HygieneFirst is ACO's commitment to ultimate hygienic performance. We design solutions with cost efficiency in mind but with absolutely no compromise in terms of food safety.
The research findings of the Fraunhofer Institute IVV Dresden clearly show that the use of ACO’s hygienically designed channel dramatically improves cleanability. Hence, reducing the risk of bacterial contamination and ultimately helping food manufacturing companies and foodservice outlets improve the safety of their facilities and their products.
The industry standard is to protect the sewer network but ACO goes further, and adopts a two-phase approach which also protects the building itself.
Pre-treatment of FOG Protection of inner building pipes, prevention of blockages Prolong the maintenance period for large first degree separator Increase separation time.
Effective waste water management via a properly designed drainage system ensures optimal hygiene and also minimises the risks of disruption to production which can be caused by drainage blockages, floods and leaks. When designing your drainage system, it’s important to take a holistic approach to specification.
The stainless steel push-fit pipe system is designed for grey or black water. ACO pipe offers 40+ years product life thanks to its material properties. Easy installation and handling on site is ensured by push-fit assembly system and available cutting tools.
Climate effects are increasingly extreme. Summer is now characterised by dry periods with heat followed by intensive rainfall and frost periods alternate with positive temperatures in Winter. The weather is unpredictable. This factor has to be considered when planning drainage for flat roofs.
ACO kerb is a reliable wall protection that prevents walls from impacts (200 mm height in rooms with traffic up to 1 ton and 300 mm height with traffic up to 5 tons as recommended by EHEDG), water or chemical ingress, or other damages associated with traffic and production process. It is suitable for any processing area.
Until now, no proper study or research has taken place to investigate the behaviour of common floor-drainage connections and develop a precise design guideline. As a result, Sika – a market-leading resin flooring company, and ACO - a leader in the development and manufacture of hygienic drainage systems, joined forces and adopted a professional and scientific approach to this issue.
ACO is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the EHEDG World Congresses since 2012. The EHEDG World Congress on Hygienic Engineering & Design is the flagship event of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) and takes place every two years at different locations worldwide.