BMS UK have just completed an exciting Research & Development (R&D) project in conjunction with the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and are pleased to announce the introduction of the Stormbreaker Defender, a unique 'plug&play' vortex silt/solids/oil separator system which can be used to clean surface water before discharge.
Butler Manufacturing Services Ltd. (BMS UK). based at their manufacturing/office facility in Longford Town, have just celebrated a major milestone; turning 30 years old.
The BMS Stormbreaker is a class leading solution for the management of surface water flows from sealed surfaces to prevent flooding as part of a Sustainable urban Drainage System (SuDS) system as required by the Flood Water Management Act 2010. It forms an artificial void underground, which allows the storage of storm water flows, which can then be allowed to infiltrate into the surrounding soil when water levels abate (infiltration) or to be discharged in a controlled manner from a fully sealed system (attenuation).
There are many plastic attenuation systems on the market, so what makes the Stormbreaker different?
Its main point of difference is its immense strength;
Its certified vertical loading is 756 kN/m2. BMS have observed vertical loading in excess of 900 kN/m2 in product quality testing.
This means that the Stormbreaker offers;
- Unmatched peace of mind over the 50 year + lifespan of an attenuation system; it will take any traffic load without moving, breaking or collapsing.
- Minimal cover requirement; it can be installed with only 130 mm of cover for patios, blue/green roots and pedestrian traffic areas and only 600 mm of cover under roadways.
- Unrivalled Installation depth range; from one Stormbreaker piece; 0.165 mm to an installation as deep as 18.56 m. This means the Stormbreaker can achieve virtually any storage volume no matter what the site constraints are.
To demonstrate the Stormbreaker’s strength BMS commissioned a video where a 18 tonne fire truck is driven over a Stormbreaker installation with only 130 mm of cover in the form of sand and paving brick, which can be seen below.
The video shows that the Stormbreaker does not move vertically or laterally or suffer any kind of structural damage despite the 14 tonne load and only 130 mm of cover.
For further information please go the Stormbreaker on our website or contact us. BMS can offer a ‘one stop shop’ for all your surface water requirements from design to installation including Interceptors, Holding Tanks, Stormbrake Flow Control & Ecostorm Vortex Silt Separators.
Butler Manufacturing Services (BMS) Ltd. are happy to report that once again the company has come through its annual ISO 9001 Quality Management and OHSAS 18001 H&S Management system reaudit's with flying colours. The audit was conducted in late November and this time was a complete reaudit of both systems rather than a surveillance audit.
BMS take pride in producing quality products that are great value for wastewater and surface water treatment and were first accredited with ISO 9002 Quality Management system in 1995. With the increasing focus on H&S both in work and on site BMS Management see their OHSAS 18001 H&S as a great way to continually improve H&S in the workplace which is of benefit to all staff and sub-contractors.
BMS are now recertified for another three years subject to yearly/spot surveillance.
BMS Sales Manager, Tommy Butler remarked that the continued success of both systems is down to a group effort by all BMS employees but special thanks must go BMS Quality/Production Manager, Dave Gannon and O&M Manager Padraig Smyth.
Picture; Tommy Butler & Dave Gannon from BMS (centre) being presented with OHSAS 18001
BMS recently completed the installation of its Stormbreaker surface water attenuation system, which prevents flooding on sealed surfaces such as car parks by forming an artificial void underneath, at the new St. Mel's Cathedral Cathedral Car Park, Longford, in the run up to the Cathedrals rededication this month after its award winning restoration.