Fiberglass Grating for the Oil and Gas Industry
Fiberglass Flooring for Offshore Drilling
Flooring and grating in the offshore market has shown the success and cost savings of FRP, allowing it to move to a wide range of other uses.
Fiberglass reinforced plastic is able to deliver significant safety and security for workers in almost any environment. Fiberglass flooring and grating for the oil and gas industry is predominantly chosen because it can resist corrosion for decades, has reduced maintenance requirements and can be molded or pultruded for a variety of non-slip or non-skid surfaces.
FRP Phenolic Grating Withstands Heat
FRP grating is available in phenolic grade. This material is best for extreme conditions where heat or fire is a danger. It is approved by the USCG by passing extreme heat testing. Phenolic grating is available in pulutruded or molded grating to help protect workers from stressful conditions offshore. To learn more about phenolic grating for the oil and gas industry read our blog: ‘FRP Phenolic Grating is the Best Solution for the Oil and Gas Industry’
Extreme Environment Support
FRP for oil and gas applications provide superior resistance to saltwater, corrosion, flames and more while also offering a non-conductive and non-sparking surface. This allows workers in all oil and gas elements to work safely and securely.
Welders and pipefitters can operate on the same flooring type as those in management offices and workers observing the outside of the rig looking for maintenance concerns. The ability to absorb impacts and withstand significant wind or waves makes fiberglass flooring perfect for offshore drilling.
Features and Benefits of Fiberglass for Oil and Gas Applications
Applications can range from boat landings and decks to drilling derricks, air intakes and almost every access platform imaginable.
FRP is able to achieve all of these because of its specific benefits for the oil and gas space:
- High Strength-to-Weight Ratio: FRP is able to deliver the same load bearing and overall strength as steel at just one-third of the weight. Unlike steel grating and flooring, FRP options can be installed without heavy equipment. Save man-hours, effort and equipment costs by replacing steel elements with stronger FRP options.
- Corrosion Resistance: Fiberglass options are able to be made with a variety of composites. This allows Marco Fiberglass to build you the perfect FRP flooring or grating designed for your deployment. Whether you need higher resistance to salt, oil, moisture or harsh chemicals, we’ll find the right composition profile for you.
- Easy to Adjust and Fabricate: After installation, you can use common cutting tools to manage your FRP flooring and grating. When installing new equipment, you won’t need to replace your floor or rent additional heavy machinery.
- Fire, Electrical and Thermal Safety: FRP materials are inherently resistant to fire, electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity. This allows FRP to properly house electronics and keep your workers safe when performing complex or dangerous tasks.
- Reduced Maintenance: Not only does fiberglass grating for oil and gas industry last longer against corrosive elements, but you don’t need to scrap or sandblast it to maintain that safety. Fewer replacements, cleaning and processing means you’ll save time and money compared to steel options.
All That and More
Learn more about FRP for oil and gas applications by contacting our expert staff. See what Marco Fiberglass can do for your industry and even for your custom jobs.