BROOKFIELD, CT/March 18, 2010 - CULTEC, Inc. has added internal manifold capability to its RechargerÂ® 150 and ContactorÂ® 100 subsurface stormwater chambers. This feature allows for maximum design flexibility and also eliminates the need for costly fabricated pipe manifolds.
Developed by CULTEC, the internal manifold is created by inserting a CULTEC HVLV(TM) SFCx2 Feed Connector into the portal located on the sidewall of the CULTEC stormwater chamber. Polyethylene liner is placed beneath the feed connector locations to prevent scouring and to provide a smooth surface upon which the stormwater may travel. The inclusion of two side portals on every chamber allows manifolding to take place at any point within the stormwater management system. It removes the need to build external manifolds, thereby condensing the system by decreasing the required footprint.
The Recharger series are high-capacity chambers able to store large volumes of stormwater. The Contactor series consists of lower profile models that can accommodate systems with high water tables or other depth restraints or when a larger infiltrative surface area is required by design. The addition of this design element completes the transition from using conventional pipe header systems to the internal manifold capability for CULTEC's most popular stormwater chambers.
In 1986, CULTEC introduced its ContactorÂ® and RechargerÂ® HDPE septic and stormwater chambers and helped begin a revolution toward the use of plastic construction products. Since then, several product developments and strategic alliances have made CULTEC a cutting-edge R&D-based manufacturer. CULTEC chambers can be used as subsurface retention or detention systems and as replacements for ponds, concrete structures or pipe and stone installations.
CULTEC manufactures nine different chamber sizes ranging from 8.5" - 34" to accommodate almost any site parameter. The chambers' perforated sidewalls and fully open bottoms promote maximum infiltration capability and allow for the transfer of high volumes of water at a low velocity. The units can be installed singularly or in series in single- or multi-layer beds.
In addition, CULTEC developed its own in-line side portal manifold system, which eliminates the need for a conventional pipe header system, and water quality unit for maintaining CULTEC chamber systems. CULTEC products meet H-25 wheel load requirements, have a 10-year warranty and are currently modeled in HydroCAD, Bentley Systems, Inc.'s PondPackÂ®, BOSS International's StormNET, and Streamline Technologies' ICPR.
CULTEC's technical staff offers free design assistance including preliminary calculations and job-specific CAD details. A free CULTEC StormGenie(TM) - AutoCADÂ® Plug-In for designing CULTEC systems and a free HydroCAD CULTEC custom edition is also available from the company. In addition, CULTEC products can contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council's credits, under the LEED rating system, when the project is designed per LEED requirements.
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