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GRAVITY TANK [1 record]

Record 1 2017-05-31


Subject field(s)
  • Storage of Water
  • Water Distribution (Water Supply)
  • Fixed Rescue Facilities (fire)
  • Shipbuilding

A water storage tank set above the highest point of water consumption to provide adequate pressure for use throughout a water distribution system.


A gravity storage tank may be located at any convenient point on the roof, within the building, on an independent tower, or on a hill.


gravity tank: term officially approved by the Lexicon Project Committee (New Brunswick).


  • Stockage des eaux
  • Distribution de l'eau
  • Installations fixes de secours (incendies)
  • Constructions navales

Réservoir surélevé permettant la distribution d'un liquide sous pression par simple gravité.


réservoir en charge; réservoir de charge : termes uniformisés par le Comité du projet de lexiques (Nouveau-Brunswick).


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