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Load rated composite trench panels

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 existing 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 across a wide breadth of 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 and D400, and provide an excellent anti-slip/skid surface, which is guaranteed for the life of the cover.


They are extremely durable but lightweight (approximately one third 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 are 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 servi ce 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.


Cost Benefits:

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.


Typical Applications:

?? Access for electrical junction boxes

?? Access points for piping

?? Airport meter pits

?? Catch basin covers

?? Sanitary access covers

?? Fuel tanks

?? Grease trap covers

?? Leak detection covers

?? Meter pits

?? Monitoring wells

?? Non-conductive electrical drawpits

?? Oil water seperators

?? Pipe trench covers

?? Piping sumps

?? Removable planking

?? Sewer access

?? Steam manhole covers

?? Submersible pumps

?? Tank gauge covers

?? Underground chambers

?? Underground communication boxes

?? Valve boxes


For more information telephone 01756 799 773 or visit www.fibrelite.com





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