Hi-Tech Composite Covers for Hi-Tech Cloud-Computing Facilities

By OPW | Mar 19, 2015

SKIPTON, UK – March 19, 2015 – Fibrelite, part of OPW's Retail Fueling segment within the Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) and the global leader of highly engineered composite manhole covers, modular and custom-made trench covers and underground enclosures, is proud to announce its composite covers for hi-tech facilities are featured in Composites in Manufacturing (CiM). Designed to be a "fit-and-forget" product, the advanced composite covers are maintenance-free, lightweight, durable and very strong.

OPW-PMDavid Holmes, technical director at Fibrelite said, "Cloud storage facilities require miles and miles of fibre-optic cabling which is installed in protective but readily accessible concrete trenches so that impaired sections can be swiftly replaced – or more cables added, as storage companies are incorporating extension plans into their new builds."

Rapid growth of content-heavy mobile applications and cloud-computing means more facilities will need to be built or rewired to meet demands. In addition to data cables, server rooms require additional electrical power and battery backup systems to operate vital environmental and mechanical controls (cooling, fire and security alarms). Each of these functions requires large amounts of cable that can easily be accessed by hand.

"So taking all of this into account, it is no surprise that designers are specifying from the outset lightweight composite trench covers which can be quickly and easily removed."

Fibrelite composite covers are also available in almost any colour or colour-combination to incorporate company logos or colour-coded to match a facility's branding or even identify access to a specific service cable.

To view the complete coverage of Fibrelite's hi-tech composite covers, visit Composites in Manufacturing. For more information on Fibrelite, please go to www.fibrelite.com.

OPW is the global leader in fully integrated fluid handling, management, monitoring and control solutions for the safe and efficient handling of critical petroleum-derived fluids from the refinery to the commercial and retail points of consumption, including loading systems, rail and transport tank truck equipment, tank gauging equipment and automated fuel management systems, valves and fittings, underground and above ground storage tank equipment, spill containers, overfill prevention devices, secondary containment sumps and flexible piping, fuel dispensing products, including swivels, breakaways, industrial and automatic dispensing nozzles for vapor recovery, gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels, and clean energy fueling nozzles and accessories for LPG, Hydrogen and CNG. OPW also manufactures automated vehicle wash systems. OPW has 1650+ employees with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Brazil, China and India and sales offices around the world. OPW is an operating company within the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).