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Protecting Substations with Anti Vandal GRP

Around the UK you can regularly see substations of all sizes.  They are used where electricity lines are connected and switched and where the voltage is changed by transformers.

substations

This makes substations a vital and important part of the UK's power network and if these become damaged through the network vandalism there can be serious implications.

Substation security is an ongoing challenge and a holistic approach is needed, however, one key aspect can be the design and materials used in substations  Solutions like GRP (glass reinforced plastic) can be created and installed with anti-vandal features as well as being low maintenance and robust to adverse weather conditions.

Substation Security Rated GRP Housing & Enclosures

So why is GRP such a great material for substation housings and enclosures?

GRP is:

  • non-conductive
  • flexible
  • can be custom moulded to fit any space
  • robust - resistant to environmental extremes
  • low maintenance
  • long lifespan

One of the leading manufacturers of industrial GRP solutions is Kingsley Plastics, they create a range of GRP enclosures and housings suitable for use with substations that have passed a series of tests conducted by BRE Global Limited to LPS1175 - SR2/3/4 giving them full security rated specifications.

SR2 & SR3 approval also covers the following features:

  • Anti-Vandal External Textured Finish
  • Wide Colour choice from BS4800 or RAL Range of Colours
  • Cat-Flap Options
  • Fixed or Removable Roof Variants
  • Internal or External Bolting Down Options
  • Security Rated Vent Grills
  • Simulated Brick, Stone & Pebbledash Finishes
  • Smooth Moulded Semi-Gloss External Finish

Additional GRP housing and enclosure variations include:

  • Fixed or Removable Roofs
  • Flat, Pitched or Hipped Roofs
  • Slate or Tile Effect Roofs
  • Multiple Door Options Including Single & Double GRP Doors
  • Standalone GRP Single Doors To SR2 & SR3
  • Standalone GRP Double Doors To SR2 & SR3
  • Single & Double SR4 Door Sets with above height transoms
  • One-Piece Housings With No Connecting Panels Whatsoever
  • Flat-Pack Delivery Options For Remote Site Access Situations
  • Panel Form Enclosures For Assembly Upon Site
  • Trained Site Installation Teams Available On Day Rates or Unit Rates

For more information on Kingsley Plastics wide range of security rated GRP products visit www.kingsleyplastics.co.uk/

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