HILLIARD, Ohio--Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) (NYSE:WMS) today announced that it has added a low-profile, high strength chamber to its StormTech product line. The StormTech SC-160LP Chamber is 12-inches tall with an installed volume of 15 cubic feet of water for underground infiltration and detention systems. The new unit requires 14 inches of total cover to carry AASHTO HS-20 live loads, which reduces site development costs in shallow applications by minimizing the amount of needed fill and maximizing open infiltrative areas.
"Most chambers typically call for around 18 to 24 inches of cover to meet AASHTO Load and Resistance Factor Design standards for earth and HS-20 live loads," stated Bob Klein, Executive Vice President of Sales for ADS. "But because of the patented truncated ellipse arch, sub-corrugation design and the materials used, our new chamber can be used in both traffic and non-traffic projects where cover is limited."
ADS developed the new StormTech chamber in response to the industry need for a chamber that can be used in applications where high water tables are present or to avoid adding excessive fill to sites.
The SC-160LP adds to the StormTech family of chambers which now offer minimum installed storage capacities ranging from 15 to 179 cubic feet. The newest addition measures 85 inches long x 25 inches wide x 12 inches tall. The SC-160LP chambers require no separation between chamber rows making it easier for the contractor to install and also minimizing the aggregate required. The SC-160LP chamber can be installed using an injection molded 8-inch end cap or using a solid end cap. Both options provide for less costly smaller diameter pipe connections.
StormTech chambers are designed in accordance with AASHTO and ASTM design standards, qualifying them for use in commercial and municipal projects. The chambers are designed per industry standards to provide a 75 year service life.
For additional information call ADS – StormTech at (888) 892-2694, contact any local ADS office or go to www.ads-pipe.com.
About Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.:
Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. Its innovative products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. The Company has established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging its national sales and distribution platform, its overall product breadth and scale and its manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, the Company operates a global network of 61 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers. To learn more about the ADS, please visit the Company’s website at www.ads-pipe.com.
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