FRP Staircare SC-R Project

Merlin Entertainments – Sydney Aquarium

Situation: Merlin – Sydney Aquarium required a structural raised FRP floor for outside quarantine holdings tanks.

The Task: Design, fabricate and install raised SC-R mini mesh floor at 700mm and 450mm floor heights to hold 1 x 8000lt, 1 x 5000lt and 2 x 1000lt holding tanks including heavy water filters and accessories.

The SC-R 38mm thick mini mesh was supported with adjustable floor pedestals and custom made FRP support frames for tank locations

Certification: SC-R Mini Mesh raised floor conforms to:

  • AS1170.0 and AS1170.1 Structural Design Actions
  • AS1657 – 2018 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders – Design, Construction and Installation
  • AS4586 – 2013 Slip Resistance of New Pedestrian Surface Materials

Result: Pre – fabricated support frames, adjustable pedestals and SC-R mini mesh worked together requiring minimal on-site cutting for a very successful installation allowing Sydney Aquarium immediate tank installation.

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