ACO TECHNOLOGIES PLC - BUILDING DRAINAGE

ACO BUSINESS CENTRE
CAXTON ROAD
BEDFORD
BEDFORDSHIRE MK41 0LF

Tel: 01462 810400
Fax: 01462 851491

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Suppliers of: Internal and external drainage solutions, stainless steel floor drains, stainless steel gullies and channels, rainwater outlets, shower floor drains, bathroom and wet room floor drains, internal linear drainage channels, access covers, grease separators

ACO Building Drainage specialises in the development of corrosion resistant drainage systems and building products for applications across the internal and external built environments. Conceived to eliminate design risk, to optimise installation and to minimise lifetime ownership cost, every product in the range delivers exceptional levels of performance, finish and durability.

The technical expertise, global resources and fabrication capacity within the ACO Building Drainage division make it possible for architects, engineers and contractors to realise the highest quality and value when selecting from our standard products, or, when using our bespoke design service.

Indeed, whether you’re involved in designing or building a new project or upgrading an existing building, every aspect of the system must be carefully planned to meet the correct drainage requirements simply, quickly and within budget. Just call us and we can help you!

ACO Hygienic Drainage Hub: This new website is specifically designed for commercial kitchen design and specification.

 

Useful Resources:

ACO Building Drainage’s extensive portfolio includes:

 

Wetroom & Shower Drainage Solutions

An extensive range of Wetroom products and shower drainage solutions.

Stainless Steel gullies

Choice of ranges for different applications: Fixed Height and Telescopic gully systems, EG150 Eurogully range, Rodding Eyes, Micro Floor Gullies and Bespoke gullies.

Standard Stainless Steel and Galvanised Steel Channels

Includes the modular 125 stainless steel channel system and the Deckline 125 galvanized steel shallow invert drainage system.

ACO Pipe® Stainless Steel Pipework Systems

ACO PIPE® presents a wide range of socketed waste pipework systems in thin-wall stainless steel for above and below ground drainage applications.

Roof & Balcony Drainage

Products include FreeDeck - Level Access Flat Roofs and Terraces Drainage Systems & Watertight Rainwater Outlets.

Grease Management Systems

The range includes mobile grease separators, gravity grease separators and biological grease traps.

Access Covers

Products include the Alucover and Eurocover access covers.

Anti-flood Protection Systems

Anti-flood backflow valve systems, designed to prevent flooding resulting from sewer backflows. With models suitable for grey or black water applications, all systems are designed for reliable operation and long life.

Bespoke Channel Drainage Systems

ACO supply a wide range of bespoke drainage solutions. Please contact us to discuss your exact needs.

 

Further technical information is available in the BPi download library or on the ACO Building Drainage website.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

ACO AluCover Access Covers
AluCover Recessed Aluminium Access Covers

Published [15/04/14]File size [239 KB]

ACO Bespoke Data Sheet 1
stainless steel building drainage

Published [15/04/14]File size [272 KB]

ACO Bespoke Data Sheet 2
bespoke stainless steel drainage systems

Published [15/04/14]File size [222 KB]

ACO Bespoke Data Sheet 3
bespoke stainless steel drainage systems

Published [15/04/14]File size [211 KB]

ACO Biological Grease Trap Brochure
ACO Biological Grease Traps, Grease management handbook

Published [15/04/14]File size [2287 KB]

ACO Building Drainage Modular 125
Stainless Steel Channel Drainage

Published [21/05/13]File size [4012 KB]

ACO CE Marking Customer Datasheet
CE marking information

Published [17/06/13]File size [364 KB]

ACO Commercial Kitchen and Food Processing Drainage Systems
Commercial Kitchen & Food Processing Drainage

Published [15/04/14]File size [2281 KB]

ACO Deckline 125 Brochure
Galvanised Steel Shallow Invert Surface Water Drainage System

Published [14/04/14]File size [1668 KB]

ACO EuroCover Access Covers
Stainless steel composite double sealed access covers

Published [15/04/14]File size [758 KB]

ACO Food Processing Drainage Systems
kitchen and food processing drainage

Published [15/04/14]File size [956 KB]

ACO FreeDeck Brochure
Level Access Flat Roof and Terrace Drainage Systems

Published [14/04/14]File size [4479 KB]

ACO Grease Separators Brochure
Gravity Grease Separators

Published [14/04/14]File size [7592 KB]

