Low profile chamber provides reduced footprint with maximized storage volume for storm water management systems with shallow cover.
The StormTech SC-160LP Chamber is 12-inches tall with an installed volume of 15 cubic feet of water for underground infiltration and detention systems. The new unit requires 14 inches of total cover to carry AASHTO HS-20 live loads, which reduces site development costs in shallow applications by minimizing the amount of needed fill and maximizing open infiltrative areas.
ADS developed the new StormTech chamber in response to the industry need for a chamber that can be used in applications where high water tables are present or to avoid adding excessive fill to sites. The SC-160LP adds to the StormTech family of chambers which now offer minimum installed storage capacities ranging from 15 to 179 cubic feet. The newest addition measures 85 inches long x 25 inches wide x 12 inches tall. The SC-160LP chambers require no separation between chamber rows making it easier for the contractor to install and also minimizing the aggregate required. The SC-160LP chamber can be installed using an injection molded 8-inch end cap or using a solid end cap. Both options provide for less costly smaller diameter pipe connections.
StormTech chambers are designed in accordance with AASHTO and ASTM design standards, qualifying them for use in commercial and municipal projects. The chambers are designed per industry standards to provide a 75 year service life.