GRP Structural Profiles for Industrial Fabrications
Our GRP structural beam sections are known as Dura Profile and offer a superb strength to weight ratio, thermal and electric non-conductivity and excellent corrosion resistance for industrial and construction environments. Weighing up to 50% less than the equivalent steel, Dura Profile is a high-performance structural solution which is corrosion-resistant, easy to handle, non-conductive and economic to transport. GRP Structures can be produced at our HQ facility and delivered to site in kit form for easy assembly.
British Standard BS EN 13706, the specification for pultruded profiles, defines two performance grades. Our structural GRP Dura Profiles are designed to meet or exceed the higher performance E23 grade.
The image at the top of the page shows purpose built Dura Composites inspection gantries and walkways which are playing a crucial role in helping to maximise the lifespan of the Grade II* listed Moulsford Viaduct in South Oxfordshire. Previously, access to the viaduct’s chambers for inspection had been via small difficult to reach manholes, but following investigation works, a solution was proposed to enable the whole structure to be examined without any interference. Purpose built inspection gantries made from lightweight and high-strength GRP were supplied by Dura Composites following a design consultation process with Network Rail’s designer Arup, and were cleverly hidden from view to ensure the aesthetics of the structure were not marred.
Speaking about the project, Shaun Miller, Site Manager at Amco said; “Finding the right solution to the difficult problem of inspecting and maintaining a structure of such national importance was paramount. We selected Dura Composites on the basis of their expertise in the sector and the service level they provide. The solutions for Moulsford Viaduct were fully fabricated by Amco on site, proving how easy they were to work with and ensuring that the job was completed in a timely manner and to a high standard. The Amco team were delighted to win a prestigious Network Rail STAR Award for this project in recognition of commitment to health, safety and environmental risk control”.
For more information on our structural fabrications, please contact the Dura Composites Industrial Team on +44 (0)1255 440293.