DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating: Elevating Safety and Performance in the Oil and Gas Industry
When it comes to ensuring excellent fire and smoke performance, DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating stands as the go-to choice in the oil and gas industry. As the first composite grating to receive U.S. Coast Guard approval, DURAGRID® Phenolic meets the stringent requirements of the ASTM F3059 Matrix guide for fiberglass grating, achieving Structural Fire Integrity Level 2 (L2). In fact, the ASTM F3059 will soon replace the USCG PFM 2-98 matrix, solidifying DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating’s position as a leader in safety.
Unmatched Fire and Smoke Performance
In comparison to standard polyester, vinyl ester, and epoxy FRP products, Phenolic Grating offers significant improvements in reduced smoke density, reduced smoke toxicity, and enhanced structural fire integrity when exposed to fire incidents. Meeting Annex 1 of the FTP Code (International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures) – (MSC 88/26/ Add.2) issued by the International Maritime Organization, DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating ensures safety and compliance with rigorous fire safety standards.
Key Features of DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating
- Corrosion Resistant: With exceptional resistance to corrosion, DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating excels in challenging environments.
- Structurally Strong: Built with strength in mind, this grating system withstands heavy loads and provides structural stability.
- High Impact and Fatigue Strength: Offering superior impact and fatigue resistance, DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating stands the test of time.
- Lightweight: Its lightweight composition allows for easy handling during installation, making it cost-effective to ship compared to steel grating.
- Fire Retardant: Complying with stringent fire safety regulations, DURAGRID® Phenolic ensures reduced fire hazards.
- Easy to Fabricate and Install: The patented 3-piece cross-rod system enables straightforward fabrication, allowing it to be cut and tailored like a solid sheet.
- Low Maintenance: DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating requires minimal upkeep, ensuring long-lasting performance with minimal effort.
- Low Electrical and Thermal Conductivity: Reducing electrical and thermal conductivity, this grating enhances safety in various applications.
- Resistant to Chipping and Cracking: Designed to withstand wear and tear, DURAGRID® Phenolic remains intact under demanding conditions.
- Aesthetically Pleasing Appearance: Combining functionality and visual appeal, this grating system enhances the overall aesthetic of any environment.
- Skid Resistant: Ensuring safety underfoot, DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating provides excellent skid resistance for enhanced workplace safety.
- Non-Sparking: By reducing sparking risks, this grating solution enhances safety in hazardous environments.
The 3-Piece Cross-Rod System: Superior Stability
Setting a new industry standard, Strongwell’s 3-piece cross-rod system outperforms competitive crossrod systems with its unparalleled stability. Combining three-piece members and Strongwell’s proprietary bonding method, this system tightly ties the bearing bars together, enhancing the overall stability of the grating panel. As a result, DURAGRID® Pultruded Grating stands as the top choice for industries seeking optimal safety.
Custom Grid and Grating Systems: Tailored to Your Needs
Understanding that not all applications can be met by standard fiberglass grating, DURAGRID® offers custom grid and grating systems to accommodate specific requirements. The customer gains complete flexibility with options like bar spacing selection, custom bar shape, cross-rod placement, resin or color customization, and even custom fabrication. The result is a personalized solution that perfectly fits your unique needs.
Effortless Fabrication and Installation
DURAGRID® gratings’ lightweight composition ensures easy handling during installation, making it a cost-effective alternative to steel grating. The patented 3-piece cross-rod system locks and bonds the cross-rods to the web of each bearing bar, affixing them firmly in position and distributing concentrated loads to adjacent bars. This system allows DURAGRID® grating to be cut and fabricated like a solid sheet, with standard carpenter’s tools with abrasive cutting edges serving the purpose. Simply coat the cut ends with resin sealer, and you’re ready for a seamless installation.
Attachment Methods: Optimal Fasteners for Enhanced Decking
For all Strongwell decking products, including DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating, the preferred fasteners are available, ensuring a secure and reliable attachment method. With various fastener options and illustrated uses provided in the Decking Fasteners flyer, you can make informed decisions and ensure an optimal decking solution.
Unlock Safety and Performance with DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating
Elevate safety and performance in the oil and gas industry with DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating. From its unmatched fire and smoke performance to its tailored customization options, this grating system guarantees peace of mind in high-risk environments. Experience top-tier safety, outstanding structural strength, and a long-lasting solution that surpasses industry standards. Choose DURAGRID® Phenolic Grating for your next project and invest in a safer and more efficient working environment.