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Fibrelite Provide Retrofit Solution To Replace Corroding Metal Covers At Bahrain Facility

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Project Overview

Heavy chequered plate metal covers were installed over an underground interceptor at a manufacturing site in Bahrain. The interceptor was in a heavily trafficked area used mainly by HGVs and other support vehicles. The facilities manager required a replacement trench covering solution that would be capable of supporting loads of up to 40 tonnes while allowing safe, fast removal by site maintenance teams.

Fibrelite provided a lightweight, maintenance-free solution at this manufacturing facility
Fibrelite provided a lightweight, maintenance-free solution at this manufacturing facility

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Previously installed chequered metal plate covers had deformed due to HGV traffic
Previously installed chequered metal plate covers had deformed due to HGV traffic
As a result of deformation and corrosion of the covers, dust and debris were entering the trench
As a result of deformation and corrosion of the covers, dust and debris were entering the trench

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Problem

The previously installed covers were not fit for purpose as they had been loaded beyond their elastic limit and as a result suffered from permanent deformation. In addition, the covers suffered from corrosion and were beginning to break down.

Covers had begun to rust and degrade due to the harsh field conditions
Covers had begun to rust and degrade due to the harsh field conditions

Solution

The specifying engineer was familiar with Fibrelite products from a previous project and reached out to Fibrelite for help solving this issue. An aluminium frame was fitted to stabilise the covers.
Fibrelite’s GRP trench access covers can support the heavy loads required (over 40 tonnes) without permanent deformation. Fibrelite GRP manhole covers are also corrosion-resistant and lightweight, allowing for easy manual removal, delivering a maintenance free solution (fit-and-forget).
All Fibrelite trench covers can be safely removed and replaced manually by two people even at F900, using the FL7 lifting handles (at all load ratings).

Results

Covers were manufactured and delivered to the local contractor within the tight construction schedule and provided a long-term solution for the client.

Corrosion-resistant, lightweight Fibrelite composite trench access covers

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