When standard article doesn't not match your requirements and you require slight modification of a standard product to be exactly what you are looking for, you can take advantage of an ACO semi-standard product. With help of product specification sheets, guides or various configurator applications, you can use to specify your ideal product article. Every ACO sales representative is prepared to assist.
As part of the ongoing development of its HygieneFirst philosophy, ACO has launched a range of ACO protective covers. Designed to make installation of ACO drainage systems as easy as possible, the covers protect drainage systems from damage and maximise on-site safety for construction workers.
ACO covers protect drainage from general construction site debris and excess materials such as mortar which, when accidently introduced to the drainage system, can cause damage to channels and gullies and result in unnecessary cleaning costs. In many cases, solid waste pollution is so severe that excess materials can clog an outlet or pipe system completely and a costly restoration process then has to be undertaken to restore the drainage to its original state.
Certified to withstand the weight of a person, the covers also help optimise workforce safety by enabling workers to safely and easily move around a site without the need to look out for the uneven terrain, gaps and empty spaces that can be created in a floor by unprotected drains. Although this problem could be solved by installing gratings at the same time as drainage, the gratings would fail to protect the inside of the drainage from on-site debris. Gratings can also be exposed to a risk of theft on any building site.
Made from recyclable OSB wooden desks, ACO protective covers are easy to dispose of and pose no threat to the environment.
ACO has become the first drainage provider to offer a longitudinally sloped drainage solution with the launch of the industry’s first L-shaped hygienic box channel. Designed specifically for use in hygiene sensitive environments, the channel has both a transversal and longitudinal slope down its entire length which means it can be completely and fully drained, and the risk of any standing water remaining in the channel is eliminated.
The new channel is hygienically designed to optimise hygienic performance and cleanability, and is ideal for applications where there is a requirement to drain multiple pieces of machinery using one drainage line.
The L-shape is patented by ACO and is available for hygienic box channel widths of 200 and 300 mm.
ACO has introduced a hygienically designed extra-deep drainage channel. The new channel design provides extended flow rates and higher retention capacities than existing channel solutions, making it perfect for use in breweries, soft drinks manufacturing facilities and any application which has to process high volumes of water. Available as a bespoke engineered solution , ACO‘s extra-deep channel is available in depths of up to 360mm.
Incorporating the best practice hygienic engineering and design principles advocated by the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), ACO’s hygienic drainage range has proved extremely popular with specifiers and end users working in hygienically sensitive environments since its launch in 2014. The latest range additions have been developed to meet the specific requirements of customers working in the food and drink manufacturing, and foodservice sectors.
The L-profile edge is a configurable semi-standard optional edge for ACO gullies and channels for already some time. Although It has been specified as a custom solution for some projects in the past, it has been officially made available as an optional edge in 2017.
Here you can read more about previously introduced research thesis for the former L-profile edge design:
- SIKA research
- L-profile edge installation manual
Since then, the L-shape edge has been specified for many projects according to different requirements from following market segments:
In Food or Beverage productions, certain amounts of organic waste like meat, vegetable leafs, or solids like etiquettes, glass shards or bones frequently fall down on the floor and clog the conventional silt basket in very short time, demanding frequent maintenance. As the water cannot drain away, it causes delays in production, compromise work safety conditions and the risk of contamination is greatly increased.
The new design of ACO waste trap construction follows hygienic design principles, which means that it is faster and easier to clean and maintain.
Although standard and semi-standard articles have their advantages, there are cases, when exact requirements for applications need to be precisely met and you will require a fully custom product. Our customer service is ready to deal with any drainage specific challenge. Together with Research and Development, we will find solution, which will be taylored exactly to your requirement.
ACO Building Drainage product portfolio is designed to satisfy a wide range of applications and industries. The list of standard articles is regulary expanded to suit new applications and have inherent benefits. The products are available from stock, DXF drawings and BIM files are available online.