Operation and Installation
A simple lever operates the LifeTank. Placing the lever in the Isolate mode (a.) separates the water in the holding tank from water supplied in the household system. This prevents the water from exposure to any contamination resulting from weather conditions, utility maintenance, and specific threats or attacks. While in the Isolate Mode the tank operates on gravity and no water pressure is needed.
Placing the lever in the flow-through mode (b.) allows the system to operate in conjunction with the existing household water supply. While in the flow-through mode water flows through the tank as if it is a large pipe. Water does not stand still so it will not stagnate and eliminates the need to purify, rotate, filter or drain the water in the system. This technology is enabled by the pressurized water already available in the household system and requires a tank suited for use with pressurized water unique to the LifeTank.
How it Works
LifeTank operates using incoming water from the municipal water supply, or a private well water system. Incoming water is already treated for the removal of suspended solids, bacteria, algae, viruses, fungi, and minerals. The water used needs no additional purification or treatment to be safe for drinking and sanitation.
The Present Invention is installed within the existing water supply system using standard fittings. Installation is upstream from standard home appliances, such as a water heater or a clothes washer, and outgoing water continues to source the appliances. Installation is within the existing pressurized water supply system and normal use of standard home appliances results in the flow of water through to appliances and the movement of water prevents stagnation and maintains the integrity of the already treated water supply.
The patent-pending system incorporated into LifeTank allows for operation as part of the existing water supply system or separation from the existing water supply system depending on the operating conditions. Under normal operating conditions (non-emergency) the flow of water is enabled under pressure from the existing water supply system. In emergency operating conditions the flow of water from the existing water supply system is blocked and water is isolated to be used for emergency drinking and sanitation. Additionally, water is prevented from flowing back into the existing water supply system should pressure be lost.
The LifeTank system contains a tank to store water. Previous designs have implied use of such a tank but have failed to identify a practical solution. Plastic tanks have been insufficient to operate under pressure as required for flow-through operation. A tank constructed of copolymer polypropylene and covered in a fiberglass and epoxy wrapping is incorporated in LifeTank. The tank facilitates pressurized water flow and under normal (non-emergency) conditions the tank acts like a large pipe allowing water to flow-through rather than just being stored.
Water enters the tank in the bottom and flows upwards through the tank exiting at the top of the tank. Water flowing though the tank in this manner prevents build-up of sediment overtime. Circulating water under pressure keeps particulates moving and carries them out of the tank.
To enable users to identify the depletion of water a visual gauge is included. In normal (non-emergency) operation the tank will usually remain full. In emergency situations the water would be used and depleted and the gauge provides an indication of how much water remains in the tank.
Two spigots are included to access water. The spigots allow access to water in normal operation or emergency operation. While in emergency mode water flows under gravity pressure and the upper spigot is positioned to enable the filling of large containers such as five gallon jugs and is easy to access. The lower spigot is positioned to fill smaller containers and access the lower amounts of water in the tank. During normal operations both spigots are supplied with water under pressure from the existing household system and can be accessed for daily use without depletion of the water in the tank as the pressurized system automatically refills the tank.
LifeTank Emergency Water Source
LifeTank is an innovative back-up water system, designed with new patent-pending technology that automatically makes fresh water available at any time. Whether the water supply is interrupted due to weather conditions, natural disasters, human threats or accidents, or even a planned interruption of service, LifeTank Systems provide assurance that water will be available when you really need it.
LifeTank is installed in-line with existing household plumbing. Normal installation is easy with the simple use of in and out water connections. Installation is similar to a water heater, dishwasher, or washing machine. A plumber or handyman may be used for convenience but it is not required. Custom installations may require assistance.
LifeTank can be installed anywhere an incoming water supply is available. Existing plumbed connections for water heaters and washing machines are ideal locations for installation of the Present Invention system which in turn will supply water for existing appliances.
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