In 2013, Forbes brought a range of extra-large, helically wound tanks in polyethylene into production. Our investment in the helix winding process and, in particular, in our state of the art, automated equipment ensured that we could provide high capacity, high quality tanks at very competitive costs.
Fast forward three years, and we are pleased to announce that these ground-breaking thermoplastic tanks have gained approval to Regulation 31 of The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 (Statutory Instruments 2016 No 614) for use within the public water supply. Tanks under this approval are known as our ‘Jaguar Range’.
With capacities of over 100 cubic metres, diameters from 750mm to 4000mm and manufactured using the latest thermoplastic extrusion techniques, the ‘Jaguar Range’ is a welcome addition to the Forbes’ family.
And being free from welded seams and fabricated in corrosion-resistant, high density polyethylene PE 100 bimodal material, the ‘Jaguar Range’ is as strong and robust as its namesake.
The ‘Jaguar Range’ will compliment the already approved Forbes products; the ‘Cheetah Range’ – tanks in polypropylene material, ‘Lion Range’ – tanks in polypropylene reinforced with GRP with capacities up to 200 cubic metres and ‘Cheetah Tower Packings’ pall rings and AstraPAK in polypropylene.
Forbes is the largest custom built plastic tank manufacturer in the UK supplying all the major water utilities.