ACO Junior Anti-flood Systems
Backflow floor drain

Published [14/04/14]File size [376 KB]

ACO Mobile Grease Separator
Grease management

Published [15/04/14]File size [3587 KB]

ACO MultiDrain Monoblock Brochure.pdf

Published [24/04/14]File size [7145 KB]

ACO Pipe Catalogue
Stainless Steel Pipework Systems

Published [15/04/14]File size [6179 KB]

ACO Product Drainage Overview
Drainage Systems

Published [14/04/14]File size [966 KB]

ACO Quatrix Anti-flood Systems
backflow valve

Published [14/04/14]File size [325 KB]

ACO QUATRIX with Chamber anti flood systems
Backflow valve with access chamber for anti-flood protection

Published [14/04/14]File size [489 KB]

ACO Railway
Surface water management systems for permanent way and rail infrastructure

Published [15/04/14]File size [5434 KB]

ACO Rainwater Outlets Brochure
Drainage Watertight Rainwater Outlets for Flat Roofs and Other Areas

Published [14/04/14]File size [3729 KB]

ACO ShowerDrain and Wetroom Drainage Systems
ShowerDrain and Wetroom Systems

Published [15/04/14]File size [4525 KB]

ACO Stainless Steel Gully Systems
Stainless Steel Gully Systems, drainage

Published [14/04/14]File size [2082 KB]

ACO SuDS Swale Inlet brochure

Published [24/04/14]File size [1150 KB]

ACO The future of drainage
stainless steel drainage

Published [15/04/14]File size [15739 KB]

ACO TRIPLEX anti flood system
backflow valve, anti-flood protection

Published [14/04/14]File size [260 KB]

ACO TRIPLEX with Chamber Anti Flood
Backflow valve with access chamber

Published [14/04/14]File size [510 KB]

