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. 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.