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  • Heavy Duty Cable Protection Tiles

    Alcomet have expanded their range of Cable Protection to include Heavy Duty Cable Protection Tiles. The impact resistant tiles are specifically designed to withstand damage from plant and tools. Significantly lighter than concrete cable covers the tiles are quick and easy to install using plastic jointing pegs. The new range is a direct replacement for concrete covers and steel plate. The durable recycled polymer design, is not only lightweight, but rot proof and offer excellent resistance to a wide range of soil types.

    The highly visible Cable Tiles provide a clear warning to any third parties working in the area. Alcomet can supply cable tiles to meet the DNO specification and be customised to have your company logo, name and contact information for clear identification. The standard cable tile sizes are 450mm, 300mm and 244mm wide x 1000mm long (please note other sizes are available).

    For more information about our Cable Protection Tiles please call us on 01384 404488 or click here.

  • Alcomet assist a project manager in need!

    Alcomet were recently contacted by an project manager who works for one of the largest UK construction companies. Alcomet were given a time critical deadline of 2 weeks to design, manufacture and deliver a specialist spigot to prevent a delay in the project being energized. Our specialist Technical Manager designed a spigot in line with the customer’s strict requirements and the spigots were delivered well within the deadline. The customer was very happy that the efficient service and quick turnaround that we provided enabled them to successfully complete the project without any time penalties.

    Alcomet are able to offer standard Power Connectors, material take offs, bespoke designs meeting DNO specifications and produce bill of materials to suit your power connector requirements. We can provide a quote within 48 hours and offer a speedy delivery to site.

    For more information on any of our product range please give us a call on 01384 404488 or click here. 

  • Improving site safety in High Voltage Substations - Need to clearly mark out an area for safety reasons?

    Alcomet have recently launched their new range of demarcation cones for use in substations and transmission sites. The demarcation cones are used as a safety system within a substation for personnel working on or near equipment by clearly showing safe and unsafe boundaries.

    The durable demarcation cones Alcomet supply are available to meet the UK electricity network specifications. Alcomet can provide demarcation cones in various colours such as yellow, red, blue and green. The standard heights supplied are 50cm, 75cm or 1275cm high. The low maintenance demarcation cones can provide excellent resistance to damage and outdoor exposure whilst the vibrant colours ensure that the cones are highly visible within the substation to ensure personnel safety. showing safe and unsafe boundaries.

    Also, we stock a wide range of plastic chains to use with the demarcation cone safety system. The colours of the plastic chains, which also denote the safety areas within the substation, can be supplied in blue and white, red and white, yellow and black and yellow. Additional to the demarcation cone range, we can supply sign boards, chain holders and sign holders.  

    If you would like a quotation, then call our team today on 01384 404488 or click here for more information.

  • New Power Connector Brochure Released

    Our new brochure makes ordering power connectors easier than ever.

    Alcomet have recently released a Power Connector Brochure. The brochure breaks the connectors down into easy to identify categories and provides additional information such as palm drilling options, amp rating and conductor size and type.

    Each power connector type has a clear image of the connector, making it even easier to identify the correct product.

    With clear and concise information and speed service, it’s never been easier to order Power Connectors.

    For more information check out our brochure or give us a call on 01384 404488 and speak to our team.

  • Bespoke GRP Meter Boxes Solution

    When a customer called Alcomet recently in search of a meter box we were happy to put our best team on it.

    After exhausting their search for an off the shelf product that met their strict criteria they fortunately got in touch with Alcomet. The design they required was far shallower than the standard product and in addition the meter boxes were needed onsite within 2 weeks.

    Our team discussed the product requirements with the customer and we were able to provide a suitable bespoke solution which could be manufactured and delivered within 2 weeks.

    The customer was delighted with the quality of the product, and the swift service they had received from the Alcomet Team.

    Our GRP meter boxes can be provided in a wide range of sizes to suit all applications. We offer GRP meter boxes up to a IP65 rating, ensuring that the important equipment housed within is kept clean and dry. GRP meter boxes are lightweight, non-conductive and there is no maintenance required once installed as they do not rust or corrode.

    For more information about the range click here, or to see our other range of GRP products head to our GRP Solutions page.

  • Fire Rated GRP Phenolic Grating


    Alcomet now stock Phenolic GRP Grating. The most effective fire resistant GRP grating.

