Hauraton supplied a total of 140 metres of RECYFIX® HICAP® 100 and 300 high capacity channels to drain surface water from Berth 7, at The London Gateway Port.
As the main HICAP® channel components are made from 100% recycled composite Polypropylene (PP) they are not susceptible to corrosion. By affording a superior overall hydraulic performance, the HICAP® system generally allows engineers and contractors’ flexibility in surface design and installation, reducing the number of channel runs normally required to drain a given area.
This reduction means less underground excavations, materials and vastly reduced installation time. As there are fewer runs required, the surfaces strength is not compromised whilst future maintenance and cleaning is also reduced.
The Hauraton channels at Berth 7 were installed in one run so keeping the excavation work a minimum. To further reduce installation times, end-of-run caps and pipe connection sockets were also supplied with other connection points moulded into the sides and bottom of each channel.
Factory fitted with slotted ductile iron inlets, the channels comply with loading category Class F900 so can easily take the weight of a lifting truck transporter with a fully laden container. Importantly, once installed the complete system is highly resilient to the twisting forces imposed by the wheeled vehicles employed.
In addition to the HICAP® channel run a further 30 metres of FASERFIX® KS 100 and 150 were installed in access roads. These channels were fitted with 9mm slot ductile iron gratings and provided a loading category of Class E600. The FASERFIX® KS channel component is made from Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) with galvanised steel pressings permanently moulded along their top edges, so with the gratings fitted, the unit’s exposed surfaces are highly resistant to wear.
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