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Steel Bearing Bar Grating

Steel bearing bar grating, also known as steel bar grating or simply bar grating, is a type of structural grating made from steel bars. It is commonly used in industrial and commercial applications for flooring, walkways, platforms, and other similar purposes where strength, durability, and drainage are essential. The grating consists of parallel, rectangular-shaped steel bars joined at their intersections. These bars are typically manufactured with a serrated or plain surface to provide slip resistance and improved traction. The bars are spaced apart to create openings or gaps between them, allowing light, air, water, and debris to pass.

Steel bearing bar grating is constructed using different fabrication methods, including welded, pressure-locked, or swaged. Welded grating involves the fusion of the bearing bars and crossbars through heat and pressure, creating a strong and rigid structure. Pressure-locked grating employs a mechanically locked design, interlocking the bars with the crossbars under high pressure. Swaged grating involves assembling bearing bars and crossbars using a mechanical swaging process.

One of the key advantages of steel bearing bar grating is its excellent strength-to-weight ratio. It can support heavy loads while remaining lightweight, making it suitable for applications requiring high load-bearing capacity. Steel bar grating is also corrosion-resistant, providing long-term durability even in harsh environments.

Steel bearing bar grating is available in various configurations, such as different bar spacing, bar thickness, and bar depth, allowing for customization based on specific project requirements. It is often used in manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, transportation, and utility applications.

DS Pipe & Steel has a significant inventory of structural steel: carbon, angles, channels, expanded metal, and bearing bar grating.