What Are Industrial Catwalks?
Industrial catwalks are an essential component in many industrial settings, providing workers with safe and secure access to equipment, machinery, and other areas of the facility. One of the most popular materials used in the construction of industrial catwalks is fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) pultrusion profiles.
FRP pultrusion is a manufacturing process that involves pulling continuous fibers through a heated die, where a polymer resin is added. It is a strong and durable composite material with excellent corrosion resistance and a high strength-to-weight ratio. This makes it an ideal choice for industrial catwalks, as it can withstand heavy loads and harsh environments while remaining lightweight and easy to install.
Benefits of FRP Pultrusion Profiles
- Corrosion Resistance: Industrial catwalks are often exposed to harsh environments, including chemicals, solvents, and extreme temperatures. Traditional materials such as steel and aluminum can suffer from corrosion over time, which can lead to structural failure and create a safety hazard for workers. FRP pultrusion profiles, on the other hand, are resistant to a wide range of chemicals and corrosive substances, making them a much safer and more reliable option.
- High Strength to Weight Ratio: These profiles are significantly stronger than traditional materials like steel and aluminum, yet they are much lighter in weight. This makes them easy to install and handle, even in tight spaces or hard-to-reach areas. Additionally, the lightweight nature of FRP pultrusion profiles reduces the overall load on the structure, making it more stable and less prone to failure.
- High Flexibility: They can be fabricated into a wide range of shapes and sizes to meet the specific needs of any industrial catwalk application. This flexibility allows for the design and construction of catwalks that are tailored to the specific requirements of the facility and the equipment they will be supporting.
- Low Maintenance: which can save on long-term costs. They are resistant to rot, mildew, and insects, and they don’t require painting or sealing.
Unicomposite’s FRP Pultrusion Profiles
As a specialized manufacturer of FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) products, Unicomposite supplies a large number of fiberglass pultruded standard profiles as round rods/tubes, square rods/tubes, rectangular tubes, I-Beam, Channel, etc. These products are widely used in industrial, building, commercial and other occasions.