Data Centre Substation Raised Access Flooring, Drogheda
At a Glance
The client required us to design, build and install a cost-effective raised access flooring system that could handle an 11.5kN load capacity – more than double the standard.
The high load capacity presented design challenges as we had to ensure the Switchgear could be moved in a safe manner with no stress to the flooring and structural profiles.
The flooring in both rooms had to be installed in a confined space.
Our GRP Structural Profiles and Re-Deck GRP Solid Top Grating provided a fantastic solution to the challenges of this project.
Relinea’s GRP Structural Profiles are 80% lighter than steel but offer equivalent strength. Ultimately this has a huge impact on the installation, as the GRP Profiles can be handled with no requirement for heavy lifting gear, and they are easy to manoeuvre by hand in small and confined spaces.
We used our RE-Deck GRP grating flooring system which combines our GRP Re-Plate with our Re-Grid Open Mesh Grating. The resulting product is even stronger than our standard Re-Grid Open Mesh Flooring, this meant that while it is lightweight and easy to install and when combined with our structural profiles it could handle the required load capacity.