More often than not stainless steel trench drains are used in most restaurant trench drainage applications. Stainless steel has a high chemical resistance to most industrial grade chemicals and a high specific heat, which means it can handle more extreme temperatures. It is also thought to be more sanitary because of its surface. A few different manufacturers make stainless steel trench drains for restaurants. We can have custom sizes manufactured in house. But if you’re looking for more an out of the box solution, we carry ACO, Josam, NDS and many other reputable stainless steel trench drain applications.
We distribute for Polycast, NDS, MEA, Zurn, J.R. Smith and much more. Either full systems or kits can be furnished or stainless steel grates can be set on frames over concrete. Stainless is more resilient, sanitary and lasts longer than its alternatives in this class.
Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries and other Food and Beverage companies will more often use a stainless steel trench drain because of its greater resilience to chemicals and heat. Usually the drains are sloped .5% to .1% to aid in the flow momentum. Custom slopes can also be configured. More often than not, the food and beverage industry uses some sort of stainless steel. Restaurant trench drains need to be resilient to heat and chemicals.
Other things to consider are:
How much weight will be applied to the grates. If you plan on heavier loads different load ratings are available. Restaurant trench drains expecting pitch fork traffic will be structurally different than those expecting just foot traffic.
There are a few different grades when it comes to stainless steel. More often than not restaurant trench drains use 55, 301 and 304 are used.
Sloped and neutral systems can be customized depending on length of the run and different factors. Drains are generally sloped 1 degree to help the flow to the designated catch basin or outlay. Stainless steel trench drains are the go to standard for the food and beverage industry.
Stainless may seem like a larger budget outlay as it is more costly than iron or steel. But in some environments it will outlast its other metallic counterparts by over 10 years. Get a quote today.