ACO TECHNOLOGIES PLC - WATER MANAGEMENT

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Suppliers of: Surface water drainage, drainage channels, slot drainage channels, channel drainage systems, storm water management systems, SUDS drainage systems, Threshold drainage channels, Linear drainage channels, Road drainage systems, Kerb drainage systems

ACO Water Management

Throughout the world ACO is recognised as a world leader in the design, development and implementation of sustainable surface water management systems.

Through client-based research and constant innovation, ACO Water Management has evolved from its origins in line drainage to an award-winning supplier of an unrivalled range of products and support services that provide the complete and effective management of surface water: from system design through collection, cleaning, storing and on-site source control allowing the safe release of run-off back to natural watercourses.

Covering applications as diverse as retail and commercial developments to major national transport and infrastructure projects, the ACO Water Management range assures industry leading sustainable drainage performance and environmental protection.

 The range includes high performance surface water drainage systems, award-winning attenuation and infiltration solutions, as well as hydrocarbon separators and vortex flow control systems. For more information visit www.aco.co.uk

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ACO Water Management Main Product ranges: 

 Civils + Infrastructure

The Civils + Infrastructure range has pioneered the management of surface water and today provides architects, specifiers and engineers with a complete package of integrated systems suitable for use across the entire spectrum of civil engineering projects.

Building + Landscape

 The Building + Landscape range is tailored to the demands of residential developments. Easy to use and install, products have finish options that both complement and enhance the aesthetic qualities of any domestic property.

 Tailored to the demands of domestic applications, the market leading range provides customers with the most complete and stylish surface water management offering for driveways, patios, level doorway thresholds, landscaped areas, roofs and wetrooms.

 The Building + Landscape range is certified and tested to the highest performance standards for the domestic environment.

 ACO Sport provides specific drainage solutions and stadia products for sporting facilities, stadiums and arenas. These systems are designed to maximise the functionality of the athletic facility without disrupting the performance of athletes and players.

 ACO Wildlife includes toad tunnels and amphibian fencing systems, focuses on the protection of vulnerable species whose habitats are increasingly under threat.

 ACO Building Drainage specialises in the development of drainage products and corrosion resistant drainage systems for application across the internal and external built environments. See the ACO Building Drainage page for more information.

 The Surface Water Management Cycle

To help architects, designers and contractors meet the legal requirements that now tightly control the way surface water is managed, ACO has created its unique ‘Surface Water Management Cycle’ – Collect, Clean, Hold, Release - the four core processes now required for the complete and sustainable management of surface water drainage.

 SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage)

ACO is proud to be at the forefront of SUDS innovation. Our unrivalled experience and industry leading approach to sustainable surface water management makes us the ideal partner to help realise SUDS objectives. With world-class, integrated solutions, such as our new StormBrixx attenuation system, already aligned to the new legislation and policy agenda, we create lasting, measurable change.

 Design Software

The unique ACO Hydraulic Design software built to enable the efficient and accurate hydraulic design of surface water management schemes using channels as the means of conveyance.

Further technical information is available to download from the ACO Website or via the BPi Download Library

 

 

