Stokbord Drum | Cable Protection for Underground Utility Cables

Published 01 Apr 2020

Stokbord Drum Cable Protection for Underground Utility Cables

Stokbord Drum Cable Protection for Underground Utility Cables

Stokbord Drum

MV HV Cable Protection for Underground Utility Cables

Centriforce working through their distributor network including Thorne & Derrick announce a new cable protection product that can help to improve working safety for utilities applications known as the Stokbord Drum.

Stokbord Drum cable protection is supplied on a reel allowing minimal effort for the cable cover to be rolled out across expansive areas a change from the tedious task of laying individual 1m cover sections.

Stokbord Cover is the “go-to” solution with a proven track record for offering heavy duty protection for buried cables and utilities – suitable for major infrastructure projects were speed of installation of operative’s safety is the top prioritises. The drum system also helps to increase safety as it gives a clear visual warning of the presence of underground pipes and medium/high voltage cables.

Stokbord Drum

Stokbord Drum

The new Stokbord Drum system has been developed to provide a mechanical installation option decreasing the need for any manual work.  It reduces the manual labour involved and provides a safer environment as workers spends less time in the cable trench. As well as supporting safety on site the Stokbord Drum also delivers a sustainable solution as it is manufactured from recycled polyethylene waste.

With all the benefits of the traditional Stokbord Covers, and a simple, less manual installation process, the Drum delivers improved safety and value for large scale operations.

Stokbord Drum Features

  • Time saving installation for cable protection at LV MV HV EHV
  • Lower risk to operatives and cable installation teams
  • High impact resistance – cable protection does not shatter on impact
  • Provides clear visual warning with bright colours and bold warning text
  • Rot resistant and chemically inert meaning a long service life
  • Cable covers conform to internationally recognised standards (e.g. BS 2484)
  • Tried and tested by UK Distribution Network Operators and their contractors

Stokbord Drum offers a faster and safer way of installing Stokbord Cover utility protection. Stokbord Cover is approved and specified by utility companies throughout the world. It offers high visibility and prevents damage to buried HV cables and other utilities including gas, water and telecoms.

Stokbord Sheet is manufactured from post-consumer and post-industrial recycled plastic. This means that there can be some variability in product performance and within finish and colour uniformity. The degree of variability is controlled by our ISO 9001 Quality Assurance scheme.

Please Note: All plastics are susceptible to thermal expansion and contraction with temperature changes.

Manufactured from high impact resistant recyclde polyethylene, Stokbord Cover is able to withstand damage from both hand tools and mechanical plant.

Stokbord Drum was launched at Utility Week Live where Centriforce demonstrated the ease of installation of the new drum system to our clients, alongside our full utility protection range with Tapetile and Locata products.

Stokbord® Drum has since been successfully used on a number of large projects across the UK.

Centriforce Tapetile and Stokbord underground cable protection tiles and covers are the market leading, heavy duty utility protection system for protecting underground cable and pipes – this includes low voltage, medium voltage and high voltage power networks working at 11kV and 33kV.

Stokbord Drum Cable Protection for Underground Utility Cables

Stokbord Drum Cable Protection for Underground Utility Cables


THORNE & DERRICK are national distributors of LV, MV & HV Cable Installation, Jointing, Duct Sealing, Substation & Electrical Equipment – we service UK and global businesses involved in cable installations, cable jointingsubstation earthing, overhead line and electrical construction at LV, 11kV, 33kV and EHV.

Since 1985, T&D have established an international reputation based on SERVICE | INTEGRITY | TRUST.

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