The performance characteristics of multi-outlet siphonic roof drainage systems

G. B. Wright, J. A. Swaffield

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    Abstract

    Siphonic roof drainage systems have been in existence for approximately 30 years, and are becoming an increasingly common element of urban drainage infrastructure. In that time, the construction sector in most developed countries have been gradually persuaded of the benefits that these systems offer when compared to conventional roof drainage technologies. The work reported herein details an ongoing UK government-funded research programme to investigate the performance characteristics of multi-outlet siphonic roof drainage systems. The experimental aims, apparatus and procedures are described, and results are illustrated. In addition, 'real' data obtained from three installed siphonic roof drainage systems are discussed. Conclusions are drawn regarding the performance characteristics of multi-outlet systems, and plans for future work are outlined.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-141
    Number of pages15
    JournalBuilding Services Engineering Research and Technology
    Volume23
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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