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Pipex px® assist with railbridge refurbishment


Pipex px® assist with railbridge refurbishment

Recent  news articles centring around public safety and rail tracks seem, alarmingly, to be on the increase.  Rail companies not only understand the vital importance of adequate protection regarding these potentially hazardous areas but subsequently face a constant battle against severe corrosion on existing structures.

However the Rail Industry now have a weapon! - Pipex px® composite products.

The extreme corrosion resistant properties of our products mean that they will continuously perform to the very highest standard and endure even when installed in the harshest of environments.  

Superior strength, durability and ease of installation are just a few of the remarkable benefits these modern materials can offer to our clients.

Lune Viaduct is an impressive rail bridge situated over the river Lune in Lancaster, as seen on the photo it encompasses a pedestrian walkway running along one side. Up until recently the existing steel guard-rails either side of the track and the handrails along the walkway and staircases at each end were showing signs of severe corrosion. To preserve public safety and limit any risk of injury it was vital that they were replaced.

Pipex px® were able to fabricate and supply a total of approx.. 560 metres of bespoke Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) railing for this renovation project and with a design life of 60+ years (dependent upon application) future maintenance for our clients will be kept to a minimum.

The guard rails alongside the railway track were designed to meet class 2C of BS EN 7818 and the handrails alongside the walkway were designed for the more onerous class 3C of this specification.

Only a few advantages of Composites have been highlighted above but if you would like to find out more please give a member of the Pipex px® team a call on 01752 581200 or drop us an email with your enquiry to sales@pipexpx.com.

Composite Raiings during manufacture Composite railings following installation
       Railing during manufacture at Pipex px® HQ.......                        .........and installed  onsite.

 

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