It's Show Time! - #coveringtheworld
14 April 2015, News release from Fibrelite
Fibrelite's technical experts will be demonstrating the many benefits of the industry's leading lightweight composite access covers and modular trench panels at this year's Utility Week Live. So why not come along to see us on Stand C20 and easy-lift one of our access covers for yourself?
New for 2015!
Fibrelite trench covers are now available in the most extensive choice of widths (450mm to 1m); lengths (600mm to 1800mm) and in 3 depths: 50mm, 76mm and 117mm. Our products also offer the best strength to weight ratio in the industry, allowing for maximum load bearing strength and durability (tested to BS EN 124) while remaining lightweight and easy to handle. In fact our F900 load-rated trench cover - launched at this exhibition last year - remains unique in the market place.
Designed to be a 'fit-and-forget' product, Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) composite covers are maintenance-free, durable, corrosion-resistant and very strong as a matter of course. They also have the additional benefit of not allowing liquids or gases in or out.
Initially developed 35 years ago and now industry standard for petrol station forecourts, Fibrelite covers are increasingly specified as an alternative to the much less durable and heavier metal and concrete options in both new construction and retrofit work across all major industries.
Each Fibrelite cover is manufactured using high-technology resin transfer moulding (RTM) production methods to create a highly engineered monolithic composite product which provides the strength-to-weight ratio and surface details, including an anti-slip finish.
This method of production combined with the correct-fitting means that Fibrelite can warrant against the structural failure of their composite covers for 15 years from the date of installation.
A prime reason for using GRP products is because of their inherent resistance to corrosion. And while that means that composite covers are now an obvious choice where infrastructure is built to store or convey water, wastewater or corrosive liquids; they also come into their own where underground infrastructure may be prone to external corrosion i.e. in coastal regions or colder climates where salt is commonly used as a de-icing agent.
Safe Manual Handling
Statistics from RIDDOR (Reporting or Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) attribute over half of those injuries resulting in an absence from work to manual handling. So it's good to know that composite covers are light-weight and a specialist lifting handle is all that is required for operators to safely remove the covers as and when needed. The ergonomically designed lifting aid has the added benefit of eliminating the risk of back injury and crushed fingers.
Wide Choice of Colours
Fibrelite composite covers can be moulded in virtually any colour or colour combination and as the pigment is added into the resin during manufacture there are no problems with colour scratching or fading overtime. This also means that covers can incorporate logos and/or be color-coded to match a facility's branding or even to identify specific underground services.
With manufacturing plants located in the United Kingdom, United States and Malaysia, Fibrelite products are tried and trusted in over 80 countries around the world - so please make sure you do come and visit us on Stand C20 to experience Fibrelite products for yourself.
Fibrelite products have been installed in facilities as diverse as Water Works; Power Stations; Rail Stations; Pharmaceutical Plants; Hospitals; University Campuses; Shopping Centres and Housing Developments - not forgetting a London zoo and a water treatment system recently installed in Antarctica.
To read more about these applications, please visit: http://ow.ly/JzefS or www.fibrelite.com
For further information please email Fibrelite