Stainless Steel Expansion Joint Covers Installed on Pedestrian Bridge Leading to Sea-Tac Airport

  • The Situation:

    Sea-Tac Airport required expansion joints for their pedestrian bridge to provide complete slip resistance and safety in all directions as well as providing durability for the high traffic area. Sea-Tac needed a product that could withstand the heavy usage of constant foot traffic and luggage being rolled over the covers.

  • The Solution:

    SLIPNOT Metal Safety Flooring applies a slip resistant coating to metal substrates through a one-of-a kind plasma deposition process. The all metal slip resistant surface is applied to the metal substrates with at least 4,000 psi creating a file hard slip resistant surface between 55-63 on the Rockwell ā€œCā€ scale.

    The outside manufacturer on expansion joints involved on this project had utilized SLIPNOT products for several applications nationwide and knew that the SLIPNOT coating could withstand all of the demanding requirements set by Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle, WA. A sales representative from SLIPNOT Metal Safety Flooring was contacted by this manufacturer to arrange the coating of stainless steel expansion joint covers. SLIPNOT was supplied with pieces of 1/4ā€ x 16ā€ x various length expansion joint covers to have the Grade 2 stainless steel slip resistant coating applied to them.

    The expansion joint covers were received and the file hard slip resistant coating was applied to them quicker than the projected lead time quoted. The covers were then shipped back to the manufacturer to be installed on the pedestrian bridge.

  • The Impact:

    SLIPNOT was the perfect answer for the requirements set by Sea-Tac Airport for the pedestrian bridge. The expansion joint covers installed with ease and have proven to be safe and durable, even in the high foot and luggage traffic. The file hard non-slip surface ensures safety for years to come, because it will not flake or wear smooth, while providing a aesthetically pleasing appearance.

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