The main goal in drainage is to enhance performance. To accomplish this, at ULMA they ask themselves, how could they give the system more energy and harness it for maximum performance?
It was their desire to progress that led to the development of some of their unique products and systems that help to increase the speed of water flow, and therefore solving many of the problems frequently found in drainage systems in terms of efficiency and maintenance.
ULMA present two of these solutions:
1. 2.5% slope built into the channels, or how to create a gradient where there is none.
These channels with built-in slope are the only ones on the market with an actual slope of 2.5%.
Although they have an extensive range with a 0.5% slope, incorporating a steeper slope achieves greater hydraulic capacity and overcomes any slope limitations that may occur.
The speed the water reaches thanks to the actual gradient of 2.5% also reduces the need for system cleaning and maintenance, since the energy in the form of water speed ensures this organically.
The Port of Naples in Italy, the Vela Hotel in Barcelona, the Krakow Arena in Poland among other projects have installed this solution. They have increased the capacity to discharge large amounts of water and reduced need for maintenance.
2. Max Flow® System - how to make the water enter the channel at a higher speed.
Kompaqdrain® compact channels are equipped with the Max Flow system. The special design of the inlets in this system, along with the directed bend, mean higher speeds for the water entering the channel, thus helping to increase hydraulic capacity whilst minimising the need for maintenance thanks to the self-cleaning effect generated.
The Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow, also known as Pollok Town Centre, specified these channels for their car park area knowing the importance of efficient and safe drainage in public areas with heavy traffic.
ULMA is the only manufacturer that has these polymer concrete drainage solutions available in the market. Leading to a reduced need for maintenance, minimising cost.
Find out more information about these solutions here.
They can help you to choose the best drainage system optimised in cost and drainage capacity. Their technical service department offers a hydraulic study for each project and defines the most suitable channel for your project and for your client.
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