If you specify high quality drainage systems, specify slot drain! Several advantages over trench drain/grated systems.
Slot Drain is one-piece, built-in sloped, open floor drain / surface drain system with a linear slot on top, that is unlike anything else. The linear slot eliminates the need for grating,
making it the most durable, sanitary and cost effective drainage system available. It’s applicable wherever floor or ground surfaces are subject to fluids, or have frequent cleaning requirements. Most Slot Drain applications are slab on grade, but it can also work in structural slabs and hollow core slabs. Overall, it replaces trench drains, with a self-cleaning system, at a significantly reduced cost.
Slot Drain is customized to suit special requirements and is available in a variety of depths to compliment flow requirements. Stainless steel is available up to depths of 70”.
Slot Drain has the ability to handle high capacity drainage and has proven itself successful in hundreds of car washes all over North America.
Slot Drain’s flow rates vary depending on the width the slot is set at. A standard piece of drain section with a slot width of 1 1/4” has a flow rate of 3300 GPM (gallons per minute) or 7.4 cfs (cubic feet per second) for 100“ of drain. Depending on customers’ needs, any flow rate can be attained by increasing the depth of the trough.
Slot Drain’s slope is 1/16” per foot and the width of the slot may be set to best suit the installation as well, ranging from 1/2“ to 1 1/4”.