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Grating was invented back in 1908 to solve a problem – a way to ventilate the New York subway system using open steel mesh grating. Ever since, Harsco Industrial IKG (IKG) has been designing and developing new and improved uses for metal bar grating to meet every requirement. Whether for power plants, bridges, roadways, water treatment plants, warehouses, airports, railroads or a host of other environments, IKG grating leads the industry.
We are proud to feature a few of our recent projects to illustrate some of the varied uses of our grating.
IKG’s heavy duty welded or heavy duty riveted grating is often used at airports for airplane landing ramps. Mebac® plate products provide slip resistant surfaces for airport unloading ramps.Benefits:
Flooring made from IKG’s welded steel grating allows maximum passage of heat and air, yet allows animal waste, water and debris to fall through. Used vertically, it serves as dividers or fencing.Benefits:
IKG’s welded 19W4 grating and treads with either plain or serrated surface and a galvanized finish are the ideal products for maintenance platforms and scaffolding in heavy industrial environments such as power plants, refineries, steel mills and chemical plants. The serrated surfaces and galvanized finishes provide extra margins of safety in areas where slip and fall loss prevention programs are important, including stairs, fire escapes, ladders, and ladder rungs.
Docks, wash racks and crows nests in marine environments utilize IKG products for a variety of purposes. IKG’s Safe-T-Grid® and Mebac® Plate products are used for extra slip resistance on docks; wash racks are made from heavy duty welded steel grating to allow water and other fluids to pass through. For crow’s nests, IKG’s Welded 19W4 Steel Grating is often specified.
For public areas where uncluttered lines and architectural appearance are important, such as architectural grille work, grates, screens, fencing, dividers, awnings, IKG’s aluminum grating products, including swage-locked and pressure locked grating, are aesthetically pleasing yet allow light, heat and air to pass through. Flush Top Aluminum Grating provides a comfortable, flush walking surface. IKG’s Safe-T-Grid® offers a unique walking and standing surface that is ideal for entrance mats as well as sunscreens or facades.Benefits:
Railcar welded steel grating is engineered by IKG to exact specifications for all types of general and special purpose railcars. Their rugged assembly provides high strength-to-weight ratios and high resistance to torsional stresses and strains for railcar running boards, freight car flooring, refrigeration car trays and train roof walkways. Extra measures of safety are provided by serrated top surface bearing bars.Ventilated storage bins and crating for rail transported materials are manufactured from IKG’s lightweight, Swage Locked aluminum grating.Benefits:
Engineers select IKG’s heavy duty riveted or heavy duty welded grating for situations where there are heavy or highly concentrated turning and rolling loads on bridges, bridge decks and roadway centerline markers, where drainage is important, or for trenches and inlets. Benefits:
IKG’s Swage Locked I-Bar and Rectangular Bar, as well as Close Mesh Pressure-Locked and Riveted walkway grating have been manufactured for over 60 years and installed as sidewalk and subway grating in most major cities. They are also used as vertical architectural screens or dividersBenefits:
Fencing made from IKG’s welded steel grating or aluminum/stainless steel swage-locked grating combines lightweight and durability with an architecturally pleasing appearance. Catwalks are usually made from IKG’s lightweight welded steel grating. Benefits:
Mezzanine gratings are perfect for material handling applications in record and information storage buildings, sort facilities and distribution warehouses. IKG’s lightweight 19W4 welded steel products for mezzanines are 1/8” thick, in depths of 1”, 1 ¼”, and 1 ½”. A plain surface is suitable for rolling loads. IKG is the only company to offer GrateCoat ™ powder coat as the standard finish on its mezzanine products.Benefits:
Other industrial uses for IKG products include safety screens around window, vault and machine covers. Here IKG’s close mesh grating provides an extra measure of safety.
For maintenance platforms, stairs, ladders and scaffolding, scuppers and grates in corrosive environments such as water and wastewater treatment plants, IKG’s aluminum swage-locked grating is the usual choice. Benefits:
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