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Pipex px® Duragrid® Phenolic Grating - Providing Dropped Object Protection Offshore

Pipex px® Duragrid® Phenolic Grating - Providing Dropped Object Protection Offshore

Bridge Pipework is potentially vulnerable to dropped objects from overhead crane operation.

That was the report findings following a recent Safety Evaluation performed on a self-contained drilling, production and processing platform situated in the North Sea.

A steel frame structure with infil mesh panels was specified to provide the required protection. Following extensive research from the client, FRP panels were chosen as the preferable option for the infil panels due to the lower weight and highly corrosion resistance properties they offer - especially advantageous for offshore platforms where weight reduction and long term integrity in the harsh, damaging environment is of paramount importance.

Although many FRP products were put forward for the infil panels, Duragrid Phenolic FRP Grating from Pipex px® was the only FRP product which was proven to meet all the onerous impact resistance and durability requirements set out by the client. In addition, Pipexpx® were the only supplier capable of immediately providing the necessary technical support and test proofs demonstrating the essential impact resistance capabilities of our products.

Other Pipex px® products ideally suited for Offshore applications include;

  • MARRS® OFFSHORE Phenolic Handrail Systems
  • Phenolic Access Structures
  • Phenolic Walkways
  • Phenolic Grating
  • Phenolic Ladders & Safety Gates
  • GRE Pipework
  • Composite Pressure Vessels
  • Offshore Surveys


If your project requires a completely unique and bespoke design solution Pipex px® have a dedicated Engineering Services Department available to assist from concept through to installation.

For further information on our range of offshore products and solutions please contact a member of our team on 01752 581200 or via email at

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