Briton Ferry Culvert Cleaning

Drainforce

 

Drainforce

 

Client: Dyer & Butler

Location: Briton Ferry

Work Activity: Culvert Cleaning Under National Rail Tracks

Date: July 2020

Introduction

DrainforceDrainforce were tasked with cleaning a 2m culvert over 40m long which was fully 50% full of silt. The culvert shown in the above diagram ran directly under Network Rail Tracks.

To allow access Drainforce arranged access on the upside and the down side of the culvert. This allowed our recycler to get within 70m of the culvert enabling the recycler to be used to assist with the suction and sucking up of debris.

Off-road jetting reels were used to position pumps.

Dams were set up to allow the system to be over pumped. Once the water levels were dropped jetting was completed.

Over 8 tonnes per day were removed with our Kaiser Whale recyclers.

All waste was disposed of in our Welsh Assembly funded recycling bay which resulted in zero waste to land fill.

Problem:

Drainforce were tasked with cleaning a 2m culvert over 40m long whichDrainforce was fully 50% full of silt. The culvert shown in the above diagram ran directly under Network Rail Tracks.

Solution:

Set up dams to increase water levels so the system could be pumped an access gained from both sides. This allowed our recyclers access. Over 8 tonnes per day were removed with our Kaiser Whale recyclers and all waste was disposed of in our Welsh Assembly funded recycling bay which resulted in zero waste to land fill. Download the full report below:

Once the cleaning was completed CCTV was carried out on the full length of the culvert using our raft system.

Health & Safety

Drainforce had zero incidents during the project.

Staff Competence

All Drainforce staff comply to Network Rail standards and RISQS.

Quality Assurance

Drainforce are ISO 9001 and 14001 certified. We continuously monitor and improve our quality of services to this contract through the following points

Collaborative Working

Drainforce worked with the client successfully and the local community.

Plant and Equipment

Drainforce made use of its high-powered recyclers that enabled suction from a far distance and their specialist raft system to CCTV the culvert.

All equipment was less than 80dbs complying with council noise regulations.

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