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Integrated Railway Design Solutions PeRmanent-Way DRaInage SyStemS SIgnallIng anD PoWeR InStallatIon SyStemS gRP

Integrated Railway Design Solutions

Integrated Railway Design Solutions PeRmanent-Way DRaInage SyStemS SIgnallIng anD PoWeR InStallatIon SyStemS gRP
Integrated Railway Design Solutions PeRmanent-Way DRaInage SyStemS SIgnallIng anD PoWeR InStallatIon SyStemS gRP

PeRmanent-Way DRaInage SyStemS SIgnallIng anD PoWeR InStallatIon SyStemS

PeRmanent-Way DRaInage SyStemS SIgnallIng anD PoWeR InStallatIon SyStemS

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Innovation, safety and support right down the line

BR/PADS 2000 APPROVED SUPPLIER Design solutions This catalogue is designed as a help and a
BR/PADS 2000 APPROVED SUPPLIER Design solutions This catalogue is designed as a help and a
BR/PADS 2000 APPROVED SUPPLIER Design solutions This catalogue is designed as a help and a

BR/PADS 2000 APPROVED SUPPLIER

Design solutions

This catalogue is designed as a help and a guide to engineers, designers and specifiers involved in the construction and maintenance of railways. The products detailed are drawn from over thirty years of experience in getting the right engineering solution to meet the far ranging requirements of a working railway. The products are designed from engineering criteria and are technically and laboratory proven to perform as you would expect. Network Rail and its engineers have been fully consulted and involved in the selection of the products offered, which meet product acceptance standards. What is of significant consideration is that the products are the most cost effective and time saving solutions available on todays market and can help you play a major part in achieving the ‘value engineering’ Network Rail expect.

Quality Assurance Railtrack Approval Installation
Quality Assurance
Railtrack Approval
Installation

hochschule Fur Tecknick und Wirschaft - dresden

Working with the Railways

Since Network Rail’s conception they have worked consistently on improving and standardising the quality of products accepted for use in Britain’s railways. Aqua have welcomed this move to introduce standards in railway drainage and have worked closely with Network Rail in ensuring that all its products have the full support, approval and confidence of that body. This inter company consultancy has enabled us to achieve full Pads 2000 recognition for all our products.

Link-up Approval

PRoducT TesTed ANd APPRoved iN euRoPe’s LeAdiNg RAiLWAy TesT houses

for all our products. Link-up Approval PRoducT TesTed ANd APPRoved iN euRoPe’s LeAdiNg RAiLWAy TesT houses
This catalogue represents the joining together of the Aqua S & TS and the Aqua

This catalogue represents the joining together of the Aqua S & TS and the Aqua Geocomposites catalogues into one. With these sections below please note that when you specify your product requirements you should also specify the company it belongs to.

Catalogue Index

1 Aqua S & TS

Permanent-Way Drainage Systems

pages 4 - 16

Aqua S & TS Permanent-Way Drainage Systems pages 4 - 16 2 Aqua S & TS

2 Aqua S & TS

Signalling and Power Installation Systems

pages 17 - 30

TS Signalling and Power Installation Systems pages 17 - 30 3 Aqua S & TS gRP

3 Aqua S & TS

gRP Products and Bespoke Items

pages 31 - 35

Aqua S & TS gRP Products and Bespoke Items pages 31 - 35 4 Aqua Geocomposites

4 Aqua Geocomposites

geotextiles and geocomposites

pages 36 - 44

Geocomposites geotextiles and geocomposites pages 36 - 44 products Quality are Quality Assurance Aqua manufacture
products Quality are

products

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Quality Assurance

Aqua manufacture all its to ISO 9001:2008

Management System,

This assures that all the products that you receive are made to

the highest standard and

rigorously quality checked.

made to the highest standard and rigorously quality checked. RailCAD To assist in the design of

RailCAD

To assist in the design of railways, Aqua have introduced a new section on its website www.aquafab.co.uk, which is intended to provide a range of solutions in putting together a working railway drawing.

PDF drawings are fully available and in our RailCAD section, DWG details are available in AutoCad 2007 and 2012 for you to copy and paste as required.

In addition to the above we also offer a free ‘bespoke’ CAD drawing service as an aid when required.

Partnership

Aqua have supplied it’s product range into railways for over 30 years. It’s products are fully approved for use in the UK’s rail system, either by ‘Grandfathers Rights’ or by Network Rail ‘Product Acceptance’ system.This allows you to use or specify Aqua’s products in the complete confidence that they are fully ‘fit for purpose’.

confidence that they are fully ‘fit for purpose’. S R E A H P T P
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Permanent-Way Drainage Systems 1 1 Aqua S & TS Permanent-Way Drainage Systems Drainage Pipes Aqua presents
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Permanent-Way Drainage Systems

Drainage Pipes

Aqua presents four options of drainage pipe, each designed to perform a specific engineering solution. All these pipes have been in use with the railways for over thirty years, with 100% reliability in all manner of installations. Network Rail Approved for use in the ‘cess’ or the 6’ foot.

Rail Approved for use in the ‘cess’ or the 6’ foot. Product selections • TDK ‘Reinforced

Product selections

TDK ‘Reinforced Wall’ Pipe

This is the ‘workhorse’ for permanent-way drainage. It can be installed in the ‘CESS’ or 6’ foot and is fully Network Rail endorsed, who confirm that ‘The product is also supported by no reported locations where twin-wall pipe had in some way failed prematurely in the past’, sic.

TDE ‘Heavy Duty’ Pipe

This is selected where a more robust product is preferred, where pipes may come into physical contact with construction equipment, extremely shallow ‘CESS’ or ‘6’-foot applications or under track crossing. Independent scientific evaluation and on site experience have proved that the product is an ideal solution.

TDX ‘Extreme Duty’ Large Bore Pipe

For any application in the rail environment this pipe can be expected to perform. Generally it is expected for selection as a drainage pipe in diameters in excess of 400mm dia.

TDS ‘Helical Wound’ Steel Pipe

For use in undertrack crossing, but not to be used on 3rd and 4th rail electrified line.

Note: Some suppliers have been promoting very thick walled pipes for their applications. Their products are grossly over engineered and unnecessarily expensive. Network Rail demand ‘value-for-money- engineering’. Aqua’s products have been value engineered to deliver this demand. Up to 73% less material is used in Aqua products giving great coast savings with no loss of performance.

Sleeper Invert level to be min 0.85 below rail level 300 150mm min Trenchliner Geotextile
Sleeper
Invert level
to be min
0.85 below
rail level
300
150mm min
Trenchliner Geotextile
trimmed into formation
TDK 225mm dia perforated
permanent-way drainage pipe
bedded on a min of 25mm pea
gravel surround to pipe
150mm
min
500mm
Trench to be back filled with
pea gravel or other approved
free draining material suitably
compacted
min
Typical Cross Section
‘CESS’ Drainage Applications
Preferred pipe
Normally pipe selection would be a TDK pipe with a minimum
cover of 300mm above the crown, however, where the pipe is
installed in a shallow position a TDE pipe may be preferred.
Note: Suggested details of CESS installations are available in
CAD format from Aqua’s website.
Ballast Sleeper Separating Terratex 300 Geotextile overlapping 0.5m Min 0.85m top of rail to invert
Ballast
Sleeper
Separating Terratex
300
Geotextile overlapping
0.5m
Min 0.85m top of
rail to invert
Aqua-Tex trench liner
Geotextile
Trench to be back filled with
pea gravel or other approved
free draining material suitably
compacted
Perforated TDK
225mm min pipe to be
surrounded in pea gravel
Typical Cross Section
6’-0” Drainage Applications
Preferred pipe
Historically in normal applications TDK pipes are used, however,
in shallow applications or very tight 6 foot’s TDE pipes may be
preferred.
Note: Suggested details of 6’-0” installations and cross drains
are available in CAD format from Aqua’s website.
1 Size Range TDK ‘Reinforced-Wall’ Pipe dia i/d o/d BR/Pads 2000 code AQUA TDK is
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Size Range
TDK ‘Reinforced-Wall’ Pipe
dia
i/d
o/d
BR/Pads 2000 code
AQUA TDK is a corrugated outside wall with a reinforced smooth
wall inside, achieving a strong twin-wall pipe. This combination
gives a very strong product with good performance and yet is still
lightweight and easy to handle (available plain or slotted).
4TdK
100mm
118mm
004/103119
6TdK
150mm
178mm
004/103122
8TdK
200mm
230mm
004/103125
9TdK
225mm
266mm
004/103127
12TdK
300mm
354mm
004/103129
16TdK
375mm
426mm
004/103131
18TdK
450mm
004/131093
24TdK
600mm
004/131094
Larger sizes available on request.
in 6 metre length or less to suit
TDK Reinforced-Wall x 6 Mtr
Pipes available in 6 metre, 3 metre or 2 metre lengths on request.
Pipe can be either full or half perforated.
Structural Design
High Stress Performance
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It is universally accepted that flexible walled pipes resist imposing
loads by deflection, the control of this deformation is based on
several basic parameters; the bedding factor, pipe material and profile
stiffness and the interaction of pipe and surrounding fill material.
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Technical examination by an independent consultancy has
proven TDK as suitable for installation in the 6‘-0” and
this has been accepted by Network Rail. Copies of these
independent reports are available on request.
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Advantages
TDK achieves significant cost savings against over engineered
thick walled HDPE pipes with no loss of performance.
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Performance
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Installation suggestions, porosity details and hydraulic
performance are described on pages 11 and 12 of this catalogue.
Network Rail approval for use
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in the ‘Cess’ or the ‘6-foot’.
TDK can:
• be installed as a UTX, with 900mm cover to crown
(High Load applications)
• be installed in the 6’ foot with 300mm of cover
• manufactured from HDPE which has a 60 year design life
TdK pipe is environmentally friendly,
manufactured from recycled plastics.
• perforated to BSI standards
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TDE ‘Heavy Duty’ Track Crossing Pipe
dia
i/d
o/d
BR/Pads 2000 code
AQUA TDE is manufactured from de-stressed high density
polyethylene which gives the pipe great strength and rigidity yet
remains lightweight and manoeuvrable. (Available plain or slotted).
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4Tde
103mm
110mm
6Tde
150mm
160mm
057/100749
8Tde
188mm
200mm
057/100750
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211mm
225mm
057/100997
10Tde
235mm
250mm
057/100751
12Tde
296mm
315mm
057/100752
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400mm
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or half perforated.
in 5 metre length or less to suit
High Stress Performance
TDE can be used in very severe applications and
will withstand great physical abuse.
Technical examination by an independent consultancy has
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and this has been accepted by Network Rail. Copies
these independent reports are available on request.
• Will not fracture under crushing loads
• Can be installed in shallow position with cover just to crown
Hydraulic Design - Flow capacities of TDE will be as TDK.
• Will withstand contact with construction equipment
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High Impact Performance
Technical and performance histories confirm the ability of TDE to
withstand both extreme pressures and impact. Actual installations
can be referred to, which confirm first hand experience of the
product’s ability to perform in railway applications.
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Specialist Drainage Pipes (plain and perforated)

Drainage Pipes continued TDS ‘Helical Wound’ Steel Pipe diameter mm Thickness mm 0.8 1.0 1.5
Drainage Pipes continued
TDS ‘Helical Wound’ Steel Pipe
diameter mm
Thickness mm
0.8
1.0
1.5
AQUA TDS helical zinc-coated steel pipes have spiral corrugations
to give tremendous strength. Perforated with 8mm holes these
pipes prove ideal drainage pipes in extreme conditions.
300
6.6
8.1
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TDX ‘Extreme Duty’ Large Bore Pipe

For use in applications over 400mm dia

TDX is Aqua’s latest addition to its pipe range and is not actually a pipe but a circular hollow section made up in strong plastic cells welded together, spirally wound.

up in strong plastic cells welded together, spirally wound. in 6 metre length or less to

in 6 metre length or less to suit

TDX Large Bore ‘Extreme Duty’ x 6 Mtr

Size Range

dia

i/d

o/d

16TdX

400mm

454mm

18TdX

450mm

506mm

20TdX

500mm

560mm

24TdX

600mm

675mm

30TdX

750mm

838mm

Fittings = TDK

dia

i/d

Pads code

4TdKc

100mm

004/130306 004/130307 004/130308 004/130309 004/130310 004/130311 Pads code 004/131211 004/131212 004/131213
004/130306
004/130307
004/130308
004/130309
004/130310
004/130311
Pads code
004/131211
004/131212
004/131213
004/131214
004/131215
004/131216

6TdKc

150mm

8TdKc

200mm

9TdKc

225mm

12TdKc

300mm

16TdKc

375mm

dia

i/d

4TdKs

100mm

6TdKs

150mm

8TdKs

200mm

9TdKs

225mm

12TdKs

300mm

16TdKs

375mm

9TdKs 225mm 12TdKs 300mm 16TdKs 375mm Box Section Welding Bends Junctions A wide selection of

Box Section

Welding

Bends Junctions A wide selection of bends and junctions are available for all types of pipes.

Rodding Points

Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’

Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’

Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’

Permanent-Way Drainage Systems

Permanent-Way Drainage Systems catch-Pits and lids Working with railway engineer’s Aqua has developed a range of

catch-Pits and lids

Working with railway engineer’s Aqua has developed a range of catch-pits designed to offer multiple solutions to suit the performance required.

Catch-pit application suggestions

Derby GRP Catch-pit rings

Standard concrete Catch-Pit rings

Stirling/Watford GRP base units

SE60 Circular HDPE Catch-pits

S80/S100 circular Stafford HDPE

Catch-pit base units for use with large

diameter permanent-way drains

Nouva circular HDPE circular catch- pit base and sections

Standard CESS drain employing GRP base unit/GRP rings

GRP Lid

Derby GRP rings
Derby GRP rings

Derby GRP rings

Stirling GRP

base units

6’-0” drain incorporating an SE60 circular catch-pit

GRP Solid Lid or Metal Lid
GRP Solid Lid or Metal Lid

GRP Solid Lid or Metal Lid

SE60 Catch-pit

CESS drain showing an S80 Stafford circular base

- with either Derby GRP rings or standard concrete rings with large diameter permanent-way drains in a deep position

GRP Lid

Stafford Catch-pit

Large dia p-way drainage pipe

Lid Stafford Catch-pit Large dia p-way drainage pipe Note: Suggested details for catch-pit installations are
Lid Stafford Catch-pit Large dia p-way drainage pipe Note: Suggested details for catch-pit installations are

Note: Suggested details for catch-pit installations are usually available in CAD form in the ‘RailCAD’ section of our website www.aquafab.co.uk

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catch-Pit Base units

Watford, Stirling & Mini-Stirling GRP Base Units - Patent Approved

“Time Spent Installing Permanent-Way Drainage Systems is Critical”

The installation of permanent-way drainage pipes with a concrete ring system is time consuming. To quicken installation Aqua have introduced a range of GRP base units which can be used with both the new Derby GRP rings and the conventional concrete rings. This will reduce installation time and labour costs.

In particular where trenches exceed 1.2 metres in depth, E.E.C. legislation demands that all excavations within which men are required to work, must be supported or have correctly battened sides. This practice is extremely expensive and can be eliminated by the use of the G.R.P. bases which eliminates the need for men to work within that space and the GRP pits can be simply dropped into position from the pipe trench.

Detail showing concrete rings

position from the pipe trench. Detail showing concrete rings Rubber Sealing Ring Product selections Stirling Unit

Rubber Sealing Ring

Product selections

Stirling Unit

To be installed in either the ‘CESS’ or the ‘6 foot’ location at up to 1.2 metres deep ideally to suit 225mm TDK and below, with a 225mm deep sump, but can also accommodate up to 300mm TDK with sump depth reduced to 182mm.

Watford Unit

Installed in applications deeper than 1.2 metre in ‘CESS’ or the ‘6 foot’. Ideal to suit 300 TDK and below with 225mm deep sump, but can accommodate 375 TDK with a sump depth of 175mm.

x 2

Mini-Stirling Unit

Can be installed in ‘CESS’ but mainly designed for installation in ‘ tight 6 foots’. Can accept up to a 300 TDK pipe with sump depth up to 300mm.

Luton Mini Unit

A full length GRP mini base unit

1290 x 760mm 1055 x 600mm max 630 650 mm mm max 1000mm x 460mm
1290 x 760mm
1055 x 600mm max
630
650
mm
mm
max
1000mm x 460mm
745mm x 360mm max
Standard Unit
Mini-Stirling Unit

Installation applications

 

stirling unit

standard gRP

0-1.2 metres Weight: 28kg standard Base unit for every

Rodding Ledge

Weight: 6kg Pads code: 057/100656

 

Mini-stirling unit

day use. Pads code: 057/100740

Watford unit

Weight: 21kg For use in the 6 foot or in

1.2

metres +

narrow excavations Pads code: 004/103023

Weight: 28kg

For use in deep installations

 

1.2

metres

plus with space for standard Rodding Ledge. Pads code: 057/100741

 
Network Rail Approved The Watford/Stirling GRP Catch-pit range is fully product accepted. Approval No PA05/02850
Network Rail Approved The Watford/Stirling GRP Catch-pit range is fully product accepted. Approval No PA05/02850
Network Rail Approved The Watford/Stirling GRP Catch-pit range is fully product accepted. Approval No PA05/02850

Network Rail Approved The Watford/Stirling GRP Catch-pit range is fully product accepted. Approval No PA05/02850

Network Rail Approved The Watford/Stirling GRP Catch-pit range is fully product accepted. Approval No PA05/02850
range is fully product accepted. Approval No PA05/02850 Fully approved for use in the CESS or

Fully approved for use in the CESS or the 6’-0”, proven and tested by Network Rail at the Railway section of the University of Birmingham.

stirling

Watford

Mini-stirling

Rodding Ledge

Luton Mini unit

Pads code: - 057/100740 Pads code: - 057/100741 Pads code: - 057/103023 Pads code: - 057/100656 Pads code: - TBA

N.B. Extra Deep Watfords are available on request

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Permanent-Way Drainage Systems NeW catch-Pit Rings Derby GRP Catch-Pits Rings Innovation by Aqua • 3 x

catch-Pit Rings

Derby GRP Catch-Pits Rings

Innovation by Aqua

3 x stronger than concrete

1 man installation

Interchange with concrete rings

Approved for use in 6 foot

derby full sized rings Mini derby unit for use in ‘6 foot’ and tight installations
derby full
sized rings
Mini derby unit for use in
‘6 foot’ and tight installations
derby unit for use in ‘6 foot’ and tight installations 1270 x 735 115 Weight 16Kg

1270 x 735

115

Weight 16Kg

Standard Derby frame

1270 x 735 115 Weight 16Kg Standard Derby frame 1270 x 575 Luton full length mini

1270 x 575

Luton full length mini frame

115

Weight 16Kg

1270 x 575 Luton full length mini frame 115 Weight 16Kg 1035 x 575 115 Weight

1035 x 575

115

Weight 13Kg

Mini Derby frame

Proof test of Derby unit

115 Weight 13Kg Mini Derby frame Proof test of Derby unit Maintenance Derby unit was tested

Maintenance

Derby unit was

tested by independent

Test House ‘EXOVA’ and was proved to withstand a UDL of

390(KN)

derby frames interlock together to form a solid catch-pit

York adaptor

Derby rings can be used instead of the heavy concrete rings

in maintenance programmes.

