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Hong Kong latest destination

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Hong KongSSC continue to grow their global market with further covers being delivered to Hong Kong for use in petrol forecourts in the region.

We are delivering our CR106 42” composite cover and frame with lock and watertight seals.

For further information on our composite covers for petrol forecourts or export sales please do not hesitate to contact our sales team.

Increased demand from petrol forecourt applications

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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.


What’s under your feet?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

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.


New installation guide

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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.

Thrubeam covers exhibited at Unity, Stuttgart

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

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.


Framework agreement with United Utilities signed.

Monday, July 18th, 2016

united utilities logoSSC has now won a Framework Agreement with United Utilities, following on from one with UK Power Networks, which was signed on the 1st May.

We have been working hard with United Utilities over the last 12 months, to prove the capabilities of Thrubeam lightweight covers.

Covers have been trialled in pumping stations to show the benefits of installing composite covers.

The covers have been used to replace old concrete and steel products in various locations.


Our composite covers facilitate smart pavement WiFi launch

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

smart pavementWe have recently been involved in a project with Virgin Media to help create the first ‘smart pavement’ in the UK, offering free public superfast Wi-Fi broadband services across a town.

Wi-Fi hubs were required in strategic places up and down the main street and local parks and our manhole covers were chosen to provide the necessary infrastructure.

We worked closely with Virgin Media to adapt our waterproof composite covers so that the Wi-Fi boxes could be fitted to the underside of the units, thus providing seamless connection throughout the designated area.

The Thrubeam composite covers were chosen as they provide no interference to signal, allowing wireless transmission to pass uninterrupted to the surface.


Pedestrians warned about ‘exploding manhole covers’ after record rains.

Monday, August 10th, 2015

London Fire Brigade has warned that at least one manhole cover a week is exploding without any warning, leading to fears for the safety of unsuspecting pedestrians.

Experts believe that last winter’s record flooding, together with defective underground cables are to blame.

The number of manhole covers exploding has dramatically increased according to new figures released by the Health and Safety Executive.

Experts believe the fireballs are caused by power surges in underground electric junction boxes which could have been damaged by last winter’s record rainfall.


BAE systems choose our manhole cover

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

BM8080-Vented-Cover-&-FrameWe have been successful in winning work on the new extension to BAE Systems development programme in their home town of Barrow in Furness.

Structural Science Composites will supply their multi double BM8080 frame which contains 2 composite covers at 800 x 800mm, giving a clear opening of 1600 x 800mm, to allow easy access to chambers underground.

These covers are tested to the EN124:1994 standard, which allows a loading of 12.5 tonnes to the B125 standard. They will be supplied over the coming months.

For further information please contact us today.

Health and safety key driver for lightweight covers

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Lightweight composite covers, ManchesterHealth & Safety is a key concern to all companies and a major driver to constantly improve and look after workers welfare.

Manhole covers have always been an area of concern and the first industry to introduce lightweight composite covers was the petrol forecourts.

The reason for this was that the tanker delivery drivers would arrive with replacement fuel and they would have to lift heavy metal covers by themselves. Many drivers damaged their backs due to the weight and lifting method.

SSC’s Technical Director designed the first lightweight composite cover and frame back in 1983 for one of the major forecourt companies to reduce the risk of back injury to its delivery drivers. In fact that was the start of new industry. Since then hundreds of thousands have been supplied into the petrol forecourts and now composite covers and frames are the product of choice over heavy metal covers.


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