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Durham GRP Track Drainage Catch-pit Base Approved

Aquas new larger catchpit now added to the oustanding range of GRP bases available to the rail

Aqua purchases new vacuum forming machine

Aqua Vac Mac

Aqua have recently increased their manufacturing capacity by procuring a state-of-the-art vacuum forming machine.

Aqua achieves FORS compliance

Over the past 6 months Aqua have been adapting its already stringent and coherent transport and working policy’s to mirror the new FORS recognised systems of work and transport safety. We have altered our fleet of vehicles to incorporate FORS & Crossrail recognised safety equipment and have had drivers all drivers Crossrail inducted. 

Aqua now fitting authenticity plates

As a response to feedback from Network Rail, Main Contractors and design houses Aqua will now be placing “Authenticity” plates on their chambers. These plates will be located on the inside around the top section of the chamber. This plate will identify that it is genuine and that Aqua S&TS Ltd have manufactured the chamber. This will help to ensure that Network Rail, Main Contactors and designers are getting the genuine specified units installed as intended.

The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation

The Queen's Award to Aqua Fabrications Ltd, was for innovation in rail drainage systems.

Track Access Matting Systems (TAMS)

gas-matting

In conjunction with BBRIS Ltd, Aqua S&TS Ltd are please to present the Track Access Matting System. Specifically designed to enable road/rail vehicles to access and exit digs without damaging the rail head, TAMS is lightweight yet extremely strong. 

Mountable Access Platform

walkway

Our LNW track team based in Preston has been investigating how to minimise the risks of working at height on Salmon and Parr wagons. 

The Babcock team has been working together with Network Rail and Aqua, the platform supplier, to explore a work platform that has the potential to provide a safer and more secure working position when unloading wagons.

Modular Handrail Specification

base hand rail

Aqua modular handrail system consists of a 50x40mm grp pultruded tube (5mm wall) in 5m lengths that fit exactly into the comprehensive range of matching grp moulded fittings. The majority of the fittings are in pairs to fit round the tube. The fittings connect to the tube with bolts passing through both parts of the fitting and the tube. We also supply a special bolt/nut combination where both the bolt head and the nut recess into the fitting so there are no exposed edges to catch the hand of the user. 

New 2m wide Geotextile codes

Part No 

NEW 2m Codes 

Product Description 

TRTEX2X25 

0057/100492 

TRACKTEX MEMBRANE 1.95M X 25M ROLL 

TTEX2X50 

0057/100493 

TERRATEX SEPERATOR 2M X 50M ROLL 

New Derby frames beat the old faithful

The new Derby range of GRP rings innovated by Aqua S&TS has proven to be a massive success. After a few years of design and testing the GRP Derby range of catch-pit rings was approved for use by Network Rail. Since then they have become the engineer’s friend by improving installation times and reducing labour on site. 

TED10 NEW PRODUCT APPROVED!!!

Aqua Geocomposites are pleased to announce a new product has been approved and accepted for use by Network Rail. TED10 is a robust separator for use in Track Treatment 2 scenarios, where there are significant coarse particles (>14mm), the product offers increased resistance to abrasion and puncturing. It’s manufacturing process makes this one of the strongest, robust and hard-wearing geotextile separators available on the market today.