Phenolic Fiberglass Grating
Moulded & Pultruded Phenolic Grating
We can offer pultruded and moulded phenolic fiberglass gratings that are US Coast Guard Approved, meeting Level 2 structural integrity in accordance with USCG PFM 2-98. Phenolic fibreglass grating products are also often specified in applications where safety from fire is a concern because of their extremely low flame spread and smoke index. Pultruded fibreglass gratings have traditionally satisfied the rigorous fire resistant properties and structural integrity after a fire demanded by USCG.
Moulded Phenolic Fiberglass Grating – USCG Approved
This integrally cast construction fiberglass grating, with level __ acceptance, and approximately 60% resin, offers unparalleled impact resistance, maximum corrosion resistance protection for the glass reinforcement and a significantly improved UV resistance.
U.S.C.G. Molded Fiberglass Grating Advantages:
• Unparalleled impact resistance • One piece construction • Bi-directional strength • Easy fabrication • Conductive coating available • Flame spread rating of 5 and smoke index of 5 (when tested in accordance with ASTM E-84) the lowest ratings available on the market today
Pultruded Phenolic Fiberglass Grating – USCG Approved
Pultruded phenolic fiberglass grating also meets all the requirements of level 2 integrity as defined by USCG PFM 2-98. With approximately 70% fiberglass, pultruded phenolic fiberglass grating is the stiffest grating available.
U.S.C.G. Pultruded Fiberglass Grating Advantages:
• High uni-directional strength • Available in panels up to 4’ wide x 24’ long • Flame spread rating of 10 and smoke index of 135 (when tested in accordance with ASTM E-84)
Phenolic Fiberglass Grating Testing
Step On Safety Phenolic Fiberglass Grating has obtained U.S. Coast Guard approval by surpassing both level 2 and level 3 tests. The USCG test requires the sample grating to be exposed to 927°C (1700° F) for one hour as per ASTM E-119, adjacent to a comparable steel grating. American Grating’s Phenolic Molded Fiberglass Grating carried 140 psf uniformed load during the test, exceeding the requirement of 94 psf by a factor of 1.49.
For Level 3 Acceptance:
The fiberglass grating is required to not fail within 100°C of comparable steel grating, as well as support a center load of 40kg.
For Level 2 Acceptance:
The fiberglass grating must pass level 3 tests and then support a minimum uniform load of 4.5 kpa (94 psf).
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