APPROVED BRANDS

FORMED STEEL BEAM RAILING & END TERMINAL

 

 

A.  Trinity Guardrail Trinity Highway Products, LLC

 

      1.   How to find logo marking on rail:

 

PLANT                                                           DISTANCE FROM END

 

Ft. Worth, Texas:                                            Approx. 24 in. (600 mm) from end of rail - backside

W-beam                                                          T  M180 A2 

(Plant # 16)                                                     XXX  XXXXX  XXXX

 

Girard, Ohio:                                                   Within 5 ft. (1.5 m) of end of rail - faceside

W-beam                                                          T  S  M180  AX  XXXXX  XXXXXX

(Plant # 31)

 

Centerville, Utah:                                            Within 40 in. (1 m) of end of rail - faceside

W-beam & Thrie-beam                                   T  U  M180 AX  X-XX  XXXXXX

(Plant # 33)

 

Lima, Ohio: (Lima Mill)                                   Approx. 24 in. (600 mm) from end of rail - faceside

W-beam                                                          T  M180  AX 

(Plant # 55)                                                     XXXXXXXXXXX

 

Lima, Ohio:                                                     Within 30 in. (760 mm) of end of rail - faceside

Thrie-beam                                                     T  M180  AX 

(Plant # 55)                                                     XXXXXXXXXXX

 

 

2.  Steel Beam Guardrail End Terminal (Standard Road Plan BA-205)

 

ET-Plus

 

 

 

3.  Steel Beam Guardrail Flared End Terminal for Cable Connection. 

            (Standard Road Plan BA-206)

 

STR-31

 


Marking Stamp


 

 

B.  Gregory Highway Products, Inc., 4100 13th St. SW, P.O. Box 80508, Canton, OH 44708

 

 

This document specifically relates to guardrail beams marked in the following manner:

 

Brand, M-180, Heat Number, Coating Lot, Class-Type

 

The markings will appear every 24 in. (600 mm) on each beam element on the center corrugation. The markings will consist of 1/2 in. (13 mm) high letters embossed into the metal forming the rail element.

 

This document also relates to Backup Plates, End Sections, Buffer Ends and End Shoes. Marking for these items will be on durable tags attached to each bundle (or on labels affixed to at least one section in each bundle).

 

Marking specifics are as follows:

 

1.   Brand                             GH for Gregory Highway Products, Inc.

 

2.   M-180:                            AASHTO Specifications

 

3.   Heat Number Code:      4-Digit, Alphanumeric

 

4.   Coating Lot:                    Week [one of two digits, (e.g., 1 through 52)]

                                             Year [two digit, (e.g., 93)]

 

5.   Class Type:

 

      a.   Class

 

1.   Class A Base Metal nominal thickness 0.105 in. (2.76 mm) - 12 gauge

2.   Class B Base Metal nominal thickness 0.135 in. (2.43 mm) - 20 gauge

 

b.   Type

 

1.   Zinc-Coated 1.8 oz./ft.2 (51.03 g) minimum

2.   Zinc-Coated 3.6 oz./ft.2 (102.06 g) minimum

3.   Beams to be painted (by others)

4.   Beams of corrosion-resistant steel

 

 


C.  R. G. Steel, Route 551, P.O. Box 356, Pulaski, PA 16143

 

 

Guardrail Element Markings

 

This document describes the method and location of markings on both the guardrail element and the thrie-beam rail element. The markings will appear within 38 in. (965 mm) in the valley on the traffic face of each rail element. The markings are 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) high letters and numbers that are embossed (rolled) into the rail element

 


A description is shown below:

 

Coding System

 

1.    Class

 

a.   Class A Base Metal nominal thickness 0.105 in. (2.76 mm) 12 gauge

b.   Class B Base Metal nominal thickness 0.135 in. (3.43 mm) 20 gauge

 

2.    Type

 

a.   Zinc-coated 1.8 oz./ft. (51.03 g) minimum

b.   Zinc-coated 3.6 oz./ft. (102.06 g) minimum

 


D.  IMH Products, Inc., 1121 E. 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220

 

This document specifically relates to End Sections, Transition Sections, Buffer Ends, Backup Plates, and End Shoes.

 

Marking specifics are as follows:

 

1.   Brand                                IMH for IMH Products, Inc.

 

2.   AASHTO                           Specifications:  M-180

 

3.   Heat Number Code:         4 digits

 

4.*  Coating Lot:                       Year (2 digits)

 

5.*  Class:                                Gauge/Thickness

 

6.*  Type:                                 Zinc-coated ounces (grams) per sq. ft. (sq. mm)

 

*  Markings of these items will be on durable tags attached to each bundle (or on labels affixed to at least one section in each bundle.)

 

E.   Beam Guardrail End Terminal by Road Systems, Inc.   

 

1. Steel Beam Guardrail End Terminal (Standard Road Plan BA-205)

 

SKT-MGS

 

 

 

2. Steel Beam Guardrail Flared End Terminal for Cable Connection

           (Standard Road Plan BA-206)

Fleat-MGS

 

Manufacturer: Road Systems, Inc.

 

Materials:        12.5 ft regular section of W Beam Guardrail (2 sections)

                        12.5 ft end section of W Beam Guardrail (1 section)

                        6 x 8 x 60 wood CRT Posts (5 posts)

                        5 x 7 x 45 wood posts (2 posts)

                        Foundation soil tubes (2 tubes)

                        Wood blocks 6 x 8 x 14 (5 blocks)

                        Bearing plate

                        Cable anchor bracket

                        BCT cable anchor assembly

                        Ground strut

                        Type III retro reflective adhesive sheeting

                        Lag screws 3/8 x 3

                        Post bracket

 

For additional details consult Standard Road Plan BA-205.