Safegrid / Flowforge steel grating comprises of a series of parallel, flat, load bearing bars at equal spacing. These are held upright by 6mm twisted-square transverse bars that are resistance welded into the top surface.
Safegrid / Flowforge has become the industry standard for open mesh flooring when creating raised platforms, mezzanine flooring and steel walkways for various applications such as oil & gas, renewable energies, utilities, road & rail, commercial buildings and conveyor systems to name but a few.
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Load bearing bars and 6mm twisted transverse bars can be spaced at varying distances to provide a wide range of mesh sizes.
|SAFEGRID MESH SIZE OPTIONS|
|Load Bearing Bar Centres (A)||Transverse Bar Centres (B)|
|W (41mm)||50, 100mm|
|E (33mm)||50, 100mm|
|N (30mm)||50, 100mm|
|NX (20mm)||50, 100mm|
BS4592-0:2006 gives minimum design loads for platform and walkways as per the below table.
|USE OF PLATFORM OR WALKWAY||UDL||CONCENTRATED LOAD OVER AN AREA OF 300MM x 300MM|
|Light Duty (1 person)||3.0 kN/m2||1.0 kN|
|General (regular two way pedestrian traffic)||5.0 kN/m2||1.0 kN|
|Heavy duty (high density pedestrian traffic)||7.5 kN/m2||1.0 kN|