Lightweight GRP trunking solutions for heavyweight installations

Electrical contractors and specifiers working in challenging and aggressive environments such as rail, road and sea projects will welcome the latest brochure ‘GRP Cable Management Systems’ from trunking specialist Marshall-Tufflex.

Marshall-Tufflex’s GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) trunking systems possess a number of important properties, including operation in temperatures from –80°C to 130°C, high strength yet light weight and a high level of corrosion resistance. GRP is a zero halogen product and as strong as aluminium or steel but up to 40% lighter in weight. The lower weight factor assists greatly in ease of handling and the assembly of structures and is therefore a benefit in the area of health and safety.

GRP Cable Management Systems is a fully illustrated technical reference guide containing full details of applications. The brochure also details relevant technical standards, approvals and carries a large number of capacity and load illustrations and product diagrams.

The Marshall-Tufflex GRP range includes trays, ladders, ground ducts, accessories, fixings, fittings and supports as well as cable troughing. Each benefits from interlocking and adjustable couplings for fast, on-site assembly. Earth bonding is not a requirement, no de-burring or specialist tools are necessary and limited fasteners are required compared to other systems.

GRP is a maintenance-free and corrosion resistant product. It will not deteriorate when in contact with salt spray, chemicals, exhaust gases or brake dust. The systems are low smoke classified and have a slow rate of heat transfer with low conductivity and self-extinguishing properties. They are also resistant to electromagnetic pulses and provide cost effective solutions where stability to UV and extreme temperatures in products with a long life span is essential.

For further information on the recently expanded range of GRP products from Marshall-Tufflex please the Technical Team on 01424 856688.

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