FRP Grating is widely used through the industry as a rust-proof alternative to welded and galvanised grid-mesh. Amco can supply FRP grating for a range of situations – both for stair treads, platforms and landings.
FRP grating is available in a variety of depths, from 13mm thick to over 50mm thick. Standard sizes are 25mm and 38mm deep.
Amco also provides a bracket and mounting kit with FRP grating and treads if requested. We can cut treads and landing to size, or we are able to provide full size sheets for you to cut onsite.
Is it possible that some gratings are stronger than others?
Yes – technically. Different grating manufacturers use a various number of layers of glass fibres in their product. The more glass fibres in the product, the stronger it will be. Typically, cheaper grating only has a few layer of glass fibres, and is therefore of lesser strength (as is mainly a lot of resin and lacks the thicker spine of glass) – whereas stronger grating with extra fibres used will be of a higher $ value.
What resins do I need?
Isopthalic resins are popular and cost effective. They are resistant to acids, weak bases, and hydrocarbons such as gasoline and oil.
Vinyl Ester resins are more shock and heat resistant than Isopthalic resins, still with the same resistance properties of an Isopthatlic resin. Vinyl Ester resin will stand temperatures up to 120°c
Is FRP grating stronger then steel?
This is a very ambiguous question. FRP and Steel come in different configurations, and steel has a variety of grades as well. Size for they are similar, however FRP is only ¼ the weight. FRP grating is stronger than steel grating, as grating will only bear weight over one direction, whereas FRP bears weight over two.
What’s it like to work with?
Not great! Its fairly dusty, so wear goggle and a dust mask, but other than that it’s very simple. It’s a lot easier to work with than steel actually, plus you don’t need hot-works permits to carryout onsite work!