Water Storage for Fire Protection Systems

Approved for Use in Dallas

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Residential and commercial buildings may require water storage for fire protection, based on the existing water supply. Dallas County requires enough pressure, fire flow, in case of fire emergencies and in some cases, a water tank may be necessary. Pioneer Water Tanks are compliant with NFPA standards for fire protection water storage and are installed across Texas for different applications.

Pioneer Water Tanks offer cost-efficient capacities ranging from 5,000 to 1,000,000 gallons. Pioneer tanks are backed by our industry-leading 20-year warranty, so you can rest easy knowing you have a fire-protection solution that will last.

We offer complete permit submittal packages that include Texas engineer stamped detailed drawings as well as the tank foundation design for an easy process to spec for projects. Pioneer Water Tanks are constructed on-site with a proprietary jacking system that doesn’t require heavy machinery for an accelerated installation.

WATER STORAGE FOR FIRE PROTECTION IN DALLAS COUNTY

The Dallas County Fire Prevention and Inspection Division, under the direction of the Fire Marshall, Deputy Chief Christopher Martinez, is responsible for Code Enforcement, Inspections, and Education.

 

Dallas County requires permits and plan submittals for new fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems to include providing the required water supply, the fire flow, for the building. If the existing water supply cannot supply the pressure necessary for firefighting, Pioneer Water Tanks can supply the capacity needed for a building permit.

 

Pioneer Water Tanks are engineered to NFPA standards for water storage for fire protection. The tank body and roof are made of Zincalume® Steel, which is proven to withstand fire immersion. The tank’s firefighting adapters and nozzles are compatible with fire hoses across North America.

 

Pioneer Water Tanks can be configured for cyclonic and seismic conditions, as well as heavy industrial zones. Additional accessories are available for different compliance needs. Outfit your tank with anti-vortex fittings and firefighting adapters for quick access during a fire emergency.

 

Fire Protection Tanks range from 7 to 11 feet in height with gross capacities ranging from 5,000 gallons to 1,000,000 gallons to accomplish your compliance needs.

The Dallas County Fire Code as Relevant to Fire Flow

507.2.2 Water tanks. Water tanks for private fire protection shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 22.

 

95. Subsection 507.3, “Fire Flow,” of Section 507, “Fire Protection Water Supplies,” of Chapter 5, “Fire Service Features,” of the 2015 International Fire Code is amended to read as Follows:

 

507.3 Fire flow. Fire flow requirements for buildings or portions of buildings and facilities shall be in accordance with Appendix B, “Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings.” [determined by an approved method.]

 

507.4 Water supply test. The water supply test used for hydraulic calculation of fire protection systems shall be conducted in accordance with NFPA 291 “Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants.” The fire code official shall be notified prior to the water supply test. Water supply tests shall be witnessed by the fire code official, as required. Approved documentation of the test shall be provided to the fire code official prior to final approval of the water supply system.

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DALLAS FIRE PROTECTION WATER TANKS

Pioneer Water Tanks are cost-effective for dual purposes and are approved for use in Dallas County Texas. Dual service water storage tanks can be used for fire protection, irrigation, as a potable drinking water source and more applications. Ensure adequate water supply is ready in case of an emergency with the appropriate fire connections for residential and commercial needs. This is typically achieved with two separate plumbing systems being implemented with the water tank. The plumbing pipe for the separate use does not extend below the water elevation that is reserved for fire protection.

We can deliver and install water storage tanks from 5,000 to 1,000,000-Gallons. Pioneer Water Tanks are backed by our industry-leading 20-Year warranty so you can rest easy knowing you have a water storage solution that will last.

TESTED AND PROVEN

Pioneer Water Tanks are manufactured to NFPA 22 requirements and have been third-party tested and proven.

The following video is a Pioneer Water Tank that was tested with a 30-minute flame immersion test conducted by the Australian Government Bushfire Cooperative Research Center. The Pioneer Water Tank maintained structural integrity and proved able to retain water during and after the fire front, essential elements for a fire protection water supply.

Dallas Fire Protection Water Tanks

Pioneer Water Tanks are approved for use in Dallas County for fire protection and drinking water storage. Combining several uses into one dual-use water tank saves money as compared to buying two separate water storage systems. Our standpipe or external fitting options diverts the additional water supply to ensure that it doesn’t affect the required mandated usable water capacity for fire protection. We offer commercial accessory options to comply with local requirements.

Cost-effective dual purpose tank for multiple water needs

Complies with NFPA requirements for fire protection water tanks

NSF-61 Certified AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner keeps water fresh and clean (learn more)

PIONEER FIRE PROTECTION WATER STORAGE

 

Pioneer Water Tanks are engineered to NFPA standards for water storage for fire protection. The tank body and roof are made of Zincalume® Steel, which is proven to withstand fire immersion. The tank’s firefighting adapters and nozzles are compatible with fire hoses across North America. Pioneer Water Tanks can be configured for cyclonic and seismic conditions, as well as heavy industrial zones. Additional accessories are available for different compliance needs. Outfit your tank with anti-vortex fittings and firefighting adapters for quick access during a fire emergency.

