Engineers and other professionals choose Petro Wire Riveted Bar Grating for many applications. Compared to welded or swaged-locked grating, Riveted Bar Grating provides greater load-carrying capacity for the same span and depth of grating. Because its reticulated bars are riveted to the bearing bars, it assures increased resistance to buckling and shuttering. This is particularly important where braking and acceleration transmit lateral forces to the main and secondary members of the grating.
Riveted carbon steel and aluminum gratings utilize rivets which are individually cold-pressed using hydraulically and mechanically operated riveting tools. Thus, the bearing bars and reticulated bars are sealed together as a high-strength joint, freeing the grating from the residual stresses that cause warp and joint failures.
Riveted Bar Grating excels where rolling stock and wheeled equipment are used, especially those with casters. The reticulated bars present a smoother surface for this traffic. It is very popular for use as flooring, ramps, docks and other surfaces and it is ideally suited for walkways because of its added walking comfort.
Despite its' long history, very few manufacturers remain. Petro Wire can match your existing riveted grating when you are replacing or expanding your installation. On special order, heavy-duty bar sizes and/or widths greater than those shown here are also available.
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