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Trench drains are found in breweries in between the fermenters, in the bottling area, the walk in cooler, loading areas and brewery floor.
Brewery trench drains are designed to withstand caustic chemicals, high and low temperatures, forklift traffic, and pallet jacks. Grate options come in stainless steel, ductile iron and HDPE, a high density polymer. Channels come pre sloped and can extend runs upwards of 240 feet. The drainage system of a brewery is an integral part of it's longevity and functionality. A successful trench drain project comes down to proper design, installation and the right product choice. There are two main brewery drainage systems used today: Grated Drains and Slot Drains.
These types of trench drains come with a trench cut that is 6 to 12 inches in dimension. It is ideal for breweries with two to three floor sloping, tilted at a specific angle. Such stainless steel drains enable you to observe what flows through them, allowing you to quickly notice anything that should not be there in the drains. However, maintaining these drains is quite cumbersome and a little risky for the workers, when compared with slot drains.
These types of drains, on the other hand, are easier to maintain and can carry a heavier load without being at risk of a breakdown. Slot drains for breweries are designated Class F loan on account of their greater load-bearing capacity. Such systems leverage the force of gravity with the load being able to flow right to the edge of the drain, even while the wastewater is collected in the trench drain positioned below the surface.
The thing about breweries is the fact that they are often housed in converted buildings and may often have inadequate drainage or slope. That is why it is very important to install the right kind of trench or slot drains to help provide extensive drainage surface area, to allow one to keep the floors clean. The right kind of trench drain can last for a long time.