Size Matters: Creating 500,000l of thermal storage

At Mibec we can build buffer tanks up to an incredible 200,000l in size. We use our expertise to ensure that we have the supply chain in place to deliver high-quality, oversized thermal storage solutions to projects across the UK and Ireland.  

We were contacted to deliver this project to provide almost 500,000l of water storage. To deliver this effectively, we opted to use three 166,000l thermal stores.

The challenge

Mibec worked closely with the M&E on the project to agree the full specification for the tanks, the testing regime and address important requirements that are unique to this project. As the three thermal stores are located near a railway line, it was essential that the thermal stores did not cause any distraction issues for the train drivers using the line. 


To achieve this, we selected an orange colour for the outer finish for the tanks as we have learned from our experience on previous projects that this not only minimises glare from tanks of this size but it is also aesthetically pleasing once installed. The thermal stores were also specified to be manufactured and delivered fully insulated with a steel outer clad profile.

Following a site visit with our Technical Director, the consultant and Architect to review access to the connections on the thermal stores, we identified that the best way to reduce installation time on site and to prevent working from height we should place all the connections at low ground level with internal sparge pipes running internally to the top of the thermal store. 

Once we and the client were satisfied with the specification, the thermal stores were sent to manufacture and testing to the approvals we agreed with the client. Following manufacture, our Technical Director personally accompanied the stores as they left the factory and were delivered to the client. 

When you choose Mibec for your thermal storage project we are with you from the drawing board to installation ensuring that every connection is right and the tank is manufactured to the highest quality. 

About us

Mibec has been specialising in the specification and supply of buffer and accumulator tank solutions for ten years. Our experienced team can help you to find the right tank for you however big or small. To find out how Mibec can deliver for your project, speak to our expert team on 01782 959170.