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ACO launch versatile MultiDrain channel system

ACO’s new MultiDrain MD channel can carry greater loads than any other drain in its class

ACO launch versatile MultiDrain channel system

Capable of withstanding loads from Class A through to Load Class D, MultiDrain MD not only increases the sales potential for one system, it also provides maximum flexibility from a reduced number of components, simplifying sales processing, stock control and order scheduling.

There is a choice of a level and a sloped invert – improving drainage performance in locations where falls are marginal. The new channel profile also speeds up installation time, while the wide range of grating options allows the finished system to blend with its surroundings.

There are three sizes in MultiDrain MD range: M100D, M150D and M200D providing channel widths of 100mm, 150mm and 200mm respectfully. Available in 0.5 and 1.0 metre lengths, the end of each channel section is cast with a male/female connector that allows rapid installation and, with the use of an appropriate sealant, a watertight joint.

A full range of accessories accompany the launch of ACO MultiDrain MD. A multifunctional end cap enables channel closure or onward connection to outlet pipework; a compact, easy connection sump unit with silt bucket and triple lipped seals; an outfall universal gully, and, cross-footpath drainage units for the M100D system. All channels and accessories are CE marked, comply with BS EN 1433 and certified to Load Class D400.

MultiDrain MD is made from a lightweight polymer concrete channel profile that includes integrated UltraSTEEL™ edge rails. These work in combination with a range of gratings that are designed for specific Load Class applications. Ranging from cast iron, galvanised and stainless steel through to composite and brickslot, the gratings can be easily changed or removed for maintenance using ACO’s new Drainlock™ bar-less locking system. Once in place, a new anti-shunt surface between the edge rails and grating prevents any lateral movement.

The new ‘V’ profile of the base channel increases the flow speed of drained water, promoting self-cleaning and extending the intervals required between routine maintenance.

It has a higher hydraulic capacity and is less prone to blockage due to the bar-less Drainlock system and its external profile improves stability and anchors the channel more securely into the concrete surround.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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