8 December 2020 | Case Study | BY: Saint-Gobain PAM UK

D400 Narrow Profile Captive Hinged Grating

The A41 New Chester Road is a busy route in Birkenhead where increasing traffic intensity is leading to more frequent failure of ironwork, higher than budgeted costs and disruption to road users. In congested areas it is also common for cyclists to swerve and avoid the surface water drainage system bringing them into close proximity with traffic leading to an increased risk of accidents.

PROTEUS D400 NARROW PROFILE HINGED GULLY GRATING
Initially developed in conjunction with Highways England and Rhino Asphalt Solutions Ltd for use in the strategic road network, Wirral Council recognised the advantages of Proteus when selecting it as their preferred solution. Proteus represents an innovative approach to product design. Its narrow grating profile avoids excessive clipping by traffic, its patented angled bridge is designed to distribute stress and resist displacement enhancing its stability, increasing its durability. At less than 300 mm wide its grating profile is safer for cyclists who are sometimes put at risk when swerving to avoid ironwork in the road.
Proteus can be used in a wide variety of applications such as roads that have continuous heavy traffic. It has an independently verified BS EN124 2015 load classification of D400 to withstand vehicle loads of up to 40 tonnes.

When combined with the Rhino Asphalt Solutions Ltd Ironmaster Installation System and its compatibility with the existing drainage network, Proteus provides a solution that improves cyclist safety and offers long term performance reducing whole life costs for Wirral Council.

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