ACCESS COVERS Airports .
ACCESS COVERS Airtight .
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium .
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Tread Plate
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 .
ACCESS COVERS Cable Outlet .
ACCESS COVERS Drainage .
ACCESS COVERS EN 124 .
ACCESS COVERS EN 124 Class A15-F900 Loadings
ACCESS COVERS EN 124 Class B Loadings
ACCESS COVERS EN 124 Class B125
ACCESS COVERS Exterior External .
ACCESS COVERS Flexible Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Flooring .
ACCESS COVERS Hard Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Internal Interior .
ACCESS COVERS Natural Stone Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Recessed .
ACCESS COVERS Recessed for Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Stainless Steel .
ACCESS COVERS Stainless Steel Composite Double Sealed
ACCESS COVERS Unfilled .
ANTI-FLOOD VALVES Backwater .
ANTI-FLOOD VALVES BS EN 13564 Types 0-5 .
BALCONY Drainage Systems .
BALCONY Floor Drains .
BALCONY Rainwater Outlets
BATHROOM Inset Drainage Trays Decorative Wooden Grates Incorporated
BRIDGE DECKING Drainage Systems .
CABLE Troughs .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Composite Plastic .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Linear Drainage Channels Stainless Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Plastic .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Security Locking .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Shower Stainless Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel Mesh .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel Non-Skid .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Surface Channel Classes A-F .
CHANNELS Aluminium .
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Industrial
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Modular
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Purpose Made
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Shallow Channel
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Sloping
DECK Drainage Systems .
DRAINAGE Backflow Stops Backwater Valve
DRAINAGE Balcony Systems .
DRAINAGE Bath-to-Wetroom Adaptors .
DRAINAGE Rat Barriers .
DRAINAGE Rodding Eyes EN 1253
DRAINAGE Rodding Eyes Interior
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Abbatoir
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Aggressive Environment
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Brewing
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Catering
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Chemical Industry
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Food Processing
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Hygienic
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Industrial Process
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Laboratory
DRAINAGE Trench Stainless Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Aggressive Substance .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Austenitic Stainless Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Balcony Balconies .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Bridge .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS 6367:1983 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 1433:2002 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 1433:2002 CE Marked
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 1433:2002 Load Classes A-F .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Building Perimeter .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Design Service .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS DPC Damp Course .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Dual Level .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Galvanised Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Heavy Duty .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Heel Guard Tops .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Lightweight: Loading Classes A-E .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Line and Point Drainage Combined .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Linear BS EN 1433 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Linear Deck .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Open Sided System .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Paved Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pedestrian Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pedestrian Areas Cycle Ways
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Roof Garden .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Modular
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Purpose Made
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Radius Units
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Shallow Channel
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Slot
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Steel Shallow Invert
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Steel Slot System
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Terrace .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Threshold .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Threshold Level Access
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Tram Track .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Walkway .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Aluminium .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Composite .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Continuous Trench .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Curved Profile .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
