Example of an engineer’s certificate for a JoJo water tank stand

All JoJo water tank stands are designed, certified and built by an experienced, professional structural engineer.  This ensures peace of mind when it comes to safety considerations.  JoJo tank stands are available for vertical water tanks up 10000 litres and are available in the following heights: 1.5m, 3m, 4.5m, 6m & 9m.  JoJo Tanks can supply a current engineer’s certificate for all heights on request.  The certificate contents below refer to a 3 metre high steel JoJo water tank stand for a 10000 litre vertical water tank.

Engineer’s certificate for 10 000 litre tank stand x 3m high

water tank stands

Typical isometric view of a tank stand support

1. Column legs – 60x60x5 angle made from commercial steel.
2. Cross brace – 30×5 flat bar made from commercial steel.
3. Horizontal brace – 40x40x5 angle made from commercial steel.
4. Top platform main support beam – 150x75x10 angle made from EN 10025-2-
S355JR steel.
5. Top platform secondary support beams – 125x75x20x3 lipped channel (11 off) and
made from commercial steel.
6. Use two M16 grade 4.8 bolts for the each of the column to platform connections.
7. Use one M12 grade 4.8 bolt for all other connections.
8. The cold formed lipped channels are to be bolted to the main support angle with
two M10 grade 4.8 bolts at both ends of the lipped channel.
9. Leg centres – 1600 mm.
10. Column bracing centres – 1500 mm.
11. Platform size – 2240 mm x 2240 mm.
12. Foundation size – 1000 mm x 1000 mm x 600 mm.
13. Foundation material – 25 MPa concrete.
14. Max Loading Capacity – 10 575 kg (Tank stand).
15. Foundation Bearing Pressure – 50 kPa
This is to certify that the water tank stand tower structure and foundations as shown on drawing 11073-4-07-006 REV 00 has been designed to comply with the following design standards:

  • SANS 10160 Parts 1 to 8 – 2011. Loading code
  • SANS 10162 Parts 1 and 2 – 2011. Structural steel design code

The tank stand can withstand all wind loads and seismic loads specified for any area in South Africa.

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JoJo Tanks South Africa offer a wide range of products such as plastic water tanks and chemical tanks to suit every household, business or agricultural need, including silo tanks and silo tank stands as well as other high quality JoJo Tanks products.  See JoJo Tanks’ VERTICAL TANKS, HORIZONTAL TANKS (transporter tanks), STEEL TANK STANDS and OTHER JOJO PRODUCTS and see JoJo Tanks’ NEW 6000 LITRE UNDERGROUND TANKS. Also see our FAQ and WATER TANK PRICES.

JoJo’s superior polyethylene plastic water tanks and steel water tank stands make JoJo Tanks the leaders in plastic water tank technology and the quality, affordability and 5-year guarantee on these water tanks make JoJo products one of the best choices in South Africa.  JoJo’s water tanks and chemical tanks come standard with a number of features that are often lacking on cheaper/inferior plastic tanks made by other companies in South Africa.

We are authorised JoJo Tanks dealers in South Africa and dispatch orders directly from JoJo Tank depots to save on transport costs. Full range of JoJo Tanks products and JoJo water tanks for sale.  CONTACT US for a quote on the right JoJo water tank or other JoJo product for you.  Special discounts are available on multiple orders of chemical tanks and water tanks and to our commercial and government customers. We can usually delivery tanks and tank stands free of charge to business/commercial addresses in South Africa.


(15000 litre and 20000 litre JoJo vertical water tanks & chemical tanks are available on order directly from JoJo Tanks’ main factory)

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