GRP Gratings at a water works
Gripclad introduced GRP gratings to replace metal gratings that were prone to being slippery, rusty and even stolen. Thanks to Gripclad's GRP solution, Southern Water has a safe grating that will never rust and no longer present a slipping hazard.
How We Helped
- Helped secure the site from thieves
- Updated old and heavy steel gratings
- Provided light and durable GRP gratings across the site
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Every day Southern Water supply 524 million litres of drinking water from 89 water treatment works along 13,793 kilometres of water mains to their customers’ taps. Their hardworking water treatment facilities use floor and foot gratings on their gantries, platforms and access areas to ensure the safety of their employees around the sites.
After a series of thefts of the water works' metal grating, ply boards were used to hide the metal grating. Not ideal as it just made heavy work for the maintenance engineers.
The solution was the complete removal of metal grating, planks and boards and a 100% replacement with GRP Composite open square mesh grating panels, which were all cut in-situ to fit the various channels and trenches. The client also wanted a metal colour, which in this case was grey.
All panels are manufactured with a high quality UV Inhibitor to prevent UV Degradation. They looked like metal and didn't alter the look of the plant. The main achievement here is that it eradicated the need for ply and metal grating, and of course, deterred scrap metal thieves!
GRP Gratings at the water works
"The GRP Grating is lightweight and very durable, and with the correct tools we found it easy to carry out intricate cutting to curves to enable an easy to slot in installation. We will continue to use GRP Grating over Metal Grating from now on." - BSC, Contractors for Southern Water