The inclusion of phenolic in the resin has several advantages, with the greatest being fire resistance. At elevated temperatures, the phenolic protects the plastic and fiberglass from becoming soft and flexing. The added cost of phenolic is offset by the durability of this grating system, which can give years of reliable surface and wear resistance with no maintenance.
As a fabricator of our own products, we control the manufacturing process and can add phenolic to our pultruded and molded products according to your requirements. You can choose from our standard phenolic FRP products or we can custom-make a variant that suits your application perfectly.
Extreme Heat Resistance
Marco Fiberglass phenolic grating is approved by U.S. Coast Guard by surpassing both level 2 and level 3 tests. The USCG test requires sample grating to be exposed for one hour as per ASTM E-119. The sample that we supplied carried 140 psf uniformed load during the test, exceeding the requirement of 94 psf by a factor of 1.49.
This extreme testing gives you confidence that our phenolic grating can take the abuse you throw at it. The strength comes not only from the materials we use, but also from the intelligent design we apply.
We can offer you phenolic FRP grating with a range of opening sizes that increase strength while allowing dirt, debris, rain, wind and snow to pass through. Our grating can also include increased adherence for safe walking.
U.S. Coast Guard Approved Molded Grating:
- Corrosion Resistance
- Easy Installation and Maintenance
- Extreme Fire Resistance
- Light Weight
|ID||Height||Mesh Size||Load Bar Width||Opening||Approx. Weight||Full Size|
|PHM-1.5-1.5.-6||1.5"||1.5" x 6"||0.6"||55%||3.90 lbs/sf||4' x 12' 0.5"|
U.S. Coast Guard Approved Pultruded Grating
- Unidirection Strength
- Easy Installation
- Superior Corrosion Resistance
- Impact Resistance
|ID||Height||Load Bar Centers||Load Bar Width||Opening||Cross Bar Spacing||Approx. Weight|
What is USCG test?
FRP gratings are not specifically addressed in the individual vessel regulations. However, the resins typically used in the manufacture of these gratings are combustible and heat sensitive; therefore, FRP gratings use must be limited based on the requirements discussed below.
These requirements are not intended to eliminate any other design criteria or requirement pertaining to the material, construction, or performance of the FRP gratings in the non-fire condition.
Level 1 (L1): FRP gratings meeting the L1 performance criteria are intended to be satisfactory for use in escape routes or access for firefighting, emergency operation or rescue, after having been exposed to a significant hydrocarbon or cellulosic fire incident. In addition they are also acceptable for the services and functions described for levels L2 and L3.
Level 2 (L2): FRP gratings meeting the L2 performance criteria are intended to be satisfactory for use in open deck areas where groups of people are likely to assemble such as temporary safe refuge or lifeboat embarkation areas. In addition they are also acceptable for the services and functions described for level L3.
Level 3 (L3): FRP gratings meeting the L3 performance criteria are intended to be satisfactory for use in egress routes and any areas that may require access for firefighting, rescue or emergency operations during exposure to or shortly after exposure to a transitory hydrocarbon or cellulosic fire.
Contact Marco Specialty Steel for a Quotation
We invite you to contact us today for a free quotation. You can give us a call or upload your designs and blueprint files directly to our site. Our team will analyze your project and requirements and find the right phenolic FRP grating system for your application. Come and find out how we’ve become and industry leader with our high-performance phenolic fiberglass grating products.