there are millions of miles of underground pipelines in the U. S. used to
transport natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas liquids
(NGL), crude oil, refined petroleum products and many other chemicals and
substances vital to our economy. The
number one priority in the pipeline industry is safety. Statistical studies have shown that the
leading cause of pipeline accidents is from excavation related activities. Century Group can assist pipeline and utility
companies’ accidental damage to pipelines by using its precast concrete ditch
shields. This durable precast concrete
structure can provide a protective barrier to prevent damage to pipelines
caused by excavation equipment, heavy equipment and other activities such as
pile driving, drilling, etc… Century’s
concrete pipeline shields can be considered a best practice when taking steps
in making sure that your pipeline is protected from accidental excavations and
other activities. The main purpose of
the concrete pipeline shield is to protect the liner from direct impact by
excavating equipment and other equipment.
Once equipment strikes the shield personnel will immediately be made
aware that there is an underground structure that needs immediate attention and
Group Inc. has years of experience in working with the pipeline industry in
providing its protective precast concrete ditch shields and concrete
Concrete Pipeline Ditch Shields Being Loaded
60 years of precast concrete manufacturing experience and manufacturing precast
concrete ditch shields, pipe weights for the pipeline industry we have the
ability to work with your design team in developing the perfect pipe shield for
your project. All Century Group products are American made, manufactured in the U.S.
Group has its standard pipeline shields but acknowledges that every project has
its own characteristics and parameters.
Therefore we have the ability to custom manufacture a protective
concrete pipeline shield to meet your specific project needs and protect
pipeline from being disturbed, moved or destroyed from unauthorized
Pipeline Ditch Shield
Group has the ability to vary the size and dimensions of the concrete pipe
shields. Century Group also manufactures
a full line of precast
concrete utility markers and right-of-way
markers which serve as warning and notification to contractors, municipal
workers and other parties that underground utilities are in the general
Precast Concrete Pipeline Weights
Century’s precast concrete pipeline shields are manufactured using 5000 p.s.i.
concrete 28 days batched at our company owned facilities. Our manufacturing facilities are NPCA
(National Precast Concrete Association) certified and our plant supervisors
have a minimum of an A.C.I. Level I (American Concrete Institute)
certification. You can be assured that
the concrete pipeline shields that you receive from Century Group will be of
the highest quality.
Concrete Pipeline Protection Shield
One of the
most popular locations where the Century concrete pipeline shields are used is
where the pipeline intersects roads and highways or other pipeline
right-of-ways. Because municipalities,
highway developments must cleanout roadway ditches, the pipeline shields are
placed over the pipelines in the vicinity where they traverse a ditch to
provide that first line of protection.
The pipeline shield is also used in those areas where other pipelines or
utility lines traverse the pipeline. The
pipeline shields can also be placed over pipeline and utilities in shallow
water areas to prevent contact from boating operations.
Load of Concrete Pipeline Ditch Shields
Group Inc. is a leading supplier of pipeline / utility markers and right-of-way
markers to the pipeline and petro-chemical industry. Century's pipeline and utility markers
provide visible warning to contractors and pipeline personnel of underground
utilities before any operations or excavations began over the piping.
Century Precast Concrete Ditch Shields over petroleum
pipeline along a state highway
Group has a commitment to assisting the pipeline industry in protecting their
underground pipelines from damage. Our
technical team is ready to be a part in protecting pipelines, the community and
Century’s Precast Concrete Ditch Shields being
installed over natural gas pipeline
Precast Concrete Pipeline Security Barriers
Precast Concrete Pipeline / Utility Markers
Century Group Inc.
has manufacturing facilities across the United States. Our Oklahoma
Division, located in Muskogee, Oklahoma, services the states of Oklahoma,
Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.
Our Alabama Division located in Greenville, Alabama services
Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Our Tennessee Division, located in Lebanon, Tennessee, territory
includes Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and
Wisconsin. Our North Carolina division,
located in Princeton, North Carolina, territory includes South Carolina,
Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and
Massachusetts. Our Louisiana facility is
located in Sulphur, Louisiana and services Texas, Mississippi and
All Century Group precast concrete products are
manufactured in the United States and meet the "Buy American” specifications. Century Group Railroad Grade Crossing
Panels, Railroad Spill Containment Systems, Precast Concrete Steps, Stair
Treads, Signs, Security Bollards, Parking Curbs / Wheel Stops, Architectural
and Industrial Precast Concrete products are available throughout the
continental US and some products can be shipped worldwide.