Our Pillow Tank is a lightweight and specifically designed water storage tank for drinking water in rugged environments. The Evenproducts Pillow Tank is manufactured from PVC-coated fabric with an inlet/outlet port carefully positioned at each end of the tank for ease of use.
Pillow tanks are used by humanitarian agencies in emergency response following a disaster, or for situations when drinking water has to be stored before use. The main advantages of using Pillow Tanks are that they are lightweight to transport, quick to install and easy to relocate. Pillow Tanks are also compact to store, ready to deploy very quickly in an emergency.
The Pillow Tank should be set up on a raised area (higher ground or constructed platform) to allow water flow by gravity through distribution lines to tapstands or directly to jerry cans.
Evenproducts’ Pillow Tanks are supplied with an essential protective geotextile groundsheet which is installed underneath the tank for protection. Shielding from strong sunlight is a good idea too, and can be provided using any lightweight material.
The Evenproducts’ standard Pillow Tank range includes the following nominal capacities; 1500 litres, 5000 litres, 10000 litres and 20000 litres. However, other sizes are available on request.
Good Quality Design and Manufacture from Evenproducts
Evenproducts’ engineers have designed the water tank to meet the needs of field operatives, giving careful thought to how the tank will be transported and used, as well as considering the pressures on field engineers when they are setting up drinking water distribution points in an emergency situation.
Food grade material (1100 g/m2 weight) is used for construction, as specified by Oxfam and UNICEF. The material is UV resistant and designed for use with chlorine making it ideal for use in hot climates where water disinfection is essential for health protection.
A black layer, sandwiched between layers of the construction material, blocks UV light and aids protection against algae growth in the stored water.
Each tank is fitted with 2 x 2” (50mm) PVC threaded inlet/outlet ports as standard. Port fittings are firmly welded into the tank with a double-layer of material. This ensures that the port does not break out of the tank wall with use.
Pillow Tanks are fitted with an over-pressure relief valve (grey) and inspection/sampling port with threaded lid (red). The over-pressure relief valve avoids damage to the tank through over-filling with water. The red, lidded port can be used for dosing disinfection chemicals, or inspection.
Corner reinforcements on each Pillow Tank ensure that the water tank does not leak, fixing the end of the high- frequency weld securely. Evenproducts’ Pillow Tanks are welded to a high standard, with thorough quality tests being part of standard manufacturing process.
Pillow Tanks can be supplied with aluminium fittings and alternative size ports. A range of valves, fittings and hoses are available, including these standard Evenproducts’ options:
- 2” PVC Ball Valves with Guillemin-type coupling
- Connection Kit comprising 6m PVC suction hose with Guillemin-type coupling with locking ring fixed with hose bands at each end, combination spanner and Guillemin- type
- Installation Tool Kit comprising pickaxe, shovel, wrench, barrier tape, rope, spirit level, Guillemin-type couplings one with locking ring and one without, boss green and hemp.
- Tapstand Kit comprising galvanised steel tapstand (3-tap or 6-tap available) installed with Evenflow Water Saver Valves (taps) and 2” Guillemin-type
- Stencilled Logo can be added to the tank during manufacture.