Case Study: Fiberglass Grating as Screened Fences
In 2015, Pipex px® worked with London Underground to create an Anti-Trespass and Security Barrier for the transportation sector in Essex, United Kingdom. In an effort to protect people and railway tracks, London Underground needed a fabricated and nonconductive screen for the Barking Flyover.
KN Network Services and Pipex px® worked together to design a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) system which allowed air movement while ensuring limited visibility. The barrier system was manufactured from EXTREN® FRP profiles and I-6000 DURAGRID® pultruded fiberglass grating. Outside of the transportation sector, many of Strongwell’s case studies have shown that fiberglass molded and pultruded grating can be successfully used in architectural and industrial applications.
|Product: FRP Anti-Trespass and Security Barrier|
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|For: Pipex px®|
|User: London Underground|
In total, three sections provided over 518 linear feet of FRP DURAGRID® screens. In an effort to minimize rail disruption during the installation of over 100 grating panels, Pipex px® prefabricated the interconnecting panels to ensure a quick delivery and drop-in solution for the end user. The barrier system is estimated to provide over sixty years of maintenance-free operation.