Lake or Tank?
HERE’S WHAT COULD HAPPEN WITH A DRY HYDRANT IN A LAKE
|Dry hydrant blocked by fish!
|Dry hydrant damaged by freezing and thawing!
Source: Municipality of Ste-Anne-des-Lacs
COMPARISON OF A DRY HYDRANT IN A WATERCOURSE OR IN A TANK
Fibreglass tanks are much more economical in the long term. Considering all the benefits associated with the purchase, installation, maintenance and durability, fibreglass tanks are a much more profitable solution.
|Dry hydrant||Purchase||Installation||Maintenance for 25 years||Facts||Total cost|
|Lake or river||2 500 $ et +||10 000 $||25 000 $||Annual maintenance and licenses are expensive||37 500 $|
|Fiberglass Tanks||15 000 $||10 000 $||0 $||Flotation||25 000 $|
MAINTENANCE-FREE, COMPARED WITH A DRY HYDRANT IN A WATERCOURSE AS A LAKE OR RIVER
Due to its waterproof and monohull nature, fibreglass tank requires no maintenance program. So, it conveniently simplifies your operations.
- No special monitoring
- No seal to replace
- Total peace of mind for years to come
DRY HYDRANT IN A TANK – MYTHS AND FACTS
|Insufficient supply of water||Virtually infinite amount of water|
|120 minutes of reserve (Insurance Fire Inspection Service)||Excludes the water transport
|Water freezes and / or becomes corrupted||Temperature remains within +/- 5 degrees Celsius|
|Fiberglass tanks float||Not with appropriate anchors|
|The fiberglass, it’s fragile||Same standard as concrete and steel (HS-20)|
|A cry hydrant in a lake, it’s cheaper||A dry hydrant in a lake require much maintenance|