Centriforce Stokbord Underground Cable Covers Ordered For The National Indoor Sports Arena

By Chris Dodds on 20th July, 2012

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Centriforce Stokbord Underground Cable Covers Ordered For The National Indoor Sports Arena

Cable Laying

Underground Cable Protection

Centriforce Stokbord Cable Covers

T&D completed an order to supply underground cable tiles to FES Ltd working on the National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome projects as part of 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

Damage to underground cables can have serious repercussions such as damage to anyone working on or near the cables or a power blackout such as that experienced in Londonderry, December 2013.

Pictured: National Indoor Sports Arena, Scotland

National Indoor Sports Arena

Centriforce Stokbord cable covers provide heavy duty, high impact, underground cable protection for fibre optic, low voltage, high voltage (11kV, 22kV, 33kV, 66kV) and extra high voltage (132kV-400kV) power cable networks.

Stokbord cable covers are a heavy underground cable protection manufactured from high impact recycled polyethylene sheet and designed to withstand damage from plant and hand tools.

The electric cable cover provides a highly visible and durable warning against accidental damage from third parties. The Stokbord cable covers are also light in weight and easy to install.

Pictured: Stokbord Cable Covers Protecting Electricity Cable

Stokbord Cable Covers Protecting Electricity Cable

Stokbord cable covers come as standard with a red background with yellow top tape containing the warning legend " Caution Electric Cable Below ". 

Cable covers are fully jointed, laid overlapped and held firm with plastic jointing pegs - a direct replacement for concrete cable covers and steel plate.

Centriforce Stokbord Cable Protection Cover Benefits

  • Gives the clearest warning to third parties of underground buried cables
  • Cable covers can be custom made with sizes to suit
  • Contains bold warning text and company logo for clear cable identification
  • Damages to cables reduced - the cost of repairs and supply disruption reduced
  • Lightweight and easy to install cable covers irrespective of weather conditions
  • Durable with good impact resistance
  • Rotproof and resistant to wide range of soil conditions
Centriforce Stokbord Cable Covers Specifications
Length Width
1000mm 450mm
1000mm 300mm
1000mm 244mm
1000mm 152mm


Typical Underground Cable Protection 

  • Open trench
  • Place cable duct
  • Pour sand layer
  • Flatten sand layer
  • Lay Stockbord cable covers
  • Joint Stockboard cable covers with pegs
  • Add layer of sand / aggregate
  • Lay cable warning tape and make up to road surface

Video: Centriforce Stokbord Cable Cover Installation

Video: Plastic Cable Covers v Concrete Cable Covers


  • Further Reading

Stokbord Cable Protection For HVDC High Voltage Interconnector Cables 

Flickr Centriforce - Stokbord & Tapetile Underground Cable Protection for LV HV 11kV 33kV HVDC

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