Toilet cisterns

Stainless steel cistern specifications

The stainless steel cistern is one of the most versatile flushing units available on the market.  It is used in conjuction with various other stainless steel systems such as:

  • SS-PAN-FM, F-HCL Pedestal pan
  • The Stainless steel squat pan but in high level configuration.
  • CMPX594 Stainless Steel wall hung WC pan.
  • The EC Combination Bedpan and Wash-Up Sink in high level configuration
  • The EL Sluice Sink in high level cistern configuration
  • The stainless steel Slop hopper in high level cistern configuration
  • The Slop Hopper Combo unit also in high level design

The stainless Steel cistern will hold 11 litres of water which is enough for most sanitary applications.  Dimensions is 490 x 336 x 150 mm and is made from grade 304 (18/10) stainless steel. The lid is fixed to the base with two screws to increase security.  In locations where security or vandalism is a problem, the stainless steel cistern can be placed behind the pan wall.  Actuation of the cistern can then be done by a modified lever through the wall (must be done on site).


  • Grade 304 (18/10) Stainless Steel
  • Low or high level cistern.
  • Low level cistern complete with PVC flush pipe and Supa Flush Valve
  • High level cistern complete with supa flush valve and chain
  • 11 Litres high or low level cistern

There are two versions of the cistern; the low level cistern and high level cistern.

Low level stainless steel cistern components

  • PVC Flush Pipe
  • Supa Flush Valve and
  • Ball valve

High level stainless steel cistern components

  • Stainless steel 1700 mm flush pipe
  • Supa flush valve with chain
  • Ball valve toilet flush mechanism

Franke stainless steel cistern

Grade 304 stainless steel cistern shell botswana zambia

The stainless steel toilet cistern can be used as low level cistern or high level cistern on toilets, slop hoppers and sluice sinks.


Plastic cistern (AP123)

The plastic security cistern is designed for exposed or wall hung installation but with remote pneumatic actuation. The security cistern is insulated against condensate formation inside the cistern. Water inlet is either at the right or left top of the cistern, not at the bottom as many other ceramic cisterns. Angle valves are not included in product, however, it is recommended that angle valves with filter are used to increase the life of all the internal parts. The security cistern dimensions are 410 x 380 x 128 mm.

Geberit AP123 cistern white plastic cistern

G.AP123 Plastic cistern




  • Ideal for security installations
  • Can be used on a wide variety of industrial and commercial products
  • Can be activated via remote pneumatic system
  • Easy installation with instruction included in box
  • Cheaper than stainless steel cisterns.

The plastic security cistern can be used as a standard wall mounted cistern with top flush actuation. However, when used in a security zone where vandalism and theft are a problem, the cistern can be placed against an outside wall (to which the toilet is fixed). A pneumatic actuator is then installed in the wall which is attached to the security cistern via a pipe.

The plastic security cistern is made from durable plastic so it should not be placed inside prison chambers or inside holding cells. The whole idea is not to use expensive stainless steel cisterns. Stainless steel toilets that can be used with the security cistern are:

  • HCL Pedestal pan with back entry inlet.
  • HDTX597 wall/floor mounted shrouded stainless steel pan with back entry inlet
  • CMPX592 Wall mounted stainless steel pan, either back entry or top entry
  • CMPX594 wall mounted paraplegic stainless steel pan, either back entry or top entry.
  • The stainless steel squat pan.

It can also be used to operate the following hospital products:

  • EC Combination bedpan & wash-up sink
  • EL bedpan sluice sink
  • CH Slop Hopper
  • CHBC Slop hopper basin combination
Foot operated toilet flush mechanism

The AP123 cistern can also be activated with a foot operated flush valve

Pneumatic actuator and duct cistern

The system can be installed on any back entry toilet such as the HCL, CMPX592/594 and HDTX597 toilets.  Most ceramic wall hung, back to wall and floor mounted toilet pans can also be used.  For slop hoppers and other medical products a high level cistern is recommended.  The high level cistern can also be activated with the wall mounted pneumatic valve.

pneumatic duct toilet flush activation vandal resistant plastic cistern

The pneumatic flush control is ideal for duct installations. The item is made from plastic so theft is limited.
Pneumatic actuator: G.WC-FV-B

Duct cistern bend

90° 28cm bend duct cistern WC connector.

plastic cistern duct installation vandal resistant

Sample installation of the plastic cistern with Pneumatic actuator. Ideal for coastal regions

Vandal resistant duct ceramic cistern

The 6L duct cistern comes complete with lid, fittings, push button mechanism and duct flush pipe to connect to the toilet with extended inlet and outlet pipes. It must be used with a back entry toilet pan. The cistern is designed to flush effectively on 6 litres subject to being installed with a pan providing an effective 6 litre flush. Ceramic cistern weight 12kg.

Duct cistern with stainless steel toilet

Stainless steel pedestal pan with a duct ceramic vandal resistant cistern

Duct cistern back to wall pan

Back to wall stainless steel pan with a duct ceramic vandal resistant cistern

button duct cistern ceramic concealed vandal resistant prison toilet

Diagram of the ceramic duct cistern with push button