OVERPIPE® manufactures plates that are especially designed to protect buried pipelines against third-party damages and offer a reliable, economic, and enviornmental friendly alternative to concrete slabs. The plates were developed in collaboration with the Research and Development Department of ENGIE. They resist the assault of a 32-ton shovel and will therefore prevent the pipeline from any encroachment. They are also a very efficient warning signal. They are validated by GESIP as a mechanical protection offering a risk reduction fator of 0.01. OVERPIPE® Protection Plates are lightweight (30 to 40 kg / 68-86 lbs depending on the model), particularly easy to install and can be easily removed to allow inspection or repair of the pipeline.
The OVERPIPE® protection plates are made of injected HDPE. They have dedicated features such as:
• Holes all over the surface (but less than 1% of the total surface) to allow the flow of water to go through and not disrupt the measurement of the cathodic protection. The holes come from molding and not by later drilling which would weaken the plate.
• Beveled edges and non-slip pins on both sides to facilitate handling and avoid slip and fall accidents.
• Full body yellow color (UV resistant) as an effective warning signal (different colors possible depending on the nature of the networks).
• Fully customizable embossed warning message.
The OVERPIPE® protection plates come in various dimensions to fit with the pipe diameter and to grant an extra width on the sides. The plates are assembled by superposition (10 cm / 4 inch overlap) or by juxtaposition and are linked by HDPE clips and caps.