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Fiberglass Grating: The Perfect Partner for Industrial Environments
Fiberglass grating offers an attractive, low maintenance alternative to metal grating for many applications. Weighing much less than steel, fiberglass grating is less expensive to transport and installs simply by using only simple hand tools. The rigid glass-reinforced plastic resin structure provides superior strength and load-bearing capability, while its inherent resistance to corrosion, chipping and cracking ensures a long, trouble-free service life.
Non-Magnetic and Non-Conducting
Fiberglass grating is nonconducting and non-magnetic, making it ideal for personnel protection in electrical applications, including electrical work platforms and fencing around high-voltage equipment and microwave installations. In addition, its non-sparking feature makes it safer for use around volatile chemicals.
A Variety of Industries use Fiberglass Grating from BarnettBates
Fiberglass grating has been used successfully in many industries including
- Food and Beverage
- Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Metal Finishing
- Pulp/Paper and Textile Processing
- Marine and Offshore Installations
- Oil/Gas and Plating Operations
Pultruded Fiberglass Grating
Pultruded grating provides the ultimate combination of strength, corrosion resistance and structural integrity. Bearing bars are made in a continuous, automated process in which a core of densely-packed longitudinal glass strands (roving), wrapped in a matting of randomly-oriented glass strands and a synthetic UV-resistant surface veil, are literally "pulled" simultaneously through a "bath" of thermosetting premium grade vinyl ester or polyester resin and into a heated forming-and-curing die. The result is a strong composite structural shape with high impact and fatigue strength. A coarse epoxy grit is bonded to the walking surfaces of all pultruded grating and stair treads for improved traction.
The traditional "I" bearing bar shape, available in 1", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" depths, provides maximum flexibility in design. The T-bar shape, available in 1", 1 1/2" and 2" depths, can provide a safer walking surface.
Heavy Duty flat solid bar fiberglass grating in depths up to 2 1/2", designed to take heavy wheel traffic such as forklifts and trucks, is also available.
A patented multi-piece locking cross bar assembly forms a strong unified panel. This panel can be cut and fabricated like a solid sheet to fit almost any plant requirement, using standard carpenter's tools with abrasive cutting edges.
Standard colors are gray and safety yellow. Panels with 1" I- and T-bars are also available in white non-fire retardant polyester resin. Other colors can be quoted upon request.
Standard panel sizes are 3', 4' and 5' widths in 8', 10', 12' or 20' lengths. Standard panels come with cross bar spacing of 6" or optional 12" on center.
Molded Fiberglass Grating
Molded fiberglass grating is produced in one-piece mesh panels with either a plain concave or grit non-slip walking surface. With load-bearing bars running in both directions, it provides a pleasing, uniform appearance. It is manufactured by interweaving continuous fiberglass strands with thermosetting polyester or vinylester resin systems. Integral (solid surface) grating covers are also available. Typical applications include floor systems, walkways, work platforms, stairs, ramps, trench covers and catwalks.
Standard panels are available in fire-retardant resin systems, four panel sizes and six standard grid patterns. Panels may be efficiently cut and sealed on-site to minimize grating waste.
Standard colors are gray, green, orange and safety yellow. Custom colors are available.
Molded fiberglass stair treads with matching colors and integral nosings are also available.
For load and deflection information please contact our sales department.