FIBERGLASS STRUCTURAL PRODUCTS:
DELTARAIL HANDRAIL SYSTEMS
DeltaRail fiberglass handrail systems meet your requirements, from small platforms to complex structures, with high-strength, maintenance-free handrails that are ideal for any location.
Perfect for a Wide Range of Applications
AIMS offers two handrail systems that meet a variety of needs: Standard Duty and Heavy Duty. No matter the severity of your service environment, there’s an AIMS Fiberglass Handrail System for you.
For complex handrail solutions, AIMS has the capability to design, manufacture, and fabricate a custom system. For less complicated projects, we can provide easy-to-assemble kits for cost-effective installations.
UNIQUE SOLUTIONS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
AIMS' in-house engineering and drafting capabilities ensure that custom projects meet customer specifications with quality and accuracy for every phase: design, fabrication, and installation. With the advantage of 3-D structural analysis, quality performance and structural integrity is guaranteed.
MODULAR KITS MAKE DO-IT-YOURSELF EASY
For projects that don’t require design services, easy-to-assemble modular kits are available. These low-cost systems include everything needed for a quality construction. Minimal assembly skills and common hand tools are all that’s required for installation.
All DeltaRail Handrail Systems meet or exceed the following specifications and/or building codes:
- BOCA Basic Building Code, Section 1615.8
- National Building Code, Section 403-407
- OSHA, Section 1910.23
- Southern Building Code, Section 1207.2
- Uniform Building Code, Section 16
DELTARAIL CIRCULAR HANDRAIL
Developed for tank and vessel manufacturers, the DeltaRail Circular Handrail is a prefabricated fiberglass handrail system that arrives ready to be mounted. It eliminates traditional segmented circular systems and the field fabrication and installation problems associated with them.
Standard sizes are available for 8', 10', 12', 14', and 16' tank diameters. Our handrail is manufactured one foot shorter than the outside diameter of the tank; custom diameters are available. The DeltaRail Circular Handrail is designed to meet or exceed all the requirements of OSHA, Section 1910.23.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BENEFITS AND FEATURES:
AIMS' corrosion resistant fiberglass products are found throughout the world in a variety of applications and industries where safety, low maintenance costs, easy installation, and long service life are essential.
Unlike conventional metals, AIMS products eliminate the rusting and corrosion problems associated with traditional materials. A proven pultrusion process, which combines fiberglass and proprietary resins, creates a durable and safer structure that outlasts metal, and offers a significantly lower life cycle cost. Additionally, special UV inhibitors included in the formulation provide extra protection from the effects of weathering.
EASY TO INSTALL, EASY TO MAINTAIN
There’s no need for heavy equipment or expensive tools since AIMS handrail and ladder systems are less than half the weight of steel. Lighter weight means lower shipping costs and less manpower for installation. With no scraping, sandblasting, or painting required, they are virtually maintenance free.
STRONG AND DURABLE
Pound for pound, fiberglass is stronger than steel. Plus, when designed to certain load-response criteria, FRP material will weigh one-third to one-half of its steel counterpart. Our handrails and ladders get their strength from a high percentage of glass within the laminate, providing durability, high unidirectional strength, and stiffness.
NON-CONDUCTIVE AND FIRE RETARDENT
AIMS handrails and ladders are electronically and thermally nonconductive, and are fire retardant for a safer work environment. Our products meet the self-extinguishing requirements of ASTM E-84, and have a Class 1 flame spread rating of 25 or less. Because our systems are non-metallic, electromagnetic and radio wave frequencies are completely unaffected.
A VARIETY OF COLOR CHOICES
The standard color for our handrails and ladders is Safety Yellow, but any system can be custom ordered to your specific color requirements.
Quality Assurance All AIMS handrail and ladder systems are manufactured under a strict quality control program. This program coincides with our mission to offer the highest quality products and services and to continue to excel in research and development for new products.
All orders are carefully secured and shipped on dedicated trucks to ensure on-time, damage-free delivery.
MOLDED FIBERGLASS GRATING
AIMS and Delta Composites, LLC, are partners in the manufacture of molded fiberglass gratings. AIMS’ Talon™ System has been developed and patented by AIMS International for the purpose of mechanically fixing the fiberglass grating system to the framing members of an offshore platform which are subjected to wave action.
PULTRUDED FIBERGLASS GRATING
AIMS’ DeltaSpan pultruded grating product offers excellent unidirectional strength and corrosion resistance. This product has been developed to meet specific requirements and is particularly suited for highly corrosive environments. It offers extended life and eliminates periodic maintenance and replacement costs making it the preferred alternative to conventional steel gratings.
FIBERGLASS PLATE GRATING
Many applications require a solid flooring for a variety of reasons, such as odor control in a wastewater plant, an offshore drilling mud room, or possibly for safety reasons to prevent small objects from falling through the floor to the level below. For these instances, AIMS has two solutions: DeltaPlate Structural Plate and DeltaGrate Covered Plate Grating.