DRAINAGE GULLIES .
FLAT ROOF Drainage Systems .
FLAT ROOF Drainage Systems Level Access
FLOOR ACCESS COVERS See Also ACCESS COVERS: .
FLOOR CHANNELS Abbatoir .
FLOOR CHANNELS Balcony .
FLOOR CHANNELS Breakwater Applications .
FLOOR CHANNELS Chemical Plant .
FLOOR CHANNELS Doorway .
FLOOR CHANNELS FACTA Load Classes A-E .
FLOOR CHANNELS Fire Lift .
FLOOR CHANNELS Fire Lift BS 5588:1991 Part 5 .
FLOOR CHANNELS Food and Drink Processing .
FLOOR CHANNELS Galvanised Steel .
FLOOR CHANNELS Heavy Load .
FLOOR CHANNELS Hospital .
FLOOR CHANNELS Internal Walkway .
FLOOR CHANNELS Internal Washdown Applications .
FLOOR CHANNELS Kitchen .
FLOOR CHANNELS Large Volume Discharge Capacity .
FLOOR CHANNELS Purpose Made Bespoke .
FLOOR CHANNELS Shallow Invert .
FLOOR CHANNELS Shower Room .
FLOOR CHANNELS Slot System (No Grating) .
FLOOR CHANNELS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR CHANNELS Swimming Pool .
FLOOR CHANNELS Wetroom Drainage Linear
FLOOR CHANNELS Wetroom Drainage Stainless Steel Linear Channels
FLOOR DOORS See Also ACCESS COVERS: .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Anti-Slip .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Anti-Slip BS 7976 Parts 1-3: 2002
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Bathroom Gully .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Bathroom Gully Decorative
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Bathroom Gully Illuminated
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Chrome Finish .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Swimming Pool .
FLOOR DRAINS .
FLOOR DRAINS Adjustable .
FLOOR DRAINS Aluminium .
FLOOR DRAINS Anti-Flood .
FLOOR DRAINS Backflow Stop Backwater Valve
FLOOR DRAINS Backflow Stop BS EN 13564 Backwater Valve
FLOOR DRAINS Bathroom/Wetroom See Also SHOWER DRAINS
FLOOR DRAINS BS EN 1253 .
FLOOR DRAINS Car Park .
FLOOR DRAINS Chemical Resistant .
FLOOR DRAINS Cold Store .
FLOOR DRAINS Commercial .
FLOOR DRAINS Fire Spread Prevention Incorporated .
FLOOR DRAINS Floating Floor .
FLOOR DRAINS Linear .
FLOOR DRAINS Marine Applications .
FLOOR DRAINS Odour Trap .
FLOOR DRAINS Purpose Made .
FLOOR DRAINS Rainwater .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Channel .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Purpose Made .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Rectangular .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Right Angle .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Square .
FLOOR DRAINS Telescopic .
FLOOR DRAINS Terrace .
FLOOR DRAINS Vinyl Sheet Flooring .
FLOOR DRAINS Yard .
FLOOR GRATINGS Metal .
FLOOR GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR GRATINGS Steel .
FLOOR GULLIES Bathroom .
FLOOR GULLIES BS EN 1253 .
FLOOR GULLIES Chemical Resistant .
FLOOR GULLIES Commercial .
FLOOR GULLIES Extra Low Profile .
FLOOR GULLIES Fire Resistant EI 120-U/U
FLOOR GULLIES Industrial .
FLOOR GULLIES Pumped .
FLOOR GULLIES Shower .
FLOOR GULLIES Stainless Steel .
FLOOR GULLIES Vinyl Sheet Flooring .
FLOOR GULLIES Wetroom .
GRATING Accessories .
GRATINGS Anti-Slip .
GRATINGS Drainage .
GRATINGS Mesh Stainless Steel
GRATINGS Purpose Made .
GRATINGS Rainwater Outlets .
GRATINGS Safety Slip Resistant .
GRATINGS Shower Drain .
GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
GRATINGS Swimming Pool .
GREASE SEPARATORS . .
GREASE SEPARATORS Below Ground .
GREASE SEPARATORS Biological .
GREASE SEPARATORS BS EN 1825 .
GREASE SEPARATORS Freestanding .
GREASE SEPARATORS Gravity .
GREASE SEPARATORS Stainless Steel .
GREEN ROOF Drainage Channels .
GULLIES Anti-Flood .
GULLIES Austenitic Stainless Steel .
GULLIES BS EN 1253 Part 2 .
GULLIES Chemical Plant .
GULLIES Electropolished .
GULLIES FACTA Load Classes A-E .
GULLIES Fire Spread Prevention Incorporated .
GULLIES Food Processing .
GULLIES Food Processing EN 1672
GULLIES Food Processing EN ISO 14159
GULLIES Gunmetal .
GULLIES Industrial Areas .
GULLIES Insulated .
GULLIES Pickle Passivated .
GULLIES Specialist Fabricators .
GULLIES Stainless Steel .
GULLIES Swimming Pool .
GULLIES Telescopic .
GULLIES Water Sealed .
GULLIES Wet Areas .
GULLIES Yard Paved Area
GULLY Gratings .
GULLY Gratings BS EN 124
GULLY Gratings Copper Alloy
GULLY Gratings Stainless Steel
GULLY Traps EN 1253
KERB DRAINAGE Systems BS EN 1433:2002 Kitemarked
KERB DRAINAGE Systems EN 1433 D400 CE Marked
KERBS Combined Drainage See Also KERB DRAINAGE:
LABORATORY Waste Fittings .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) For Ceramic Tiling .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) For Vinyl Flooring .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Internal .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Metal .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Stainless Steel Recessed
PIPE COUPLINGS .
PIPE COUPLINGS Flexible .
PIPE WALL SEALS .
PIPES Chemical Process Lines .
PIPES Chemical Resistant .
PIPES Stainless Steel .
PIPES Stainless Steel Push-Fit
RAILWAY TRACK Drainage Achilles Link-Up, RISQS (Rail Industry Supplier Qualificatio
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Crates
RAINWATER PIPES Stainless Steel .
ROOF DRAINAGE Systems .
ROOF DRAINS See Also ROOF OUTLETS: Rainwater: .
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater .
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Aluminium
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Balcony
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater BS 1490
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Car Park
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Deck Supports
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Domed
