Marco Fiberglass is the leading supplier for all your oil and gas industry phenolic fiberglass grating needs and supplies. We have the experience and knowledge to guide you through your entire fiberglass grating project from selection to installation to completion.
Fiberglass grating products have a variety of uses in the oil and gas industry, including offshore platforms, refineries, and mining. Offshore oil platforms have specific environmental factors that must be taken into account when choosing building materials. The high salt content of ocean air can be particularly caustic and corrosive. In addition to this harsh environment, the gas and oil industries have a high risk of fires and specific weight concerns and requirements.
Why is FRP phenolic grating the best solution for the oil and gas industry?
FRP phenolic grating, or phenolic fiberglass grating, is low maintenance and corrosion resistant. These factors make it ideal for reducing the risk of skids and slip and fall accidents that can result in serious injuries and loss of revenue. It’s also ideal for lowering the risk of fire due to its ability to handle extreme temperatures and its flame resistant properties.
Phenolic FRP is used extensively on offshore rigs because the grating is made with phenolic resin. It greatly reduces the risk of slips and falls, and is resistant to heat and flames.
Because oil and gas rigs must be able to float, they require materials that are sturdy, durable, and resilient while remaining lightweight. The heavier a rig is, the more it costs in engineering and planning to maintain its buoyancy. In addition to their other properties, lightweight FRP products save money by reducing weight and engineering costs without losing its load bearing capacity or strength-to-weight ratio. Fiberglass grating is a superlative material for many offshore rigs uses, including:
- handrail systems
- grating, molded and pulturded
- emergency egress areas
- deck treads
- ladder systems
- stair treads and stair tread covers
Phenolic pulturded fiberglass grating is particularly suited for the oil and gas industry because drilling fluids, saltwater, alkalis, acids, and other caustic chemicals will not cause it to deteriorate. These outstanding properties make it an investment that pays off both now and in the long run. It eliminates the need to repeatedly replace itself the way many less expensive, but inferior products do. The longer the usable service life of a product, the less it costs, and the more use you can get from your oil rigs. This savings comes in the cost of the original materials, lowered future and ongoing maintenance costs, and in its inherent safety features.
Phenolic FRP is used extensively on offshore rigs because the grating is made with phenolic resin. It greatly reduces the risk of slips and falls, and is resistant to heat and flames. Phenolic grating retains its structural integrity in extremely high temperatures and has low smoke toxicity. This makes phenolic the best FRP available in areas where skid and fire resistance matter most.
If you’re a plant supervisor, plant manager, or other oil and gas industry professional, you’ll want to maximize your dollars, put the most safety features in place for your crew and rig, and meet the US Coast Guard’s policy on fire retardation. These features are as important to us as they are to you. Consult us today to see how easy and cost-effective it can be to outfit your rigs the right way the first time.
We can also help replace existing flooring and railing with the phenolic grating that absorbs impact and stands up to harsh weather and rigorous use. Steel and concrete won’t stand the same test of time FRP phenolic grating is becoming famous for. Contact us today for an informative consultation. Your rigs will be more secure, last longer, and withstand the elements better than they ever have.