A primary School in Swansea features the RECYFIX® MONOTEC surface drainage system from Hauraton; the Lôn Las school joins countless installations successfully completed nationwide.
The RECYFIX® MONOTEC system was installed to offer surface drainage in the paved entrance and play areas, plus in the car park’s asphalt surface.
Having a grating width of 100mm (Channel internal dimension) with an overall height of 280mm and a cross-section of 245.5 centimetres squared, the 176 metres of channel supplied provide a total water capacity of just over 4329 litres.
The MONOTEC one metre long channel component is of a sturdy monolithic design where the HEELSAFE grating and the tongue and groove linking system are integral to the channel moulding.
The entire unit is made of tough, virtually unbreakable polypropylene (PP) formulated to be extremely resistant to daily temperature fluctuations from frost conditions to strong sunlight, including the Ultra Violet (UV) spectrum. PP is naturally resistant to de-icing salt.
Complying with the requirements of EN 1433, the PP is given its UV resistance by adding just sufficient stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained.
Cat Jones, Hauraton‘s Project Manager for the South West, commented: “The RECYFIX MONOTEC channel HEELSAFE slot grating was originally designed to enhance the flow of water into the channel.
“The slots are super smooth, elliptical openings with the moulded bars having slightly raised triangular bosses along their outside edges.
“As well as providing an elegant appearance, the feature ensures surface water is directed into the slots. This configuration also helps eliminate any cross-flow over the grating.
“The smooth grating and tough nature of the channel, up to load category of Class D400, made the system ideal for the non-trafficked areas such as the entrance area and school play yard as well as staff care parks and access roads.
“I was particularly please the site contractor Dawnus Construction found these channels easy to handle on site. As each channel component only weighed 8.63kg, this feature eliminated the need for mechanical lifting gear.”
Shaun Davies, the Site Agent for the Contractor, said he was ‘very impressed’ with the durability of the MONOTEC channels.
“Not a single unit was damaged by site traffic or whilst laying the asphalt. Any queries or information required was easily and quickly obtained from Hauraton’s technical support team,” he added.
All Hauraton surface water drainage systems’ comply with European Standards (hENs) and carries the CE mark.
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