Interior Building Drainage
Kerry Foods has had great success since its beginning in 1972. From its modest beginnings in south west of Ireland into a leading player in the global food industry with current annualised sales of approximately €6.1billion.
Component Developments has been approached a number of times to design, manufacture and supply the stainless steel floor drainage and surface protection solutions within their factories. In particular Component Developments designed multiple heavy duty drainage channels for various places in their factories.
Due to the positioning, there were a number of components that needed to be included in the systems to ensure the channels would meet all hygiene specifications, whilst also coping with any hydraulic requirements. All systems included a built-in fall to encourage water to flow, and make the system self-cleansing. This fall led to a gully system, with a removable waste basket, odour trap and rodding port.
The removable waste basket traps any debris that falls into the channel system, and allows for periodic removal to empty and clean the baskets. This keeps the channel system hygienic, and decreases the possibility of blockage and/or failure. The odour trap prevents the foul air from the connecting pipes entering the air in the food production place; keeping the products and air hygienic and clean.
All heavy duty drainage channels were topped with Component Developments’ anti-slip grating, with a 23 x 10mm open mesh. This allowed for debris to fall into the system, to be caught by the waste basket. The grating can also withstand the weight of pallet truck and trolleys, whilst preventing any employee slippage.
Component Developments also supplied the stainless steel surface protections to the Kerry Food factories. This included stainless steel crash rails which were sunk into the ground for extra strength. This helped prevent any damage on the walls from vehicles or pallet trucks. The crash rails are stainless steel for ease of cleaning and resistance to attack from cleaning solvents regularly used in food factories, and places where hygiene is paramount.