Glass fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) grating is an industrial flooring used in a wide range of industries. Often found on walkways and elevated platforms, FRP grating is extremely durable, non-corrosive and non-conductive, which often makes it a safer alternative to other flooring materials traditionally used in harsh and high-risk environments.
In this article, we'll learn how FRP grating is made, some of the benefits of using it, and where you might find it commonly found.
FRP grating is made from a combination of fiberglass and resin. The fiberglass gives the finished product its strength, while the resin makes it resistant to corrosive substances.
FRP grating is often found in hazardous or harsh environments where it may be exposed to the elements or come into contact with dangerous and corrosive chemicals. The following are some examples of situations where FRP grating is used.
On ships and offshore installations
The rugged nature of FRP grating makes it ideal for ships and oil rigs or other offshore installations. It can be exposed to wind, rain and extreme temperatures, or submerged in water. It is also lightweight and relatively easy to transport.
In Electrically Hazardous Environments
FRP grating is typically used in electrically hazardous environments because it is non-conductive. Therefore, it reduces the risk of electrocution or other injury in the event of an accident involving electricity.
In chemical plants
FRP grating is non-corrosive. This makes it ideal for walkways, decks and other surfaces in chemical plants where there is a risk of corrosive material leaks or spills.
On complex construction sites
The ease of transporting, storing and cutting FRP grating makes it a flexible and cost effective solution for on-site work. Construction companies are able to use standard cutting tools to make FRP grating suitable for complex and mobile site layouts.
FRP grating has many benefits and the following are the main reasons for choosing it over metal and other grating alternatives.
FRP grating can withstand harsh environments for long periods of time without damage or deterioration. It is low-maintenance and easy to clean. And the molded color means it doesn't need to be repainted.
While the exact fire rating depends on the individual product, in general, FRP grating has a high level of heat and fire resistance.
Easily cut to fit specific floor layouts and adjusted as layouts change, reducing waste and saving additional costs.
FRP grating is easier to transport and store than other grating alternatives, reducing costs and avoiding project downtime and delays.
FRP grating does not corrode, so it can be used around hazardous chemicals where there is a potential risk of spills and leaks.
Unlike steel and some other grating alternatives, FRP grating is non-magnetic, making it safer in situations where it is sensitive to magnetic fields.
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