GRP Handrails In Extreme Weather Conditions
GRP Handrails are an excellent choice for maximising safety and longevity, in extreme weather conditions, for various industries. One material that has gained prominence for its resilience in the face of harsh elements is Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP). One special product made from GRP is GRP handrails and that’s what this blog is going to be all about.
We will explain a little more about what GRP handrails are, as well as why they’re suitable for the different weather conditions.
In this latest blog post, we’ll cover why GRP Handrails are beneficial in extreme conditions and specifically for the following industries;-
- Marine Environments
- Industrial Facilities
- Public Infrastructure
Let’s get into the industries that benefit from GRP handrails during extreme weather conditions…
GRP handrails are widely used in marine environments due to their resistance to UV radiation. Marine environments are notorious for their high levels of saltwater exposure, which can lead to rapid corrosion of traditional metal structures. GRP handrails, being corrosion-resistant, are not affected by saltwater, ensuring longevity and structural integrity even in the harshest maritime conditions.
Many industrial processes involve the use of chemicals that can corrode traditional metal structures. GRP handrails are resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making them suitable for installations in chemical plants, refineries, and other industrial facilities where exposure to corrosive substances is common.
GRP handrails are suitable for outdoor public spaces, bridges, and walkways, where they provide a safe and reliable means of support in all weather conditions. GRP handrails perform well in various weather conditions, including extreme temperatures and heavy rainfall. They are resistant to environmental factors, ensuring that they maintain their structural integrity and appearance over an extended period.
Railway structures are often exposed to sunlight, which can cause materials to degrade over time. GRP handrails are designed with built-in UV resistance, ensuring that they can withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight without compromising their strength or appearance. The low thermal conductivity of GRP handrails is beneficial in railway applications. It means that the handrails remain at a moderate temperature, preventing them from becoming uncomfortably hot or cold in extreme weather conditions.
Further GRP Handrail Benefits
As well as the benefits against heat, cold and other extreme weather conditions, GRP handrails carry lots more which we will go into a little bit now. As well as all the durability benefits, GRP handrails can be made in a range of designs and colours.
This means you can have a handrail that matches the overall aesthetic of your building or have it in a colour that matches your branding. GRP handrails also require very little maintenance which is really convenient and means your operation won’t ever be halted for long periods of time.
Engineered Composites advise monitoring handrails but they will last years without much attention at all. This longevity adds to the benefits of the investment making it well worth it. GRP handrails are also competitively priced, enhance the safety around your building and so much more.
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In the realm of infrastructure safety, the choice of materials can be a determining factor in the long-term success of a project.
GRP handrails emerge as a robust and reliable solution, demonstrating resilience in extreme weather conditions. If you would like more information on GRP handrails in general, or the solutions we could construct for you here at Engineered Composites, then please get in touch with our team.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.