Drain Grates

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Grates are a framework of metal or fiber reinforced plastic bars, sheets and meshes which create a porous grid. Also known as drain strainers, filters and screens, these particular grates are used in a variety of industrial, commercial and residential applications. Read More…

Drain Grates Drain grates are an essential component of drainage systems that allow the passage of fluids through a pipe or drain while capturing debris which may clog or otherwise damage piping.

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Canton, OH  |  800-321-9800

For over 40 years, Ohio has been a leading manufacturer of precision made aluminum grating solutions and offers products in both light duty for pedestrian loading and heavy duty for H20 loading to meet AASHTO standards. Ohio’s products can be manufactured to comply with ADA requirements, are manufactured in the USA and can assist with earning LEED credits. Please call Ohio today!

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Ohio Gratings, Inc. $$$

Mobile, AL  |  800-226-1134

All Plastics and Fiberglass prefabricates gratings products including fiberglass gratings, bar gratings and floor gratings. We offer online ordering of our in-stock products to accommodate all our current and potential customers. Allow our very capable engineers and technicians at All Plastics and Fiberglass to come up with a custom solution perfectly suited to fit your needs.

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All Plastics and Fiberglass, Inc. $$$

Dallas, TX  |  214-630-0033

We are the experts at creating high quality gratings. Our engineers are eager to handle any of your requests. We care about your order, no matter how big or small. You can count on friendly assistance from the first call. We pay attention to your specific requirements and you are guaranteed to receive your products on-time. These items are easy to install and simple to maintain.

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Miner Grating Systems $$$

Houston, TX  |  800-495-5997

As leaders in the FRP industry, we are dedicated to customer service and support of all industries through continuous improvements in engineering and product development. Our line of products include vortex-induced vibration suppression products, fiberglass structural floor gratings, and more. Contact our team today to learn what we can do for your business.

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AIMS International $$$

Oklahoma City, OK  |  800-654-4568

Expanded Solutions puts more than 50 years of experience to work for your requirements in high quality expanded metals, security mesh, mini-mesh & expanded grating. Along with our large mesh capabilities, we have been an innovator in small-mesh products too. For a diversity of options please call today! We continue the tradition of excellence every day by offering quality service & products.

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Expanded Solutions L.L.C. $$$
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Shower facilities, waste management, water treatment, steam and boiler, car parks, tree grates, sewer manhole covers, city streets, refrigeration, factories, warehouses and even home plumbing systems utilize metal grates to inexpensively improve the efficiency of drains which may otherwise be easily clogged. While a drain works to capture and remove fluids, the grate itself works to remove debris from that fluid, capturing it so it may later be discarded.

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Some drain grates are permanent fixtures set in concrete or durable surfaces while others are set in place at the inlet of an irrigation or processing system. Grates may also be used at the exhaust of a drain in order to prevent blockage there or environmental contamination. Trench, channel, gully and automatic condensate drain grates list just a few of the many options for floor gratings that can be tailored to specific drainage applications.

As drain grates must withstand the passage of diverse materials ranging from toxic waste to far less corrosive tap water, there are a variety of materials that may be used in the manufacturing of drain grates and other drain components. Metals such as cast iron, stainless steel, ductile iron, aluminum and bronze may be used as well as alternative materials such as ceramics, fiberglass, polyvinyl chloride and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene.

Expansion and punch pressing are common methods for producing slotted and perforated meshes as is welding, which can also be used to produce bar grating. Common drain grate formations include longitudinal bar grating, transverse bar grating, bearing bars, cross bars and square, rectangular, or circular mesh. The size, shape and density of the holes or gaps in a given grate will determine not only what may pass through it, but at what rate.

These purpose driven devices can also be aesthetic with the holes or bars being set into a pattern. In addition to appearance and perforation qualities, the connection size should be considered as it must completely cover the inlet in order to be effective at stopping the passage of debris.

Specialty and hardware stores offer a wide variety of metal grates and fiberglass and plastic grating and can often offer advice on the specific drain grate best suited to a given application.

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