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SETTING THE INDUSTRY STANDARD.

THAT’S DIFFERENT.

COMPLIANCE AND CLASSIFICATION OF MANHOLE COVERS AND FRAMES ACCORDING TO STANDARD EN 124

Standards

 

SANS 50124 also known as SABS EN 124 is a European Product Standard adopted by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) dealing specifically with Manhole Covers and Drainage Gratings. SANS 50124 stipulates the following: “This national standard is the identical implementation of EN 124:1994 and is adopted with the permission of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), rue de Stassart 36, B-1050 Brussels. SANS 50124 is technically identical to SABS EN 124:1994.”

Clause 9(d) of this Standard stipulates that products shall bear the mark of a certification body. In effect this means that each product must be independently tested and certified against the Standard for full conformity.

Products shall bear a certification mark to comply with clause 9 of EN 124.

Products that do not bear a certification mark do not comply with EN 124. FIBERITE products are certified by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) to carry their certification marks on our products.

The certification authorities continue to monitor that the products bearing their mark remain in compliance by exhaustive testing during regular visits to the Factory and monitoring the products in the market.

The revised draft of EN 124 is currently under approval by CEN and when approved, be known as prEN 124. 

Standard EN 124/SANS 50124

  • Determines the technical characteristics of manhole covers and frames.
  • Requires a quality control of the production in accordance with ISO 9001 for certified factories
  • Requests a control by a third party.

The mark represented below certify the compliance with EN 124/SANS 50124

 SABS Approved

“Manhole Covers and Drainage Gratings that are marked EN124 and do not bear the mark of a certification body do not comply with EN 124”.

The standard EN 124/SANS 50124 provides a minimum recommendation for the use of manhole covers and frames in places of installation:

The standard specifies that the designer is responsible for making the appropriate choice of class and where there is any doubt regarding the class to be used, a higher class should be selected. (EN 124 Clause 5)

A product which complies with EN 124/SANS 50124 must have the following markings:

  1. Identification mark of the manufacturer and the production site
  2. Appropriate class of resistance
  3. Number of the standard
  4. The mark of a certification body

Fiberite standards

 

EN 124/SANS 50124 Application Drawing

EN 124/SANS 50124 Application Drawing

 

GROUPTraffic descriptionClassProof load kN
1 Areas which can only be used by pedestrians and pedal cyclists. A15 15kN
2 Footways, pedestrian areas and comparable parks or car parking decks. B125 125kN
3 For gully tops installed in the area of curbside channels of roads. C250 250kN
4 Carriageways of roads (including pedestrian streets), hard shoulders and parking areas, for all types of road vehicles. D400 400kN
5 Areas of imposing high wheel loads, e.g. dock and aircraft pavements. E600 600kN
6 Areas of imposing high wheel loads, e.g. aircraft pavements.  F900 900kN

 

Product Testing

In line with the requirements of EN 124/SANS 50124 FIBERITE products are tested at our in-house facilities. Our press can apply a maximum load of 550kN. All products are tested for deformation and ultimate proof load.

Contact Details

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E-mail: info@fiberite.co.za
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Website: www.fiberite.com

 

Physical Address

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Pretoria
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