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ACO BoxDrain - Stainless steel sink drain type

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ACO Canada

ACO BoxDrain is a stainless steel floor drain with a larger surface (grate) area, similar to a floor sink.

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Typical applications are commercial kitchens and food processing facilities.



ACO BoxDrain is required in commercial kitchens/restaurants and should be used in areas with steamers, dishwashers, and other wastewater sources.

ACO BoxDrain is available in several versions and offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Resistance to corrosion and cleaning agents.
  • Resistance to oxidation and scaling while retaining strength at high temperatures.
  • Easy cleaning makes it the correct choice for strict hygiene conditions.

All ACO BoxDrain products are pickled and passivated after manufacturing. Bending, cutting, and welding during the manufacturing process results in damage to the stainless surface that can lead to corrosion. Pickling and passivation processes restore physical properties of stainless steel, increasing corrosion resistance, providing a smooth uniform and attractive appearance and extending the life of the product.

The products follow ACO's HygieneFirst design and construction principles. HygieneFirst stands for ACO’s commitment to ultimate hygienic performance. ACO addresses the hygienic requirements of floor drains and applies the design principles reserved for food contact equipment on them to deliver fully hygienic solutions.

  • All internal radii equal or larger than 1/8" (3 mm) which greatly increases cleaning effectiveness
  • Edge In-fill ensures stable and durable connection between the floor drain and surrounding floor and helps to minimize risk of floor cracks which could harbor microorganisms. 
  • Full drainability - dry sump design, completely drainable - eliminating standing water, smells, microbial growth and potential chemical hazards.
  • Hygienic joints - deep-drawn body ensures smooth contours eliminating crevices that can harbor dangerous bacteria.
  • V-shape bottom and minimum 1% sloped invert for width less than 12" (300 mm) to enhance water flow.
  • A variety of stainless steel grates are available and certified up to 5 tons. Unlocked grates make it easy to get access to the drain channels for maintenance.


Drainage systems are a particularly important niche for the persistence of listeria and can be a source of food contamination. Poorly specified drainage leads to costly ongoing cleaning and maintenance and at worst it can result in food contamination.

HygieneFirst stands for ACO’s commitment to ultimate hygienic performance. ACO addresses the hygienic requirements of floor drains and applies the design principles reserved for food contact equipment on them to deliver fully hygienic solutions.

ACO is committed to raising industry standards by designing and promoting hygienic products for multiple commercial applications. Hygienic drainage systems reduce the risk of food contamination and optimize total cleaning costs of your organization.

ACO drainage systems prioritize health and safety in the food sector for employees and end users. ACO efficient and hygienic designs reduce the usage of volatile cleaning agents that affect indoor air quality while promoting employee safety.


Long Term Value

The properties of stainless steel make it a powerful candidate in material selection. When total life cycle cost is

considered, stainless steel is often the least expensive option. In the building and construction industry, stainless steel is selected due to:

  • Resistant to corrosion in pure water environments and to cleaning agents used in process plants
  • Resistant to oxidation and scaling while retaining strength at high temperatures
  • Easy cleaning makes it the correct choice for strict hygiene conditions
  • Bright and easily maintained surface provides a modern and attractive appearance

These features make stainless steel an obvious choice for demanding drainage applications. There is a variety of different stainless steels available. Austenitic stainless steels are the most widely used and encompass the generic 304 and 316L grades. These material grades are ideal for many applications found in food processing, dairy, commercial kitchens, pharmaceutical, chemical, winery and brewery industries. 304 grade stainless steel is the most common material available but grade 316L provides superior corrosion resistance and is ideal for conditions where extreme heat or chemicals are used.

Stainless steel is one of the most sustainable material choices available and is 100% recyclable. One benefit is that it reduces the consumption, expenses, energy and time to mine other valuable resources. On average the recycled content of stainless steel is 60%. Recycled stainless steel is beneficial to the environment as it consumes less energy and resources to produce.


In Canada, the CSA B79-08 (R2013) is the most relevant standard. However, it is designed primarily for floor drains, and (since the 2022 release) addresses linear trench drains through a reference to EN1433. ACO has independent certification for box drain grates to EN 1433 : 2002 Drainage channels for vehicular and pedestrian areas.

To assist with evaluating and comparing CSA, ASME and EN standards to ACO products, a guide is provided in the ACO literature. Load class certification for each product is available upon request.


Slip resistance is critical for user safety in pure water environments or wet floor areas. ACO recommends alignment between the slip resistance of the floor and of the grate to provide a smooth transition and not create a trip hazard.


ACO's box drains can be customized to fit specific configurations. Typical nonstandard stainless steel drainage can include custom widths, special grates, and unique depth configurations. ACO has years of experience with these types of applications, and in instances where a standard or modified standard product cannot fulfil the project, please contact us.


At ACO, we share the expertise of the global ACO Group with architects, engineers, installers, and distributors who value quality. We invite you to benefit from it.

General information




Stainless steel









Warranty description

Two year


22 13 19.13 Sanitary Drains

22 40 00 Plumbing Fixtures

22 14 26.19 Facility Trench Drains

22 14 00 Facility Storm Drainage

22 14 26 Facility Storm Drains

22 13 00 Facility Sanitary Sewerage
22 13 19 Sanitary Waste Piping Specialties

Product range

Building Drainage

Specification data - Sanitary Drains

Sustainability data

Contains Red List materials


Country of material origin


Country of product manufacture



Fully recyclable

BIM objects

Platform Compatible Version


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