AMPHIBIAN REFUGES Amphibian Shelters .
AMPHIBIAN STOP GRIDS
AMPHIBIAN TUNNELS
AMPHIBIAN TUNNELS Under-Road .
ATM ENCLOSURE SLABS Polymer Concrete .
BAT BOXES Bat Roosting Boxes .
BAT BOXES Bat Roosting Boxes Pipistrelle Bats
BATHROOM FLOOR DRAINS .See Also SHOWER DRAINS: .
BRICKS Nest Box .
CABLE CONDUITS Ducting .
CABLE CONDUITS Ducting External .
CAR PARK Grass Protection .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Aluminium .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Anti-Corrosion Coatings AntiCorrosion Resistant Coatings
CHANNEL GRATINGS Cast Iron .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Chemical Resistant .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Contemporary Design .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Decorative Designs .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Design Service .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Ductile Iron .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Ductile Iron BS EN 1433 Class C250
CHANNEL GRATINGS Ductile Iron BS EN 1433 Class D400
CHANNEL GRATINGS Galvanised Mesh .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Galvanised Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Linear Drainage Channels .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Pedestrian .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Plastic .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Polyester Concrete .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Purpose Made .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel Mesh
CHANNEL GRATINGS Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Surface Channel Loading Classes A-F .
CHANNELS Chemical Resistant .
CHANNELS High Capacity .
CHANNELS Resin Concrete .
CHANNELS Slotted .
CHANNELS Stormwater .
DRAINAGE Railway Infrastructure .
DRAINAGE Railway Track Grooved Drainage Boxes
DRAINAGE Railway Track London Underground Standard 1-085 Fire Safety
DRAINAGE Rainwater .
DRAINAGE Road Drainage .
DRAINAGE CHANNEL Covers .
DRAINAGE CHANNEL Covers Slot Systems
DRAINAGE CHANNEL Sump Units Silt Bucket
DRAINAGE CHANNELS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Airport Runway .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Balcony .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Block Paving .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Boltless .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 124 .
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 Building Thresholds .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Car Parks / Parking Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Cast Iron Tops Ductile Iron Gratings
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Cast-In .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Chemical Resistant .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Curved .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Design Service .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Design Software .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS DIN 19580 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS DIN 19580 Classes A-F .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Domestic Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Domestic Applications Kit Garage Packs
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Driveways .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Extreme Flow .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Extreme Loadings Ultra Heavy Duty
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Flat Roofs .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Flow Control Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Galvanised Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Heavy Duty .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Heelguard Tops .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Hidden Channel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS High Capacity .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Illuminated .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Industrial Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Integrated Seal IKT Approved
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Kerb Combined Kerb Outlets
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Landscaping Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Lighting Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Linear .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS London Underground Standard 1-085 Fire Safety Performance of Materials
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Mesh Tops Mesh Gratings
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Modular Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Multistorey Car Parks .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Paved Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pavement Footpaths
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pedestrian Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polyethylene .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Galvanised Steel Edged EN 1433 Classes A15-D400
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Monocast / Monolithic Integral Gratings
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Monocast / Monolithic Integral Heelguard Gratings
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Monocast / Monolithic Slot Design
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Purpose Made
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Recycled Materials Incorporated
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Stainless Steel Edged EN 1433 Classes A15-D400
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polypropylene .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polypropylene BS EN 1433:2002 Loading Classes A-C
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Purpose Made .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Rail Infrastructure Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Rainwater Attenuation .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Rainwater Recycling .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Recycled Materials Polypropylene
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Recycled Materials Vienite
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Resin Concrete .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Restricted Depth Installations .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Road .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Shallow .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Block Paving
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Block Paving BS EN 1433
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Block Paving BS EN 1433 Class A15
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Block Paving BS EN 1433 Class B125
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Block Paving BS EN 1433 Class C250
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Block Paving BS EN 1433 Class D400
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems BS EN 1433 Loading Class A15
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems BS EN 1433 Loading Class B125
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems BS EN 1433 Loading Class C250
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems BS EN 1433 Loading Class D400
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems BS EN 1433 Loading Class E600
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems BS EN 1433 Loading Class F900
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems BS EN 1433:2002
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems DIN 19580 Loading Classes B - F
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems High Capacity
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems MDPE
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Polyethylene
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Polyethylene BS EN 1433 Loading Classes A-F
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Polyethylene BS EN 1433:2002 CE Marked
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Polyethylene Composite Plastic Edge Rails
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Polyethylene Ductile Iron Edge Rails
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Polyethylene Galvanised Steel Edge Rails
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Polyethylene Recycled Content
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Polymer Concrete
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Precast Concrete
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Sports Grounds .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Sports Grounds Artificial Grass Surfaces Athletic Tracks
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Purpose Made
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Radius Units
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stormwater .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS SUDS .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Threshold Drains .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Threshold Drains Level Access
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Threshold Drains Part M Compliant
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Traffic .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Tram Track .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Tram Track Derailment Containment
