Dura Composites Modular Access Systems for the Rail Industry. Suitable for Trackside and Workplace areas.
Dura Composites offer a Modular Access System for track-side use and for other vulnerable working areas in the rail industry.
Modular Access Systems for vulnerable areas
The fibreglass pultrusion access platforms provide exceptional strength, toughness and consistency. Fibreglass built access platforms offer a number of advantages over traditional materials such as steel, aluminium and timber and their use is increasing across a wide range of applications and industries. The almost infinite variety of possible profiles allows a high degree of design freedom. Tailored properties such as strength, stiffness, weight and colour can be engineered by product design at the early stages of development.
Heavy duty, maintenance-free, corrosion resistant composite access structures for the rail industry offer a substantial weight advantage over metal, concrete and timber structures.
Weighing up to 80% less than steel and 30% less than aluminium, modular access systems offer the equivalent performance for considerably less weight. This results in major weight savings and lower installation costs due to more economical transportation, handling and on-site positioning. The high strength to weight ratio has particular relevance for many applications including walkways, sub-floor platforms, bridges, aerospace components, structural applications, cooling towers, waste water treatment.
Composite Modular Access Systems are an alternative construction material to steel, aluminium, timber and concrete.
On a weight to weight basis, fibreglass pultrusions are stronger than structural steel. By varying the type and orientation of the reinforcements, various mechanical properties can be obtained and tensile strengths in excess of 1000 MPa are achievable. Considerable design freedom can be gained by the capability of adding extra strength in highly stressed areas. The excellent impact strength can reduce damage potential caused by accidental collisions.
Composite Rail Products
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Panel thickness and mesh size information for fibreglass fabrications with walkways and stair treads surfaces
British Standard Slip Resistance Test Results for structures fitted with fibreglass grating walkways and stair tread surfaces
The B.S. 4592 test was devised to test and assess the slip resistance of industrial type flooring intended for use in water and wet areas. A co-efficient of friction (CoF) is calculated by determining the mean angle of inclination that an operator can safely maintain when the flooring is subjected to a continuous stream of water.
Standard colours are Green and Grey, other RAL colours available on request for volume orders.
Note: Due to the printing process colours shown are a guide only.