The importance of carrying out bearing and expansion joint inspections by proficient and competent engineers who understand their functionality can often be key to maximising a structure’s lifespan and avoiding major, unexpected, emergency repair costs.
USL Ekspan have carried out a number of projects for swing bridges and foot bridges. From design, fabrication of all structural components, to trial erection and final installation. Details of these type of bridge installations can be supplied on request.
Modular sliding bearings are used to permit structural movement to take place with the minimum coefficient of friction. Often the excellent properties of PTFE fail to be realised because of the use of inadequate mating surfaces or poor installation.
Ekspan EQF uses PTFE and stainless steel to offer a simple and economical sliding support.
Ekspan EQF is ideal for use in numerous industrial applications where structures are required to move under load.
Examples of such applications are as follows:
The EQF is intended for industrial applications and is not EN1337 or BS5400 compliant.