Studor Ltd

Studor provides a solution for O2 Arena

  • 22 Mar 2017

  • Share

A new drainage solution was required when risks from SARS and other airborne viruses was of local council concerns at the O2 arena.

When the option to use open stacks within the tented area of the O2 in London was dismissed by Greenwich Council, Studor provided a solution, working with ME Engineers and a team at Hericot-Watt University.

Studor Air Admittance Valves were incorporated with Positive Air Pressure Attenuator units in the System solution. The PAPA dissipates pressure waves and stops them bouncing around the plumbing system.

Steve White, Studor expert commented that the data Studor produced included flow calculations, flow rates and pipe sizing to deal with air and transient pressures.

It was determined by the university tea, that any gas build-up would follow the water flow and therefore all urinals were places on a twelve-hour flush cycle to alleviate the potential of any gas build-up.

Consequently, Steve explained that this was the world’s first sealed drainage system, with no requirement for vents, minimising the environmental impact and keeping costs low with minimal materials and labour.

While inside the O2 the full drainage and ventilation system is sealed, the outside pump stations are on pillars with open vents that are spaced 300 metres apart to dispense any odours are generated within the complex.

Leave a Reply

More articles

Sadolin

Wrap up warm with Sadolin winter kits

Sadolin is helping tradespeople get ready for the colder months, with the launch of a new winter promotion, available exclusively through Sadolin’s merchant stockists.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Garden, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Timber Buildings and Timber Products

  • Share
Kingspan Group

All the info as Kingspan launches new facades business

Kingspan Group has launched Kingspan Facades – a new business aimed at helping architects enhance their designs, with no compromise on technical performance.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Facades, Innovations & New Products, Insulation, Posts, Walls

  • Share
Screen Shot 2018-10-18 at 09.43.39

Creating contemporary architecture on the Welsh Coast with Keystone Lintels

Cliff Riley, Senior Technical Engineer at Keystone Lintels, talks about a modern coastal residential property was one of his favourite projects to work on.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows

  • Share
Collage_Fotor_Fotor

Icopal guide reveals roofing’s hidden fire risks

Flat roofing specialist Icopal, a BMI Group company, has produced a six-page guide that explains the fire risks of flat roofing and how to mitigate them.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Health & Safety, Research & Materials Testing, Roofs, Security and Fire Protection

  • Share