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Pipeline Protection/Ditch Shields

Today 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 Century Group Pipeline Ditch Shieldneeds immediate attention and protection.

Pipeline Ditch Shield



Century Group Inc. has years of experience in working with the pipeline industry in providing its protective precast concrete ditch shields and concrete pipe weights.



Concrete Pipeline Ditch Shields Being Loaded



With over 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.


Century 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 encroachments.


Pipeline Ditch Shield




Century 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 vicinity.


Precast Concrete Pipeline Weights





All 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


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




Century 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



Century Precast Concrete Ditch Shields over petroleum pipeline along a state highway






Century 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 the environment.





Century’s Precast Concrete Ditch Shields being installed over natural gas pipeline







Precast Concrete Pipeline Security Barriers







Precast Concrete Pipeline Right-of-Way Markers









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 Louisiana.

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.

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