New product – Spacer
A new product is available in the family of plastic piping systems for buried underground power and telecommunication networks.
A spacer is a useful fitting that helps the identification of the conduits while maintaining their locations fixed along the entire network.
The spacers create a straight and stable routing that facilitates the passage of cables inside the conduits. They also ensures the constant and uniform filling of the installation trench, especially at the areas between and around the conduits.
It is also remarkable that they improve the heat transfer effect between cables, which becomes more prominent when conduits are in direct contact with each other, according to the ELOT HD 384 Standard (Chapter 52, Table E3).
Spacers are produced from specially stabilized thermoplastic PP, halogen free and heavy metals free (RoHS) and they are compatible with GEONFLEX N750 and GEOSUB L450 conduits (nominal outer diameters Ø50 – Ø160). They have two rows of support points (four support points each). They can also be easily joined, thanks to their intelligent connection system. Moreover, their special construction allows them to be easily separated in a single move, in one row or in fewer positions, depending on the requirements of the specific installation. Finally, there is sufficient support width at each position to prevent the creation of point loads on the conduits.
It is recommended that spacers be placed at 1.5 metre intervals, so that the appropriate distance between them can be maintained.
Spacers can significantly shorten installation time, since it is not required to install posts or use other materials in order to separate the conduits in the trench.