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Bringing hygiene to the drainage system

05 April 2013

At the IFFA exhibition in Frankfurt, BLÜCHER will present a brand new drainage channel concept which it claims will bring hygiene to the top of the agenda in drainage design with four pending new patents.

BLÜCHER has long been synonymous with stainless steel drainage and the company is now looking to make its new upcoming drainage channel synonymous with hygiene. Driven by an increased focus on hygiene in general and in the food processing industry in particular, BLÜCHER presents a new concept solution (patent pending) at this year’s IFFA with significant improvements in the daily production and cleaning as well as in the specification and design process.  

BLÜCHER has developed a drainage channel concept which offers an increased flow, even with little water. The geometry of the drainage channel will provide efficient transportation of waste and fluids to the outlet area in order to maintain an empty and clean channel.

The drainage channel is designed to optimise and reduce the daily cleaning routines. The main part of the channel can be cleaned without removing the channel gratings. This is possible because all the primary surfaces are visible from above, and because the geometry of the grating and channel eliminates problems with solid particles getting stuck in corners or cracks.

BLÜCHER is also looking to make clogged or filled filter baskets a thing of the past. By making it possible for the customers to customise the filter basket and outlet box to their specific needs, it will no longer be necessary to empty the filter during the daily production.

Drainage channels are often ordered in the last minute, but with short delivery times, even on customised solutions, BLÜCHER aims to make it a little easier for engineers in the specification and design process. One of the features is the round geometry of the outlet box, which allows for 360 degree customised placement of the drainage channel. 

An improved concrete anchor point combined with the reinforced geometry of the frame will provide a secure and highly durable construction in order to avoid cracks in the flooring due to traffic load and daily wear and tear. 

The constant flow and volume of the channel makes it easy and fast to project, as the water and buffer capacity is easy to calculate and change. The maximum water capacity can be obtained through the scalable size of the outlet box. So by minimising the main channel parts, BLÜCHER can present a flexible and cost-efficient solution.

As part of the research and development, BLÜCHER has tested a number of different designs and solutions to find the best one. The entire construction has been developed based on the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) guidelines for hygienic construction.  

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