Grating can be referred to various filed, as long as it has parallel and elongated elements. Granting usually has a single set of elongated elements in two sets. The second set is usually perpendicular to the first one. It can be different types, and here we are going to talk about the metal one, normally used as a cover of the drain system, and we called it as manhole.
There are different types of manholes, and it is to prevent from people from falling in the hole. It can be shaped in circular or square, and most of the grating type constructed to square ones. Since it is used to prevent from falling accident, the weight that a manhole can bear is important. With different materials, it can provide various functions. For example, the steel grating, made of stainless steel, is one of the most common types that used in our life.
Others like aluminum or fiberglass reinforced plastic type are also commonly seen. The fiberglass reinforced plastic, as known as FRP, is designed to combine a matrix of resin and fiberglass. Unlike the other two materials mentioned above, this composite material does not corrode easily, so it is highly recommended for corrosive environments. If you have enough money, you can also apply the FRP to lower your maintenance costs while you can also apply the steel grating to achieve your purpose of covering the drain and safety concerns.