The FRP cable tray is designed and fabricated to endure the most challenging corrosive environment. Whereas metal products require several repairs, maintenance and retrofit service throughout its lifespan for providing unswerving service FRP cable tray requisites little or zero maintenance saving a substantial amount of capitals. This facility is particularly beneficial for small businesses that are compelled to work with constricted budget. The structural profiles manufactured out of pultruded FRP are sturdy enough to repel the impact of weathering and maintain the structural integrity even long after the installation. They are extremely durable to resist the harsh impact of chemicals as well.
Several instances are there to show how FRP made through pultrusion process stands the test of time in the structurally demanding environment around the globe, even in offshore platforms, metal and oil refineries, water treatment plants and chemical plants.
Let’s catch a glimpse of the features of fibreglass cable tray:Solid bottom, perforated or slotted construction
- High strength-to-weight ratio
- Inherent Corrosion resistant
- High durability
- Ease of installation without disrupting the regular operation
- Fire retardant
- Nonconductive of electricity and heat
- Transparent to microwaves, radio waves as well as radar
Due to the nonconductive properties, the clip applied to embed the GRP sides stay fixed properly into the rung of the tray just after effortlessly squeezing at the bottom of the clip and hard-pressed into the rung. This makes the product ideal for petrochemical and marine application.
Use of FRP Cable Tray
- Hold up electrical wire in corrosive environments
- Crafted to carry huge loads
- Support low-voltage electrical wire, fiber-optic cables
- Great to channel cable system used in telecommunication field
- pneumatic or hydraulic tubing
The FRP cable trays are available in two resin systems – vinyl ester resin and polyester resin system. But both of them feature different level of corrosion resistivity and protection system. Polyester is isophthalic resin system offering greatest protection against deterioration. On the other hand, vinyl ester also has intrinsic resistivity against corrosion but it’s a chemical based resin system. During the finishing stage, a surface veil is embedded over the cable tray for making it resistant to UV radiation. Owing to its light weight and easy fabrication system it can be implanted with commonplace handy tools and there is no need to hire bulky lifting equipment thus lifting accidents can be also reduced to a significant level. The lights weight makes it easier to transport consequentially the transportation cost is also reduced.
It’s important to abide by the safety precautions while fabricating the cable tray during installation, the same goes for fibreglass beam as well. Always out on safety glasses, gloves, and respirator in order to curb down the inhalation of accumulated dust.