A transition ring is used to lock concrete and GRP rings into

a single unit.

york Adaptor
york Adaptor

derby gRP unit

Pads code: - 057/100650

Mini-derby unit

Pads code: - 057/100654

Lid installation

The top frame is fitted with a cut-out to accept the locking assembly, this system firmly locks lid and frame together. Note:

only the top ring has this facility.

frame together. Note: only the top ring has this facility. Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no
frame together. Note: only the top ring has this facility. Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/04178
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/04178

Derby units are subject to registered community design No 001945775

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diameter) circular catch-pits are a one piece catch-pit in any
required depth and usually supplied with either a metal or GRP lid,
fitted base and entry holes (Sockets available on request).
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• Standard depth 2 metre but can be manufactured to any depth.
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required catch-pit depth has been established.
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• Fixed 225 sump.
• Diameter ‘I/D’ can be - 400mm, 500mm, 600mm, 750mm,
900mm, 1050mm.
dia ‘i/d’
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• Sockets can be fitted if required.
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• Extremely strong, can be installed in CESS and 6’ - 0” and at great
depths and to within 1000mm of the running rail (closer subject
to ground conditions).
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• Can be supplied in sections for breakdown during ballast cleaning.
unit
Pads code
Fully approved for use in the CESS
or the 6’-0”, proven and tested by
Network Rail at the Railway section
of the University of Birmingham.
se50(orp)
500mm dia
se60
600mm dia
057/100754
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800mm dia
057/100748
se100
1000mm dia
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1200mm dia
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Stafford large diameter Catch-Pit for large diameter Permanent-way Drains For engineers who prefer Catch-Pit rings
Stafford large diameter
Catch-Pit for large diameter
Permanent-way Drains
For engineers who prefer
Catch-Pit rings
unit
Pads code
stone guard
s80
800mm dia
057/101219
s100
1000mm dia
057/101220
The Stafford unit is designed for use
with large diameter Permanent-way
drainage pipes in either the CESS or
the 6’-0”. The unit can be supplied
with step irons for extra deep
locations, drains from 400mm to
800mm diameter.
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/05146
sump unit
(225mm deep sump)
400mm to 800mm diameter. Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/05146 sump unit (225mm deep sump)

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Permanent-Way Drainage Systems 1 Specialist Permanent-Way Drainage Products Crewe Adaptor - Patent App The Crewe Adaptor
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Specialist Permanent-Way Drainage Products

Crewe Adaptor - Patent App The Crewe Adaptor is designed as a transition piece between
Crewe Adaptor - Patent App
The Crewe Adaptor is designed as a transition piece between
standard railway catch-pit rings and the narrow catch pit rings.
The unit is for use where a full sized catch-pit is desired
but surface projection prevents the
catch pit maintaining its full size to
the surface.
Concentric
Eccentric
crewe Adaptor
Pads code: 057/1006409
Crewe Adaptor
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/03547
Unit
Pads Code
Crewe Adaptor
057/100640
Carlisle Joint Box The Carlisle joint box is designed for use as a transmission piece
Carlisle Joint Box
The Carlisle joint box is designed for use as a transmission piece to
accept cross drains, were they occur at heights that vary from the
position of the lower catch-pit base.
Carlisle Box
Cross Drain
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The ‘NOUVA MOULDED UNITS’ were introduced
during 1983 in response to engineers demands for a
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ballast cleaning procedures and maintenance.
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unit by a simple interlocking mechanism, alternatively the units can
be riveted together to give a complete unit.
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The 630 mm dia. high-performance
catch-pit offers and incorporates the
following facilities:
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004/103004
• Resistant to impact damage
moulded HDPE
e52/300 extension 12”
004/103005
• Guaranteed to 30ºC, will not crack
at low temperatures
e52/450 extension 18”
004/103006
• Will not ‘float’ during or after
installation
e52/600 suMP and
connection Pan
004/103007
• Needs no special installation
techniques
Blow-up detail of our
registered design of
interlocking device.
V
N
E
A
D
R
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G
Lids to suit catch-pits solid anti-vandal lid (galvanised). Ashford anti-vandal gRP grated lid for use
Lids to suit catch-pits
solid anti-vandal lid
(galvanised).
Ashford anti-vandal gRP grated lid
for use with concrete frames.
Pads Code 057/100834
solid lockable two-piece-
cover & frame lid (galvanised)
cam-lock system.
Mini Ashford gRP lid for use with
mini-stirling.
Pads Code 057/100853
solid anti-vandal catch-pit lid for
use with concrete frames.
solid lid (galvanised). Locked
by self tapping screws.
Pads Code 057/100743
grated anti-vandal catch-pit lid for
use with concrete frames.
Pads Code 057/100742
solid lid (hdPe plastic) for
lines with live third rail.
Locked by self tapping screws.
Matisa anti-vandal catch-pit lid for
use with Matisa frames.
Pads Code 057/100833
galvanised steel half lid for use
with concrete frames.
Pads Code 057/100832

Permanent-Way Drainage Systems

Permanent-Way Drainage Systems Pre-cast Concrete Catch-Pit Rings and Sections   50mm Traditionally B.R. developed

Pre-cast Concrete Catch-Pit Rings and Sections

 

50mm

Traditionally B.R. developed and manufactured its own range of concrete catch-pits in its YORK, TAUNTON & THORNTON HEATH depots.

The system has proven both robust and durable in its performance and the very same moulds designed during those early years are still

Typical B.R.

115mm

used today. The unit is site assembled from its individual units and has a proven track record. Installation deeper than 1.2 metres must have

230mm

supported or correctly battened sides.

concrete catch-pit

75mm

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1270mm 735mm solid Anti-vandal Lid (galvanised) BR code/Pads 2000 057/100743 grated Anti-vandal Lid galvanised M.s.
1270mm
735mm
solid Anti-vandal Lid (galvanised)
BR code/Pads 2000 057/100743
grated Anti-vandal Lid
galvanised M.s. mesh lid for use in areas liable to vandalism
BR code/Pads 2000 057/100742
standard catchpit cover
BR code/Pads 2000 004/13508
standard catchpit Frame
BR code/Pads 2000 004/13501
stone guard
slips over Permanent Way pipe to stop ballast falling into pit
BR code/Pads 2000 057/100744
standard Rodding Ledge
BR code/Pads 2000 004/13510
standard catchpit half Frame
BR code/Pads 2000 004/13502
standard catchpit corner
BR code/Pads 2000 R/h 004/13507, L/h 004/13506
standard catchpit Base
BR code/Pads 2000 004/13509

