How to Measure and Order Steel Grating, Part 2

How to measure grating:

  1. Measure the bearing bar depth.
  2. Measure the bearing bar thickness.
  3. Determine the type of grating by measuring the bearing bar spacing and cross rod spacing. Both are measured center to center.
  4. If cut to size, is banding required?
  5. Determine the finish-plain, painted black, galvanized, stainless, aluminum or fiberglass.
  6. Span-determine the direction of the bearing bars. The bearing bars go across the width of a trench or across structures for support.
  7. Is a full panel required? Full panels are typically available in 2’x20, 2’x24’, 3’x20’, 3’x24.’
  8. If not a full panel, the cut to size dimensions or fabricated sketch

Commonly Asked Questions

If you have questions regarding measuring and ordering steel grating, a sales representative at Steel Cities Steels' can help you! In Part 3 of How to Measure and Order Steel Grating, Mike Anderson answers many of the more commonly asked questions in a short video.

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Mike Anderson, VP of Sales


Phone: 219-916-3935

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