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.
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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