Glossary

A

  • A15
    Access covers and gratings capable of withstanding a 15kN test load. For use in areas where only pedestrians have access.
  • AERO

    Range of cast iron access covers for dry networks prefabricated chambers.

  • ANTI-THEFT

    Device of security to avoid theft. This device is generally constituted by a lock of turning type, activated by a specific key. The device can also be constituted by cotter-pins positioned in the hinges with no need of specific key.

  • ANTIFALL BARS

    Antifall device used as a protection gate below the access cover. 

  • AUTOMATIC

    Range of manhole covers that allows an operator access at the sewerage network. Classification D400 according to the EN124 standard.

B

  • BALCONY RAILLING

    Cast iron decorative and protective railling for balcony. Product manufactured on request and custom-made.

  • BALTIC

    Range of manhole covers that allows an operator access at the sewerage network. Classification D400 according to the EN124 standard.

  • BAYONET COUPLING

    Device for attaching channel gratings.

  • BOLLARD

    Device allowing to moor a boat to the port / Device preventing the parking vehicles.

  • BSI

    Certifying organization to the EN-124 standard delivering the Kitemark.

C

  • C250

    Access covers and gratings capable of withstanding a 250kN test load. For use in car parks, forecourts, industrial sites and areas with slow moving traffic also in highway locations up to 500mm from the kerb and up to 200mm into the verge, excluding motorways.

  • COMPOSITE

    Polyester renforced glass fiber. Material used for the conception of antifall bars and guard rail systems. 

  • CONNECTION BOX FOR SEWAGE NETWORKS

    Box situated to the junction of sewage networks in upstream private (secondary) and downstream publics.

  • COPRO

    Certifying organization to the EN-124 standard. COPRO has been designed by the IBN (Institut Belgian to Normalization) and by the Ministry Belgian of the Infrastructure to make this certification COPRO is accredited according to the norm EN-45011 par the organism BELCERT.  This last is part of a network European known as E.A (European Accreditation).

  • CYCLE PATH

    Special road exclusively reserved to cyclists.

D

  • D400

    Access covers and gratings capable of withstanding a 400kN test load. For use in areas where cars and Lorries have access, including carriageways, hard shoulders and pedestrian areas.

  • DECORATIVE ROOFLINE FRIEZE

    Decorative frieze which is fixed on a window or under a roof. Product manufactured on request and custom-made.

  • DOUBLE HINGES

    Closure devices in cast iron articulated on two points to facilitate their exploitation in stability and weight.

E

  • E600

    Access covers and gratings capable of withstanding a 600kN test load. For use in areas where high wheel loads are imposed such as loading areas, docks or aircraft pavements..

  • EN 124 STANDARD

    European standard that specifies the principles of construction, test cases, markings, quality control of the pieces of public road network, traffic areas of vehicles and of pedestrian. To learn more, consult the site web of the AFNOR.

F

  • F900

    Access covers and gratings capable of withstanding a 900kN test load. For use in areas where particularly high wheel loads are imposed such as aircraft pavements.

  • FLAT GRATING

    Cast iron device for the swallowing and the recovery rainwater.

G

  • GAS ACCESS COVER

    Cast iron access cover to the gas network.

  • GUARD RAIL

    Set of elements formant a protection gate anti-fall.

  • GUIDE STRIP

    Marker visual tactile on the ground allowing to the visual deficient people to orient themselves more easily in the great outdoors.

H

  • HYDRAULIC

    Part of a frame which allow the odourtight efficiency on a manhole cover.

K

  • KERB GRATING AND FRAME

    Drainage grating place along the kerb. The kerb inlet is fitted on its own or with a cover or a grate. Chamber equipped with a grate which collects the storm water and has an odor resistance feature. 

  • KITEMARK

    Certifying organization to the EN-124 standard. In Great Britain, the Kitemark is a symbol which is deposited on products having respected some norm safety standard and of the quality. The Mark NF is applied of way free on everything products certified by the AFNOR.

L

  • LARGE OPENING

    Dimensions of the chamber to cover by a closure device.

  • LMV

    Lifting, handling and locking device allowing to unbolt and manipulate manhole cover.

  • LOGO / MARKINGS

    Writing and/or drawings sank in a cover allowing to recognize the network and its membership without having to open it.

M

  • MANHOLE COVER

    Device of absorption situated in roadway border, that assure the collect of water and generally the network access for his maintenance from the surface.

     

  • MARK NF ROAD

    Certification mark delivered by the AFNOR, certification body accredited by the COFRAC. The mark NF punishes the double conformity. 

  • MEDITERRANEE

    Range of manhole covers that allows an operator access at the sewerage network. Classification D400 according to the EN124 standard.

N

  • NF 110

    Repositories of the AFNOR which complete the EN124 standard and provides the set conditions to grant NF road Mark.

  • NF 362

    Standard NF certification for underground networks access covers.

  • NON DETACHABLY HINGES

    Axis system situated in a frame around thereof turn a stamp or a railing preventing last one removed from its frame.

  • NON-SLIP COVERING

    Reliefs placed on the cover or the grating  whose the role is to prevent the slipperiness.

P

  • PARKING

    Parking area for vehicles

  • PROFIL A

    Kerbstone Profile « A » 

  • PROFIL T

    Kerbstone Profile “T”

R

  • RDO

    Inviolable patented locking device.

  • RESISTANCE CLASS

    Classification of the manholes covers on public road network according to a resistance level in the load of the test planned by the EN-124 standard, ex Class D400 for the manhole cover.

S

  • SEZAM

    Big opening cast iron access cover range.

T

  • TACTILE PAVING PLATE

    Contrasted surface visually relative to the ground and present a touch surface identifiable with the cane or the foot by blind person or visually impaired person.

  • TREE GRATING

    Protection device to install around of the foot of trees. 

  • TREE GRATING

    Protection device to install around of the foot of trees.