CAP WINS NATIONAL COMPOSITES "ACE" AWARD!!!! (844) 344-2271 email@example.com
If you don't need our watertight version of the CAP ONE , and need to release line pressure, CAP can mold-in vent holes...not drilled holes! Drilling can expose fiber filaments to the environment. And CAP's vent holes are not on the structural members (photo on right). Molding-in holes is impossible or difficult to do with other composite options. For example, in the Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) process, the manufacturer must stack many layers of woven fiber. Molding holes in RTM covers would require holes cut into the raw materials, so holes are drilled into post molded covers in many RTM solutions rather than molded-in.
In the Fall of 2021, CAP will have a Made in the USA, 36 inch clear opening cover and frame assembly. It will be much more robust than those in the market today and many more options. Plus logos!
CAP ONE ® is our standard 30" clear opening assembly for all cover markets: water, wastewater, electric, broadband, etc. The bottom text is just changed.
With a 24 inch clear opening, the CAP ONE-24 is made with either bolts or quarter turn paddle locks. Custom logos are available in the top arch, center circle and bottom arch locations.
CAP STONE ™ products demonstrate another differentiating composite advantage from iron - blended stone hues - not just painted.
The CAP RF ® represents the newest technology in the world market of manhole covers. Asset tracking, locating, and GIS!
Concerned about sending tax-payer funds to foreign manufacturers? Desire trace-ability to raw materials and local support? Contact us for a facility visit.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) sent CAP the letter formerly approving composite covers in TXDOT infrastructure and right-of-way in August '17.
Compression molding improves cost & lead times with rapid production vs. the less efficient, higher cost, Resin Transfer Molding (RTM). Call your distributor to stock-up!
Interested in differentiating your wastewater, storm water, and other utility lines with a quick visual - perhaps colors will help.
CAP understands each municipality has their preferred tool. Choose your fastener head(Hex, Allen, Penta) for bolted or quarter-turn models.
Are custom logos important to your city, business, campus, or other organization? CAP can create the tooling for your look.
Sometimes municipalities need to locate manhole covers that are hidden. The covers could be in a field or buried. On occasion, the state DOT contractor will overlay covers with asphalt. CAP's innovation allows for metal detection of CAPs with common metal detectors...and still without metal in CAPs or corrosion-prone metal fastened to the CAP! Detectable metal (non-stainless) fastened on the cover exterior will corrode over time, and CAP's do not require these exterior ferrous attachments. The video shows a CAP cover detected under 12 inches of dirt. This innovation is standard for CAPs - but only CAP offers this.
CAPs are popular for Sanitary Sewer covers and are used for Water, Electric, Storm, Grease Trap Interceptor, and coming soon...Air Release Valve covers with "ARV" marked on the top.
CAP locking systems and metal hardware exposed to H2S gas are made with 316 Stainless Steel - Austenite crystal. This gives the maximum resistance of a metal to corrosion and is not magnetic. If your locking hardware is attracted by magnetic forces like the cover hardware shown in the photo, the lock may corrode. This could cause problems locking and opening the cover in the future.
Compared to another composite option, CAP's frames (top frame in photo) have twice the wall thickness and twice the flange. This provides adequate robustness for vehicle impact and other common handling abuse.
CAP can produce interchangeable, hardened steel molds for the custom logo positions. These molds can withstand 800 tons and look sharp! So, CAP logos are molded in the substrate - not a surface decal or veil. CAP's logos are 3-4 times deeper (about 1/8 inch) on the surface vs. some current RTM options. CAP's logo depth gives a more pronounced surface appearance. RTM detail as deep as CAP's would create resin-rich areas that can blister and wear - one reason some RTM covers have 0.03" to 0.04" tread depth.
CAP offers a 4-bolt system that provides a 0.00 GPM (perfect watertight seal) perfect for flood plains. Plus, we offer a paddle lock option, which is a quarter-turn latch that hooks into the frame. The lock comes in an Allen Head, Hex or Pentahead. Dirt shields are affixed to prevent dirt accumulation. A top hook helps open the cover...even without tools.
CAP covers are lighter than iron...but NOT too light! Manhole covers were not meant to be Frisbees (Frisbees fly). This video demonstrates an alternate method to open a CAP with a common cover lifting tool - one handed!
Attached are only some of the downloadable documents. Contact us for test results and other submission data needed.