Matisa Concrete System

Matisa catch-pit cover BR code/Pads 041/104512 Matisa catch-pit Frame BR code/Pads 041/131230 Matisa catch-pit Base
Matisa catch-pit cover
BR code/Pads 041/104512
Matisa catch-pit Frame
BR code/Pads 041/131230
Matisa catch-pit Base
BR code/Pads 041/104511
1 Permanent-Way Pipe Performance Porosity Slotting Configurations Please note the figures given in the adjacent
1
Permanent-Way Pipe Performance
Porosity
Slotting Configurations
Please note the figures given in the
adjacent specification are for half-
perforated pipes.
comply to B.s. 65 and B.s. 540 Part 1: 1971 1000mm 2 per
metre length of pipe ingress.
Aqua supply pipes, both half and/or fully
perforated depending on the customers
technical requirement.
110mm
1250mm 2 per metre run of pipe
160mm
2500mm 2 per metre run of pipe
200mm
4000mm 2 per metre run of pipe
The orientation of half perforated pipes
in a trench is a debatable issue. Aqua’s
opinion in that should an engineer
require maximum lowering of the water
table - slots down. Should an impervious
invert be required - slots up.
200mm
3500mm 2 per metre run of pipe
250mm
4000mm 2 per metre run of pipe
315mm
4500mm 2 per metre run of pipe
All pipes radially slotted to spec. 191047
Permanent-Way Drainage Systems
Installation Invert levels and pipe depths Gradient The invert level of a pipe drain should
Installation
Invert levels and pipe depths
Gradient
The invert level of a pipe drain should be below the level to which
it is desired to lower the free water surface. Recommended pipe
depths are:
The absolute minimum gradient of track side drains should be
considered to be 1 in 1000 with the desirable minimum gradient
being 1 in 500.
• Minimum - that necessary to give 150mm cover to the pipes or
over the collars of socketed pipes, where used.
• desirable - such that the invert is approximately 100mm below
the bottom of the ballast.
Where gradients flatter than 1 in 500 must be adopted then the
size of the pipe should be increased accordingly. Some caution is
advised, however, since the flow rate of the larger pipe will be less
than that of the smaller pipe and silting up may occur more rapidly.
• Maximum - the invert should not be more than 1050mm below
ground level, although this may be exceeded by small amounts
and/or short lengths.
The faster the flow, the better the self-cleaning action, so as
steep a gradient as possible should be used. For a drain to be self
cleaning the flow velocity should be a minimum of about 0.75m/sec
(approximately 2.5 ft/sec).
Geotextiles
When a pipe drain is being installed where a permeable geotextile
is provided (on a formation renewal site for example), then this
should be carried over the side of the drain trench to the bottom,
or even extended under the pipe.
The table to the right may be used as a guide to the effect of pipe
diameter and gradient on the discharge and velocity of flow of
a pipe drain. The lines across the lower portions of the columns
divide the nominally self-cleaning drains from the nominally silting
ones, as assessed at maximum discharge.
Geotextiles shall accord with Railtrack line specification
RT/CE/S/010 Geotextiles.
Deep drains
If the minimum permissible gradient results in the depth of
Some forms of membranes are manufactured with a sleeve
along one edge through which the pipes can be threaded. This
arrangement will provide some of the function of the filter medium
described in para. 7.3.10 but the provision of the graded filter
material in addition to the membrane sleeve is recommended.
1050mm being exceeded then the pipe should be continued as
a carrier drain and shallower surface water drains laid above and
connected to the carrier at each catchpit.
The diameter of the carrier drain should be increased as necessary
to take the flow from the surface water drains.
Pipe diameter
Installation
The minimum internal diameter of single pipe runs should be
200mm. For short drains (less than approximately 10 metres)
where a fall of 1 in 250 or steeper can be obtained, then pipes of
150mm diameter may be used.
Pipes should be laid to the design line and level and bedded
on 75mm - 150mm of a graded filter medium to take up the
irregularities of the trench bottom.
1 Pipe dia 150mm 225mm 300mm 375mm 450mm 525mm d v d v d v
1
Pipe dia
150mm
225mm
300mm
375mm
450mm
525mm
d
v
d
v
d
v
d
v
d
v
d
v
gradient
1 in -
Nominally self-cleaning
damaging
50
23.3
1.32
68.8
1.73
148.2
2.10
268.6
2.43
436.8
2.75
658.9
3.04
100
16.5
0.93
48.6
1.22
104.8
1.48
189.9
1.72
308.9
1.94
465.9
2.15
150
13.5
0.76
39.7
1.00
85.5
1.21
155.1
1.40
252.2
1.59
380.4
1.76
200
11.7
0.66
34.4
0.87
74.1
1.05
134.3
1.22
218.4
1.37
329.4
1.52
240
-
-
31.4
0.79
67.6
0.96
122.6
1.11
199.4
1.25
300.7
1.39
300
-
-
28.1
0.71
60.5
0.86
109.7
0.99
178.3
1.12
269.0
1.24
350
-
-
26.0
0.65
56.0
0.79
101.5
0.92
165.1
1.04
249.0
1.15
Permanent-Way Drainage Systems
400
-
-
-
-
52.4
0.74
95.0
0.86
154.4
0.97
232.9
0.08
450
-
-
-
-
49.4
0.70
89.5
0.81
145.6
0.92
219.6
1.01
500
-
-
-
-
46.8
0.66
84.9
0.77
138.1
0.87
208.4
0.96
600
-
-
-
-
42.8
0.61
77.5
0.70
126.1
0.79
190.2
0.88
700
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
116.7
0.73
176.1
0.81
Nominally silting
Notes
1 D = maximum discharge in litres/second.
2 V = velocity of flow in metres/second at maximum discharge.
3 Pipes of 525mm diameter installed on a gradient of 1 in 50 or
steeper will be subject to scour damage. For pipes larger than
525mm diameter other values of critical gradient will apply and
the reader is advised to refer to ‘Tables for the design of pipes’
(see references).
Standard Installation suggestions Unwrapped Drain NOTES:- (1) LONGITUDINAL FALL . 1 IN 240 PIPE NOT
Standard Installation suggestions
Unwrapped Drain
NOTES:- (1) LONGITUDINAL FALL . 1 IN 240
PIPE NOT TO BE WRAPPED TO
ACHIEVE SELF CLEANSING FLOW.
Wrapped Drain
Ballast
Geotextile trench liner held in place
just below ground surface.
(2) GEOTEXTILE TRENCH LINER &
GEOTEXTILE SEPARATOR JOINED
WITH 500mm MIN OVERLAP, NO
STITCHING OR STAPLING
REQUIRED.
Ballast
Geotextile trench liner held in place
just below ground surface.
NOTES:- (1) LONGITUDINAL FALL . 1 IN 240
PIPE TO BE WRAPPED WITH A
NON-WOVEN GEOTEXTILE
APERTURE <0.06mm.
(2) AS NOTES N(2)-(*) OF FIG. 4
(3) TRENCH TO BE SQUARE CUT &
CLEAN FROM DEBRIS BEFORE
GEOTEXTILE TRENCH LINER IS
INSTALLED.
(3) WRAP JOIN TO BE
LONGITUDINAL FORMED BY
DOWNWARD FACING OVERLAP
(250mm MIN) HELD TIGHTLY IN
PLACE BY CIRCUMFERENTIAL
WIRING AT 2.0m INTERVALS.
1 in 30 crossfall
1 in 30 crossfall
Non-woven Geotextile
separator aperture
(4) GRAVEL & PIPE TO BE
INSTALLED IMMEDIATELY AFTER
LAYING OF TRENCH LINER TO
MAINTAIN INTEGRITY OF TRENCH
& GEOTEXTILE.
Impermeable
Geoblanket Reforme.
<0.06mm. TERRATEX.
Surface of
(5) ALL JOINTS OF GEOTEXTILE
TRENCH LINER TO BE MADE WITH
Surface of
prepared subgrade
500mm MIN OVERLAP.
prepared subgrade
Minimum 500mm overlap
at joint of Geotextile
separator & Geotextile
trench liner
(6) ALL GEOTEXTILES TO BE LAID
CAREFULLY & WITH MINIMUM OF
JOINTS.
WRAPAPERTURE <0.06mm.
Filter medium 6mm
nominal single size ‘Pea gravel’
(7) PIPE JOINTS TO BE SEALED
WITH SUITABLE CEMENT OR
JOINTING COMPOUND.
Minimum 500mm overlap
at joint of Geotextile
separator & Geotextile
trench liner
NON-WOVEN GEOTEXTILE
Filter medium 6mm
nominal single size ‘Pea gravel’
AQUA-SOK
Trench lined with non-woven Geotextile
aperture ,0.06mm.
Trench lined with non-woven Geotextile
aperture ,0.06mm.
Standard Formation
Clay Formation
150
200 ø
150 min
VARIES
150
200 ø
150 min
VARIES

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Permanent Way Installations

Permanent Way Installations
Permanent Way Installations
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2 Aqua S & TS Signalling and Power Installation Systems Product selections Solution: Car Park
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Aqua S & TS

Signalling and Power Installation Systems

Product selections

Solution: Car Park and Station Lighting • Car Park Lighting • CCTV Access • Platform
Solution:
Car Park and Station Lighting
• Car Park Lighting
• CCTV Access
• Platform Lids
Solution, Thieel: Under track Crossing Chambers (UTX) 2 • Chamber Designs • Chamber Selection Signalling
Solution, Thieel:
Under track Crossing Chambers (UTX)
2
• Chamber Designs
• Chamber Selection
Signalling and Power Installation Systems
• Ancillary Products
Solution: Solution: Ducting and Conduits Concrete + GRP Troughing • TDE Heavy Duty Ducting •
Solution:
Solution:
Ducting and Conduits
Concrete + GRP Troughing
• TDE Heavy Duty Ducting
• TPG uPVC Ductings
• Concrete
troughings
• TDK Normal Duty Ducting
• Split Ductings
and lid

Signalling and Power Installation Systems

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Signalling and Power Installation Systems 2 undertrack crossing chambers (utx’s), thieel The Aqua uTX chamber range
undertrack crossing chambers (utx’s), thieel

undertrack crossing chambers (utx’s), thieel

undertrack crossing chambers (utx’s), thieel
undertrack crossing chambers (utx’s), thieel

The Aqua uTX chamber range was developed to fill the need for an engineering solution to enable signalling cables to be efficiently diverted under the track in a uTX situation.

The chambers are available in a wide range of sizes and depths and can accommodate an individual ducted UTX

arrangement, or the multi-duct system.

The product can be produced as watertight as possible and is quick and easy to install.

as watertight as possible and is quick and easy to install. uTX to suit individual duct
as watertight as possible and is quick and easy to install. uTX to suit individual duct

uTX to suit individual duct systems

uTX to suit multi- duct systems

Detail of a UTX assembly

Accepted for use on Railtrack infrastructure within the scope defined below and subject to the discretion of Railtrack zones.

Lid with cam-lock

In its basic form the body of the UTX chamber can simply be drilled with
In its basic form the body of the UTX chamber can simply be drilled
with the required number of holes to give access to ducting. Spigots
are fitted to allow for a socketed system to be used and are factory
fitted in a controlled environment. These spigot / socket assemblies
can be simply push fit or fitted with ‘O’ rings to seal the connection.
Frame
Removable
access pole
(optional)
Trough cut-out

uTX chamber

optional spigots

capping plate exterior fitted (optional)

concrete

Troughing

sockets

Aquaducts

oversized base plate for anti-floatation in locations with high water level

Fit for Purpose To ensure the confidence of Network Rail, its designers and specifiers of
Fit for Purpose To ensure the confidence of Network Rail, its designers and specifiers of

Fit for Purpose

To ensure the confidence of Network Rail, its designers and specifiers

of the product performance, we

commissioned Scientifics of Derby,

to examine our product and report

their findings. They found that the

Aqua UTX units are fit for purpose for today’s rail industry.

A full copy of this report can be supplied on request.

Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/928
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/928
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/928 Designed for taking cables under the track, Aqua manufacture

Designed for taking cables under the track, Aqua manufacture their UTX chambers to any dimensions required by the client.

Two piece lockable safety Lid. Galvanised C 1/8 Troughing set at G.L into chamber unit
Two piece lockable
safety Lid. Galvanised
C 1/8 Troughing set at
G.L into chamber unit
160mm T.D.E
High impact
polythene
pipes
dia/depth
Pads code
Pads code
Pads code
Pads code
900mm
1000mm
1200mm
1350mm
up to 1.5m
057/100748
057/100772
057/100773
057/100641
up to 2m
057/101036
057/101023
057/101026
057/100642
up to 2.5m
057/101037
057/101024
057/101027
057/100643

spigots

Pads code

Anti-float base

Pads code

4

way

057/101028

800

057/101032

6

way

057/101029

1000

057/101033

9

way

057/101030

120

057/101034

12 way

057/101031

   
 

Larger diameter UTX units 1500 - 3000 will be locally approved by Network Rail.

units 1500 - 3000 will be locally approved by Network Rail. Proven Performance It is right

Proven Performance

It is right and correct that the performance of Aqua UTX units be examined. Therefore GGP of Hull were commissioned to produce a mathematical model of the unit ‘in track’ condition. Several units were examined and successfully proven.

Copies of their calculation are available on request.

