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Pipex px® have unique manufacturing capabilities.

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BRIDGE DECKS


BRIDGE DECKS

Vehicular Bridge Decks
Pipex px® manufacture and supply Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) vehicular bridge decks made from specialist custom FRP profiles. These are designed to take up to 92kN wheel loads and are engineered for optimal performance depending on design loads and wheel spacing.
The deck system comes complete with fasteners to provide positive attachment to steel, concrete or FRP bridge stringers.  Our bridge decks have been load tested for 3 million cycles with no loss of strength.

Pedestrian Bridge Decks
Pipex px® manufacture and supply FRP pedestrian bridge decks made from our range of specialist deck products. These are typically designed to take 5kN UDL loads and are engineered for optimal performance.

The deck system comes complete with a hard-wearing anti-slip finish and can be engineered to incorporate drainage to ensure water does not damage the supporting structure.

 

Pipex px® have successfully completed fatigue and load testing of Pipex px® Strongwell Extren® DOUBLE WEB BEAM (“DWB”) Products at Bristol University to meet Department of Transport BD 90/05 design of FRP bridges and highways structures standard.

The test confirmed the Fibre Reinforced Polymer (“FRP”) materials suitability for Road Bridge applications, as an equal or approved alternative to concrete and steel. 

Test loadings were;  Static Failure load – 54 tonnes;  Fatigue Test – To 10 Million Cycles in accordance with BD90/05.

The tests were witnessed by Highways Agency and Network Rail, and open up exciting project opportunities for bridge designers, contractors and end users.

Pipex px® DWB can be utilised for UK Highway bridge decks and girders up to 13M spans and provides a number of advantages over traditional materials including EMI & RFI Transparency, , Ease of installation, Versatility, High strength, Lightweight, Low conductivity and a minimum service life of 60 Years

To request a FREE copy of this white paper please contact us on 01752 581212 or email FG-GBR-pipexsales@nov.com

 

Click here to view the Pipex px® Dawlish FRP Footbridge video

 

Please see pdf downloads below for further information and contact us to discuss your project specific requirements.