This large multinational satellite services provider has specified the Fibrelite Trenwa partnership trench and cover system for their latest satellite earth station antenna facility in the U.S. The partnership system combines...Read More
Substations have large amounts of electrical conduits and cabling which are usually run underground in precast concrete or cast in place trenches. Precast trenches are frequently preferred for their ease of installation and consistent fabrication. Fibrelite and Trenwa have a strategic partnership, offering joint products incorporating Fibrelite’s composite covers installed on Trenwa’s precast trenches.
This leading US utility company chose Trenwa and Fibrelite’s HS20 road crossing trenches for their new electrical substation.
Historically precast concrete trenches have been covered with concrete or metal covers. Where high load ratings are required (like road crossings), such covers can weigh many hundreds of pounds and are therefore difficult to remove and replace. In addition, over time environmental factors can cause metal covers to corrode and concrete covers to crack, fracture or crumble.
Fibrelite covers will withstand traffic and harsh field conditions for many years. When combined with Trenwa’s precast road crossing trenches, they create an ergonomic yet affordable system for drive over areas, currently available for trenches from 10” to 48” wide.