This specification provides the material requirements, construction, installation, and testing requirements for open-weather deck, storm-and-guard, fiberglass square railing systems. Components are to be manufactured by the pultrusion process. Handrails and stanchions shall be fiberglass pultruded square tube available in the following two types: Type 1F and Type 2F. Test at least one end stanchion and one other stanchion of each platform or deck by application of a load horizontally in accordance with the specification.
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1.1 This specification provides the material requirements, construction, installation, and testing requirements for open-weather deck, storm-and-guard, fiberglass square railing systems. Components are to be manufactured by the pultrusion process.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 9, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D570 Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D695 Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D3846 Test Method for In-Plane Shear Strength of Reinforced Plastics
D3917 Specification for Dimensional Tolerance of Thermosetting Glass-Reinforced Plastic Pultruded Shapes
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
fiberglass rails; marine; open-weather deck; pultruded; railing system; ship; square rails; storm-and-guard; Shipbuilding materials (general)--specifications; Deck handrails; Glass-fiber-reinforced (GRP) plastics--specifications; Handrail systems; Open-weather deck handrails; Plastic shipping materials/applications--specifications; Pultrusion process; Reinforced thermosetting plastics (RTP)--specifications
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