04/20/2017 | News
New drainage products
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BIRCOport – cost-effective with maximum load capacity
Baden-Baden's channel specialist introduces new channel for airports
BIRCO GmbH will introduce its latest development in drainage for airports and marine ports – BIRCOport – at the inter airport Europe 2013, which will be held October 8–11 in Munich. International visitors are invited to stop by at Booth 446 in Hall B6 and see the latest innovation in airport drainage. "BIRCOport has been created to specifically meet the requirements of airports and similar areas," explains Christian Merkel, Managing Director of BIRCO.
Securely anchored without a foundation
"What is different about BIRCOport is that its monolithic slotted channels are firmly integrated into the constructional environment," continues Merkel. The tried and tested concept used in road construction that anchors to the adjacent concrete slabs enables installation without the need for foundations. This avoids settlement differences. The statically tested overall concept provides maximum transfer of forces – without requiring foundations and with less strain on the joints. Approval from the construction authorities for storage, filling and handling facilities (LAU) has been applied for.
The foundation-less installation and long channel bodies – each element measures five meters – contribute to saving costs. BIRCOport is designed for maximum loads (load class F 900) and is made from alkali-silica reaction-resistant C 50/60 BIRCO reinforced concrete. It offers longevity and a permanent seal against fluids such as fuels, oils and thawing/de-icing agents that can leak onto airport grounds. The dimensions of the inlet openings enable rapid drainage and the surface profile improves the skid resistance of the channel elements in wet conditions. Control openings at the channel joints provide for maintenance-friendly access and maximum safety at the joints.