Project Name: Porthmadog Train Viaduct Upgrade
Location: Porthmadog, North Wales
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“We found the Ezi Klamp GRP Handrails at Traeth Mawr over the river Glaslyn the perfect solution for what was a challenging environment to work in.”
When it came to maintaining the Porthmadog Train Viaduct on the Afon Glaslyn, civil engineer Amco Giffen wanted a modern, long-lasting solution to the traditional wooden guard rail that runs along the span of the viaduct; the solution was Ezi Klamp’s Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) tubes.
The GRP handrail is the perfect solution for railway viaducts, especially for those which are so close to the coast, as is the case with the Porthmadog Viaduc. Its innovative construction means that it is corrosion resistant and has a life span of over 25 years, making it perfect for the damp salty conditions that would drastically shorten the life of a more inferior product.
As well as being corrosion and chemical resistant, GRP is fire-resistant, Non-Magnetic and Non-Conductive, making it the best choice for those wet areas, Marine vessels, Water treatment works and Offshore wind & oil facilities. Ezi Klamp’s GRP handrails are just one part of our GRP solutions that include GRP Fencing, GRP Gratings, and Network Rail approved Catch Pit Lids.
When it comes to working in potentially perilous working conditions, Ezi Klamp’s GRP Handrails come into their own. At 75% lighter than their traditional steel counterparts, GRP Handrails are easy to move on site and work with, but this lightweight doesn’t come at the cost of safety; this groundbreaking material is as strong as it is tough, pound-for-pound GRP tubes are stronger than steel tubing.
For the Porthmadog Viaduct project, Ezi Klamp provided the handrails in kit form, precutting the posts and rails and drilling the mounts in before delivering everything to the site. This made the job much quicker and safer for the fitters on the viaduct.
“We found the Ezi Klamp GRP Handrails at Traeth Mawr over the river Glaslyn the perfect solution for what was a challenging environment to work in.
It was so lightweight that it made it easy to get to the site and install. The manufacturing quality and tolerances resulted in an excellent finish that looked aesthetically pleasing and offered a robust system that will protect workers on the structure for many years to come.”
Carl Baker Contracts Engineering Manager at Amco GiffenAs GRP experts, Ezi Klamp keeps a large stock of GRP products, so whether you are looking for a standard handrail system or a bespoke project like the Porthmadog Viaduct, our team can help. To find out if our GRP handrails are suitable for your project and to get a quote contact us by calling us on 0117 970 2420 or emailing our team at email@example.com, who will be happy to guide you through the process.
Ezi Klamp Products Used: Bespoke GRP Handrail System