Over recent years, Hauraton have been the preferred supplier of linear surface water drainage channels for many petrol station projects including those owned or operated by the major supermarket companies.
The Tesco petrol station in Hardwick Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk took under six weeks to build. A total of 107 metres of FASERFIX® KS were installed to protect the area from fuel spills and provide controlled surface water drainage.
11 metres of FASERFIX® KS 150 channels fitted with Class E600 HEELSAFE ductile iron gratings were installed by contractor Batdale Limited across the entrance to the forecourt were the asphalt changes to a concrete surface. A further 80 metres of KS 100 channels with the same grating specification were installed across the concreted forecourt and in front of the shop.
16 metres of FASERFIX® KS 200 channels fitted with Class E600 GUGI ductile iron gratings were installed around the delivery tanker discharge area to ensure any oil film and contaminated rainwater was diverted into the separation tank. Matching Trash Boxes were installed in each channel run.
Ken Burgess Hauraton’s Project Manager for the East Anglia area was please to report:
“We were able to deliver all materials on time so ensuring the site was up and running within the build programme set by the contractor”.
All FASERFIX® KS channels are made from the company’s Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC), and have galvanised steel or stainless steel housings cast on to the top edges of the channel. This detail not only adds extra strength to the channel the feature helps reduce wear due to the twisting force exerted by a vehicle’s tyres when turning.
The FASERFIX® KS channels have been installed in numerous petrol filling stations throughout the UK as the specifications offered easily meet the hydraulic requirements and capacities needed to cover any fuel tanker spillages, for instance, road surface drainage above underground fuel tanks usually requires a minimum flow rate of 4400 litres per minute to accommodate any possible spillage. In total Hauraton offer over 30 KS models with loading categories from Class C250 to F900.
Hauraton’s free publication, Linear drainage systems for fuelling forecourts & motorway service areas, is available on request.
Facts and Figures:
Project: Tesco Petrol Station, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Contractor (Ground works): Batdale Limited
Hauraton Project Manager: Ken Burgess
80 metres of FASERFIX® KS 100 channels fitted with Class E600 HEELSAFE ductile iron gratings.
11 metres of FASERFIX® KS 150 channels fitted with Class E600 HEELSAFE ductile iron gratings.
16 metres of FASERFIX® KS 200 channels fitted with Class E600 GUGI® ductile iron gratings.
Trash boxes to match channels.