A recent study published by Nelson Mandela University looked at the risks of wildfire spreading across the wildlife-urban interface (WUI). The study focused on the fynbos regions of the Western Cape with the question emerging relating to plant species. How can businesses ensure that indigenous plant species with a low-flammability risk dominate the WUI to reduce the speed, and spread, of wildfires?
But business owners and property developers would be wise to consider other on-site precautions to keep their property, business and people safe!
A fixed fire protection fire sump tank or fire water storage tank can be used to supply a fire-sprinkler system for the interior of a building, protecting the people working inside, the infrastructure and the products stored.
Water stored within the fire water storage tank could also be used by firefighters to extinguish approaching wildfires, reducing the risk of the spread to your infrastructure, as well as preventing the spread of fire from your premises. If space is a concern, and municipal infrastructure often leaves your business without water, SBS Tanks can be adapted for dual-purpose use. They can be used for both backup water storage tank and a fire protection water storage.
Designed by engineers and installed by experienced in-house installation teams, SBS Tanks fire water storage tanks can be built to maximise the use of vertical space in tight sites with a limited footprint. They can also be built to use horizontal space where a tank needs to be installed inside a building structure such as a parking area or underground storage zone.
Do you want to safeguard your staff, your building and the future of your business? Complete the contact form or call SBS Tanks today. We can assist you to choose the best fire water storage tank or dual-purpose backup water and fire water tank solution for your needs.
(Source : https://www.frimedia.org/ ref: https://peerj.com/articles10161 and 13765)
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