Axedo plastic chambers a clear winner over concrete

In its Axedo range of plastic inspection chambers specialist water management JDP is offering the water industry real benefits over traditional concrete chambers in time, cost, flexibility to site conditions and health and safety of operatives on site.

Plastic vs. Concrete Chambers
Axedo inspection chambers are lightweight reducing the need for mechanical tools offering savings of up to 40% in material costs and up to 50% in installation time. Traditional use of concrete chambers will require a larger excavation, and heavy plant, leading to increased cost and time on site.

One of the key drainage issues, which must always be considered, by contractors is that of the health and safety of employees and operatives. Being lighter than concrete Axedo can be installed manually without wet trades and confined spaces. Axedo is fully compliant with the legislative requirements of the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, and with the need for less machinery on site provides greater health & safety protection for employees.

Compared to traditional concrete chambers, Axedo chambers offer significant versatility and flexibility to suit site conditions. The Axedo 600 chamber is designed to be installed at depths of up to 6 m and comprises a base unit available in various channel configurations, with shaft, sealing ring and restrictor cap. The shaft is finished at ground level with a cover slab and cover also available from JDP. The base unit is available with 150 mm, 225 mm, 300 mm or 375 mm connections to all main UK pipe systems including Adoptable Sewer, HDPE Twinwall and Clay. Other pipe systems and sizes can be accommodated with the use of adaptors or inlet reducers.

The solution for compliance across regional boundaries
When designing and constructing sewers in England, Wales and Scotland, the Axedo range enables contractors to be fully compliant with the current legislative requirements and with the latest Sewers for Adoption 7th Edition (SfA 7).

The leak- tightness of drainage structures is a major requirement for the design and construction of the systems, the objective being to prevent the pollution of soils and water tables, the infiltration of clean water which might disturb purification systems. Axedo inspection chambers have the same tightness qualities as plastic drainage pipes. The polypropylene used to build Axedo inspection chambers is effective against attacks externally from aggressive soils, and internally, from the fluids conveyed - in particular hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and sulphuric acid (H2SO4) - which may be given off by the effluent.

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