion control around the base of the tank after construction.
  • The best method to ensure your sand pad is level is to use a transit level. Spirit levels, laser levels, and transit levels are all excellent tools to ensure a level pad.
  • If you have difficulties or do not understand, please contact your dealer or Acer Water Tanks Inc.
  • Sites out of level or not prepared correctly may be rejected or incur a charge to rectify.

Pioneer Water Tanks are designed for longevity with a few items of owner maintenance that continues the quality of water storage that is expected.

  • Every yearly quarter, the tank owner or their nominated contractor should do a visual inspection.
  • The optimal inspection time is prior to the first rains and every three months thereafter.
  • Ensure that the aggregate around the tank is dissipating the runoff water as it should be. If the sand base appears to be eroding, backfill the aggregate immediately and fill it around the tank wall. Continue to check the aggregate is dissipating the water runoff.

  • The tank perimeter needs to stay clear of vegetation with a suitable and safe vegetation deterrent.
  • Check for signs of leakage. If there are any signs of leakage, report immediately for efficient repair.
  • The roof should be kept clean of debris. Walking on the tank roof isn’t recommended, instead, use a long-handled or extendable broom to sweep leaves and debris from the tank roof.
  • Lift out the roof mounted filter basket and clean out the debris. When the cover is placed back in, ensure that the cover is placed correctly.
  • If the system has a rain diverter (if fitted),  unscrew the inspection cap to clean out the collected debris and replace the cap.
  • Check for evidence of pest/vermin activity in the area. Any sign of activity or damage needs to be attended to immediately. Liner damage caused by termites or vermin is not covered by the warranty. If it’s necessary, treat the perimeter of the tank with a suitable and safe pest/vermin deterrent, following the advice of a qualified professional.

 

  • The sacrificial magnesium anodes were buried underground, close to the tank. Electrolysis diverts corrosion to the magnesium that is a more reactive metal than the Zincalme steel tank walls. The magnesium anodes gradually corrode while leaving the tank walls intact.
  • These magnesium anodes have a 10-year life expectancy, that may be reduced in a more corrosive environment (such as coastal and industrial areas). The sacrificial anodes need to be replaced within the 10-year interval to meet the warranty conditions.
  • If there are signs of minor corrosion on the tank, immediately treat the affected area and paint over with zinc rich paint. If there is evidence of major corrosion, please contact Acer Water Tanks, Inc.
  • Anodes can be purchased for replacement with Acer Water Tanks, Inc or your local contractor with whom you made your initial purchase with.

 

  • Insert video of anode replacement.
  • Cleaning tank panels are recommended with a garden hose and a soft bristled brush.
    Hose the tank panels down and use the brush to remove any dust, grime and salt spray.
  • If the sand pad or aggregate is disturbed, it must be rectified immediately.
  • We recommend poly/PVC fittings and downpipes exposed to sunlight be
    painted with UV resistant paint to extend their lifespan.
  • Acer Water Tanks, Inc. does not recommend accessing the interior of the tank on your own. If your tank needs cleaning, engage a qualified tank cleaner or contact your local distributor. If the liner is accidentally damaged during cleaning, contact your local distributor to arrange repairs.
  • Insurance. Now is the time to contact your insurer to have your Pioneer water tank included in your home insurance policy.