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How do we do that?

You have probably seen the recent programmes on TV showing how something is manufactured or constructed, at Structural Science we have done the same.

Take some time, only 2 minutes –  to look at our informative video of how to make a composite, anti-slip, lightweight cover.

These covers are used in pavements, petrol forecourts, factories and utility companies.

They can be made in different colours, can be made watertight, have locks fitted and look great when they are fitted.

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Increased demand from petrol forecourt applications

petrol stationStructural Science work with Petrol forecourts continues to grow with major retail oil companies choosing to fit SSC’s lightweight manhole covers.

The demanding requirements of forecourt covers which now have to be watertight and tested to EN124 standards, has brought renewed interest in our composite covers.

The main advantage of these strong yet lightweight covers is that Structural Science has designed a lifting handle which reduces any strain on the forecourt attendant’s back when a cover has to be removed. This reduces the chance of any personal injury, which eliminates time off work or any claims for injury.

SSC’s forecourt covers also can have a dip cap hole in the centre which allows for easy and quick inspection by forecourt operators.

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What’s under your feet?

Composite ventable covers, Vented cover, Manhole coversHave you ever thought to look down while you are walking in busy city centres especially in London?

Structural Science are constantly looking of ways to improve the ground we walk on. For years and years manhole covers have either been made from iron or metal and concrete. These covers do nothing for the appearance of the paths and walkways and in fact can be a trip or slip hazard.

SSC has taken on the mantle of improving and developing pedestrian covers and is a leading supplier of lightweight composite manhole covers.

SSC covers have a number of benefits over the traditional iron and concrete covers. The biggest advantage for a person walking in the street is that the covers have an aggregate material which is embedded into the surface, this make the surface of the covers anti-slip wet or dry.

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Pressure release mechanism brochure released

flood brochure coverSSC has just released their new brochure on the Pressure Release Mechanism.

This cover is undergoing live testing with United Utilities to see how it performs in a flood problem area. There is also significant interest from a European water company.

SSC have been working on the design for over 12 months now which allows the escape of air pressure or water in heavy rain/flood conditions. The cover remains locked at all times but is spring loaded.

If pressure builds beneath the cover then it automatically releases but the cover remains within the frame. If a vehicle wheel runs over the cover it is designed to lock back down in position. This will also happen if a person stands on the cover.

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New installation guide

installation guideWe have recently updated our installation guide to help contractors and installers ensure they are using the best guidelines for installing the range of SSC’s anti-slip covers and frames.

The guide provides step by step information to ensure the perfect installation time after time.

It can be downloaded here, together with our complete range of product brochures.

APEA 2016 – forecourt covers on show.

We will again be exhibiting at the APEA 2016 Live show on the 24th November at the MK Stadium, Milton Keynes.

We will be showing our range of Petrol Forecourt covers and giving potential customers the opportunity to view our products first hand.

The covers have an anti-slip surface as well as having seals that make our products watertight.

In addition the covers have a lock which is designed to ensure the cover can never be left unlocked.

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New design engineers join the team.

SSC has have had some change in their design department. We are delighted to announce that two new engineers have joined our team, Adam West and Om Rai who are post graduates.

Adam West is a Northumbria University Graduate, with a 2:1 in Mechanical engineering BEng (Hons).

His final year project was to develop a means test the mechanical properties of Epoxy-Graphene Nanocomposites and the effects of weight ratio within the composition. His final year option was “Digital Design and Analysis” using FEA analysis to develop a new or existing product. He has been involved in manufacturing projects, including a fully functioning Stirling engine, developing an optimised heat sink unit, rolling mill for precious metals and a Pipe heat exchanger.

Om Rai studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Greenwich where he achieved BEng (Hons) in May 2014 with Upper 2.1 and obtained PgDip in Advance Manufacturing Systems in June 2015 from Brunel University.

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SSC to satisfy demand for electrical link box covers.

coming soonSSC will be launching a new B125 300 x 300mm in the coming months to satisfy demand for Electrical link box covers.

This cover has been specifically designed to fit into the SSC range of pedestrian covers rated to a loading of 12.5 ton.

It also maintains the anti-slip surface wet or dry using the moulded in aggregate which is very hard wearing.

The new cover will include SSC’s self-locating locking device to ensure covers cannot be left unlocked.

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SSC at IFB2016

International-Festival-for-Business-2016-logoWe recently attended the International Festival For Business Show in Liverpool to network with contacts from around the world.

IFB 2016 was a good networking event where SSC could gain valuable information on current trends and opportunities in other countries and opportunities for our lightweight composite covers.

The show was on for nearly 3 weeks from 13th June -1st July. A number of new potential contacts were made which we are now exploring.

For further information on our prodcuts, please contact our sales team today.

Thrubeam covers exhibited at Unity, Stuttgart

A range of own branded SSC’s Thrubeam covers were exhibited at the Uniti Show in Stuttgart from the 14th -17th June.

This is one of Europe’s largest shows for everything to do with petrol forecourts.

A number of our customers had their range of products on show, with SSC’s Thrubeam technology part of their offering.

The feedback has been very positive and visitor numbers were high. This is a great place to show new and innovative products to the petrol forecourt market.

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