Bringing high-rise drainage solutions to the next level: Aliaxis and Heriot Watt University sign research agreement

Category: News, Date: 29 May 2019

On May 8th, Aliaxis signed a 3-year research agreement with the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh (UK). Over the years Heriot Watt University has built up its reputation as the most knowledgeable scientific institute in the world in the field of building drainage systems.

The purpose of this scientific research is to understand how trap seals can be better protected in high-rise drainage systems. Trap seals are essential for securing the comfort (e.g. prevent unpleasant smells) and health & safety (e.g. prevent cross-contamination of viruses) in drainage systems of tall buildings. The scope of the project will be both conventional (passive) drainage technology and innovative (active) drainage technology.

Studor, which Aliaxis acquired in 2017, developed the concept of Active Drainage Ventilation, based on their scientific research on the influence of so-called “transient pressures” on the trap seals in a tall building. This new research agreement will help us further develop and strengthen our technical leadership in High-Rise Buildings.

About Aliaxis

Aliaxis is a global leader in advanced plastic piping systems for building, infrastructure, industrial and agriculture applications. The company provides communities around the world with sustainable innovative solutions for water and energy, leading the industry in a way that anticipates the rapidly evolving needs of its customers and of society. With a global workforce of about 16,000 employees, Aliaxis offers specific solutions that meet our customers’ most demanding needs across the globe. Aliaxis is active through leading local brands and operating in over 45 countries, combining local solutions with global innovation and operational excellence. The company is privately owned, with its global headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

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