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Signalling and Power Installation Systems

Additional Items include:

Single piece units Extensions to suit Step Irons

Pulling eyes

Ancillary Products:

Detectable Warning Tape

Drawcord

Larger diameters available

Sockets/Spigots

Anti-floatation bases

Sealed systems

Specialist Ducting

• • • Larger diameters available Sockets/Spigots Anti-floatation bases Sealed systems • Specialist Ducting 19
chamber selection Chambers Product internal external diameter diameter Generally the size of the UTX Chamber
chamber selection

chamber selection

chamber selection
chamber selection
Chambers Product internal external diameter diameter Generally the size of the UTX Chamber used will
Chambers
Product
internal
external
diameter
diameter
Generally the size of the UTX Chamber
used will be governed by the space
required to ensure easy looping of cables
can be achieved. In addition the number of
inlet/outlet sockets will additionally govern
500
uTX
450
506-511
550
uTX
500
548-560
600
uTX
600
670-680
800
uTX
750
826-835
1000
uTX
900
993-1000
2
the size of the chamber to be selected.
1200
uTX
1050
1161-1169
To establish the latter, calculate the surface
area of the ducts you require and divide
them into the surface area of a 1 metre
deep section of the size of UTX chamber
you prefer. If the total area of the ducts is
20% or less than that of the surface area of
the chamber, then the size is OK.
1350
uTX
1200
1308-1315
1500
uTX
1350
1501-1511
1650
uTX
1500
1658-1664
1800
uTX
1650
1805-1815
2000
uTX
1800
1970-1981
2200
uTX
2000
2175-2201
2300
uTX
2100
2310-2320
This is also important when double entry
UTX units are required.
2500
uTX
2200
2435-2445
2700
uTX
2400
2659-2669
2800
uTX
2500
2759-2769
To estimate the size of the UTX you need,
Aqua can supply a sizing matrix on request
via the website.
2900
uTX
2600
2859-2869
3000
uTX
2800
3059-3069
3300
uTX
3000
3283-3323
Signalling and Power Installation Systems
Chamber Connection and Duct Selection Both TDE and TDK ducting can be selected based on
Chamber Connection and Duct Selection
Both TDE and TDK ducting can be selected based
on performance requirement (see section below)
and can achieve a waterproof connection to the
body of the UTX chamber.
duct spigot
pre assembled as illustrated in ‘B’
socket
B
duct
Duct connection
For TDK duct an ‘o’-ring jointing system is
supplied. The ‘o’-ring will be fitted into a
corrugation of the TDK duct, the socket
will then be pushed onto the duct. The
socket will then be offered up to the
chamber spigot, this spigot will also have
an ‘o’-ring fitted, and the system pushed
together to form a waterproof joint.
‘O’ rings
situate ‘O’ ring in position

Signalling and Power Installation Systems

Signalling and Power Installation Systems Installation Suggestions for aqua utx chambers Aqua UTX Chambers are supplied
Installation Suggestions for aqua utx chambers Aqua UTX Chambers are supplied c/w cover and frame.
Installation Suggestions for aqua utx chambers
Aqua UTX Chambers are supplied c/w cover and frame. Each
frame (800 and above)has 3 x lifting lugs equally spaced around
the perimeter.
UTX Chamber weights
Manual lifting regulations may limit single person lifts to 25 kg.
It is important to consider the weight of the UTX Chamber.
Refer to the chart below for weights. For diameters not on
list please contact Aqua sales desk on 01695 51933.
size of uTX
Weight per 500mm
depth (Kg)
Lid (Kg)
600
13
30
800
18
43
1000
24
62
1200
28
76
1350
45
92
1500
47
131
1650
70
200
Lifting lugs
1800
75
250
2000
82
300
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On site positioning Tracks up to 80mph The movement and positioning of UTX Chambers on
On site positioning
Tracks up to 80mph
The movement and positioning of UTX Chambers on site can
best be handled by making use of the lifting lugs with straps
fitted with ‘D’ links.
The UTX Chamber must sit on a 150mm deep bed of TYPE 1
material. The same material will be used as backfill to the chamber
in 150mm deep compacted layers.
The excavated hole must be as directed by the supervisor or
person in charge of lift.
Tracks over 80mph
The UTX Chamber will be as above. The cable duct will be
surrounded by ST5 dry mix concrete.
The cable ducts will be
surrounded in pea gravel, 14-
5mm BS882-NR/SP/CIV/404,
with a minimum of 75mm
between ducts.
200mm*
* 100mm diameter ducts. For
150mm duct 255 centres.
200mm*

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Signalling and Power Installation Systems 2 Permanent-Way Pipe Performance (cont ) track crossing (UTX) soft ground
Permanent-Way Pipe Performance (cont )

Permanent-Way Pipe Performance (cont )

Permanent-Way Pipe Performance (cont )
Permanent-Way Pipe Performance (cont )
track crossing (UTX) soft ground conditions Typical underground Aqua 'Thieel' uTX 3000 see Preferred see
track crossing (UTX) soft ground conditions
Typical underground
Aqua 'Thieel' uTX
3000
see Preferred
see size
range
note 3
All be
chambers
to
50mm
above
finished
ground
level
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Tr ack ballast
Backfill using a
suitable uniform
material compacted
in150mm
max layers
selection of ducting available see note 15
Joints in accordance
with 5.4
NR/sP/civ/044
section
Pipe surround dependant
tape. see note 15, 16 and
on duct
17
selected
excavated
material
to
approval
NR
engineer
recompacted
underside
Tr ack ballast
in
accordance
Railtrack layers.
line
of
existing
ballast.
be All
poor
quality
material
standard
NR/sP/civ/006
in NR/sP/civ/102.
discarded
(ash,
to silts)
and
replaced
the to with
the MoT
of 75 type2 be the
existing
to ballast
recompacted
100mm
granular
fill.
All
material
to
be
compacted
in to
to
depth
match
existing. and with
100mm
layers.
Typical underground
track crossing
(UTX) rock
ground conditions
Friable material
to be removed to achive
sound bedrock
level a responsible engineer
(chartered mice/struct, eng)
to identify sound bedrock level. Level to be recorded
from underside of sleeper at start and finish points of trench and both sides
of excavation. see size range Aqua 'Thieel' uTX 3000 see Preferred note 3 Bedrock level
of excavation.
see size range
Aqua 'Thieel' uTX
3000
see Preferred
note 3
Bedrock
level
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xxxxxxxxxxx
Tr ack ballast
Backfill using a
suitable uniform
material
150mm compacted
in
max layers
selection of ducting available see note 15
Joints in accordance with
NR/sP/civ/044 section 5.4
Pipe surround dependent on
duct type,
see note 15,16 and
17
selected
excavated
material
to
approval
NR
engineer
recompacted
underside
of existing
ballast.
be All
poor
quality
material
Tr ack ballast in accordance
with Railtrack line
discarded
(ash,
to silts)
and
replaced
the to with
the MoT
of 75 type2 be the
standard NR/sP/civ/006 and NR/sP/civ/102.
granular
fill.
All
material
to
be
compacted
in to
to
existing
ballast recompacted in 100mm
depth to match existing.
100mm
layers.
layers.
Socket detail Fillet weld When waterproof UTX's are are needed sockets fitted to accept rubber
Socket detail
Fillet weld
When waterproof
UTX's
are
are needed
sockets
fitted
to accept rubber
'O' ring joints to
selected ducts
Lid locking device Circular galv. M.S. lid is secured by a simple cam-lock method 'allen-key'
Lid locking device
Circular galv. M.S. lid is
secured by a simple
cam-lock method
'allen-key' operated in
o
a 90
action, see note 9
Isometric view of step iron 112mm 153mm 28mm 92mm
Isometric view of step iron
112mm
153mm
28mm
92mm
Aqua Range of ‘Thieel’ UTX’s Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Section a
Aqua Range of ‘Thieel’ UTX’s
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
Option 4
Section a unit
Single unit
NRS-S preference with sump
300mm
can
see chart
Top made
be
removable
300
step irons at
300mm cRs
sump
option
A 400mm
deep be
step trims can fit all uTX chambers
Anti-floatation
to option
skirt added
x 400mm
dia - sump
base can
to base.
dia of size
suit ground
conditions
allowed for sump pump
and
uTX
pipeonedeep350
unitBase
pipetwodeep500
undersideto900
mminimusleeperof
300

Notes

are in millimetres unless otherwise stated.

1. All dimensions

Location of uTX as shown on the layout drawing and agreed

2.

cross the track at right angles

by Network Rail. The uTX shall

unless indicated otherwise on the layouts.

from the running

at least 3m

3. chambers are preferably positioned

up to a metre

approved for installation

Aqua uTX’s are

rail.

from the running rail and closer with Network Rail approval.

Nominal 1380.

box profile in black

Aqua Thieel uTXs are manufactured from a

4.

polyethylene formed by spirally winding a smooth inner and outer

pre-formed profile with adjacent profiles welded together. The

weld using h.d.P.e.

chamber is factory fitted with an extrusion

welding rod to the base. depth of chamber is to be agreed with

to order.

Aqua s&Ts prior

Anti-floatation ring, the oversized chamber base plate shall be

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to mobilise fill material to

factory fitted with extrusion welding

in areas of high water table.

resist floatation

incorporates a factory

Aqua Thieel uTX

using the

sump option

6.

suit the 400mm

fitted second fully welded base with aperture to

are extrusion welded using

sump 400mm deep. All joints

i.d.

h.d.P.e welding rod.

7.

8.

