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Heavy-duty drainage channel trafficked by transportation lorry

Industrial drainage for warehouses & distribution centres

Industrial units, warehouses and distribution centres run a 24/7 logistics operation to enable the distribution of goods locally, nationally and internationally. Countless heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and forklifts constantly traffic storage areas and external yards. These facilities can easily account for over 100,000 m² in surface area.

Industrial drainage systems must be robust enough to cope with extreme loads and dynamic forces imposed by the high volumes of heavy-duty traffic. If facilities have a extensive area to drain, a system with a large hydraulic capacity should be taken into account.

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Requirements for an industrial drainage system

What characteristics should a drainage system have to guarantee a smooth operation?

RECYFIX HICAP at the entrance of Central Park Distribution Centre

Heavy-duty drainage installed at Central Park Distribution Centre

1. Capability to cope with heavy loads and dynamic forces

Heavy load wheel on RECYFIX NC drainage channel

Industrial /logistic facilities can create a very demanding environment for surface drainage systems. Constant traffic by HGVs and forklifts impose immense pressure and force on the channels/gratings.

Linear drainage is not only exposed to heavy loads but also dynamic forces caused by vehicles braking, turning and accelerating when trafficking the surface area.

System design, materials and installation needs to be strong, highly stable and secure in order to withstand the present heavy loads and dynamic forces.

    2. High capacity

    RECYFIX HICAP installed at Tamworth industrial site

    Industrial and logistic facilities are ever-increasing in size and scale to achieve cost-effective and efficient production and distribution.

    For cost-efficient and reliable drainage of extensive external surface areas, high-capacity channel systems are increasingly preferred to achieve savings for the client regarding installation of drainage in operational areas.

      FASERFIX SUPER drainage channel
      RECYFIX HICAP drainage channel

      3. High flow rates

      FASERFIX SUPER for external yard at Airedale factory

      Extensive areas can generate high volumes of surface water.  Unpredicted heavy rainfall can overwhelm drainage systems if they are not designed to accommodate climate changes.

      Surface drainage systems require efficient intake and appropriate channel sizing through accurate hydraulic calculations to ensure the surface area will be effectively drained and maintain profitable operations for the client.

        4. Contaminated surfaces

        DRAINFIX CLEAN installed within a industrial yard

        Industrial surface can become contaminated during day-to-day operations. Tyre wear (microplastics), brake dust, fuel hydrocarbons as well as petrol, oil and other contaminants can be present on the surface without any knowledge.

        A combined drainage and filtration system can treat surface water at source, before it is released back into sewer systems or watercourses.

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          ”With so many large industrial areas being built, it is essential that surface water drainage is handled effectively to prevent flooding. We can assist with the design process, conception to completion and value engineering options to ensure the best drainage solutions for any situation”.

          FASERIX SUPER drainage channel
          RECYFIX HICAP drainage channel

          HAURATON have a range of heavy-duty drainage systems ideal for coping with the demanding environments of civil engineering projects. Click here to find information about our products.

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          Concrete Cable Trough in Production hall for RULMECA in Aschersleben, Germany

          Industrial environments can require safe and secure cable routing

          For industrial infrastructure, there can be a lot of exposed cables that lead to power supplies within external or internal surfaces. For a safer working environment, the use of a cable system to hide cable runs can prove beneficial.

          The system must have the capability to cope with loads and forces imposed by vehicles  trafficking the surface area.

          In some facilities, changing requirements or inspection of power supplies are often necessary. The systems should have easy accessibility and flexibility for permeant or temporary laying of cables.

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          Industrial drainage solutions from HAURATON

          When choosing the correct system for your project, it can be quite overwhelming. There are many factors to consider regarding the design and installation, for example heavy loads, frequency of traffic, storm events, local planning and client requirements.

          HAURATON has the experience to provide the most appropriate and cost-effective solution to meet your project requirements. Close and comprehensive technical support is available during all stages of the project, from early planning and design, on-site installation and maintenance advice. Get in touch to discuss your project.

          High capacity slot drain: RECYFIX HICAP

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          RECYFIX HICAP is a high capacity slotted channel system that transports large volumes of surface run-off  into existing sewers or attenuation from extensive catchment areas. The channels are manufactured from recycled composite and fitted with a retained grating in durable spheroidal ductile iron.

          • Load class up to F 900

          • The monolithic system, installation and narrow grating design gives superior resistance to dynamic forces and ultra heavy-duty loads

          • Corrosion and impact resistant

          • Pre-assembled and lightweight (complies with one-man-lift legislation) for quick, simple installation

          For extreme loads situations: FASERFIX SUPER

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          Manufactured from fibre-reinforced concrete with a durable angle housing, FASERFIX SUPER has a proven structural design for superior resistance to dynamic forces and extreme loads. Therefore, it is an ideal heavy-duty channel for industrial areas, warehouses and distribution centres.

          • 40mm deep channel angle housing and grating (up to 20mm thicker); design resists longitudinal and lateral movement

          • Gratings securely fixed with 8 bolts per metre (achieves 16 locking points over one unit for extra strength and safety)

          • Thicker channel body wall dimensions for strength and durability

          • High drainage cross section and hydraulic performance

          Heavy-duty recycled composite channel: RECYFIX NC

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          RECYFIX NC combines heavy-duty loading capability with practical design for long-term high performance. The channel has a recycled composite angle housing incorporated within the channel body structure which provides durability and resilience at the surface when trafficked. Heavy-duty slotted gratings (spheroidal ductile iron GJS 500-7) are securely bolted within the angle housing (eight steel bolts per metre) for extra strength and safety.

          • Channel body made from recycled composite for high impact and corrosion resistance

          • Pre-assembled, lightweight units for quick and easy installation

          • Suitable for load class up to E 600

          • Torsion-free ribs and concrete anchors for additional structural integrity

          Surface water treatment: DRAINFIX CLEAN

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          The DRAINFIX CLEAN filter system is the ideal solution to treat polluted surface water run-off. Pollutants and fine particles are captured and retained within a carbonate-rich filter substrate, allowing the cleaned water to be released back into a natural watercourses or sewer systems.

          • Withstands loads up to F 900

          • High water retention capacity for effective cleaning performance, even during heavy rainfall events

          • Strong and durable with high material resistance to frost, salts, chemicals, extreme temperatures and UV light

          • Extremely low maintenance requirement

          For safe and secure cable routing: SERVICE CHANNEL

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          The SERVICE CHANNEL provides safe and practical cable management within industrial units and exhibition halls. Cables and wires can easily be threaded into the channel and accessed as and when required. Furthermore, the SERVICE CHANNEL can withstand the frequency of high dynamic forces when trafficked.

          • Temporary or permanent management of cables and wires

          • Channels available in recycled composite (polypropylene) or fibre-reinforced concrete for medium to heavy-duty applications

          • Solid covers in ductile iron with removable cable inlets for quick and efficient access

          • A range of channel widths and depths to suit project requirements

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