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Corrugated Aluminum Baffles

corrugated aluminum baffles fabrocatorIn Florida, sometimes there’s too much storm to handle during times like hurricane season. There’s so much water everywhere, from lots of rain to storm surges on the coasts. It can be hard to keep up with what’s tagging along in the stormwater running rampant through the streets. This is where corrugated aluminum baffles work themselves in.

What is a corrugated aluminum baffle?

Like a skimmer, these baffles collect and remove various sediments, debris, and other particles from stormwater.  It looks like a long aluminum tube and is relatively simple to assemble, only involving a couple of other components like plates and clips to keep everything in place.

How correctly does it work?

The structure of the baffle keeps oil and grease from making its way down into the French drains and contaminating it. The floatables in the control structure allow for this type of separation in the stormwater. It has already become a popular and successful use in Florida, and they have the storm experience to back it up!

Don’t let yourself get baffled this hurricane season. Corrugated aluminum baffles are here to get rid of all the unwanted pieces and parts that travel with the water after the storm.

Can molded fiberglass grating hold weight?

fiberglass platformsIf you’re looking for reliable flooring in an area prone to liquids sometimes covering walkways, molded fiberglass grating could be the ticket! This type of grating is composed of resin and glass fiber that is kept continuously kept wet and interlaced through a mold to create the grating. But can that hold the weight of heavy machinery and a fully staffed crew at the same time?

The durability of the molded fiberglass is incredibly durable and can hold its own under massive amounts of weight and not fracture or break. There is also the option to upgrade to a “High Load Capacity Molded Grating," and this ensures that the heaviest of equipment plus the workforce behind the machines, will be supported.

As well as being able to withstand the weight of a fully staffed factory floor, it also gives a non-slip surface  to avoid dangers slips and falls. There are two different type of top surfaces; a grit top which is a “quartz grit anti-slip surface” and a meniscus top which is a “concave, half-moon cross section with no grit." It is recommended to go with a top grit top surface as it provides extra safety coverage for hazardous areas.

These types of flooring and top surfaces can withstand even the most corrosive of environments. Some of the best places for molded fiberglass grating are paper mills, chemical plants, basically, anywhere that have to deal with chemical corrosion of any sort. This also stands for facilities that work with oils or various other liquids that will undoubtedly come into contact with the floor at some point.

The gratings can also range from a small room to an entire floor and more, as well as offering smaller holes in the grating for a handicap accessible option. Investing in molded fiberglass grating will save from costly floor repairs and eliminate a high risk for potential on the job injuries via slips and falls. Protect your work environment today!

Can molded fiberglass grating hold weight?

fiberglass platformsIf you’re looking for reliable flooring in an area prone to liquids sometimes covering walkways, molded fiberglass grating could be the ticket! This type of grating is composed of resin and glass fiber that is kept continuously kept wet and interlaced through a mold to create the grating. But can that hold the weight of heavy machinery and a fully staffed crew at the same time?

The durability of the molded fiberglass is incredibly durable and can hold its own under massive amounts of weight and not fracture or break. There is also the option to upgrade to a “High Load Capacity Molded Grating," and this ensures that the heaviest of equipment plus the workforce behind the machines, will be supported.

As well as being able to withstand the weight of a fully staffed factory floor, it also gives a non-slip surface  to avoid dangers slips and falls. There are two different type of top surfaces; a grit top which is a “quartz grit anti-slip surface” and a meniscus top which is a “concave, half-moon cross section with no grit." It is recommended to go with a top grit top surface as it provides extra safety coverage for hazardous areas.

These types of flooring and top surfaces can withstand even the most corrosive of environments. Some of the best places for molded fiberglass grating are paper mills, chemical plants, basically, anywhere that have to deal with chemical corrosion of any sort. This also stands for facilities that work with oils or various other liquids that will undoubtedly come into contact with the floor at some point.

The gratings can also range from a small room to an entire floor and more, as well as offering smaller holes in the grating for a handicap accessible option. Investing in molded fiberglass grating will save from costly floor repairs and eliminate a high risk for potential on the job injuries via slips and falls. Protect your work environment today!

Stormwater Retention Ponds and Florida’s Hurricane Season.

Active rainy season and Florida hurricanes cause a lot of damage when water doesn't have somewhere to go. Stormwater Retention Ponds and Florida’s Hurricane Season This is why stormwater retention ponds are so essential to our tropical state.

Stormwater retention ponds act as basins to catch rain runoff from higher elevation areas. Stormwater retention ponds are often created near new building developments and in many instances, are a requirement for the new building, parking lot and road development.

While often overlooked in single family home residential areas, stormwater retention ponds are beneficial in these areas where the retention ponds capture stormwater runoff from damaging streets, driveways, and sidewalks.

Stormwater Retention Ponds Provide Two Primary Purposes:


1. They retain the runoff before releasing it into natural bodies of water, allowing the water to release at flow rates similar to those that exist in nature.

2. They provide pollutant removal through settling and biological uptake.

For these two purposes to be accomplished as efficiently as possible, vegetation in stormwater retention ponds must be kept at heights that allow inspection.

Stormwater retention ponds are among the most efficient, popular means of providing stormwater management throughout the entire United States. Florida, with a six-month rainy season and active Hurricane seasons, is at the top of the list for needing stormwater solutions the most.

Fiberglass in Food Processing Environment

fiberglass food processing plantFood processing facilities and environments can end up being a pretty messy place. When working in that kind of atmosphere, you’re going to have to deal with spills or any  general mess getting on the ground that everyone walks on. With for a food processing plant, the ideal flooring situation would have to be one that was durable, easy to clean, and wouldn’t create a hazard for employees. Right off the bat, we know carpet and linoleum are out of the question. So what kind of material is best for that work environment? Fiberglass.

Fiberglass materials are the most efficient in plants, specifically food related environments. The floors are typically made up of fiberglass grating, with is a mixture of fiberglass and resin. This creates a durable and robust material that can withstand a great deal of weight and pressure without cracking or breaking. Some containers are made from fiberglass materials as well because they are non-corrosive. They can also withstand high and low temperatures, meaning they can be used in a deep freeze or to hold a hot substance.

Cleaning these materials is a breeze because all it takes is a high power water hose and a floor drain and you’re done. In a food processing plant, messes are going to be inevitable. Someone in some area is going to spill something, and it’s going to make a mess. Along with being easy to clean, it also poses no risks to employees and guest of the facility alike because of the fiberglass’ non-slip surface. It allows for grip in even the slickest situations.

One of the best parts of all is that fiberglass materials aren’t expensive to install at all! The materials come with a low installation cost. Which when compared to installation plus shelf life of other materials such as stainless steel; it seems like a no-brainer! Bringing fiberglass materials into a food processing environments is the perfect fit.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

If you’re looking for reliable flooring in an area prone to liquids sometimes covering walkways, molded fiberglass grating could be the ticket! This type of grating is composed of resin and glass fiber that is kept continuously kept wet and interlaced through a mold to create the grating. But can that hold the weight of heavy machinery and a fully staffed crew at the same time?

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