Sprinkler Tank Inspection with Submersible R.O.V.


In the past, conducting internal routine inspections and cleaning fire hydrant and sprinkler storage tanks involved on of the following options:

  1. Draining the tank – draining the 1000s of litres of water from the tank creating a substantial amount of water wastage.
  2. Qualified divers – commercially qualified divers swimming within the confined underwater space to carry out the cleaning of the tank requires considerable time and human resources. The risk involved in this task also presents significant WH&S issues.

That is until now as Fire Safe ANZ, in conjunction with the maintenance team from Altanks, recently conducted the internal inspections of two confined hydrant and sprinkler tanks by utilising submersible Remote Operated Vehicle (R.O.V.) technology.

Working with Altanks

Fire Safe ANZ’s Sophie Barry takes control of the sub

Altanks manufacture, install and maintain a comprehensive range of cylindrical and rectangular water tanks. The Altanks range is designed by certified in-house engineers to comply with all Australian and International Standards.  Tanks are supplied with all compliance certification and have been designed for durability in the most severe climate conditions.

Altanks supplies a comprehensive range of maintenance services including inspection and tank cleaning, utilising remote operated vehicles and automated cleaning technology.

New Submersible R.O.V. System

Internal images of the tank are very clear

Altanks new Video Ray System is a small remote-controlled submersible vehicle that takes live video and still photographs to conduct the internal inspection of a water storage tank.  The video and images are then used to produce a comprehensive report that is completed within 24 hours of finishing the onsite works.

Confined space tanks can now be easily inspected

Where once this procedure would have taken several individuals working in confined space and diving over a considerable amount of time, a single operator can now complete the task in approximately two hours.  Costs are considerably lowered and the WH&S risk is vastly minimised.   

Thanks to Luke and the team at Altanks for a job well done!

Contact Fire Safe ANZ to discuss how we can help with your tank inspections.

1300 856 988

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