When FRP Engineering was approached by our client to help them solve a long running maintenance issue with their offshore platforms, our experts were certain of the best option available. A service life in excess of 25 years is daunting, but FRP materials are well suited to the harshest of working environments.
FRP Pultruded grating produced in high grade Phenolic resin was selected due to its superior stength and low smoke index results. The USCG approved material was installed as flooring and stairtreads in all access areas. Those parts of the platform subjected to wave loading had FRP Moulded grating fitted.
Installation time was reduced by using Hilti Fasteners. These fasteners are both excellent for high pressure areas, and quick to install.