    Our fire rated phenolic grating is tested and adheres to the strict safety standards of BS476-6, BS476-7, BS6853:1999 and ASTM, offering a slow burn time, low smoke and low toxic fume emissions. The pultruded phenolic grating is able to withstand direct flame for an extended period, without sustaining major structural damage making it the ideal solution for use in areas where there is a high risk of fire and/or smoke toxicity such as enclosed spaces, tunnels, off shore oil rigs and refineries etc.

    As well as the excellent fire rating it has exceptional strength and load bearing capabilities across longer spans than standard moulded panels and conforms to BS 4592-0:2012 and BS EN 14122-2012.

    Our phenolic grating is also available with an anti-slip coating. For more information click here.

  • Alcomet's Continued Expansion of Power Connector Range and Service

    Following increased customer demand we have once again expanded our Tubular Busbar and Power Connector Range to help meet the growing needs of the industry.

    As well as an extensive stock of Tubular Busbar and Power Connectors, Alcomet offer a connector requirement take off service. This service was designed especially to help combat lengthy lead times and their associated risks, from evaluation through to design and despatch.

    Our Technical Manager accurately interprets drawings in order to design appropriate connectors to suit specific needs. Designs can be provided in 2D and 3D diagrams for added precision. Our experienced in house technical support team offer a 24hr turnaround on quotations, maintaining continued close contact throughout to ensure a fast, accurate and stress free service.

    Other key benefits:

    • Largest stock of copper and aluminium busbars in the UK; cut/ bent on site exact to any requirements

    • Wide range of rigid, tee and expansion connectors in 33kV, 66kV and 132kV up to 200amp

    • 2D and 3D designs provided complete with dimensions

    • Additional fixings available for bolting to structures, post insulators etc

    • 24/7 technical support and advice

    For more information please contact our technical team on 01384 404488
    Or contact us here.

  • New Product Announcement: Portable Earth Lead Secure Storage Cage

    We have extended our earthing materials and accessories range with the addition of our Portable Earth Lead Storage Cage, an ideal complement to our existing range of Portable Earthing Storage, adding an extra level of protection to your vital pieces of equipment.

    Portable earthing kits and other pieces of temporary equipment are often left susceptible to accidental damage or contamination through improper storage. Our new secure storage cage aims to eliminate the risk of disruption to operations due to damages, whilst prolonging the life of your equipment.

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    • 1800mm X 900mm X 900mm (HxWxD)
    • Supplied flat packed, for ease of transport
    • Includes all necessary fixings for straightforward on site construction
    • Pre drilled holes allow for cage to be secured to the floor or your facility
    • Lockable hinged door, supplied with a high security padlock.
    OTHER BENEFITS:
    • Prevent unauthorised use
    • Deter potential vandalism/theft and prevent damage (both accidental and deliberate)
    • Integrity of leads preserved, minimising potential cost and delay to users
    • Variety of sizes available to suit your facility and needs.

    Alcomet are committed to the continued advancement of our product ranges whilst promoting a safe working environment, with minimal disruptions to productivity, throughout the industry.

    For more information on our Portable Earth Lead Storage Cage and extensive range of earthing products and accessories click here for our contact details.

  • New Product! GRP Height Barrier Now Available from Alcomet

    Alcomet have recently developed developed a new product; a GRP Height Barrier.

    The barrier has many benefits including being non conductive which is ideal for use within electrical substations and similar.

    Other key benefits include:

    -Custom height and width up to 5.5m

    -Manual rotating and rising barrier with lifting handle

    -Heavy duty stainless steel turntable

    -Lockable latch closed/option option

    -Lightweight as manufactured from GRP

    For more information contact the office or click here

  • Out With the Old.... In with GRP!

    If you need to replace tired or damaged concrete trench covers look no further than Alcomets range of GRP Open Mesh or Solid Top Grating.

    Our GRP range offers a multitude of GRP solutions to suit a wide variety of specifications and applications. We offer a full project management service from initial design through to site installation.

    Our comprehensive range includes Trenchlite multi-core cable trenches and covers (pedestrian and vehicular), flooring, staircases, enclosures, platforms, handrails (modular and heavy duty) and structural profiles.

    We offer a precision cutting service at our GRP Processing Centre to meet your exact specifications and a cost-effective installation service.

    Alcomet's GRP trench covers are certified to BS EN124 load ratings and are approved to National Grid's standard specifications.

    Benefits include:

    -Low life cycle costs and zero maintenance

    -Non Corrosive and Non Conductive

    -Strong, Durable and Lightweight

    -Ease of Installation (1 or 2 man lift) - no lifting equipment needed

    -Anti-Slip Surface

    -Standard or bespoke sizes available

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