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Underground asset protection specialists

HDPE Plate Installation

Installation of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plates for mechanical protection of underground pipes and cables. Design and engineering of protection systems tailored to the specific needs of the client


Inspection and Maintenance

Damage geo-referencing, inspection and maintenance. Regular inspection of installed HDPE plates to ensure their integrity and functionality

Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Repair and replacement of damaged or worn HDPE plates to maintain the integrity of underground protection. Modernization of existing protection systems to comply with updated regulations and standards

Consulting and Technical Advice

Risk assessment and recommendations for effective underground asset protection. Technical advice on the selection of materials and protection methods best suited for each application






      At Plate-Guard, we are leaders in the manufacture and supply of high-strength HDPE plates, specifically designed for the protection of subway assets in the oil and gas industries. With expertise in damage prevention, we offer advanced solutions that ensure the integrity and safety of critical infrastructure.


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HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) plates offer numerous benefits for protecting underground assets such as gas pipes, water pipes, and electrical cables:

  • High Mechanical Strength: HDPE plates can withstand impacts from heavy machinery, such as 32-ton excavators, without losing their integrity, providing an effective barrier against physical damage.
  • Durability: These plates are resistant to corrosion, chemicals, and other environmental factors, ensuring a long service life.
  • Enhanced Safety: They feature non-slip surfaces and beveled edges to facilitate handling and reduce the risk of accidents during installation.
  • Visibility and Warning: HDPE plates are UV-treated and come in bright colors with embossed warning messages that remain visible throughout the plate’s lifespan.
  • Ease of Installation: They do not require heavy equipment or specialized personnel for installation, allowing a small team to install hundreds of meters in a single day​

HDPE plates are made from High-Density Polyethylene, a plastic material that offers several advantages over other materials like concrete or metal:

  • Lightweight: HDPE is significantly lighter than concrete, making it easier to transport and install.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Unlike metal, HDPE does not rust or degrade when exposed to moisture and chemicals.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: HDPE can be molded into various shapes and sizes to meet different needs and terrain conditions.
  • Lower Environmental Impact: The production and handling of HDPE have a smaller environmental footprint compared to the extraction and processing of materials like concrete or metal.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Due to their durability and lower maintenance needs, HDPE plates are a more economical solution in the long term​

HDPE plates offer several advantages over traditional solutions such as concrete slabs or metal barriers:

  • Quick and Easy Installation: HDPE plates are simpler and faster to install, requiring no heavy machinery or highly specialized personnel, which significantly reduces installation costs.
  • Effective Protection: They provide effective mechanical protection against impacts from heavy machinery, similar to concrete slabs but with less weight and more flexibility.
  • Adaptability: HDPE plates can be customized in terms of size, color, and warning messages, allowing better adaptation to specific project needs.
  • Reduced Maintenance: Unlike metal barriers that can corrode and degrade, HDPE plates require less maintenance due to their resistance to corrosion and extreme environmental conditions​
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