For any construction, drainage plays an important role. It is a very common thing and has a high tendency of going unnoticed until something creates a problem and the passage of water through it gets hampered. Water management is important for every type of building and landscaping from culverts near fields to the slopes of the city streets. In several of these drainage systems, trench drains are found. But trench drains are again known by several names like linear drain, channel drain, line drain, strip drain, and others. The small channels that are created by these furrows are surface capillaries that are designed for capturing and mover the water to the bioswales, sewers, streams, and softscapes.
When compared to French drains or weeping tiles that these are open conduits in the substrate. For preventing the people from getting tripped or catching debris, these must be covered with grates. With the varied places where these drains need to installed, designers come up with a lot of choices when they are selecting trench grate materials. There are various factors that need to be considered when you are choosing a trench grate. The contractor may think about the cost, aesthetics, wear patterns, weather patterns, total load, and the replacement interval. Along with this, the design and size of the trench grate also need to be considered. The design of the shape of the grate is often influenced by peak water flow, the debris type which the grate should strain out of the system, compliance with safety regulations, and if it will be used in places where people will be roaming bare feet or in high heels. Trench grate openings required to be ADA compliant. So, the size of the grate is not more than ½ inch perpendicular to the direction of travel which will not trap wheelchair casters or trap cane tips. Some locations may need “heel-proof” grates having a smaller opening which high heeled shows will not get slipped through. In cases where there is less likely to be high heels but a lot of water flow, these grates do not need to be large enough. Because of this, heel proofing is not standard for all types of trench grates.
Stainless steel is mainly chosen because of its amazing corrosion resistance and aesthetic look. As it is steel, stainless comes with tough mechanical properties and due to the material cost, stainless steel grates are having thin gauge. The silver-glint of the polished stainless is one of the main reasons that it is so prized and this lighter color often adds to the lighter complete look of the grating. Stainless steel trench grates are also usually constructed of simple machined shapes. Slotted widths are common or a pattern of holes. As stainless steel is tough to cast. These grates are often perfectly fitted in modern spaces which features spare geometric designs. The best strength of stainless steel is corrosion resistance. An almost invisible protective film is created by passivation which prevents flaky red iron oxides from getting formed. Some grades of stainless steel can be affected by acids or salts and this makes it important to select the right type of stainless for the setting. Stainless Steel drains are also selected because of the extreme temperature that it can handle, both low and high, very easily. Apart from that it is durable enough to take the heavyweight of machinery and is resistant to corrosion and harsh chemicals will not cause erosion. Stainless steel is again a non-porous material and this makes it resistant to bacteria and things like listeria and salmonella will have a lesser tendency to cling to the walls of the drain channels when used in the Food and Drainage industry.
Application Areas - Showers, tubs, driveways, patios, kitchens.
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