ACO launches latest high performance stainless steel pipe systems

ACO Building Drainage, the UK’s leading specialist in drainage systems and corrosion resistant building products, has launched its latest range of stainless steel waste pipe systems, which have been designed to reduce the time and costs associated with installation and maintenance in both above and below ground drainage installations. Developed to provide a superior yet cost competitive alternative to traditional cast iron or PVC-u pipe solutions, the high performance ACO PIPE® systems are ideal for use in a wide range of applications from food processing factories and kitchens, through industrial buildings, to laboratories and chemical processing plants.

Manufactured from grade 304 austenitic stainless steel, the ACO PIPE® systems are highly corrosion resistant, making them ideal for virtually all liquid transference applications including soil, waste, process drainage and rainwater, and can withstand a wide range of oils, chemicals and acids. Grade 316 stainless steel pipes and fittings are also available for particularly aggressive chemical and process drainage applications. Additionally, all products within the ACO PIPE® range are fully chemically pickle passivated for maximum durability, weather protection and corrosion resistance to extend long term reliability still further, and can be electropolished to order.

Furthermore, the stainless steel pipes feature a considerably smoother bore than conventional cast iron, clay and vitreous pipe systems, making them less susceptible to internal scaling and ensuring superior flow performance. The pipes are aesthetically pleasing and manufactured from a minimum of 70% of recycled material, enabling them to be used as architectural features both internally and externally.  

The ACO PIPE® range of lightweight and easy to handle solutions has been specifically designed for quick and effortless installation, requiring no painting and boasting a straightforward push-fit assembly. All interconnecting seals and fittings feature a unique double sealing system to ensure ultimate security and reliability in operation, while simplifying installation still further. The time and costs associated with maintenance are also reduced thanks to the self-cleansing velocity of the pipe systems.

The new waste pipe systems have been designed manufactured and tested to BS EN 1124 Part 1 and BS EN 1124 Part 2. They are available in 50, 75, 110, 125, 160 and 200mm outside diameters and in standard lengths of 0.15, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 metres for maximum installation convenience. A range of wall seal systems is also available to provide water and gas tight pipe feed-through for all industrial and commercial applications.


For further information contact ACO Building Drainage, ACO Business Centre, Caxton Road, Elms Farm Industrial Estate, Bedford, MK41 0LF.  Tel: 01462 816666.  Email:

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