Load Bearing Access Covers Are Going Lightweight

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2019 10:04 BST

Conventional load-bearing access and manhole covers are heavy, liable to corrosion and difficult to install and remove. The question facing modern architects and developers is how to retain the accessibility and strength, but improve upon the practicality, durability and performance.

UK Power Generation Facilities Adopt Made-to-Measure Composite Trench Covers

Press releases   •   Apr 02, 2019 10:10 BST

Electrical power generation facilities have large quantities of cabling running below the ground as a matter of course, which must be accessed regularly. Back in the 1960s when many of these facilities were built, heavy concrete and steel or cast-iron trench access covers were the only option available.

The Cloud…Covered!

Press releases   •   May 08, 2019 09:00 BST

Lightweight composite access covers designed for cloud and data centres speed-up access to underground infrastructure and fibreoptic cabling

OPW Introduces New Cost-Effective OPWlite Composite Manhole Covers and Tank Sumps

Press releases   •   May 02, 2019 10:58 BST

OPW, a Dover company and a global leader in fluid-handling solutions, is proud to introduce their all-new OPWlite GRP composite manhole covers and tank sumps, engineered to provide a cost-effective solution for typical petrol stations. The new OPWlite range is non-corrosive, maintenance-free and lightweight and all covers can be safely and quickly removed using OPW’s ergonomic lifting handle.

Fibrelite To Speak At The 2019 Composites In Construction Conference

Press releases   •   Mar 29, 2019 09:00 GMT

11th April | Science Park | Amsterdam

Fibrelite on Show at Big 5 Dubai with Partner Servetech

Press releases   •   Oct 31, 2018 06:00 GMT

26-29th November 2018 | Dubai World Trade Centre | Stand 3A141 Fibrelite’s partner Servetech are exhibiting at this year’s Big 5 exhibition in Dubai 26-29th November where they will be exhibiting a broad selection of products including Fibrelite GRP composite trench and manhole covers.

Growing Trend: UK Redevelopment Programmes Replace Concrete Recess Covers with Safer GRP Composite Alternatives

Press releases   •   Oct 23, 2018 10:00 BST

This year, UK manufacturer Fibrelite has seen a growing trend of a wide range of facilities choosing to upgrade from the concrete recess access covers traditionally used in favour of bespoke composite alternatives.

Fibrelite Trenwa Partnership Goes from Strength to Strength UK

Press releases   •   Aug 30, 2018 10:00 BST

​Since 1960 the composites industry has grown 25X[1] as industry after industry adapt their light, strong hard wearing qualities to create higher performance products than previously possible. The US is leading the charge with the second largest market for composites globally (after China)[2].

Fibrelite Trenwa Partnership Goes from Strength to Strength US

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 16:00 BST

Since 1960 the composites industry has grown 25X[1] as industry after industry adapt their light, strong hardwearing qualities to create higher performance products than previously possible. The US is leading the charge with the second largest market for composites globally (after China)[2].

Composites Set a New Standard for Manual Handling

Press releases   •   May 31, 2018 11:28 BST

Over the last two years, a staggering 4.5 million working days were lost to workplace injuries. A fifth of these were caused by manual handling . One common activity which contributes to this, posing a high risk of manual handling injuries is the removal and replacement of heavy concrete and metal manhole and trench covers.

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A global leader in fluid handling, management, monitoring and control solutions

​OPW is a global leader in fluid handling, management, monitoring and control solutions for the safe and efficient handling of fluids from the refinery to the commercial and retail points of consumption, including loading systems, rail and transport tank truck equipment, tank gauging, fuel management systems, valves, fittings, underground and above ground storage tank equipment, spill containers, overfill prevention devices, secondary containment sumps and flexible piping, commercial and retail fueling dispensers and electronic POS systems, swivels, breakaways, and nozzles for virtually all fuel types, including LPG, Hydrogen and CNG. OPW also designs and manufactures touch-free and friction car wash systems. OPW has 3,850+ employees with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Brazil, China and India and sales around the world.

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