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Walkway .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Replacement .
DRAINAGE GULLIES .
DRAINAGE PIPES See Also UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES: SOIL PIPES: or RAINWATER PIPES:
DRAINAGE SUDS See Also SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (SUDS) .
DRAINAGE SURFACE WATER Management Systems .
DRIVEWAY Soakaways .
EDGING Flower Bed and Lawn .
EDGING Paving Applications .
ENTRANCE MATTING Drainable Matwell Bases Incorporated For Connection to Existing Plumbing
EQUIPMENT Bases Polymer Concrete
FLOOR CHANNELS Balcony .
FLOOR CHANNELS Car Park Deck .
FLOOR CHANNELS Chemical Plants .
FLOOR CHANNELS Commercial Kitchens .
FLOOR CHANNELS Doorway .
FLOOR CHANNELS Food and Drink Processing .
FLOOR CHANNELS Internal Washdown Applications .
FLOOR CHANNELS Kitchen .
FLOOR CHANNELS Large Volume Discharge Capacity .
FLOOR CHANNELS Purpose Made .
FLOOR CHANNELS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR CHANNELS Wetroom Drainage Linear Channels
FLOOR CHANNELS Wetroom Drainage Linear Channels Stainless Steel
FLOOR DRAINS Bathroom / Wetroom See Also SHOWER DRAINS
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Channel .
GARDEN Edgings .
GARDEN Irrigation Watering Systems .
GARDEN Irrigation Watering Systems Recycled Rainwater
GEOGRIDS Gravel Surface Stabilisation .
GEOGRIDS Ground Stabilisation .
GEOGRIDS Soil Reinforcement .
GEOMEMBRANES Stormwater Storage Applications .
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Filter Fabric / Drainage Filters
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Structural Drainage
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Surface Drainage Sheets Sheeting
GEOTEXTILES Filtration .
GEOTEXTILES Ground Stabilisation .
GEOTEXTILES Non-Woven .
GEOTEXTILES Protection Fleece .
GEOTEXTILES Soil Separation .
GEOTEXTILES Stormwater Storage Applications .
GEOTEXTILES Stormwater Storage Applications Attenuation
GEOTEXTILES Stormwater Storage Applications Infiltration
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Border Edging Grids .
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Fabrics .
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Geogrids .
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Pavers Recycled Plastic
GRASS REINFORCEMENT PAVERS Recycled Plastic .
GRATINGS Drainage .
GRATINGS Pedestrian .
GRATINGS Purpose Made Designs .
GRATINGS Road Galvanised Steel
GRATINGS Road Large Capacity
GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
GRATINGS Stainless Steel Pickle Passivated
GRATINGS Steel .
GRATINGS Vehicular .
GRAVEL PAVING SYSTEMS Geogrids .
GRAVEL PAVING SYSTEMS Honeycomb Sheet .
GRAVEL PAVING SYSTEMS SUDS .
GRAVEL STABILISATION SYSTEMS . .
GRAVEL STABILISATION SYSTEMS Ground Reinforcement Tiles .
GRAVEL STABILISATION SYSTEMS Weed Control Geotextile Incorporated .
GREASE SEPARATORS . .
GREASE SEPARATORS Below Ground .
GREASE SEPARATORS Biological .
GREASE SEPARATORS BS EN 1825 .
GREASE SEPARATORS Gravity .
GREASE SEPARATORS Stainless Steel .
GROUND REINFORCEMENT Cellular Confinement Systems .
GROUND REINFORCEMENT Lightweight Plastic Tiles .
GROUND STABILISATION Cellular Confinement Systems .
GROUND STABILISATION Mesh .
GUIDE FENCES Guide Walls .
GUIDE FENCES Guide Walls Small Mammals and Amphibians
GULLIES Rainwater Pipe .
GULLIES Resin Concrete .
GULLIES Stainless Steel .
GULLIES Stainless Steel Pickle Passivated
KERB Channels .
KERB Units .
KERB DRAINAGE Systems .
KERB DRAINAGE Systems BS EN 1433:2002 Kitemarked
KERB DRAINAGE Systems EN 1433 D400 CE Marked
KERB DRAINAGE Systems Highways Agency Interim Advice Note IAN117/08
KERB DRAINAGE Systems Highways Agency Product and Certification Requirements
KERB DRAINAGE Systems Highways Works Clause 516
KERB DRAINAGE Systems SUDS Applications
KERB DRAINAGE Units .
KERB DRAINAGE Units One Piece Half Battered Profile
KERB DRAINAGE Units One Piece Splayed Profile
KERB DRAINAGE Units Polymer Concrete BS EN 1433:2002
KERB DRAINAGE Units Polymer Concrete Recycled Materials Incorporated
KERB DRAINAGE Units Recycled Materials
KERB DRAINAGE Units Recycled Materials BS EN 1433:2002
KERB DRAINAGE Units Resin Concrete
KERBS Combined Drainage See Also KERB DRAINAGE:
KERBS Lightweight .
KERBS Lightweight HSE Guidelines Compliant
KERBS Lightweight Polymer Concrete
KERBS Paving Border .
KERBS Wildlife Safety Bypass Pocket Incorporated .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Resin Concrete Internal
MATWELL FRAMES Aluminium .
MATWELL FRAMES Drainable Matwell Bases For Connection to Existing Plumbing
MATWELL FRAMES External Outside Entrance
MATWELL FRAMES Including Mat Removable Mat
MATWELL FRAMES Stainless Steel .
MATWELL FRAMES Wheel Traffic Part M Compliant
MOTORWAY Drainage Channels .
NEST BOXES Cavity Wall Build-In Brick Sizes
OIL SEPARATORS BS EN 858-1-2 .
OIL SEPARATORS Bypass Separators .
OIL SEPARATORS Environment Agency PPG3 Guidelines Compliant .
OIL SEPARATORS Petrol Filling Stations Garage Forecourt
PARKING Surfaces Porous
PAVING Systems Gravel Infill
PAVING Systems Porous Water Drainage Control
PAVING BLOCKS Drainage Channel .
PAVING BLOCKS Slot Drainage Systems .
PAVING BLOCKS SUDS .
PAVING BORDERS Edging Grids .
PAVING EDGE RESTRAINTS Paving Edgings .
PAVING SYSTEMS Grass Infill .
PERMEABLE PAVING Gravel Infill .
PERMEABLE PAVING SUDS .
PIPES Precast Concrete See Also UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES: Concrete
PLAY AREA Kerbs Rubber Capped
RAINWATER HARVESTING Filters Filtration Systems
RAINWATER HARVESTING Pumping Units .
RAINWATER HARVESTING Soakaways .
RAINWATER HARVESTING Systems .
RAINWATER HARVESTING Systems BREEAM Credits
RAINWATER HARVESTING Systems BS 8515:2009
RAINWATER HARVESTING Treatment .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Commercial
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Crates
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Crates AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Domestic
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Industrial
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Modular Geocells AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Tank Sewer
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Car Washes .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Commercial .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Domestic .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Industrial .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Pumped Systems .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Sports Stadium .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SUDS Best Practice .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Syphonic Systems .
RAINWATER RECYCLING SYSTEMS Rainwater Harvesting .
ROAD GULLIES Precast Concrete .
SEATING Sports Venue .See Also STADIUM SEATING
SEATS Stadium .
SEPARATORS Alarmed .
SEPARATORS Bypass BS EN 858-1 and 2:2002
SEPARATORS Bypass Class I
SEPARATORS Bypass Class II
SEPARATORS Environment Agency PPG3 Guidelines Compliant .
SEPARATORS Full Retention Class I
SEPARATORS Full Retention Class II
SEPARATORS Full Retention Forecourt
SERVICE BOXES Polymer Concrete Recessed Lid .
SERVICE CONDUITS Ducting Polymer Concrete Channel
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings .
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Barrier Free
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Decorative Designs
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Linear Channel Stainless Steel
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Shower Gully Slip Resistant
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Shower Gully Stainless Steel
SHOWER DRAINS Barrier Free .
SHOWER DRAINS Floor Level Showers .
SHOWER DRAINS High Capacity High Flow Speed
SHOWER DRAINS Linear Shower Channels .
SHOWER DRAINS Stainless Steel .
SHOWER DRAINS Wetroom Applications .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Geogrids .
SOIL STABILISATION . .
SPORTS FIELD Drainage .
SPORTS FIELD Drainage IAAF Requirements
SPORTS FIELD Equipment IAAF Requirements
SPORTS FIELD Kerbs Removable
SPORTS FIELD Kerbs Rubber Capped
SPORTS FIELD Sand Traps .
SPORTS FIELD Service Boxes Cable Distribution
SPORTS FIELD Service Boxes Water Distribution
SPORTS FIELD Surface Drainage .
SPORTS FIELD Surface Drainage IAAF Requirements
STORMWATER Attenuation .
STORMWATER Attenuation Crates .
STORMWATER Attenuation Crates AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
STORMWATER Attenuation Modular Geocells .
STORMWATER Attenuation Modular Geocells AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
STORMWATER Attenuation Tanks .
STORMWATER Drainage .
STORMWATER Drainage SUDS Best Practice .
STORMWATER Filtration Tanks .
STORMWATER Flow Controls .
STORMWATER Flow Controls Vortex Systems / Vortex Valves
STORMWATER Management Systems .
STORMWATER Management Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
STORMWATER Separation Chambers Oil Separators
STORMWATER Storage .
STORMWATER Storage Attenuation Systems .
STORMWATER Storage Infiltration Systems .
STORMWATER Storage Modular Geocellular Units Geocellular Tanks
STORMWATER Storage Soakaways .
STORMWATER Storage Tanks Balancing .
SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT .See Also RAINWATER MANAGEMENT and STORMWATER: .
SUSTAINABLE DOMESTIC DRAINAGE Rainwater Soakaway Systems Residential Rainwater Management
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (SUDS) Swale Inlet Units .
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (SUDS) Swale Inlet Units CIRIA C697 Guidance