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Flat Roof
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Galvanised
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Gully
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Gunmetal
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Insulated Roof
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Inverted Roof
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Metal
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Refurbishment Renovation
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Screw
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Secure Grating
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Spigot
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Terrace Grates
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Two-Way
SEPARATORS Bypass BS EN 858-1 and 2:2002
SEPARATORS Bypass Class I
SEPARATORS Bypass Class II
SEPARATORS Catering .
SEWAGE Backwater Valves .
SEWAGE Backwater Valves BS EN 13564
SHOWER Channel Illumination .
SHOWER Wet Floor Formers .
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings .
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Barrier Free
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Channel Glass
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Channel Mineral
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Channel Stainless Steel
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Shower Gully Slip Resistant
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Shower Gully Stainless Steel
SHOWER DRAINS Aluminium .
SHOWER DRAINS Aluminium Colour Coated .
SHOWER DRAINS Concrete Floor Installations .
SHOWER DRAINS Floor Level Showers .
SHOWER DRAINS Level Access .
SHOWER DRAINS Linear .
SHOWER DRAINS Sheet Flooring Flush Fitting
SHOWER DRAINS Stainless Steel .
SHOWER DRAINS Timber Floor Installation Floating Floor
SHOWER DRAINS Wetroom Applications .
SHOWER DRAINS Wheelchair Access .
SHOWER FLOORING Floor Level Shower Bases .
SHOWER FLOORING Preformed Formers .
SHOWER TRAYS Upstands .
SKIRTINGS Resin Concrete .
SOIL PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Absorbing EN 14366
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Couplings .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Couplings Cast Iron
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Couplings Cast Iron Push-Fit
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Couplings Stainless Steel
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Galvanised Steel DIN 1986 Part 4 Non Flammable
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Galvanised Steel Effluent-Resistant Grade Seal Incorporated
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Galvanised Steel EN 1123
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Manifolds Purpose Made Bespoke
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Purpose Made Bespoke .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Push-Fit .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Rat Barriers .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Stainless Steel .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Stainless Steel Acoustic BS EN 13466
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Stainless Steel BS EN 1124 Parts 1 and 2
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Stainless Steel Push-Fit
STORMWATER Drainage .
STORMWATER Flow Controls .
STORMWATER Flow Controls Vortex Systems
STORMWATER Storage .
SWIMMING POOL Surface Drains .
SWIMMING POOL Surrounds .
TERRACE Drainage Systems .
THRESHOLD Drains Level Access
TRAPS Foul Air Stench
TREE GRILLES . .
TREE GUARDS . .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE Trapped Floor Gully .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES Stainless Steel .
WALL Kerbing .
WALL Kerbing Stainless Steel
WALL GUARDS Stainless Steel .
WASTE PIPES and FITTINGS Laboratory .
WASTE PIPES and FITTINGS Stainless Steel .
WATER FLOW CONTROLS Stormwater Management .
WATER FLOW CONTROLS Vortex Systems .
WETROOM Drainage .
WETROOM Drainage Concealed Wall Inlet
WETROOM Drainage Level Access
WETROOM Drainage Linear Channel Systems
WETROOM Drainage Sheet Flooring Applications
WETROOM Drainage Tiled Flooring Applications
WETROOM Floor Drains .
WETROOM Floor Drains Concealed Wall Inlet
WETROOM Floor Drains Corner Triangular
WETROOM Floor Drains Stainless Steel
WETROOM Shower Floor Formers Wet Floor Formers
ACO EASYFLOW Bathroom Gully Systems
ACO GM-X Galvanised Steel Pipes
ACO HP Rainwater Outlets
ACO JUNIOR Backflow Floor Drains
ACO MOBILE Grease Separators
ACO MULTIDRAIN MONOBLOCK Drainage Channels
ACO PIPE Stainless Steel Pipes
ACO QUATRIX Anti-Flood Valves
ACO TRIPLEX Anti-Flood Valves
ALUCOVER Recessed Aluminium Access Cover
APLEX Wall Seals
CHAIN Gully Gratings
CURL Gully Gratings
DECKLINE Shallow Invert Surface Drainage Channel
EASY-CLEAN Stainless Steel Floor Drains & Channels
EUROCOVER Access Covers
EUROGULLY Stainless Steel Floor Gully
FLAG Gully Gratings
FOREST Gully Gratings
FREEDECK Surface Drainage Channel
FULBORA Floor Drains
HAWAII Gully Gratings
HEELSAFE Channel Gratings
HYDROJET Grease Separators
INTERCEPT Gully Gratings
LIGHTLINE Shower Channel Illumination
LIGHTPOINT Gully Illumination Kits
LINEA Gully Gratings
LIPURMAX Grease Separators
MICRO Floor Gully
MINISLOT Internal Drainage Channels
MODULAR 125 Stainless Steel Drainage Channels
PALM Gully Gratings
PIPE Stainless Steel Pipes
PIXEL Gully Gratings
QUADRATO Gully Gratings
QUICKLOCK Grating Lock
SHOWERDRAIN Shower Drains
VIENITE Polymeric Based Recycled Material
VINYL SEAL Internal Drainage Channel Seal
WALK-IN Bathroom Drainage Trays with Wooden Grates
WAVE Gully Gratings
WEIR Gratings

