QuikForm™

Prefabricated GRP and polyethylene underground chambers are becoming the preferred type of pump station over the traditional method of constructing in-situ concrete chambers. However, they are still inefficient in terms of the volume of concrete used and the labour-intensive backfill and cover installation process. They also have their limitations in high-ground water applications.

QuikForm™ is a revolutionary underground chamber that incorporates an innovative modular concrete shuttering system.

The QuikForm™ pump chamber is delivered to site as a fully pre-assembled system and can be installed in less than half the time while using 50% less concrete than traditional GRP chambers*. In addition, QuikForm™ is super durable and suitable for up to 8 m submersion below the water table.

*A study comparing the required concrete volume for a QuikForm™ installation versus traditional GRP chamber installation of equivalent size showed that the average saving in concrete across the complete range is 69.8%.

This saving is because QuikForm™ shuttering has optimum shape and width to achieve the required strength without using more concrete than necessary.

Product specification

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TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

QuikForm™ is designed to satisfy the needs of multiple applications, from large residential and small commercial developments (e.g. B&Bs and hotels) to large commercial and industrial applications (e.g. hospitals, schools and factories).

QuikForm™ is ideal for extra-deep applications that historically haven’t been feasible to achieve with pre-fabricated chambers.

DURABILITY

304 stainless steel ISO pipework with Victaulic couplings as standard provides excellent strength, corrosion and surge resistance
Frame and turret made of powder-coated mild steel – all standard sizes and depths are structurally designed to withstand worst-case ground conditions, including groundwater up to cover level*

FLEXIBILITY

QuikForm™ packaged pump stations have been designed to be as flexible as you need them to be to ensure that they fit with the specific requirements of your project: – Pipework available from 2” to 8” – Wide range of pumps available – Chamber depth range from 2 m to 8 m and any size in-between
Inlet connections can be made on site at any height and orientation to accommodate site drainage, which removes the hassle of working around a fixed position
1.6 m and 2 m tank diameters to match pump size or storage volume requirements (2.5 m available from mid-2020)
Option to interconnect separate storage chambers to incorporate large emergency storage volumes into your pump station design

REDUCED COST

Fixed concrete cost – no more guesswork or concrete wastage; up to 50% less concrete required (dependent on chamber size and ground conditions)
35% fewer labour hours to install compared to equivalent GRP system*

FASTER INSTALLATION

The QuikForm™ shuttering can be filled up from the base to cover in a single pour subject to the concrete specification/additives

REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Uses up to 50% less concrete*
PVC shuttering minimises contact between concrete and exposed ground

EASIER INSTALLATION

No concrete base is required. Simply lay a stone base using a self-compacting type of stone
The large flat base of the QuikForm™ means the chamber will stay in position during concreting and backfill without bracing or strapping the chamber in place
No need to fill the chamber with water during installation
Inlets are available preformed or can be easily installed as required on site using wall seals
Adjustable turret for fine-tuning the cover mounting level to match finished ground level

*It is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure the use of the correct specification of concrete and installation is completed in accordance with our installation guide.

Specification

Frame and turret Powder-coated mild steel
Shuttering PVC
Benching GRP
Pedestals Cast iron
Pipework 304 stainless steel ISO pipe
Couplings Victaulic E497 grooved coupling with plascoat finish, stainless steel bolts and nitrile gasket
Valves Ductile iron

Standard range

Model 1600 2000 2500
Internal diameter (m) 1.6 2.0 2.5
Depth range (m) 2 to 8 3 to 8 3 to 5
Volume range (L) 3,000 to 15,000 5,000 to 25,000 12,000 to 25,000
Maximum pipework size DN100 DN150 DN200
Valve access platform Optional Optional Optional
Cast-in davit socket Optional Optional Optional

Brochure

QuikForm™ - The quicker, smarter, more efficient underground pump station