In commercial kitchens, industrial facilities and laboratories, large quantities of water can accumulate due to certain production processes or the direct use of water in sanitary areas. In order to keep surfaces safe and clean, the company Richard Brink has developed compact high-performance drains.

A matter of cleanliness

Richard Brink develops new floor drains for interior spaces

Richard Brink GmbH & Co. KG offers compact high-performance floor drains to ensure the reliable drainage of water in commercial kitchens, sanitary areas, industrial plants and laboratories. Dirt and coarse material are effectively collected in a screen integrated in the bell plunger. When used in combination with industrial and kitchen channels, the stainless steel drainage systems facilitate the hygienic drainage of interior spaces. Special gratings are used as covers to provide slip-proof surfaces.

Large amounts of liquid can accumulate in test rooms, catering facilities and food production plants, and must constantly be removed in order to keep surfaces safe and clean. To ensure reliable floor drainage, Richard Brink has developed high-quality drains made of 1.5 millimetre stainless steel.

Hygienic and durable

The systems comprise the welded gully body, a bevelled seal flange, a bell plunger with an integrated dirt screen and a grating. They are available with a DN 70 or DN 100 nozzle as desired. A DN 200 adapter is also available in combination with the industrial and kitchen channel floor drain. The total width and length of the drain and adapter is 370 millimetres each. Including the nozzle, the floor drains are 400 millimetres tall, while the adapter is 250 millimetres tall. The gully is made of V2A or V4A stainless steel, making it especially durable and sturdy. And the screen integrated in the bell plunger ensures free drainage, filtering waste products and allowing for an efficient flow.

Structural stability

During installation, first the connection nozzle is connected to the drainage system. The drain is then filled with screed to the bottom edge of the floor flange and aligned. Four floor anchors are trapped in the material, lending the system additional stability. The expert installers use screed to create a sufficient gradient to the floor drain. In the next work step, they apply a suitable seal to the cured substrate. Once tiles are laid and connected, the bell plunger with its dirt screen can be inserted. A grating covers the system.

Practical variations

The gullies can be combined with kitchen and industrial channels offered by the metal products manufacturer. They ensure the effective drainage of even large amounts of water. Different gratings from Richard Brink’s product range are available as covers, including slip-proof stainless steel mesh gratings with a serrated tread surface and a mesh width of 20 × 20 millimetres. With a slip resistance classification of R12, these gratings are especially suitable for rooms where grease and lubricants are likely to be present. Their serrated tread surface provides even greater safety. The Hydra Linearis longitudinal bar gratings can be walked across barefoot with no problems thanks to a bar width of 7 millimetres, which is why they are primarily used in bathrooms. Boasting the Red Dot Design Award, these gratings elegantly accentuate the surrounding tiles.