4 Benefits of Fiberglass Crossover Platforms

4 Benefits of Fiberglass Crossover Platforms




Crossover platforms provide a safe means of crossing hazardous areas in industrial settings. With a non-slip surface and sturdy construction, these walkways are perfect for factories, refineries, and other locations where workers need to traverse dangerous areas safely. Here at Marco Specialty Steel, we offer crossover platforms in several materials, and fiberglass (or FRP) is often the material of choice. Read below to see the 4 benefits of fiberglass crossover platforms.

1. Safety

Crossover platforms must be safe. That’s why Marco builds crossovers with FRP. Some safety features can include flame-retardant resins, anti-slip texturing, and safety yellow coloring. Our FRP products meet and sometimes exceed OSHA guiltiness for industry standards.

Fiberglass Crossover Platforms Stair Treads
Fiberglass Crossover Platforms Stair Treads

For the safest stairs leading to the platforms, we use fiberglass stair treads. They are available in molded or pultruded. They provide a long-lasting non-slip surface.

2. Corrosion Resistance and Non-Conductivity

Fiberglass crossover platforms made from FRP composite material are corrosion resistant and require little maintenance. They are ideal for use in locations that are exposed to harsh weather conditions or where there is a risk of corrosion from chemicals or other materials. The platforms are also non-conductive, making them safe for use around electrical equipment. FRP composite platforms are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to meet the needs of any application. They can be custom designed to meet your specific performance requirements.

FRP Crossover Platforms

3. Long Lasting Strength

With heavy foot traffic walkways, these systems must have high stability and last for years to come. Below are the highlights:

  • Extreme durability
  • High impact tolerance, does not deform
  • High strength to weight while being lightweight
  • In comparison, steel can wear and corrode due to extreme weather conditions
  • UV resistant
  • Fire retardant
  • Low maintenance, no repainting, easily cleaned with water pressure for a longer service life, and can last up to 20 years
  • Excellent chemical and corrosion resistance
  • Will not rot, rust, or corrode: FRP structural shapes offer the strength of traditional building materials with a longer life cycle
  • Will not shrink, swell, warp or bow: hot or cold, wet or dry, FRP structural shapes remain dimensionally stable

4. Budget Friendly

Our fiberglass crossover platforms are cost-effective due to the maximum efficiency of low installation costs and lightweight shipping. For an easy installation process, there is no welding or need for a hot works permit, and each piece is numbered for easy assembly.

FRP Crossovers, An Industry Favorite

FRP crossovers are a good solution for many industries including oil and gas and wastewater treatment plants, where platforms and walkways stay wet or in contact with harsh environments. These installations are built using molded or pultruded grating which can be produced with heat-resistant phenolic material, stair treads, structural shapes, and hold-down clamps. Our custom, in-house fabrication department can fabricate your catwalks, crossover stairs, ramps, ladders, rooftop walkway systems, and more.

Marco Specialty Steel also builds crossover platforms using our other products such as bar grating, expanded metal grating, and safety grating. You can count on our in-house fabrication specialists to build the crossover platform to meet your specific requirements.

Contact Us to Order Fiberglass Crossover Platforms

The advantages of fiberglass crossover platforms prioritize safety, durability, corrosion resistance, and cost-efficiency. Contact us about your project today.

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