WHEN IT COMES TO HYGIENIC PERFORMANCE, SUCCESS IS IN THE DETAIL

December 2014

WHEN IT COMES TO HYGIENIC PERFORMANCE, SUCCESS IS IN THE DETAIL

We're committed to designing and manufacturing drainage that delivers the ultimate in hygienic performance. We're a long-standing member of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), are the first company to incorporate the hygienic design principles that are normally reserved forfood contact equipment into our product designs and our ongoing collaboration with bodies including Campden BRI, other industry suppliers and leading academics enables us to keep up to date with the very latest best practice. So what should you look for when specifying hygienic drainage? We asked ACO Building Drainage MD, Andy Buchan, to highlight the key design features to consider when specifying hygienic drainage, and explain why drainage is only part of the story when it comes to optimising hygiene.

Although it's not the only thing that affects hygiene in a food processing or manufacturing facility, drainage undoubtedly has an important role to play when you're looking to prevent cross contamination and optimise hygiene. So what are the key questions you should ask about the design of your drainage?
1. Is your design drainable?

If your drainage isn't fully drainable then its hygienic performance will be compromised. To optimise hygienic performance, our drainage channels have completely drainable dry sumps with engineered positive slopes which prevent the build-up of stagnant water, odours, microbial growth and potential chemical hazards.
2. Are you using continuously welded lap joints or welded butt joints?

Simply put, lap joints can't be welded hygienically. When you weld a lap joint you create a void and that void can and will harbour bacteria.
3. Do your corners feature welds or are they rounded?

Sharp corners are harder to clean, particularly if they're situated at a right angle or bend in the drainage. It's harder to get into a corner and to make contact with its entire surface, which means there's a very real risk that the corner won't get cleaned effectively. To ensure every part of the drainage surface is easily accessible and to meet best practice guidelines, drainage should feature rounded corners with minimum radii of 3mm.
4. If you have to have a weld, is it made in a corner or on a smooth flat area?

If the drainage you specify is welded on a flat area, the manufacturer can ensure the weld is smooth and smooth contours eliminate crevices that can harbour bacteria. It's a simple step but one that can make all the difference.
5. Will you have to power-wash your drainage?

In spite of what some companies will tell you, one of the worst things you can do is power-wash your drainage. Power-washing creates ballistic droplets (basically a high velocity spray). This spray spreads the bacteria that were living in your drainage system across an area of up to 20 metres in diameter. So, if you want to spread bacteria around your facility, this is an excellent way to do it! Your drainage should be designed in a way that power-washing is not required. Its design should limit the build-up of bacterial to reduce the amount of cleaning needed. It should also be designed in a way that ensures cleaning is a quick and easy process.
6.Should steel products be fully pickle passivated?

In short yes! Stainless steel drainage will suffer from corrosion if it is not fully passivated which in turn will lead to a risk that they cannot be properly cleaned.

So, what else makes the difference when it comes to delivering superior hygienic performance? Well, drainage is only part of the story. Plant operators also need to ensureā€¦

They specify drainage products that meet best practice recommendations by applying the same standards to drainage as are normally reserved for food contact surfaces.
The floors being specified are appropriate for the area in which they're situated and they're compatible with the drainage system. Take the time to do this as the hardest part of the operation to change at a later date is the floor and drainage.
There is a well-defined cleaning procedure in place that ensures the right chemicals are used and cleaning takes place at a frequency that's appropriate to the environment.
The appropriate cleaning tools are used and the area(s) in which each tool should be used is clearly defined. By ensuring tools used in high risk areas are not used in low risk areas - or vice versa - operators can significantly minimise the risk of cross-contamination.
A strict monitoring regime is in place that's tailored to the needs of the area in which the drainage is installed. Taking regular swabs in areas that are at risk can ensure that you know it's 'clean'!


Handcrafted Drainage for Craft Beer Brewer

October 2014

The Project

When craft beer brewer BrewDog wanted to increase the size of its brewery, ACO Building Drainage was chosen to provide an engineered hygienic drainage system.

Based in Ellon in Aberdeenshire, BrewDog was set up in 2007 by co-founders Martin Dickie and James Watt who, to use their words, "were bored of the industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales that dominated the UK market." Now brewing more than 90,000 hl of beer per year and continuing to experience rapid sales growth, BrewDog commissioned a new warehouse to enable it to expand its production capacity and create an on-site visitor centre and bar.

The Brief

ACO Building Drainage was approached by the contractor to design, manufacture and oversee installation of a complex new drainage system which could deal with high loads as well as high flow.

The Solution

The ACO Building Drainage team designed engineered channel sections with complex falls to meet BrewDog's specific requirements. All products were manufactured in stainless steel and, as with all ACO Building Drainage products, were fully pickle passivated as standard to ensure corrosion resistant joints and an estimated product life of at least 50 years.

"ACO Building Drainage was appointed because of their hygienic drainage expertise. We needed to find a drainage provider which could design a system to meet our specific requirements and, to optimise hygiene, manufacture products in high grade stainless steel.

"ACO developed the perfect drainage solution for our business. They have the same passion for delivering high performance drainage that we have for craft beer. Their team was extremely responsive, fully understood our needs and developed an excellent system design. They also delivered high quality products on time and on budget."

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