With the advent of various Marine Pollution Regulations and Environmental Protection Acts around the country and acknowledging the guidelines established by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, Marinas are facing far more scrutiny for the treatment of waste than ever before. Avac’s vacuum drainage solutions offer Marina projects a strategy for environmental protection, faster construction times and flexible designs.
Avac’s Vacuum sewerage piping network can be fitted above ground which provides a far greater level of protection against potential leaks and subsequent environmental contamination. Over time if a pipe is damaged and a leak occurs, it is much easier to locate and repair the leak in a vacuum system, than in a traditional gravity system. Importantly, as the system is under negative pressure, wastewater cannot leak out of the piping network meaning contamination is always contained.
As Avac’s vacuum drainage designs enable the waste pipework to step up, it can be easily routed around fire and electrical services whilst remaining above the water level, often on the underside of the wharf.
Avac Australia’s vacuum drainage solutions for Marinas and Ports incorporate the ability to program operational parameters and alarm protocols for facilities managers to easily self-manage their system. This includes a very intuitive user interface for ease of operation. Additionally, we can include a remote monitoring feature to help provide the highest standard of after sales service.
By eliminating trenching, using smaller diameter piping and having the flexibility to route around obstructions and critical services, vacuum drainage offers faster construction times which translates to cost savings and less intrusive practices which allows shipping and docking schedules to be less effected.