Final Settlement Tank (FST) Structures

We manufacture final settlement DfMA solutions in a variety of configurations including internal and external launder channels. All wall heights and tank diameters are available.

Carlow Precast have developed a precast concrete perimeter wall and cone systems to rationalise the construction of the FST and to provide a cost effective solution for AMP 6 projects.

Our DfMA solution is the most effective FST tank solution available in the British Isles. Selected for value, durability, carbon, safety, and speed of construction, our extraordinary portfolio of projects is only possible because our clients identified us as the best value solution to their requirements.

Why choose Carlow Precast FST’s?

  • The design life of all elements of our solution can be 100+. That’s 100 years to first significant maintenance of your structure!
  • Widely selected by UK water companies.
  • The standard concrete mix used in our FST is highly resilient (meeting DC4 classification) however these can be adapted to meet the requirements of specific site
  • Tried and tested systems
  • The only self healing precast joint
  • Cloud based product tracking and quality system providing complete visibility
  • Expert in modelling your Contact tank to various water industry BIM requirements

Useful information about Carlow Precast FST’s

Commonly asked questions about Carlow Precast FST’s

Why Carlow Precast FST’s?

Our unique blend of precast and in-situ elements maximises the benefit of off site fabrication, enabling the use of lower cost in-situ concrete in the most efficient manner. Our precast units typically represent 70% of the wall construction. The remaining 30% is greatly facilitated by our projecting reinforcement and formwork clamping system. This approach provides dimensional tolerance, self-healing capability and minimal thermal and drying shrinkage effects.

What are the risks of so many joints in the wall system?

It’s not the joint that quantifies the risk but the distance between joints. This is what determines the thermal and drying shrinkage movement at each interface. In our construction approach the anticipated movement at each interface is typically 1/15th of that in a conventional joint. This significantly reduces the demand placed on the self-healing hydrophilic strip ensuring exceptional resistance to water penetration.

Are there any constraints on pipe sizing and position?

Whereas the DfMA construction techniques are different to traditional, the operational principles are the same. Therefore our solutions have been developed to integrate all normal pipe sizing and installed equipment requirements.

Sterling

Even though elements are most cost effectively manufactured in Ireland, contracts are with our UK trading and therefore not sensitive to foreign exchange fluctuations.

Transport

For distribution throughout the UK the most cost effective transport hub is Eastern Ireland. By accessing local ports along the western UK seaboard, tachograph constraints are significantly reduced.

Compliance

Our designs and solutions are fully compliant with current BS, EN Client and water industry specifications (including CESWI etc).

Scope of design

We provide a complete design service for each project including both precast and in-situ elements. One point of responsibility, ensuring total performance guarantee.

Installation

We can provide supply only or supply and construct service allowing our expert customers to install their own FST Tanks.

Carbon efficiency

Our standard mixes contain up to 66% GGBS bringing enormous carbon efficiency to our products.

Safety

Our construction approach minimises the number of personnel and activities required to complete an installation.

How do you progress an enquiry

Send us a briefing and we will organise for one of our technical team to email, phone or visit. We will bring our expertise and DfMA know how to help you identify and complete the optimum solution. We don’t charge at the project development stage.

Construction Programme

Typically 30 to 70% of the time taken to construct conventional in-situ structures. Major savings to be made on preliminaries and site costs.

Speed of manufacture and installation are of utmost importance and of course, our products must be cost effective and to the highest standards for the water industry. With these objectives in mind, we have developed a precast modular FST Tank to offer our customers a product that is to the highest standard and manufactured in an environment of rigorous quality control procedures.

All of our products are inspected at each stage of manufacture to ensure a high standard of finished product.


Included in our service pack is a full analysis and design to your site criteria. Our in-house designers will ensure national, international and customer specific standards compliance with professional indemnity insurance protection.


For more information about our Final Settlement Tank (FST) Structures products and services please call our technical team on 0870 493 1408 or email us at .