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Avoid Disaster: Pre-Plan, Inspect, and Replace

Floor gratings can often go unnoticed, but should never be forgotten. It is important to inspect these regularly to make sure they are fitting properly and have not corroded in any way. Inspection should be done for grates in all environments, whether in sidewalks or in industrial settings, to ensure they can withstand the weight of pedestrians and various vehicles. Neglecting to do this can lead to disaster. Continue reading

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The Advantages of Stainless Steel

We are constantly hearing how beneficial using stainless steel can be in industries. It is strong, durable, corrosion, stain and rust resistant. It offers countless benefits to the applications in which it is employed. So what exactly is this magical metal? Stainless steel is also known as inox steel. The main ingredients are iron and varying amounts of carbon. But, the most important factor is that it is a steel alloy composed of at least 10.5 to 11 percent chromium content by mass. But from here, there are numerous grades and finishes to allow the metal to best suit its future application. Continue reading

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The Many Places for Steel Grates

There are countless situations in which grates can be of service, whether they are needed for gathering excess runoff from roads, to be used for support or perhaps for restaurants. The last one may seem like a slightly odd use when you picture large drain grates, but small versions are often found in kitchens of restaurants. Because the kitchen in restaurants is usually tiled and food and beverages are constantly falling onto them, the easiest solution is to sweep and mop them up afterwards. Especially where the dishes are done, extra water can easily be spilled about in an effort to be quick and efficient. By simply using a squeegee brush at the end of the night, the water can be run into the drains and out of the way. Continue reading

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Heavy Duty Riveted Bridge Deck AASHTO H20 Loading and Fatigue Testing: Long Service Life Explored

Heavy Duty Riveted Bridge Deck Grating has been field proven to provide long service life for heavily loaded bridges. Examples presented include riveted steel decks that are in almost new condition after over 15 years in service and others that are still in good condition after nearly 60 years of service with no evidence of significant damage or deterioration. This is in stark contrast to the service life exhibited by some welded type bridge decks. This paper begins to examine the fatigue resistance of heavy duty riveted style bridge decks. The results from static load and fatigue cycle testing of riveted grating under AASHTO H20 loading with a 30% impact factor are presented. The testing conducted during 2009 and 2010 at the University of Akron Civil Engineering Lab has examined the static behavior of the riveted grating and has included fatigue testing of full-scale decks to well over 1 million cycles. The extra heavy load levels and worst case load location were used to accelerate the testing, and show where cracks might originate. The results also provide insight into the best methods for attachment of the riveted grating to the support structure. Continue reading

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