MHD 8″, 12″ or 18″ advanced grate design is not only attractive, but it also provides strength and performance. MHD grates provide the largest inflow area available in cast grates for 8”, 12”, and 18” trenches. While still lightweight, they far exceed all AASHTO load ratings.
MHD’s patented system utilizes four ductile iron bar locks for every grate providing both longitudinal and vertical grate retention. Only two bars must be removed per grate for easy construction or trench maintenance. Additionally, this high-performing industrial trench system eliminates concrete cracking from tensile stress by constrained thermal expansion and contraction which is often found in rigid four-bolt systems.
MHD does not utilize low modulus materials(plastic, fiberglass, etc.) between the rails and concrete, thus avoiding failure at the grate seat area due to dissimilar material construction.
The system can be configured for any applications special flow and depth requirements. A large range of trench depths, slopes and configurations provides the Engineer with greater flexibility for challenging projects. Additionally, the system is pre-engineered and factory-fabricated reducing the potential for construction errors in the field.
MHD is available in both roadway and airport configurations. The roadway configuration maximizes the width of the industrial trench system, thus providing optimal hydraulic capacity. MHD-A maximizes the bearing area and is intended for regional or municipal airports.