The De Bortoli winery and vineyard is located at Dixons Creek just 8 kilometres along the Melba Highway, from the small township of Yarra Glen, Victoria. For two decades, the winery has undergone regular expansion and upgrades in line with its growing success.
At various construction stages, the ACO KlassikDrain (100mm wide) trench drain from Australian manufacturer, ACO Polycrete , was installed. The most recent installation was in the barrel store rooms, where the drainage system is used to collect spills as well as support regular traffic.
The ACO KlassikDrain system is fitted with Class D210kN (AS3996) slotted ductile iron grates and locked with QuickLok boltless mechanisms for the quick fitting and removal of grates.
One reason why ACO KlassikDrain is constantly specified for Australian wineries is for its ease of rapid installation. Modular precast systems require 4 steps, whereas traditional cast in situ trench drains require a rigorous 8 step process. It is also suitable for regular cleaning operations.
The trench system comprises interlocking precast channels made from polymer concrete, a resin composite with high corrosion resistance. For most systems, each unit is sloped to allow for the efficient removal of surface liquids from level slabs.
Channels also come complete with integrally cast wearing edges and have smooth impervious walls to ensure liquids are transferred quickly and safely to the secondary stage of drainage.