Stainless Steel Drains
As part of our resin flooring system solutions, especially in the food industry, at Impact Flooring Services we offer a complete design and installation service of stainless steel drainage.
We can survey your existing drainage system, and design a drainage system incorporated into your new epoxy and polyurethane resin flooring system. Impact Flooring creates a bespoke design, taking out your existing drains and installing new stainless steel drains into impervious epoxy and polyurethane resins.
We can create bespoke systems for high-care and low-care regulations, including the installation of resin and polyurethane resin in order to comply with current regulations in the U.K. This is an area that we pride ourselves on and we have extensive knowledge within the sphere. We are experts in the requirements for high-care/ low-care stainless steel drainage and other systems in the food industry and have completed installations for clients such as Pork Farms, ABP, York House Foods, Muller Wisemans & Greencore Foods To Go, and many more.
Other industries may use drainage systems for ease of cleaning. You can also utilise floor sloping in order to ensure water is drained in an effective way. You may be intent on building a brand-new facility and therefore you are in need of drainage throughout. On the other hand, perhaps an existing kitchen or production plant is in need of an update.
Either way, Impact Flooring’s stainless steel drainage installation service will be the perfect fit for your exacting needs.
We can install standard-sized stainless steel drainage channels or, as previously mentioned, we can cater to bespoke sizes that are manufactured on an as-required basis.
How do Stainless Steel Drainage Systems Work?
It’s a simple process, really. Drainage channels, whether they be stainless steel or made from another material, are designed to channel water, or perhaps waste, along the length of the channel. This successfully removes the buildup of surface water that can occur in some areas during hygiene clean downs or other types of wash downs. Constructed within the floor and with a type of grating placed over the top, the drainage channels always should be placed in an area where surface water either needs to be contained or is likely to collect.
Impact Flooring’s stainless steel drainage channels can work in reducing the total number of individual drainage points. The ultimate goal being to control the flow of water and to prevent the potential for flooding.
Why Choose Stainless Steel Drainage System Installation?
Commercial codes in the U.K. for wastewater drainage designate that the industrial-type drainage system has to meet standards for grey and for black water. For highly corrosive environments such as in the oil and gas industry, for example, it is now and has been for a long time, a requirement that effluents – which can be highly acidic or very hot – be controlled. Heightened concentrations of cleaning fluids and far higher temperatures used in cleaning and manufacturing make the burden of removing and then treating waste a rather tricky proposition.
In years gone by, engineers relied on cast iron as being the only solution available to handle wastewater drainage. These days, many engineers, including our engineers at Impact Flooring, prefer stainless steel drainage systems rather than cast iron. This is because stainless steel caters to greater performance values in order to meet the requirements associated with caustic waste. Further, stainless steel drainage systems offer the added benefit that they last much longer than their cast iron drainage system counterparts. And there’s more yet: Stainless steel has the advantage of being more aesthetically pleasing than cast iron. As more and more industrial and commercial areas are opened to public scrutiny, for example, commercial kitchens in restaurants, hospital kitchens, and even kitchens in manufacturing plants, drainage systems have become more of a design element.
ADA-compliant drains, sleek stainless steel, fittings, and fixtures are all clear to be seen in multifamily housing. And with the amount of investment involved, durability is a definite necessity. Otherwise, in order to meet green building targets in the U.K. engineers are choosing materials that possess green properties. The majority of stainless steel consists of around 60% recycled content. As such, stainless steel is an excellent choice in terms of being at least relatively ‘green’. Then, because stainless steel is much lighter compared to cast iron, it dictates that when stainless steel is the preferred choice, carbon emissions are reduced because transportation costs are lowered.
So, given all of these individual considerations, it speaks volumes to the true advantages that stainless steel drainage systems have. Thus, they are the best choice for any project when it comes to durability, aesthetics, and sustainability. In almost every category, stainless steel drainage systems really do outperform cast iron as well as other alternatives.
The key choice of which type of drainage system to install is frequently directly related to the system’s direct costs. Nevertheless, calculations demonstrate that when the costs of labour, installation, and product-life expectancy are included, the stainless steel drainage system is a far more cost-effective choice over the longer term.
To find out more about Impact Flooring’s stainless steel drainage installation service, get in touch with us today.