What is a Settling Tank?

Settling tank:

A settling tank slows the flow of waste water to allow plaster, clay and other material to sink to the bottom of the tank and cleaner water to flow out to the sewer.

In general, the capacity of a settling tank needs to be sufficient to retain the contaminated waste water for at least one hour before being discharged to sewer.

The most common size plaster trap is 72 litres for a single sink.  However, your local water authority will nominate the appropriate capacity tank depending on your trade waste agreement.

Viking has supplied National Art School, Darlinghurst, with a number of Settling Tanks. National Art School (NAS) is a leading Australian visual arts institution with a rich tradition of artistic practice and generations of world-renowned alumni. Located in the old Darlinghurst gaol, NAS is a practitioner’s art school committed to teaching the vital practical skills that form the foundation of a visual arts career.  Says Scott Clement, NAS Facilities Administrator: “Just to let you know we have replaced quite a few of the older metal tanks with the Viking tanks and everyone is extremely happy with them”.

Viking Plastics supply an extensive range of trade waste tanks. For a no obligation free quote, call Viking Plastics on 03 9587 2297

Plaster wheels require the use of a settling tank
Plaster and clay wheels require the use of a settling tank