RHI-NODE range of access chambers

The RHI-NODE
range of access chambers comprises three complete, non-metal manhole products, including the following:

  • RHI-NODE
    1000, which is 1,000mm deep with 650mm daylight opening and total weight of 95kg. Load rating: EN-124 B125 (ie 125kN).
     
  • RHI-Node
    600, which is 600mm deep with 350mm daylight opening and total weight of 46kg.  Load rating: SANS 558 medium duty (ie 40kN).
     
  • RHI-NODE
    300, which is 300mm deep with 200mm daylight opening and total weight of 5kg. Load rating: SANS 558 light duty (ie 7kN).

The RHI-NODE
range of access chambers consists of a manhole lid, frame, coping, chamber panels and chamber bottom. The lid and coping accommodates either a secure mechanical lock or the standard GLAM Lock, fully integrated. All RHI-NODE
products are produced in the only facility of its kind in Africa, under strict quality assurance (ISO 9000 certified).

The main components of each RH-NODE product are manufactured from SMC (sheet moulded compound), which is part of the GRP (glass reinforced polymers) family of materials. It is a light weight, high strength replacement for metal components, which is non-flammable, UV stabilised, impact resistant and shatter proof. 

RHI-NODE 600: Access Chamber

RHI-NODE 300: Access Chamber

RHI-NODE 600: Access Chamber

RHI-NODE 600: Flat Pack Configuration

RHI-NODE 1000: Access Chamber

Installation:

The RHI-NODE products are light weight and flat-packed.  Accordingly, prior to and during installation, key features include:

  • Low cost of transportation, due to low mass and low volume.
  • Ease of on-site handling (no lifting equipment required).
  • On-site assembly (instructions included in product packaging).
  • Retro-fitting over existing pipelines and ducts.
  • Designed to accommodate variety of pipe and duct outer diameters, via knock-out duct entries.

Operation:

 Once installed, the unique operating features of the RHI-NODE products enable efficient, one person operation, in view of the following  design specifications:

  • Secure locking mechanism (either mechanical or electronic).
  • Light weight lid.
  • Unique internal slack management brackets.
  • Custom branding on the lid is possible. 

Other features:

The low life-cycle cost of the RHI-NODE range is ensured by the following features:

  • Absolutely no scrap value.
  • Corrosion resistance.
  • UV Resistance.
  • Slip resistant tread pattern on lid.
  • Impact resistance.
  • Certified load rating.
  • Manufactured in ISO 9000 certified factory.
  • Close tolerances in moving parts.
  • No scrap value.
  • Light weight.
  • Ease of installation.
  • Ease of use.
  • Low life cycle cost.

Q: How easy is it to install?
A: The RHI-NODE chambers are delivered in a flat pack configuration and are off-loaded and assembled on site
without involvement of heavy lifting equipment.

Q: What is the cost of transportation?
A: Due to the flat pack configuration in which the RHI-NODE chambers are supplied to the customer,
truck loads can be optimised. Where traditional fibre cement chambers are transported in loads of ±70 per super link truck, with the same size RHI-NODE chamber the load is optimised to 144 chambers per load which reduces transport cost by more than 50%.

Q: Can the chambers be locked?
A: Yes, we integrate two types of locks in the chambers.
It can either be fitted with an electronic GLAM lock linked to the GLAM Access
Management System or with a mechanical lock.

RHI-NODE 300

Daylight opening

Depth

Coping Size

Duct configuration

200mm

300mm

285 x 285mm

4X Ø 20mm
Knock-out

4X Ø 25mm
Knock-out

4X Ø 50mm
Knock-out

Weight

Load Rating

5kg

SANS 558 Light Duty (7kN)

RHI-NODE 600

Daylight opening

Depth

Coping Size

Duct configuration

350mm

600mm

Ø 600mm

8X Ø 50mm
Split entry

12X Ø 110mm
Knock-out

Weight

Load Rating

46kg

SANS 558 Medium Duty (40kN)

RHI-NODE 1000

Daylight opening

Depth

Coping Size

Duct configuration

650mm

1000mm

Ø 900mm

4X Ø 160mm
Split entry

12X Ø 110mm
Knock-out

Weight

Load Rating

95kg

EN-124 B125 (125kN)

RHI-NODE 1000 (For Pre-cast Chamber)

Daylight opening

Depth

Coping Size

Duct configuration

650mm

N/A

To customer specification

N/A

Weight

Load Rating

35kg

EN-124 B125 (125kN)