RHINO Water tanks chose the Elmore field days to officially unveil its new Safeguard tanks.
Rhino's Andrew Jefferies said Black Saturday highlighted the need to secure a water delivery system when bushfires hit.
"We have installed hundreds of water tanks over many years and February really showed one of the main reasons for asset and property loss during a fire is the failure of the pumping system," Andrew said.
A Rhino Safeguard tank has a three-stage insulated tank wall system to help maintain the integrity of the tank during extreme heat.
The first stage is an outer layer of zincalume or colorbond steel that forms a shell around the tank to protect against radiant heat and embers.
The second stage of insulation is a 130mm gap between the outer steel and the actual wall of the water tank.
Andrew said the gap created an insulated barrier that helped stop most of the heat conducting to the tank wall.
The third stage is an extra membrane installed between the tank wall and the tank liner.
This membrane is made of reinforced polyethylene with a food-grade coating called metallocene.
Other features of the Rhino Safeguard include a galvanised box, used to make an external pit which houses the poly pipe connections that link the tank water to external fittings.
"The water is delivered to the outside of the tank underground, so no PVC pipes are exposed to the open air," Andrew said.
"All you see is a galvanised steel riser that can be fitted with a fire coupling suited to your particular area."
The Safeguard system adds about $3000 to the price of a 100,000-litre water tank.