Forbes Thermoplastic Tanks
Forbes can supply thermoplastic to all customers needs. Our VT range can provide you with small 225 litre tanks up to large 9000 litre tanks. We can also supply flat based, sloping based or coned base tanks. All thermoplastic tanks are designed to the latest standards: BS EN 12573 or DVS2205. With the capability of storing substances up to 60 degrees, thermoplastic tanks are becoming the most popular choice of tank with our customers. Despite having a standard range, all thermoplastic tanks are custom built to our customers needs.
Forbes standard VT ranges offer superb chemical resistance. They are fabricated using either Polypropylene or high density Polyethylene which meet the requirements of the WRc or FDA. Polypropylene is also available to comply with the more stringent requirements of the DWI
VTF: Flat Based Tanks
Designed for the most economical use of sheet materials, the Forbes VTF range of preferred sizes offers flat based plastic tanks from 225 to 9,000 litres capacity. The flat base offers the most economic construction configuration.
VTS: Sloping Based Tanks
Designed for the most economical use of sheet materials, the Forbes VT range of preferred sizes offers flat based plastic tanks from 225 to 6,750 litres capacity. The alternative VTS range offers a sloping base with integral skirt to give almost complete drainage from a side mounted outlet connection.
VTC: Coned Based Tanks
Designed for the most economical use of sheet materials, the Forbes VT range of preferred sizes offers flat bottomed plastic tanks from 225 to 4,500 litres capacity. The alternative VTC range offers a conical base with integral skirt to give complete drainage from a central outlet connection (which is usually piped to a side mounted outlet connection.
The VT range is available with either an open top (with or without a cover) or with an enclosed top with an access manway. The design assumes a nominal SG of 1.2, ambient operating temperature and atmospheric operating pressure (other operating conditions can of course be accommodated)
All tanks are designed to the latest standards (either BS EN 12573 or DVS 2205) and are available fabricated using either black coloured material (which is fully UV stabilised and suitable for outdoor or indoor installations, unlike some other coloured polypropylene) or natural translucent white material (which is suitable for indoor installations only not available in HDPE).
Adavantages of Polypropylene:
Polypropylene has a great temperature capability, being able to store substances up to a temperature of 60 degree celsius. Polypropylene can offer exceptional corrosion resistance, lack of taint, ease of transport and installation, durability, minimal maintenance. It has many applications from high quality water, food and brewing to acid and alkaline storage. Short of solvents polypropylene tanks can store practically anything.
Investment in the future
Forbes has always been committed to testing and researching new materials and new technologies and has recently invested over £300,000.00 in large factory extension enabling the latest automated manufacturing equipment to be installed to ensure that we continue to offer our customers the most appropriate products for their needs at the best value.
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