A trench drain is a floor drain containing a dominant trough or channel shaped body. It is used in situations where rapid drainage of surface water or for containment of utility lines or chemical spills. By installing a solid cover or grating flush to the surface it allows for drainage and a walking surface. Most trench drain is long and narrow in width.
There are four types of trench drains: cast-in-place, pre-cast concrete, liner systems and former systems:
In environments where excessive liquids need to drain safety can be a concern for employees working in these slippery areas. For this reason SlipNOT® manufactures non-slip trench drains covers for food processing, aerospace, automotive, metals and mining, commercial and manufacturing environments, among many others. Slip resistant grating trench drains are used for applications such as recycling trenches where the oil is collected into the trench and recycled for reuse. Slip resistant floor plate trench covers can be used as a trench drain cover over utility lines.
For examples of how SlipNOT® trench drains are utilized you can view a case study on how Goodrich Corporation used removable trench covers or how Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products utilized steel grating as trench drain.