 

Complete Project Management, We Help with Permitting

 

Pioneer Water Tanks are delivered to and built directly at the project site without the use of cranes, which reduces the overall project cost and allows for the most flexibility in adapting to the site’s installation requirements.

 

WATER STORAGE FOR FIRE PROTECTION

Pioneer Water Tanks are engineered to NFPA standards for water storage for fire protection. The tank body and roof are made of Zincalume® Steel, which is proven to withstand fire immersion. The tank’s firefighting adapters and nozzles are compatible with fire hoses across North America.

 

Pioneer Water Tanks can be configured for cyclonic and seismic conditions, as well as heavy industrial zones. Additional accessories are available for different compliance needs. Outfit your tank with anti-vortex fittings and firefighting adapters for quick access during a fire emergency.

DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE IN PIONEER WATER TANKS

HEAVY-DUTY TRUSSES

 

Our exclusively engineered trusses are hot-dipped galvanized steel equipped with a swivel foot. As a result, it provides optimal movement in your tank in extreme conditions. As your tank adapts to external conditions, you can rest easy your tank won’t fail when you need it most.

HIGH TENSILE BOLTS

 

Specifically engineered for strength and durability, our bolts are galvanized high tensile 8.8 grade. Not only are they hardened and super strong, but they are also the most resistant bolt on the market to shear under pressure.

V-LOCK

 

Pioneer Water Tanks’ exclusive V-LOCK is specifically engineered to maximize the strength of corrugated steel without damaging or stretching your liner when molded to the tank wall. Independent testing proves that our V-LOCK provides the ultimate shock absorption to prevent movement or sinking.

FIRE HOSE FITTINGS

 

Be ready for fire emergencies with our fast, convenient firefighting valve options. Outfit your tank with anti-vortex fittings and firefighting adapters for quick access during a fire emergency.

ZINCALUME® STEEL IS TESTED AND PROVEN TO LAST LONGER

Only the highest quality Zincalume® and Colorbond® steel are used in Pioneer Water Tanks, providing unmatched durability that no other tank manufacturer can offer- that’s why Pioneer Tanks last longer than any other brand. Pioneer Water Tanks come standard in Zincalume® Steel with your option of upgrading to a wide selection of Colorbond® steel color options.

Next-generation ZINCALUME® steel AM125 introduces magnesium into the aluminum-zinc alloy coating, which improves galvanic protection by activating the aluminum. The result is more effective corrosion resistance. BlueScope Steel research and testing have found that the addition of 2% magnesium is the optimum level of corrosion performance and coating integrity. Along with a capital investment of over $100 million to facilitate the required manufacturing capability, BlueScope Steel can now produce next-generation ZINCALUME® steel AM125 with even greater durability and a more efficient protective coating mass.

To ensure the durability and reputation of next-generation ZINCALUME® steel, BlueScope Steel conducted a comprehensive testing program that included a series of accelerated laboratory corrosion tests as well as a strong emphasis on real-world outdoor exposure tests. A thorough and rigorous testing program ensured that the new product provided optimum performance.

Zincalume vs Galvanized Steel Salt Spray Test
Pioneer Water Tanks keep water fresh and clean

Pioneer Water Tanks, AQUALINER® Fresh antimicrobial tank liner is a world’s first to keep your water fresher, for longer.

 

For families across the world relying on the quality of tank water for their daily use and consumption, this means for the first time, being able to enjoy the additional peace of mind that comes with fresher, purer and cleaner water, thanks to the use of antimicrobial technology on the inside lining of Pioneer water tanks.

 

The AQUALINER® Fresh is manufactured utilizing a patented three-layer process that adheres to a PP Multifilament Base with a Polyethylene Film on the surface.

  • The PP base, PP/PE Coating, and PE Film are all bound together through a process called Extrusion Coating.

  • The PP Multifilament Base provides strength, flexibility, and dimensional stability.

  • The PE Film provides toughness, water-resistance, and heat seal characteristics.

  • Sanitized Technology is inherent in the Black Polyethylene Film that touches the water.

“The AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner is the culmination of Pioneer’s 30 years’ local and international experience in water storage and a result of our continuous drive to improve the way we store water for the benefit of our customers. Water quality is an important global issue and we know it’s one of the most important factors people consider when buying a water tank” said Daniel Wyatt, General Manager, Pioneer Water Tanks.

 

Ensuring the quality of your water is incredibly important!

NSF 61 Approved Pioneer Water Tanks for potable water

NSF 61 Certified

NFPA 22 Pioneer Water Tanks for firefighting

Commercial Accessories

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