Gratings are a steel mesh like structure that is manufactured with steel for various purposes; they are used as a cover for floorings and are also placed over opened spaces in the floor or pipes to prevent objects from entering them. Gratings allow light, water, heat to pass through but would hold back any physical body that tries to pass through. It is a combination of bars that form diagonal shapes.
Gratings are manufactured with different specifications based on the application. Some of the commonly used gratings are riveted gratings, pressure locked gratings and Welded gratings.
Riveted gratings have the capacity to carry repetitive loads and also offer a great resistance to impact and fatigue. It also provides stability and distribution of loads this is a huge advantage riveted gratings has over the other kinds of steel gratings. Riveted gratings are the choice most often opted for.
Riveted gratings are also comfortable to walk on and the first choice when bearing heavy loads and vehicular traffic are part of the application. Riveted gratings are best suited for bridge applications, highway traffic, and industrial traffic and lift traffic. Riveted gratings are manufactured with a variety of metals like stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum.
Pressure locked Gratings:
Pressure locked gratings have a pleasing appearance because of its smooth clean lines and. The advantage of using pressure locked gratings is that these gratings are flexible and provide more opportunity to be molded into various designs.
Welded steel gratings:
Welded steel gratings are known for its durability and have a number of applications. They are used in commercial buildings and industries and are also utilized for walkways, safety barriers, ventilation grates and drainage covers.