A l l j o i n t s i.d. h.d.P.e welding rod. 7. 8. duct
duct sockets for sealed duct systems, number and position are to be confirmed with Aqua
duct sockets for sealed duct systems, number and
position are to
be confirmed with Aqua s&Ts prior to order which will be factory
fitted, welded into the chamber wall using an externally
applied hot
This seal relates to the socket connection only
air plastic fillet weld.
not the uTX chamber
us a whole.
duct entries, number and position
are to be confirmed with
Aqua s&Ts prior
to order which will be factory fitted in the
chamber wall ensuring
parallel installation.
Cross section
of
UTX wall and
step iron detail
Chamber wall
Washer
BS EN 1562
bolt on
step iron galv coated
Aqua UTX's
are made from rectangular
hollow section
extrusion spirally welded
together into a structural hollow section
double entry Intermediate chamber with ducts on two faces
double entry
Intermediate chamber with ducts on two faces
single entry Ducts entry on one face of the chamber
single entry
Ducts entry on one face of the chamber
9. Lids, galvanized to Bs 5493 1000g/m 2 two piece frame and 16. Pipe Backfill
9.
Lids, galvanized to Bs 5493
1000g/m
2 two piece frame and
16.
Pipe Backfill
lockable non-slip lid, mechanically tilted to
chamber.
Tde and TdK compacted
max dia 14mm; TdT dry
note 17.
single sized pea gravel,
the ‘Thieel’ uTX
mix sand (6.1) ratio, refer to
10. step irons
to comply with Bs 8301
and Bs 1247 part1.1990
galvanised to Bs 5493 1000g/m
2
Bolts and
washers corrosion
17. concrete duct surround shall be c28/30; slump 2;
are stainless steel. setting out is by Aqua s&Ts.
ceM2 to Bs 8500.
11.
stainless steel cable pulling eyebolts can be provided fitted
18.
Normally Aqua would expect to form the slot to allow
inside the uTX chamber
to meet clients requirements.
installation of the concrete trough. however where
of the uTX units shall be in accordance with NR/
installation takes place on site the access hole,
due to site
12. installation
limitations, may be oversized. This may allow the ingress of
sP/civ/044 using a suitable
uniform material
compacted in
ballast or spoil into
the uTX chamber. Aqua have produced
(max) 150mm layers.
‘capping plate’ which can be retro-fitted to
the chamber
Blinding layer of dry-lean concrete to form levelling bed
a
13.
for
on site. Any existing voids can be
filled with aerosol applied
chamber (150mm thick)
unless otherwise stated.
foam to seal the area.
undertrack crossing constructed
using ‘open cut’ method
Access into a uTX on site can be difficult.
14.
19.
Aqua can supply
socket fitted to the body of the chamber, which will
backfilling above the concrete surround and up to the level of
a
of track ballast in accordance
the formation shall consist
with
accept a dismountable access pole to allow sufficient
NR/sP/civ/006 in (max)
100mm layers.
purchase from a standing position into the chamber.
15. ducts shall be:
20. All lids will be marked to
advise all correct lifting
procedures
in accordance with health & safety consideration.
crossing pipe manufactured
(1)
Tde - duct
heavy duty track
21. For lifting lids, use only Aqua approved lifting keys.
from de-stressed h.d.P.e to diN 8074 supplied in 5m
lengths
smooth walled.
(11)
TdK -
duct reinforced twin
wall pipe manufactured
from h.d.P.e to BBA 02/ho69 supplied in 6m lengths c/w
coupling. seals are available for use with a sealed duct
system.
(111)
TdT
4660
manufactured
from uPvc
complying
Bs Bs
4660/eN
1401 supplied
in 6m lengths
c/w
rubber
- duct with seal.
Product
internal
external
Product
internal
external
diameter
diameter
diameter
diameter
500
uTX
450
506-511
1800
uTX
1650
1805-1815
550
500 50
548-560
2000 uTX
1800
1970-1981
600
uTX
600
670-680
2200
uTX
2000
2175-2201
800 uTX
uTX
750
826-835
2300
uTX
2100
2310-2320
1000
uTX
900
993-1000
2500
uTX
2200
2435-2445
1200
uTX
10
1161-1169
2700
uTX
2400
2659-2669
1350
uTX
1200
1308-1315
2800
uTX
2500
2759-2769
1500
uTX
1350
1501-1511
2900
uTX
2600
2859-2869
1650
uTX
1500
1658-1664
3000
uTX
2800
3059-3069
3300
uTX
3000
3283-3323
Chamber size The Minimum size of chamber is dependent on the number of duct ways
Chamber size
The Minimum size of chamber is dependent on
the number of duct ways required.
To calculate the
minimum size consider that only 20%
of the UTX surface area per metre can be taken up by duct
effecting the structural integrity of the chamber.
entries without
9 way
6 way
4 way
3 way
200
200
uTX AsseMBLy & oPTioNs
Aqua Signal & Telegraphic
Systems Ltd
Belmont house, garnett Place, skelmersdale,
Lancs WN8 9uB
01695 51933 F: 01695 W: 51891
ThieeL
®
uTX
T: sales@aquafab.co.uk
E:
www.aquafab.co.uk
200200
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2
utx chamber accessories Restricted Access In tight 6’ - 0” locations or any other restricted
utx chamber accessories

utx chamber accessories

utx chamber accessories
utx chamber accessories
Restricted Access In tight 6’ - 0” locations or any other restricted space applications. Aqua
Restricted Access
In tight 6’ - 0” locations or any other restricted space applications.
Aqua have developed the “Restricted Access” UTX unit. This
modified THIEEL UTX affords the ability to have large numbers of
ducts entering and exiting the UTX chambers, below traffic when
surface access is required. The system has been used extensively
on the East London Line tight gauges.
2
This unit can be supplied with:
• Single or double duct entry
• Can be fitted with anti-
floatation skirt
• False floor for sump pump
facility can be fitted
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1 in 0.5 load envelope Installation Typical installation suggestion, extracted from our scientifics ‘Fit For
1 in 0.5 load envelope
Installation
Typical installation suggestion, extracted from our scientifics
‘Fit For Purpose’ report.
Diagram showing forces acting on undertrack crossing installed by excavation
Notes:
1000
Under track crossings installed by excavation should be the
following standards:
1.
Possible 15 ton
vehicle loading
Straight track
GC/RT 5171
GC/RT 5200
GS/IH 0001
and the manufacturers guidance notes.
800
2.
Ground investigation/ground improvement may be required
in the following circumstances:
• Vehicle loading is anticipated on turning chambers
Minimum force in good
clean ballast
• Turning chamber is to be positioned within 1.6
of running edge
• Where loads in excess of 15KN/m are anticipated
at pipe level
Minimum force in
granular sub-ballast
3.
Infill to excavation should be of granular material approved
by Railtrack.
or infill
Turning
Minimum force in gravel
blanketing sand infill on
concrete haunching
Pipe
18KN/m
chamber body
Max possible force
TDK pipe
surround
450 min
Sub-grade
Soil must withstand
transferred vehicle
load if required
Skinfriction
Skinfriction
900 absolute min
1000
350 min
Passive pressure from
pipe surround and
sub-grade

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R

S

RIGHTS

D

E

V

O

R

and Power Installation Systems H E R S RIGHTS D E V O R Buried Route
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Buried Route chamber & Ducting

cable theft is a major problem effecting railways causing great expense and disruption of timetables and delays for passengers.

Network Rail Approved The ‘Clover’ Chamber is fully accepted. Approval No PA05/02850 Fully approved for
Network Rail Approved
The ‘Clover’ Chamber is fully accepted.
Approval No PA05/02850
Fully approved for installations in
the CESS or the 6’-0”.Birmingham.

Mini-Stirling ‘Clover’ Chamber

Mini-stirling ‘clover’ chamber

Pads code: - 057/103023

‘Clover’ Duct

‘Clover’ duct is an innovative method of installing multi-ducts in formations of 4 or 6 way packs of 100mm TDK. The ducts packs are supplied in 3 metre sections (longer on request) for ease of handling and installation.

‘clover’ duct

Pads code: - 004/103119

A P T P A F D N A R G
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P
T
P
A
F
D
N
A
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Signalling and Power Installation Systems 2 cable Ducts and conduits TDE ‘Heavy Duty’ Track Crossing Pipe
cable Ducts and conduits

cable Ducts and conduits

cable Ducts and conduits
cable Ducts and conduits

TDE ‘Heavy Duty’ Track Crossing Pipe

AQUA TDE is manufactured from de-stressed high density polyethylene which gives the pipe great strength and rigidity yet remains lightweight and manoeuvrable.

TDE can be used in very severe applications and will withstand great physical abuse.

Can be installed in shallow position with cover just to crown.

High impact performance.

Will not fracture under crushing loads.

Will withstand dropped ballast.

TDE - manufactured from de-stressed P80 H.D.P.E. to DIN 8074 in 5 metre lengths.

Aqua

Mean

Mean

BR code/

code

i.d.

o.d.

Pads 2000 No’s

4Tde

104mm

110mm

-

6Tde

152mm

160mm

057/100749

8Tde

190mm

200mm

057/100750

9Tde

214mm

225mm

057/100997

10Tde

238mm

250mm

057/100751

12Tde

300mm

315mm

057/100752

16Tde

380mm

400mm

057/100753

Twin Wall TDK Ducting

Twin Wall Ducting is a first class alternative to PVC Duct where extra strength is needed.

Twin wall ducting has B.B.A. 91/65 approval.

Conforms to ESI volumes 12-24 + BS EN 50086 1,2 & 4. Standard 6 metre length fitted with coupling.

TDK - manufactured from H.D.P.E. to BBA 02/H069 in

6 metre lengths.

Type

Nom size

Mean

Mean

BR code/

mm

inches

i.d.

o.d.

Pads 2000 No’s

 

100

4

100

120

004/103119

TwinWall

150

6

150

180

004/103122

200

8

200

230

004/103125

225

9

225

268

004/103127

300

12

300

355

004/103129

375

15

375

426

 

450

18

450

510

 

600

24

600

675

 

Rigid UPVC TPG Ducting

AQUA’S range of civil and electrical ductings give quick solutions to many engineering problems. In particular our range of ductings provide ideal sleeve or protection ducts for all manner of services.

