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ACO Construction & Building Products

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Overview Leaflet

A Summary of the ACO Drain Product Line


The ACO Group

Founded in 1946, the ACO Group manufactures products for the building and construction industry.

ACO is the global leader, and pioneer, of modular trench drain systems. ACO drainage systems are used in a variety of applications - from domestic environments to airports. ACO products have been used at many prestigious locations, including Olympic stadiums, since 1972.

ACO USA was founded in 1978 and is America’s foremost manufacturer of trench drainage products.

ACO Drain

ACO Drain is North America's market leading, modular trench drain system and is produced at the company’s modern manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Arizona.

ACO Drain offers the most

comprehensive range of trench drain solutions for every application. ACO Drain products come in a variety of widths, depths, lengths, and load ratings with grates to suit.

ACO. The future of drainage

Service Chain

To support this extensive product range ACO provides full support from before design conception to product after care.

Services include product training and continuing education seminars, continuous product innovation, full in-house design layout service, field support and post-installation advice and support.

System Chain

ACO is a global leader in water management, with products to collect, clean, hold and release water; addressing all phases of the water cycle and supporting sustainable drainage and LEED principles.


Product Overview

KlassikDrain - K100/K200/K300

General purpose steel edged, single lock, modular trench system

Sloped (0.5%) channel units -meter long units provide 131'-3” (40 meter) continuous slope. This equates to 1/17" fall per linear foot. Five neutral channels extend run lengths. Four half-meter units and accessories also available.

Steel edge rail -provides additional strength and protects channel body from damage. (Galvanized or stainless steel rail available.)

QuickLok -a patented, boltless locking system that provides quick fitting and removal of grates. Dramatically reduces installation/maintenance time and cost.

Wide choice of grates -in various materials and styles (including ADA-compliant) for applications from Load Class A to Load Class E (up to 60 tons) EN 1433.

Polymer concrete - a durable, yet lightweight material made from polyester resin binder reinforced by mineral aggregates and fillers.

‘Anti-shunt’ lugs - recesses in underside of grate fit around lugs on the edge rail to prevent longitudinal movement.

A general purpose modular drainage system, in a choice of 3 internal widths - 4”, 8" & 12”. Ideal for pedestrian, commercial and light industrial applications.


FlowDrain - FG200

A high capacity, fiberglass 8” (200mm) internal drainage system with choice of bolted grates, ideal for long straight runs in concrete slab applications requiring large volumes of fluids to be removed. Twelve 9ft (2.74m) channels provide a 1% built-in slope and invert depths from 6.75" to 20.25" (172 - 514mm); creating a 108ft (32.9m) continuous sloping run. Neutral channels in choice of 9ft and 3ft lengths, and a choice of catch basins and accessories, provide a complete modular system.



On occasion, installation constraints are of greater concern than hydraulics. The most common constraint is lack of depth. To offer solutions where shallow trench drains are required, SlabDrain is available in 3 edge versions and 3 widths - all neutral depth. Loading varies for each system, depending upon edge rail and grate, up to heavy duty Class F (90 tons) EN 1433. All grates are secured to the channel body by either QuickLok or PowerLok.





Brickslot is a discreet, drainage solution for use with brick or stone pavers up to 2.5” (63mm) deep. The ADA-compliant 0.44” (11mm) slot blends in with paving joints giving an aesthetic solution.

The slot cover is typically used on the KlassikDrain K100 channel, but can also be used on the H100K if depth restrictions are a concern. An access unit provides discreet access to the channel or catch basin for maintenance.


K300 12" internal width K200 8" internal width K100 4" internal width



A 2” (50mm) internal width system for high profile, aesthetic applications where a barrier is required to separate wet and dry areas. Choice of grate styles and materials.

Grates have been load tested in accordance with EN 1433 guidelines. Loading is determined by grate up to Load Class C (25 tons).




Specifically for use in non-habitable suspended slabs where any liquid permeating through the paving is collected on a membrane and directed into the trench drain. Available with galvanized or stainless steel edge rail. Used in conjunction with SlabDrain H80 or H100 channels. Loading is determined by grate, up to Load Class C (25 tons) EN 1433. Uses standard KlassikDrain K100 grates. For habiltable suspended slabs use ACO ProfiLine. ChemDrain provides solutions for use in

chemically aggressive environments. C100 has no metal edge rail, is suitable for loadings up to Class C (25 tons) EN 1433, and is ideal for use in areas where no metals can be used (plastic grates are available for such applications).

