Steel Grating Span Direction
- Grating has to be supported in a specific way. The direction that the load bars run is the important direction for grating, and is referred to as the span.
- Span is always the dimension given when referencing a panel size.
- Grating has to be supported 90º to the span direction and does not require support on the other sides.
The example on the left shows standard panel widths of 995mm. The Platform consists of standard stock width panels, plus a make-up panel, cut to the nearest load bar. The balance allows for gaps up to 10mm between panels.