Network Rail approves FLI’s flexi-pile cap
FLI Structures’ patented steel flexi-pile cap has now been Form 1 approved by Network Rail for use in its electrification programme.
The product is an innovative solution designed to overcome on-site installation issues. It is claimed the product will help improve the installation productivity rate of driven 610 piles, at site locations where hard ground causes a pile to refuse and where the pile is out of position rotationally.
FLI says the flexi-cap negates the need for time consuming, expensive and quality critical site welding, profiling, testing and painting. It only requires the steel pile to be cut and drilled using a template. A bolted connection completes the site work, so the structure can then be landed onto the foundation helping to improve the installation programme.
Trevor Burden, FLI Engineering Manager said: “The great thing about the Flexi pile cap is that all the quality critical work is done off site, and only quick and simple site works are required, improving safety and quality.”