Dado Trunking in Covid 19 Field Hospital

Dado Trunking in Covid 19 Field Hospital

Company: M&L Building & Electrical Services | Location: Swansea, Wales | Sector: Healthcare

M&L Building & Services specified Centaur’s Meridian dado trunking in Covid 19 Field Hospital in Swansea. The specification was for the conversion of Bay Studio Elba into a temporary field hospital for the NHS during the crisis.

    • Covid 19 Field Hospital
    • PVCu Cable Management Dado Trunking
    • Steel Cable Containment Basket Tray

Covid 19 Field Hospital

Bay Studio Elba in Swansea, Wales was given to the NHS and converted into a temporary Covid 19 field hospital. M&L Building & Electrical Services of Tonypandy were chosen as the preferred subcontractors.

Following a site visit from IMD Regional Sales Manager Mark Hobden, they selected the FastConnect basket tray from Tamlex and the Meridian range of PVCu dado trunking from Centaur Manufacturing.

The factories of the Installation Materials Division were proud to offer the NHS their support and service for the cable containment aspect of the construction.

The speed required by the Swansea Council for the project presented challenges to all suppliers but ones that Centaur and Tamlex were determined to overcome. Quotations were speedily generated and production and stocks reserved for next day supply.

PVCu Cable Management Dado Trunking

To provide the PVCu cable management at dado trunking level, Centaur’s Meridian three compartment soft edge profile was installed. Providing a quick installation with its clip-on dado trunking accessories, covers and adjustable internal and external corner bends.

Made from self-extinguishing PVCu the Meridian range is also available in an antimicrobial trunking finish. Where the properties have been independently tested and found to restrict the growth of bacteria by up to 99.99%.

Steel Cable Containment Basket Tray

To support cabling throughout, the FastConnect basket tray provided a speedy and time saving solution. Each length is supplied with a coupler at one end and the lengths are simply clipped together without the use of any tools.

All wire ends are de-burred on our basket tray to prevent any snagging or damage as cables are laid. FastConnect complies with EN 61537 for electrical continuity and C6 corrosion resistance.

Conclusion

Direct communication between M&L Building & Electrical Services and the factories enabled supplies to be shipped direct from the factory gate to the site.

Thomas Foulkes, Electrical Manager at M&L commented, “We initially went with Tamlex and Centaur as they quoted competitively and they said they could meet our strict delivery schedule. The direct communication was good and we were kept up to date throughout. The product went in easily so we were most impressed by the whole experience.”

The temporary 1000 bed hospital occupies the space of several football pitches and now has over 6,000m of Tamlex FastConnect basket tray and a little under 10,000m of Centaur Meridian dado trunking.

“We were delighted to be part of such an installation”, said Stewart Carline Factory Manager of Tamlex, “even though it was completed during the height of the lockdown period Team Tamlex worked weekends to get this done which makes me very proud of everyone here”.

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“The temporary 1000 bed hospital occupies the space of several football pitches and now has over 6,000m of Tamlex FastConnect basket tray and a little under 10,000m of Centaur Meridian dado trunking.”

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