4 Areas You May Find Fiberglass Grating
Fiberglass is reinforced plastic material used in a range of building materials and in applications such as aircrafts, cars, construction, food processing, swimming pools and many others. Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) is also used to manufacture grating for industrial settings where there are safety concerns regarding oils or liquids spilling onto the floor. Throughout this blog post we will look at four areas where you may find fiberglass grating.
Applications of Fiberglass Grating
Fiberglass grating can be used in any area that requires a safe walking surface and depending on the application, the grating can be produced in various specifications. When choosing fiberglass grating for walking surfaces, the color, grid pattern, coating and other options are available for customization.
Some of the fiberglass walking surface applications include:
Fiberglass walkways are often fitted as part of a system that includes stair treads and handrails. The typical forming methods for fiberglass gratings are pultruded gratings or molded gratings. Either pultruded or molded gratings can be used for walkways in chemical plants, marine exploration and other environments where rust or other types of corrosion are prevalent.
Similar to walkways, fiberglass platforms are used in environments where additional safety measures are required to prevent slips and falls. Owing to its high strength, corrosion resistance and fire retardant properties, fiberglass is a popular choice for high-level platforms
Strongwell manufactures pultruded and molded stair treads to complement its gratings. In addition, Alternatively, DURATREADTM molded fiberglass stair tread covers are also available to help provide a cost-effective way of improving the safety on existing stairways. These threads can easily be fitted over concrete, metal or wooden steps and are becoming more popular due to their durability and design options.
Drainage covers can be made from molded FRP gratings to cover a wide range of drains in indoor and outdoor applications. These covers are put in place to reduce the chances of someone tripping, slipping or falling into a drain hole and prevent unwanted debris from falling into the drain and causing potential damage. The benefits of using fiberglass drain covers is that they are non-slip, even in wet or oily conditions, and they are chemical resistant.
The Benefits of Fiberglass Grating
Fiberglass is frequently used in industrial applications because of its numerous benefits. These benefits range from durable to non-conducive, but additional benefits will be listed below:
- Corrosion Resistant
- Low Maintenance
If you would like further information about fiberglass grating, its applications, or any of our Strongwell fiberglass products, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.