Water, Sewage & Effluent May-June 2017 - Page 34

The expanded metal also has a wide range of flooring applications , and is ideal for catwalks , conveyor and access walkways , and platforms . Good examples are walkways on large billboards , which need to ensure safe access to the billboard , as well as maintenance walkways on process plants .
Expanded metal walkways are lightweight and selfcleaning , have non-slip surfaces , interlocks at the joints and , hence , do not have butt welds . It also allows the passage of air and light . Durable industrial flooring with excellent underfoot conditions is possible with expanded metal walkways and flooring from Andrew Mentis .
As a complete industrial flooring supplier , the company can help customers identify the most appropriate flooring solution for their application requirements .
Another one of its products , which is ideal for incline conveyor walkways in particular , is Die-Line . This lightweight and economical walkway system offers flexibility in walkway design , is easy to erect , and has excellent non-slip characteristics .
This range of positive grip-pressed section walkways is designed as complete walkway sections with integral kick plates formed as a single unit . The elimination of heavy stringers or separate kick plates makes Die-Line quick , easy , and safe to erect . The sections are designed for longitudinal spans , and have a high strength-to-mass ratio .
Latest sewer range in updated design manual
DPI Plastics has updated its sewer design manual to showcase its expanded sewer range of up to 630mm . The manual forms part of the company ’ s value-added services for its customers .
The updated manual contains detailed technical specifications on specific sewer products manufactured by DPI Plastics , as well as comprehensive information to aid designers and installers , explains DPI Plastics technical and product manager , Renier Snyman .
“ The sewer manual is aimed at providing guidance with the design , installation , transportation , and storage of our products . It covers product specifications , in addition to installation and related issues . It will include our expanded sewer range of up to 630mm , which is now in production at our Roodekop , Johannesburg , facility ,” Snyman explains .
He emphasises that the sewer manual forms part of DPI Plastics ’ value-added service offering for its extensive client base . “ This service includes training in the use of our products .” The manual is aimed at installers , engineers , and plumbers . It will be made available in an online format in May .
DPI Plastics is also represented on the new app , Plumber , from the Institute of Plumbing South Africa ( IOPSA ). This is the first local plumbing app linked to both the Plumbing Industry Registration Board and the Certificate of Compliance system , as well as providing access to all the tools and products required . The app includes installation guides from leading manufacturers , such as DPI Plastics .