Generally manufactured to BS 3505/3506 - Class ‘O’ Standards and BS 4660. BA 5750 Quality Assurance.

Colours - To customer requirements.

6 metre lengths complete with socket although 2/3/4 metre lengths and internal sockets can be provided.

Full range of Fittings and Drawcord.

Nom

size

Mean

Mean

class

Bend

mm

inches

o.d.

Wall

Radius

55

2

53.9

2.1

d56-0

300mm

96

3.5

96.5

3.05

d54-0

400mm

114

4

114.3

2.1

0

500mm

110

4

110.0

2.9

4660

500mm

168

6

168.3

2.7

0

600mm

160

6

160.0

4.1

4660

600mm

TD6 - manufactured in UPVC BS4660 standard.

Not preferred for UTX work as it must be encased in concrete, for such works.

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Signalling and Power Installation Systems Split Duct Split Ductings In certain installations power cables and signalling

Split Duct

Split Ductings

In certain installations power cables and signalling cables are already installed and cannot readily be moved.

In such instances we can offer a range of split ductings which can be readily slipped over existing cables thereby giving them the protection they require.

TDK Heavy Duty Split Ducting

4’’ - 100mm i.dia

6’’ - 150mm i.dia

3 & 6m lengths

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uPVC Split Ducting

Aqua TDS duct is a plastic moulded system of split ducting. Unlike other types of split ducting TDS is a designed system. With its tongue and grooved design that clips together and is then locked in place using approved cable straps.

Tds duct

uPvc Aqua Tds duct

general information

 

design Type

Tds split ducting

Nominal diameter

Tds 3A 96.5mm / Tds 4A 110mm

Tds coupler

colour

grey or Black

Print

N/A

 

duct 54 & 57 spec

compliant

Length

3m

Aqua TDS is supplied in two sizes TDS 3A (96.5mm Duct 54) & TDS 4A (110mm Duct 57) both come in 3 metre lengths.

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Signalling and Power Installation Systems Station and car Park lighting Schemes 2 Scheme advantages • Multiple
Station and car Park lighting Schemes

Station and car Park lighting Schemes

Station and car Park lighting Schemes
Station and car Park lighting Schemes
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Scheme advantages

Multiple duct entry to allow lighting, CCTV and electronic signalling cables.

Improved access for maintenance and system improvement or extension.

Rapid installation times.

One off cost - no need to re-excavate for system extension or improvement.

Recessed lids to suit block paving slabs.

• Recessed lids to suit block paving slabs. Typical Railway Product Installation Medium or light duty

Typical Railway Product Installation

Medium or light duty lids and also recessed lids for high quality paved areas.

Standard 600 deep ‘Lyan unit with inlet/ outlet holes for 4’’ Aqua duct and fitted 80mm diameter flexi duct fixed to chamber for sleeving cables to lighting column sleeve.

Lighting column sleeve 300 diameter x 800 deep allowing installation of system prior to availability of lighting columns.

Typical lighting column foundation for 3m, 8m and 10m columns Note 3: Ø = 168.3
Typical lighting column foundation for
3m, 8m and 10m columns
Note 3:
Ø = 168.3
o.d. for 3m, 5m
distance
P.d.
Planting
depth less / / / RLN RLs RLs
and 8m RLs
level
1: hinge
from RLs RLh RLs RLh RLh centre ground 292m 292m 743m 292m 743m line.
P.d.
is for 50mm M0511 M107
1862
&
Ø
= 219.1
o.d. for 8m, and
5m
M0511
RLh
10m RLh
5m
P.dP
M081
&
Note 4:
8m
M086
AQuA chambers are supplied
Note = = = - = 2: / P.d. Max. 1500mm 800mm / RLh 1200mm
8m
/ / Z for Z for
P.d.
/ /
with built-in inlets
inlets on / outlets.
Note column column column column column to
10m
N.B.
MiN
than
Z Z above.
Additional
request.
to 10m N.B. MiN than Z Z above. Additional request. Free Standing Structure in High Impact

Free Standing Structure in High Impact HDPE

Tough moulded plastic body resistant to impact and guaranteed not to crack at temperatures as low as -30˚c.

Interlocking device which gives extra depth with no loss in strength and also protection against vandals.

Chamber and extensions can be ‘riveted’ together to form a single unit.

Lightweight and able to withstand extreme manhandling.

Applications

Street Lighting Schemes.

TV Cable & CCTV Security Systems.

Car Park, Station & Subway Lighting Schemes.

Motorway Lighting and Bridge Projects.

Petrol Station Forecourt Power & Signalling Cable Distribution Systems.

HDPE is a cost effective alternative to concrete or brick chambers, being lightweight and in a finished condition it can be installed by unskilled labour in any weather with no need for mechanical assistance.

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Signalling and Power Installation Systems gRP and concrete troughings Aqua Troughing Systems To compliment their range

gRP and concrete troughings

Aqua Troughing Systems

To compliment their range of Signal and Telegraphic systems, Aqua have introduced an extensive range of GRP troughings to be used alongside their existing concrete range.

Aqua are now able to offer the engineer a complete range of options in his quest to find solutions to various engineering problems. He now has at his disposal complete solutions to both everyday projects and also to major engineering schemes.

everyday projects and also to major engineering schemes. C B A dimensions   BR code/ Pads

C

B

A

dimensions

 

BR code/ Pads 2000

A

B

c

Trough

Lid

c/1/6

1000

100

90

4/105351

004/105282

c/1/7

1000

130

130

4/105353

004/105285

c/1/8

1000

150

200

4/105355

004/105288

c/1/9

1000

190

130

4/105357

004/105291

c/1/10

1000

250

130

4/105359

004/105294

c/1/29

1000

350

130

4/105361

004/105297

c/1/43

1000

350

300

4/105363

004/105297

Reinforced lids to suit.

300 4/105363 004/105297 Reinforced lids to suit. • Link-up certificate • Possess B.R. purchasing

Link-up certificate

Possess B.R. purchasing codes

B.R. qualified vendor certificate (now superseded by Link-up)

Aqua Trough and Lid Units, used extensively throughout the UK and Overseas, provide the most economical form of cable and pipeline protection. A wide range of troughs to satisfy all forms of application and installation. With a national distribution network available and guaranteed quality, Aqua have become the natural choice for the contractor.

For details of Aqua troughing accessories, i.e. ballast boards, tee pieces, bends, mitres, transitions, apparatus case bases, please contact our sales office.

i.e. ballast boards, tee pieces, bends, mitres, transitions, apparatus case bases, please contact our sales office.
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Signalling and lighting Installations
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Aqua Products

gRP Products and bespoke items

gRP products

GRP is a strong and versatile product enabling the production of a variety of goods in a material of no intrinsic value.

The materials used are lightweight but as strong as steel or concrete and prove to be ideal replacements for traditional products.

and prove to be ideal replacements for traditional products. Loading and Access Platforms The Health and

Loading and Access Platforms

The Health and Safety considerations of personnel involved with the handling of heavy construction materials prompted Aqua to introduce a range of lightweight loading and access platforms that can easily be manhandled into position and provide a safe environment for your work force.

position and provide a safe environment for your work force. Handrails and Stairs We can alter

Handrails and Stairs

We can alter any assembly either in GRP or metal. Already we have supplied several solutions to railway based projects,

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Grating and Walkways

To any application for such items Aqua can give you a range of options, contact us direct with your requirements on 01695 51933.

gRP Products and Bespoke Items

gRP Products and Bespoke Items Special Projects Blackfriars Station As part of the Thameslink Programme, Blackfrairs

Special Projects

Blackfriars Station

As part of the Thameslink Programme, Blackfrairs Station was given a facelift with the installation of the new platforms. The new design called for the installation of ‘trash screens’ within the castillations of the station’s platform walls. Aqua suggested the installation of a bespoke GRP grating system, with each grating shaped to suit each individual castellations.

each grating shaped to suit each individual castellations. The result led to Aqua supplying 6777 trapezoidal
each grating shaped to suit each individual castellations. The result led to Aqua supplying 6777 trapezoidal

The result led to Aqua supplying 6777 trapezoidal and 300 square GRP gratings, which proved to be a great success.

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Project management

Tinsley Yard - Sheffield

This was a new drainage scheme and to assist in speeding up installation, Aqua was supplied with all site drawings and put together a manufacturing programme where all catch-pits, where numbered in order, with full descriptions of inlet and outlet. This programme speeded up installation and enabled the project to be completed on schedule.

and enabled the project to be completed on schedule. Other project managed schemes • • •
and enabled the project to be completed on schedule. Other project managed schemes • • •

Other project managed schemes

Airdrie to Bathgate Northfleet Felixstowe Port

Acton Diveunder

Paisley Corridor

Project Evergreen

Rugby Realignment

Northfleet Felixstowe Port • Acton Diveunder • • • Paisley Corridor Project Evergreen Rugby Realignment 32
Sewage and Foul Water Disposal Chambers These can be produced to any desired specification fully

Sewage and Foul Water Disposal

Chambers

These can be produced to any desired specification fully benched to facilitate quick disposal of waste materials.

benched to facilitate quick disposal of waste materials. Example of large diameter brown water benched chamber
benched to facilitate quick disposal of waste materials. Example of large diameter brown water benched chamber

Example of large diameter brown water benched chamber - Aqua’s heavy duty plastics allowed a large chamber with multiple entry and exits to be made in a tough yet light weight product rather than the traditional heavy and time consuming concrete.

Project Engineering - Aqua can help manage your projects by producing your drainage scheme from design drawings, ask the office 01695 51933 for details.

General water handling or attenuation chambers can be supplied.

Ventilation systems to Water Treatment plants

Aqua has the manufacturing facilities to suit any requirement

TFI/London Underground and Turbines - a large attenuation chamber fitted with access facilities.