All KlassikDrain, PowerDrain and SlabDrain polymer concrete parts are also available in Vinylester polymer concrete.

PowerDrain - S100K/S200K/S300K

Heavy duty iron edged, multiple lock, modular trench systems




Sloped (0.5%) channel units -meter long units provide 131'-3” (40 meter) continuous slope. This equates to 1/17" fall per linear foot. Five neutral channels extend run lengths. Four half meter units and accessories also available.

Ductile iron edge rail -integrally cast-in rail provides maximum strength and protection for channel body.

Ductile iron grates -heavy duty ductile iron grates in choice of slotted or ADA-compliant longitudinal, rated up to Load Class F (90 tons) EN 1433.


‘Anti-shunt’ lugs - recesses in grate fit around lugs on the edge rail to prevent longitudinal movement.

PowerLok -is a patented, boltless locking system that provides quick fitting and removal of grates. Helps reduce installation/maintenance time and cost. An extra heavy duty modular drainage system, in a choice of 3 internal widths - 4”, 8" & 12”.

Ideal for industrial and heavy commercial applications.

Polymer concrete - a durable, yet lightweight, material made from polyester resin binder reinforced by mineral aggregates and fillers.

S300K 12" internal width S200K 8" internal width S100K 4" internal width


1. Application


where and how product to be used

1a) Loading

- traffic type and frequency

1b) Durability

- address liquids to be drained and surrounding environment

1c) User


- project specific site, user, legislative and aesthetic requirements

2. Hydraulic Performance

- volume of liquid to be removed in a given timeframe

Choosing the Correct Trench Drain

ACO Service and Support

1. Trench Hydraulic Service

Flow calculations to ensure correct sizing of trenches

2. Grate Hydraulics

Intake calculations provide grate catchment data

3. Run Layout Service

Plan and profile layouts complete with bill of materials

4. Ponding Analysis

Risk analysis of flood situations, including duration

5. Chemical Resistance

Choosing correct materials to withstand work environment

ACO has an established Technical Services Department with many years experience advising on surface drainage.

This free service is offered with no obligation and is supported with extensive, high quality information, brochures and technical documentation.

Services include advice at project design stage through to on-site advice when required.

Trench drains are designed to capture and carry surface water; however, failure is typically more critical if the product 'physically' fails rather than if the 'functionality' fails. If channel sizing isn't correct the result will be either short term ponding (channel too small) or lower flow velocity/sedimentation in the channel (channel too big).

It is a priority to address where and how the product will be used to ensure the correct load rating and materials are selected for a long service life.

In applications where flood damage to property or personal risk are of concern, then it is prudent to focus closely on the hydraulic requirements of the project. ACO offers several hydraulic support services to accurately determine correct channel and outlet sizing and layout to address these concerns (see below).


© October 30, 2012 ACO Polymer Products, Inc.

All reasonable care has been taken in compiling the information in this document. All recommendations and suggestions on the use of ACO products are made without guarantee since the conditions of use are beyond the control of the Company. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that each product is fit for its intended purpose and that the actual conditions of use are suitable. ACO Polymer Products, Inc. reserves the right to change products and specifications without notice.

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West Sales Office

P.O. Box 12067 Casa Grande, AZ 85130 Tel: (520) 421-9988 Toll Free: (888) 490-9552 Fax: (520) 421-9899

Northeast Sales Office

P.O. Box 245 Chardon, OH 44024 Tel: (440) 285-7000 Toll free: (800) 543-4764 Fax: (440) 285-7005

Other ACO product lines

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Southeast Sales Office

4211 Pleasant Road Fort Mill, SC 29708 Toll free: (800) 543-4764 Fax: (803) 802-1063


Surface drainage and building accessories for track & field, used at Olympic sites since 1972.


Custom designs and manufactures fiberglass trench drain systems to meet individual project requirements.


Surface drainage products engineered for the unique design and performance demands of highways, urban roads and bridges.


ADA compliant, detectable warning devices, in a choice of sizes and colors.


Oil water separator and spill containment systems.


Tunnel and fence system designed to guide amphibians and other small creatures safely across roads.


Simple plastic and polymer concrete trench units for use around the home, garden and office.


Stainless steel shower drains and accessories for tiled showers.





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