MOLDED FIBERGLASS GRATING
AIMS Composites is the leading supplier of molded fiberglass gratings to the offshore oil & gas industry. AIMS’ Talon™ System has been developed and patented by AIMS Composites for the purpose of mechanically fixing the fiberglass grating system to the framing members of an offshore platform which are subjected to wave action. This attachment system has been designed to withstand the extreme forces exerted by storm waves, including hurricanes and typhoons.
AIMS is the leading supplier of molded fiberglass gratings to the offshore oil & gas industry. AIMS and its sister company, Delta Composites, LLC, jointly own the intellectual property and the manufacturing of both the molded and pultruded fiberglass grating products. The molded fiberglass grating product is sold as DeltaGrate High Strength Molded Fiberglass Grating. Our manufacturing process utilizes a proprietary manufacturing technique that allows us to introduce more glass rovings into the laminate.
Essentially, molded FRP grating consists of two components–fiberglass rovings and resin. The glass provides the strength, and the resin provides the resistance to the environment (i.e., the corrosion resistance, the UV resistance, the impact resistance, etc.). The higher the glass-content, the stiffer the grating. As a result of the higher glass content, DeltaGrate High Strength Molded Fiberglass Gratings are the stiffest of any molded grating manufacturer.
Why has AIMS become the leading supplier of fiberglass grating systems to the offshore industry? The TALON™ System!! The Talon System is a patented 316 stainless steel “wavezone attachment system” designed to restrain the molded fiberglass grating system–even when subjected to hurricane/typhoon wave action. AIMS provides a “washout warranty” on all of its offshore wave zone installations. If AIMS has provided the engineering design of the system and a final inspection after the platform’s installation offshore, AIMS will provide labor and materials to reinstate the platform to its original structural integrity at no charge if a wave of any source “washes out” the FRP grating if certain conditions are met. Please contact our offices for details of this warranty.
TYPES OF GRATING
Molded Fiberglass Grating Panels
Pultruded Fiberglass Grating Panels
United States Coast Guard Phenolic Grating
Proprietary Wave Zone Grating Solutions
Swimming Pool Gratings
Trench and Drain Grates
Fiberglass Cooling Tower Gratings