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and Turbines - a large attenuation chamber fitted with access facilities. gRP Products and Bespoke Items

gRP Products and Bespoke Items

gRP Products and Bespoke Items 3 Bespoke chambers Aqua’s fabrication facility can also manufacture chambers for
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Bespoke chambers

Aqua’s fabrication facility can also manufacture chambers for other civil engineering applications.

Water treatment

Sewage disposal

Foul water removal

Housing

Water attenuation

Pumping stations

Specialist fabrications

East London Line - a large diameter chamber to be installed in a care depot
East London Line - a large diameter chamber to be
installed in a care depot on a backwash scheme.
Cambridge Station - multi-cable chamber for installation in
the station lighting system.
chamber for installation in the station lighting system. East London Line - example of a foul

East London Line - example of a foul water channelling manhole.

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Bespoke and Special Installations

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geotextiles and geocomposites

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Aqua Geocomposites

geotextiles and geocomposites

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Standard solutions no2: 4 options available

enhancement of existing Blanket with geotextile Separator

enhancement of existing Blanket with geotextile Separator Criteria • Satisfactory drainage (for poor drainage,
enhancement of existing Blanket with geotextile Separator Criteria • Satisfactory drainage (for poor drainage,

Criteria

Satisfactory drainage (for poor drainage, see note b)

Adequate depth of trackbed layers (see notes)

No ballast contamination by cohesive materials

Functioning blanket, may be less than 100mm thick in places

Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’

700mm (min)

700mm (min)

Clean ballast to aid good drainage

Min 1:30

Existing

p-way

formation

with drain

Separating Geotextile - this should extend for 700mm beyond sleeper end or as far as possible with excess Geotextiles run up sides of excavations

Existing formation

Notes

a) Where blanket is formed of sand and small percentage of coarse

particles > 14mm and low abrasion risk - Terratex 70. if there is a significant amount of coarse particles and a risk of high abrasion - Terratex 4050.

b) if drainage is unsatisfactory or an existing high water table use - Ted2.

c) if trackbed layers are insufficiently deep to achieve desired dynamic sleeper support stiffness but achieves absolute minimum value lay a 3 metre wide geogrid before placing ballast.

These rules are essential when making your selection for the facing page.

Separating Geotextile to run down into p-way formations

Product selections - Standard solutions 2a to 2d

Product selections - Standard solutions 2a to 2d Solution 2a: Terratex ™ 70 Low-Medium Abrasion Risk

Solution 2a: Terratex 70 Low-Medium Abrasion Risk

Description

Needle punched, non woven, continuous long fibre Geotextile

Size range 4m x 50m rolls although other widths available on request

Medium abrasion resistance

Very high elongation

Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/01626
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/01626

Terratex 70

Padsnet cat No: 057/100821

Terratex ™ 70 Padsnet cat No: 057/100821
Terratex ™ 70 Padsnet cat No: 057/100821
PA05/01626 Terratex ™ 70 Padsnet cat No: 057/100821 Solution 2b: Terratex ™ 4050 High Abrasion Risk

Solution 2b: Terratex 4050 High Abrasion Risk

Description

Needle punched, non woven, staple fibre Geotextile

Size range 4m x 50m but other widths available on request

Highest abrasion resistance

Available in 2 metre width as Terratex 2050

Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/059 Terratex ™ 2050 Padsnet cat No: 057/100700 Terratex
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/059
Terratex ™ 2050
Padsnet cat No: 057/100700
Terratex ™ 4050
Padsnet cat No: 057/100733
057/100700 Terratex ™ 4050 Padsnet cat No: 057/100733 Solution 2c: TED ™ 2 High Water Table/Poor

Solution 2c: TED 2 High Water Table/Poor Drainage

Description

Drainage composite/separator or an extended PE mesh encapsulated in Terratex

Size range 3.9m x 25m but other widths available on request

Robust separator

High lateral drainage performance

Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/01382
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/01382
Ted ™ 2 Padsnet cat No: 057/100813

Ted 2

Padsnet cat No: 057/100813

Ted ™ 2 Padsnet cat No: 057/100813
Ted ™ 2 Padsnet cat No: 057/100813
Ted ™ 2 Padsnet cat No: 057/100813
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no PA05/01382 Ted ™ 2 Padsnet cat No: 057/100813 4 Solution 2d: TED ™ 4 Poor

Solution 2d: TED 4 Poor Track Stiffness

Description

Geogrid 65mm aperture, fixed onto a Terratex Geotextile

Size range 3.9m x 25m but other widths available on request

High puncture and abrasion resistant

High ballast interlock

geotextiles and geocomposites Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/02772 Ted ™ 4 Padsnet cat
geotextiles and geocomposites
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/02772
Ted ™ 4
Padsnet cat No: 057/100779

geotextiles and geocomposites

Standard solutions no3: 2 options available

enhancement of existing Formation prone to ‘Pumping’ using a geocomposite Criteria • Well established subgrade
enhancement of existing Formation prone to ‘Pumping’ using a geocomposite
Criteria
• Well established subgrade erosion problem
700mm (min)
700mm (min)
Existing
p-way
formation
with drain
Min 1:30
Geocomposite, this should extend 700mm beyond
sleeper end or as far as possible with excess
Geocomposite to run up sides of excavations
Existing ‘Pumping’
formation
See opposite
page
Notes
a) if the total depth of tracked layers is not sufficient to
give the desired dynamic sleeper support stiffness, but
provides the absolute minimum value, a geogrid may be
placed on the geocomposite before ballast is installed.
Geocomposite turned down
into p-way formation
These rules are essential when making your
selection for the facing page.
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Product selections - Standard solutions 3a and 3b

geotextiles and geocomposites

Solution 3a: Geofloe ™ MicroSand Formation ‘Pumping’ Network Rail Specified Extensively used in WCML Clean
Solution 3a: Geofloe ™ MicroSand
Formation ‘Pumping’
Network Rail Specified
Extensively used in WCML
Clean water passing into
ballast and into p-way drain
Clear water flowing
into the ballast
Description
Geofloe ™ in action
• Geofloe 6mm permeable double
cuspated core sandwiched between
two needle punched, non-woven
Geotextiles laid on a 50mm bed of
sand. The Geofloe forms a highly
permeable protective layer that
protects the sand beneath, permitting
a thin sand layer to be installed.
Balllast
Geofloe ™
50mm Sand
Formation

Size range 5.0m x 25m but other widths available on request

Very high transmissivity

Very cost effective system

Contaminated water/slurry forced up into sand layer above

Clay particles held by the sand layer

Solution 3b: Tracktex ® Formation ‘Pumping’ Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/04238 Tracktex
Solution 3b: Tracktex ®
Formation ‘Pumping’
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/04238
Tracktex ™
Padsnet cat No: 057/100820
Force from
passing train

Description

Micro-porous (<5 micron) breathable fitter sandwiched between two needle punched, non-woven Geotextiles

Size range 3.9m x 25m but other widths available on request

Tracktex conforms to any surface depressions in the formation preventing the creation of localised voids which can create slurry pockets.

Water passing through under pressure

Tracktex ® in action water movement Balllast Tracktex Formation
Tracktex ® in action
water
movement
Balllast
Tracktex
Formation

Section through track

Slurry particles prevented from ingress through the micro porous filter

Tracktex Formation Section through track Slurry particles prevented from ingress through the micro porous filter 4
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Solutions for specialist applications: 2 options available Solution No4: Criteria High Water Environment (Hydrology)
Solutions for specialist applications: 2 options available
Solution No4:
Criteria
High Water Environment (Hydrology)
• Deep cutting with steep gradient
• Localised high water discharge areas
• Outflow from tunnels
School
Supermarkets
Downpour
Run-off from car
park or roads
Precipitation directed
into p-way drains
Drainage in ‘Cess’
or single large dia
drain in ‘6 foot’
Impermeable high draining barrier directing
supercharge of water away to discharge point
Solution No4: Criteria Formation ‘Polluted’ • Blanket formation heavily contaminated with oils, chemicals and
Solution No4:
Criteria
Formation ‘Polluted’
Blanket formation heavily contaminated with oils, chemicals
and noxious materials
700mm (min)
700mm (min)
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Impermeable
Geomembrane to
extend at least 0.7m
beyond sleeper ends,
or as far as possible,
with excess material
run up side of
excavation
Geomembrane
turned down over
trench liner
Precipitation
prevented from
mixing with the
contaminated
formation
Impermeable membrane seals in contaminated formation
Existing p-way drain in ‘Cess’
geotextiles and geocomposites

geotextiles and geocomposites

Product selections - Specialist solutions

and geocomposites Product selections - Specialist solutions Solution: Reforme ™ Hydrology problems Description •

Solution: Reforme Hydrology problems

Description

Impermeable double cuspated HDPE core wrapped in needle punched Geotextiles

Sizes up to 5m wide x 25m long

High impact resistance

Very high in-plane flow 1.4 I/S/M

Positive Barrier between water and formation

Ground waters into p-way drain Ballast (dry) 1 in 40 fall Reforme ™ Ground waters
Ground waters
into p-way drain
Ballast (dry)
1 in 40 fall
Reforme ™
Ground waters drain away
from below subgrade via
Geoblanket ®
Subgrade (dry)
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/173
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/173
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/173 Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/173 4
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/173 Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/173 4
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/173 Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/173 4
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’ approval no PA05/173 4
Network Rail ‘Product Accepted’
approval no PA05/173
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Solution: Reforme Water contamination

Details as above

Right angle flow 100.6 l/m 2 /s Profiles membrane Permeable - Reforme ™ Ballast 6.75mm
Right angle flow
100.6 l/m 2 /s
Profiles membrane
Permeable - Reforme ™
Ballast
6.75mm
Water run-off is clear
of pollutants so can be
freely discharged into
nearby water course. In
plane flow 1.440 l/s/m
Formation
Needle punched
Geotextile
Right angle flow
100.6 l/m 2 /s