Fabricating barrier is the process of creating, bending, welding and assembling pre-designed and sometimes bespoke sections of barrier ready to be taken to site and installed by welding.
It is a relatively expensive, time-consuming and inflexible process.
The process is design intensive and may require several drafts design work to get the procession needed.
If a section of barrier has been fabricated incorrectly and discovered once on site, there’s not much that can be done other than to fabricate a new section and return to site at a later date.
Once fabricated barrier has been installed and welded, it’s a difficult process to change if problems arise. For example:
The photograph above shows two sections of fabricated barrier that have been welded. The process of welding has affected the protective coating and has opened up the steel tubing to weather conditions, triggering the rusting process.
Not only does this look bad but it also affects the strength of the barrier creating a safety risk.
A Skilled Workforce
Another problem with fabricated barrier is the labour consideration.
The process of installing fabricated barrier requires specialist welding tools and highly trained fitters. It also presents a number of health and safety issues and will most likely require permits for hot work.
A Better Solution To Fabricating Barrier
The solution is Kee Klamp fittings.
Harcon Services are able to provide you with Kee Klamp hot dip galvanised iron and Kee Lite aluminium fittings. These slip-on components and lengths of tube provide superior hazard protection without the worry of the issues that come with fabricated rails.
Our fittings are very flexible and you will also find that they only require a minimal amount of drawing. You don’t need to worry about highly skilled labourers and you also don’t need to worry about work permits as well. Anyone can fit these railings and this is all down to the hexagonal screws
You also don’t have to worry about the cutting either. The tube will maintain its integrity and this is another huge benefit when compared to fabricated systems. In some towns where there is more of a marine climate, such as Newcastle-Upon-Thames, the lifetime of a galvanised fitting is around 37 years.
Take a look at the difference between fabricated barrier and fittings:
On the second picture, if any rust or climate damage started to occur, the section of tubing affect could be unscrewed and replaced without any major issues.
The benefits of Kee Fittings
Kee Klamp and Kee Lite fittings offer a very durable solution and they are also ideal if you want to separate people from a number of hazards. On top of this, it can last up to seven times longer when compared to barriers that have been fabricated. You also eliminate the need for welding, skilled labour and even permits.
Take a look below to get a better idea about the benefits that are available.
- Strong and Durable Solutions
- Resilient to Corrosion
- A Lifespan that is 7 Times Longer when Compared to Fabricated Handrails
- No Need to Weld, Thread, Cut or Bolt
- No Skilled Labour Required
- Quick and Easy Installations
- Quick Replacement Possible