THRESHOLD Drains BS EN 1433:2002 Load Classes A-D
THRESHOLD Drains Corten Patina Finish
THRESHOLD Drains Level Access
THRESHOLD Drains Part M Compliant
TREE PITS Modular Geocellular Systems .
TRENCH COVERS Gratings .
TURF Edgings .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE . .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE Gullies .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE Gullies Trapped .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE Gullies Untrapped .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES Highway Drainage .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES Precast Concrete .
WATER FLOW CONTROLS Stormwater Management .
WATER FLOW CONTROLS Vortex Systems .
WETROOM ACCESSORIES .
WETROOM DRAINAGE Floor Drains .
WILDLIFE GUIDANCE SYSTEMS Tunnels .
WILDLIFE GUIDANCE SYSTEMS Tunnels Under-Road
WILDLIFE REFUGES Wildlife Shelters .
WILDLIFE REFUGES Wildlife Shelters Bat Boxes
WILDLIFE REFUGES Wildlife Shelters Nest Boxes
ACO AMPHIBIAN Wildlife Tunnel System
ACO ANTHRACITE Channel Gratings
ACO ANTIQUE IRON HEELGUARD Channel Gratings
ACO ARCO Shower Gratings
ACO BORDERGUARD Border Reinforcement
ACO BRICKSLOT Channel Gratings
ACO CIVICDRAIN Drainage Channels
ACO CLASSIC Shower Gratings
ACO CLIMATE TUNNEL Wildlife Tunnel Systems
ACO COMBIPOINT Channel Drainage Sump Units
ACO DECKLINE 125 Channel Drainage System
ACO DOORWAY DRAIN Threshold Drainage Channel
ACO DRAINLOCK Grating Fixing System
ACO DRAINMAT Threshold Drainage Channel
ACO EYELEDS Surface Water Drainage & Lighting System
ACO FREEDECK 125 Roof and Balcony Rainwater Drainage System
ACO FREESTYLE Bespoke Drainage Gratings
ACO GRAVELGRID Gravel Stabilisation
ACO GRAVELGUARD Gravel Stabilisation
ACO GROUNDGUARD Ground Reinforcement
ACO H RANGE Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO H RANGE RD 100V Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO H RANGE RD 150V Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO H RANGE RD 200V Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO H RANGE RD 300V Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO H RANGE SD 200V Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO HEXDRAIN Drainage Channel
ACO HEXDRAIN BRICKSLOT Threshold Drainage Channel
ACO HEXDRAIN PRO Channel Drainage System
ACO INDOOR Matwell Assembly
ACO INTERCEPT Channel Gratings
ACO INTERCEPT HEELGUARD Channel Gratings
ACO KERBDRAIN Kerb Drainage Systems
ACO LIGHTPOINT Surface Water Drainage & Lighting System
ACO MOBILE FENCE Wildlife Protection
ACO MODULAR 125 Channel Drainage System
ACO MONDO Shower Gratings
ACO MONODRAIN PD100D Channel Drainage Systems
ACO MOSAIC HEELGUARD Channel Gratings
ACO MULTIDRAIN Channel Drainage System
ACO MULTIDRAIN BRICKSLOT Slot Drainage Channel
ACO MULTIDRAIN MD Channel Drainage System
ACO MULTIDRAIN MONOBLOCK PD100D Channel Drainage System
ACO MULTIDRAIN PPD Channel Drainage System
ACO MULTIDRAIN PPD BRICKSLOT Slot Drainage
ACO MULTILINE SEALIN Channel Drainage Systems
ACO MULTISLOT Channel Drainage Systems
ACO NEST BOXES Cavity Wall Nest Boxes
ACO PROFILE Slot Drainage
ACO Q-BRAKE Drainage Flow Control
ACO Q-BRAKE VORTEX Water Flow Control
ACO Q-CEPTOR Oil Separators
ACO Q-FLOW Drainage Channel Edge Rails
ACO Q-GUARD Drainage Channel Edge Rails
ACO Q-PLATE Stormwater Flow Controls
ACO Q-SLOT Drainage Channel Edge Rails
ACO QMAX Channel Drainage
ACO QMAX 225 Channel Drainage
ACO QMAX 350 Channel Drainage
ACO QMAX 550 Channel Drainage
ACO QMAX 700 Channel Drainage
ACO QMAX 900 Channel Drainage
ACO QUAD Hydraulic Design Software
ACO QUADRACEPTOR Surface Water Run Off Infiltration Systems
ACO QUADRATO Shower Gratings
ACO RAILDRAIN Grooved Drainage Boxes
ACO RAIN-CEPTOR Rainwater Harvesting
ACO RAINDRAIN Drainage Channel
ACO RAINDRAIN B 125 Drainage Channels
ACO RAINDRAIN BRICKSLOT B 125 Drainage Channels
ACO ROADDRAIN One Piece Channel System
ACO ROADDRAIN Drainage Channels
ACO S RANGE Drainage Channel
ACO SHOWERDRAIN Shower Channels
ACO SLIMLINE Slot Drainage Channel
ACO SPORT Sports Field Drainage
ACO STEPDRAIN Threshold Drainage Channel
ACO STOPGRID Wildlife Protection
ACO STORMBRIXX Surface/Storm Water Management
ACO TEX Geotextiles
ACO THRESHOLD Drainage Channels
ACO TRAMDRAIN 200 Channel Drainage System
ACO TWINSLOT Channel Gratings
ACO WAVE Shower Gratings
ACO WELLNESS Shower Gratings
ACO WILDLIFE KERB Kerb System
ACO WILDLIFE SYSTEMS Wildlife Protection
ACO WRAP Geotextile
ACOTEX PLUS Geomembrane Protection Fleece
ADO WEDGE WIRE Channel Gratings
ATEC Corrosion Resistant Coatings
HEELGUARD Gratings
HEXTECHNOLOGY Channel Drainage Systems
MONODRAIN HEELGUARD Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ULTRASTEEL Drainage Channel Protection
VIENITE High Strength Recycled Material
VISUALISER Channel Gratings Selection Software

