Fibrelite’s HS-20 load rated composite trench covers have been selected by one of the nation’s largest metropolitan electrical utilities for a high-profile rebuild of a 345 kV bulk power substation.Read More
Fibrelite were contacted in the early part of 2020 by a third-party construction company. They had been requested to source a FRP GRP covering arrangement for their client’s service duct trenches at a major UK based manufacturing and research facility.
Operational difficulties posed by the previously existing concrete cover slabs led to an essential replacement program programme being mandated. The end user had recently moved into the facility and established that an alternative covering solution would be needed to optimize optimise future operations due to specialist personnel and machinery being required for removal and replacement of concrete slabs and other issues including:
A smooth finish was also required (no tread pattern).
Following the requested site survey, which was completed by the Fibrelite team, a solution was presented to the end user. A collaborative process between the Fibrelite team the construction company and the end user was instrumental in engineering an appropriate solution for this unique upgrade project. Fibrelite FRP GRP covers are extremely durable yet lightweight making them ideal for easy manual handling (designed to be removed manually by two people).
Key Fibrelite engineering achievements for this project:
The easy access solution provided by Fibrelite eliminates the need for specialist personnel or machinery during maintenance or operation.
Key benefits of Fibrelite trench covers: