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 by a third-party construction company whose client had tasked them with obtaining a lightweight upgrade for their traditional heavy concrete infill trench covers. It was essential for the new trench covering arrangement to be retrofitted into the existing frames, lightweight and easy to use with no specialist training or equipment required for operation.
This client required frequent access to services within these trenches, located on the bridge and grass banking on the site. It soon became apparent that the previously installed concrete infill access covers posed a problem in this regard – costing additional time and money due to specialist equipment and trained personnel being required every time access was required:
Key issues with previously installed covers and requirements for new covering arrangement
In order to prove cost-effective, it was essential that any replacement offering had be retrofitted to the existing trough rebate. C250 and A15 load rated trench covers were required for trafficked and non-trafficked areas.
Fibrelite supplied a custom engineered trench covering arrangement to the client which would satisfy all specifications as detailed from the outset. Thanks to effective discussion between all three parties, Fibrelite’s proposal was accepted thereafter.
Key features of the Fibrelite solution:
The easy access retrofit covering solution provided by Fibrelite eliminates the need for any specialist personnel or machinery during maintenance or operation.
Key benefits of Fibrelite trench access covers: