Fiberglass Ladders, Handrails, Beams and Walkways Offer High Strength to Weight Performance with Low Installation and Maintenance Costs

The solids separator platform at the North Putnam Wastewater Treatment Facility makes use of fiberglass handrails, ladder, walkways and beams. The wastewater treatment facility is situated in Hometown city, West Virginia and offers services to more than 11,000 residential and business customers. The fiberglass materials were economical and needed minimal maintenance when compared to conventional materials.

Applications of Fiberglass in the Treatment Facility

Fiberglass was selected instead of galvanized metal by the Putnam Facility due to reduced labor, corrosive environment, easy installation and low maintenance life cycle costs. The structure was fabricated by GEF using EXTREN fiberglass structural shapes, SAFRAIL handrail and DURADEK fiberglass grating.

The project spokesman, Ryan Wallenburg stated that it took around three and a half days for the platform to be installed by two individuals. In case galvanized steel was used, three people would have been needed to install it over a week and a half time period.

Skilled installers were able to handle physically individual pieces for assembly eliminating the requirement for heavy tools. This factor as well as the speed of erection was advantageous and economical for the community-owned and operated facility.

About Strongwell

Strongwell Corporation is involved in the design, fabrication and testing of molded or pultruded fiber reinforced polymer composite products for construction, commercial and industrial applications.

Strongwell has been pultruding fiber reinforced polymer composite structural products since 1956. Today, with more than 65 pultrusion machines and 647,000 square feet of manufacturing space in three plant locations, Strongwell has unequaled capacity, versatility and flexibility to meet the needs of its customers and allied partners. All Strongwell pultruded products are made in the USA. Click here to learn how Strongwell’s pultruded products out perform traditional materials.

The company is financially strong, quality oriented, technically advanced, and customer focused. Strongwell's customers include Fortune 500 industrial and commercial firms, major architectural and engineering firms, leading contractors and distributors, and many other companies - both large and small - in a variety of markets.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Strongwell Corporation.

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