The world's leading and largest manufacturer of composite trench and manhole access covers launch new product developments to the water industry at IWEX 2012
4 May 2012, source Fibrelite
News Release from Fibrelite
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Composite - the Perfect Alternative to Metal and Concrete
Following significant investment in new tooling the new A15 load rated 50mm depth trench panels are available in sizes from 800mm to 1600mm long. Fibrelite has successfully adapted the manufacturing process to utilise recycled glass fibres reducing waste and carbon emissions. This eco-friendly manufacturing process means Fibrelite is now able to produce the most cost-effective trench panel to date resulting in significant cost benefits to customers in the water /wastewater and utility industries.
Fibrelite's composite covers provide the perfect alternative to heavy, corroding metal and crumbling concrete access covers. Ideal for access to sewage systems, underground pipework, drainage networks, electrical junction boxes, water treatment plants and commercial fuel storage.
Fibrelite's covers have zero re-sale value in the scrap market, comply with the requirement of BS EN 124:1994, classes C250 & D400 and provide an excellent anti-slip/skid surface which is guaranteed for the life of the cover.
Extremely durable but lightweight (approx. 1/3rd the weight of a steel or cast iron cover). They are inert so will not corrode, are not electrically conductive and have low thermal conductivity and therefore highly effective in covering manholes, gullies and trenches that contain cable, wire or fluid. Perfect for where access is required as they are such a lightweight alternative to metal and concrete.
The increase in metal costs has stimulated the theft of metal manhole, trench and gully covers. Metal theft is now having a serious impact on the global economy through inflated insurance premiums, high repair and replacement costs as well as causing extremely serious health and safety hazards.
Fibrelite is strategically placed to utilise its quality, high volume manufacturing facilities in the UK, US and Malaysia to offer a very cost competitive alternative to metal that can benefit all affected industries.
Fibrelite first pioneered the composite covering system in 1980 and set the standard by which performance is now measured. Fibrelite initially developed the composite cover for petrol station forecourts to withstand the wheel loading of heavy goods vehicles and from there quickly went on to be adopted worldwide. Fibrelite is considered as the industry standard by the major oil companies and continues to lead the way in composite innovation.
Having established a global reputation for high quality products and superior after sales service the company has held accreditation to both the ISO quality standard and British Standards Kite Mark since 1998. Fibrelite is the first composite cover manufacturer to have KIWA approval.
Although composite is initially more expensive than metal, the monolithic structure of a Fibrelite cover means they will not delaminate or corrode. With a minimum guaranteed lifespan of 15 maintenance free years - these covers are a 'fit and forget' product that can be fully lockable. So when considering the total cost of ownership, composite covers represent excellent value for money versus metal.
Recent Customer Quotes
"We were looking for an installation to replace our ageing duct covers. Fibrelite came up with this solution and it is manufactured and sourced locally."
"I was impressed with how easy the install was and couldn't believe how light the covers were whilst still being able to hold 40 tonne loadings."
"We are very happy with this solution. We do not need a forklift truck anymore to remove the concrete slab and can get to the geothermal installation in a minute."
"We are working with Fibrelite to retrofit our older vaults. The Fibrelite covers met an important need to find a light, durable, temperature, corrosion and abrasion resistant cover that seals out the surface water."
·Access for electrical junction boxes
·Access points for piping
·Airport meter pits
·Catch basin covers
·Sanitary access covers
·Grease trap covers
·Leak detection covers
·Non-conductive electrical drawpits
·Oil water seperators
·Pipe trench covers
·Steam manhole covers
·Tank gauge covers
·Underground communication boxes
For further information please contact:
Fibrelite Composites Ltd, Snaygill Industrial Estate, Keighley Road, Skipton, BD23 2QR, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1756 799 773
For further information please email Fibrelite
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