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Storage capacity of an water tank using -> European Legislation (EEC)

Storage capacity of an water tank using -> European Legislation (EEC)

Storage capacity of an water tank using -> European Legislation (EEC)


I am studying the design criteria for a tank volume calculation, and the document I'm studying says :

"According to the European Legislation (EEC) the water tanks design criteria are:
Storage capacity = regularization volume + maximum (fire, damage).

Since the distribution center will be constituted by an underground water tank and an
elevated one, it was assumed that the elevated tank would function to stabilize the pressure
in the network. In these conditions, the ECC Legislation says that the capacity of the
elevated tank should be at least the volume consumed for fifteen minutes at peak flow."

My question is , where can I find this ECC or EEC document which covers this topic.

Please find attached the report which refereeing to this topic.

RE: Storage capacity of an water tank using -> European Legislation (EEC)

Well, you have not had a reply!

Tank sizing is not really my field, but let me try and help.

I had a search and found nothing on European fresh water tank sizing.

Now I do not know where you are located, but I can see that the people who wrote the report seem to be in Spain.

The document concerns me, because "EEC" is generally taken for "European Economic Community", the current term is European Community (EU).

We do not refer to their legal requirements as "legislation", they issue "Directives" which require the Member State to amend its laws to achieve an end result (e.g. Medium Combustion Plant Directive). Or they issue "Regulations" which apply to all Member States at the same time (e.g. Non-Road Mobile Machinery emissions Regulations).

Technical Standards are issued as Euronorms (EN) by European standards bodies (ie CEN and CENELEC). Member States’ standards bodies generally accept EN into their standards systems, and remove any conflicting standards. So, we have in the UK “BS EN 806” with BS 6700 being removed. Note: this operates in parallel with the European Union, these standards bodies are “European” not “European Union”!

I assume that you are involved with site design or construction. My suggestion is that you get this clarified by sending a technical query up your contractual chain, asking for clarification and indication of the standards to be followed.

Trust this helps

RE: Storage capacity of an water tank using -> European Legislation (EEC)

Thanks a lot Hoxton,
This was helpful

RE: Storage capacity of an water tank using -> European Legislation (EEC)

The words in the report are basically meaningless without a proper reference to a regulation or standard. "EEC legislation" could be anything, out of date, a misinterpretation and EEC hasn't been used for 20 years.

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