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MASH TL4 APPROVED

The LifeRail FRP structural member is inclusive of a pultruded fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) structural shape with a round main cavity and a sacrificial rectangular outer cavity for energy absorption. The resin is Fire-retardant Isophthalic Polyester.

 

The rail lengths are customized to order with posts spacings of 8’ +/- (2.44 m).

LifeRail is the worlds first composite FRP (fiberglass) bridge rail system.

 

LifeRail is the first MASH TL4 certified FRP retrofit bridge rail system. The rail is comprised of the FRP structural member, a 316L Stainless Steel internal tube structural member and EPU. The FRP LifeRail FRP Rail was developed by AIMS and is patent pending USPTO 15/829,674.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • 100% electrically non-conductive
  • 100% corrosion resistant
  • Material color mass tinted throughout product
  • Can be manufactured in any color
  • Does not spark when impacted by steel
  • 3 x the lifespan of galvanized steel
  • UV stable
  • 316L or galvanized steel posts
  • Better energy absorption performance over steel
  • Weight of AIMS Rail System is over 2/3 lighter than complete steel
  • UV Resistance ...Tested per ASTM G154
  • Higher return on investment than steel

BENEFITS

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Reduced/eliminated maintenance
  • Long service life
  • No hot work
  • No heavy lift equipment
  • Light weight and easy to install
  • Weighs 1/3 to 1/2 that of comparable steel products
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Pound for pound, fiberglass is stronger than steel
  • Reduces overall structure weight
  • Increases lifespan of structure

 

 

Exceptional Corrosion Resistance

“The FRP System is corrosion free, since it is made from a non-metallic substance and thus immune to corrosive reactions. The FRP System is essentially inert, it has no costly or complex storage and preservation concerns. The FRP System maintains its initial integrity and will not weaken over time, so is not susceptible to corrosion from airborne agents such as sulfur dioxide or carbon dioxide. Negligible degradation means very little maintenance."

American  Water  Works  Association

It has long been recognized in the FRP industry that long term UV exposure does not degrade the structural integrity of FRP structures

 

“The structural integrity of fiberglass pipe is not affected by exposure to UV light”.  American Water Works Association’s Fiberglass Pipe Design, 2nd ed. §2.55

 

 

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