Services


Pipex px® have unique manufacturing capabilities.

Please contact us to find out how we can help with your project requirements.

+44 (0) 1752 581 200
sales@pipexpx.com

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING


Pipex px® Dover Sea Wall FRP footbridge & staircase
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Pipex px® Engineers can produce structural calculations to determine the effects of loads on physical structures. This process determines the suitability of material performance to required specifications and relevant design codes.

Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) is an anisotropic material that requires specialist experience in evaluating the suitability and capability of structures. Pipex px® Engineers are experts in this field.

Pipex px® has extensive experience in structural engineering across many industries with particular experience in Transport, Offshore, Water and Waste Water and Oil & Gas and Subsea.

Projects have included; FRP bridges, walkways and stairs for railways, bridge enclosures for roads and walkways, FRP access platforms and phenolic handrails for offshore and FRP Subsea Structures.

Pipex px® can provide CAT II design checks for Railway and Highways applications.

 

Case History

Project: Crane Access Phenolic Walkways – Design Phase

Market Sector: Power & Renewable

Scope of Project:

Pipex px® have designed the first ever fully phenolic walkway system in the UK.

The bespoke FRP (Fibre Reinforced Polymer) phenolic crane access walkway is to be fabricated in sections and assembled on site in summer 2013.

All materials are to be supplied in accordance with BS EN ISO 14122.

  • Phase 1: Concept and detailed design of FRP phenolic walkways, handrails and ladders in conjunction with the client
  • Phase 2: Selection and design of FRP phenolic profiles and materials in conjunction with Services
  • Phase 3: Structural testing and fire testing of materials in conjunction with the client

Research & Development:

Pipex px® carried out research and development for the following:

  • Mechanical testing of FRP profiles
  • Fire testing
  • Adhesive selections
Pipex px® Drawings Pipex px® FRP Structural Image Pipex px® FRP Structural Image