ACO Launches Vortex Flow Control Calculator for Attenuation Tank Design and Specifica

May 2022

With stormwater flow control critical to avoid flooding, ACO has launched its new online Vortex Flow Control calculator to help find the right attenuation configuration while saving time and money.

Part of ACO’s QuAD Design Tools, the Vortex Flow Control (QuAD-VFC) calculator is a free cloud-based software that supports the design and specification of its Q-Brake and Q-Plate range. Both ranges are used to prevent downstream flooding by controlling the release of stormwater before it discharges into a watercourse or sewer.

Created to support architects, specifiers, consultants and contractors involved in stormwater attenuation, QuAD-VFC uniquely calculates the vortex flow control dimensions to achieve the required head and flow rate. These rates, along with the flow curves, are then instantaneously displayed on screen. With calculations able to be made instantly, the new tool helps to speed up specification, by taking into account other parameters such as the chamber design and outlet dimensions.

Dr David Smoker, Technical Director at ACO Technologies, said: “As we have seen recently through storms Arwen, Dudley and Eunice, the UK’s weather ecosystem is becoming more and more volatile, and we’re receiving large amounts of rainfall in short times that are overwhelming watercourses and sewage systems.

“This makes the planning of stormwater attenuation tanks and chambers all the more vital. With our new Vortex Flow Control software, users can ensure they get the right flow control solution, quickly and easily. Designs can also be shared by email to help make decision making faster. Another key benefit is that the tool can help potentially save money on projects by reducing attenuation volumes, instead using a Q-Brake to release water from the system in a controlled manner throughout the rainfall event.”

The Vortex Flow Control calculator comes with a raft of other functions alongside its automatic calculations. This includes downloadable designs that can be saved or shared as PDFs, password protected project management so projects can be retrieved (and edited) at a later stage, and exportable head and flow data for input into third party hydraulic design software.

Q-Brakes work by using ‘vortex control’ to control the release of stormwater. Each unit is custom built to suit the site requirements and is available from 2-100 litres per second and up to 3m design head.

For projects where vortex flow control is not suitable, users can specify ACO’s Q-Plate solution instead. The orifice plates are also tailored to specific performance requirements to provide optimum hydraulic efficiency.

Both the Q-Brake and the Q-Plate are manufactured from grade 304 stainless steel to withstand corrosion. The ranges are available with either a curved back to install directly onto the wall of a chamber, or a flat back to mount on a headwall.

Alongside the QuAD-VFC software, ACO has also recently launched its StormBrixx Configurator for stormwater tank specification, with both geared towards helping planners better manage sustainable drainage system (SuDS) projects and bring stormwater control to the forefront.

“At ACO, one of our key objectives is to help those in control of urban planning and development to better mitigate the potential for flooding,” said Smoker. “By creating these tools, the right configuration of flow control, chamber design and tank volume can be achieved, ultimately helping to prevent flooding damage and disasters while saving costs.”

For more information about the Vortex Flow Control Calculator, please visit https://www.aco.co.uk/vortex-flow-calculator.

Stormwater Tank Specification Made Simple with ACO’s New StormBrixx Digital Tool.

May 2022

Designing and specifying attenuation or infiltration tanks for flood mitigation and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) is now easier than ever with ACO Water Management’s new StormBrixx Configurator.

The free-to-use digital tool is designed to help plan and project manage underground geocellular stormwater systems, taking users through several steps to a final specification. This includes helping specify the function, either attenuation or infiltration, and the right size and shape of the tank based on either the physical footprint available, or by the volume of water that the tank needs to store.

The StormBrixx Configurator is ideal for architects, specifiers, consultants and contractors, and it comes just as evidence suggests flooding and extreme rainfall events are increasing in the UK. According to the latest State of the UK Climate report from the Met Office, 2011-2020 was 9% wetter than 1961-1990.

Dr David Smoker, Technical Director at ACO Technologies, said: “We’re entering a crucial period with construction in the UK. With many building and civils projects in the pipeline, it is vital that flood mitigation and sustainable drainage is considered at the outset to avoid future flooding risks.

“With our new StormBrixx design tool, specifying stormwater tanks is made much simpler. Users can access the tool online, share the specification to other stakeholders or decision makers, and have early sight of costs and materials needed.”

Stormwater attenuation tanks are designed to hold large volumes of rainwater and slowly release, or attenuate, the water to avoid flooding. Alongside function and size, the configurator will help users specify the tank inlet connections, outlet connections, access locations and options for maintenance. Additionally, ventilation and overflow options can be designed into the tank through the tool.

Once the design is ready, users can share the specification through email, or save and view projects at a later date. Users will also receive a bill of materials to help with budgeting and project management.

ACO’s StormBrixx Design Tool has launched alongside two other tools that ACO has developed – a new Vortex Flow Calculator (QuAD-VFC) that also helps with the rate of attenuation, and ACO’s Habitat Matters Mapping System for Biodiversity Net Gain measurement.

“Improving our built environment all starts with good planning, and our new suite of design tools is all geared towards helping those involved in creating effective sustainable drainage systems. Along with energy efficiency measures, reusing rainwater and managing surface water is key to sustainable construction. Ultimately, this reduces the risks of surface water flooding, and improves the surrounding environment and ecology.”

For more about ACO’s Geocellular StormBrixx range and the StormBrixx Configurator, please visit https://www.aco.co.uk/stormbrixx-geocellular.

For more information on ACO’s sustainability initiatives, please visit www.aco.co.uk/sustainability.

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