Fort Steel Sdn Bhd updated Manufacturing Process & Design Engineering page content
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Manufacturing Process & Design Engineering

Manufacturing Process Fort Steel truss components are manufactured by continuous cold roll-forming. Roll forming is a process whereby the coiled steel is passed thru machines equipped with sets of rolls mounted on consecutive stands. Each set of rolls will be performing an incremental part of the desired bending, until our truss components are formed. Our machines are regularly serviced and maintained in good working conditions to ensure our roll formed products achieve the desired profiles. Fort Steel is certified to ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System, which under its guidelines, requires manufacturers to keep its machines serviced in accordance to a maintenance schedule. Every incoming raw material are also checked for their thickness, colour, tensile strength, flatness and surface appearance. Any unconforming raw material will be deemed unfit for manufacturing, rejected and returned to supplier. In the event any unconforming product is manufactured whether be it due to inferior material or manufacturing error, the unconforming product will also be rejected by our quality control division before delivery. Design Engineering Our engineering department is capable of designing the optimum cost efficient light weight steel roof trusses, while taking into account safety and durability. Truss designs by Fort Steel takes into consideration a certain allowance for safety factor, unlike others who stretches the the design and loading capacity of a roof truss to its limits to minimise costing. One of the key factors in roof design is the angle (pitch) of the roof. Many conventional house forms have a roof pitch of around 35° to 45° Not everyone wants a conventional pitched roof. Flat roofing used to be the province of home extensions, but many Modernist designs incorporate flat roofs. There is nothing particularly taxing about building flat roofs except to note that in reality they are never flat but rather built with a minimal fall so that water does not pool. Common Types of Roofs   1. Monopitch Roof A roof with only one sloping plane. Great for maximising space on one side, perhaps to enhance views 2. Duopitch Roof A pitched roof of two sloping planes which meet at an upper ridge with a gable either end 3. Hip Roof A pitched roof with slopes on all four sides which meet at the corners to form hips; may or may not have a ridge 4. Mansard Roof A hipped or gabled roof in which each roof plane is doubly pitched. All truss designs by Fort Steel are endorsed by our Professional Engineer before submission to clients. A Professional Engineer is a person registered under Section 10(2) of the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Revised 2015) Malaysia Major Causes of Truss Failures There are many potential reasons contributing to truss failures. Manufacturing errors - Truss components with insufficient tensile strength and steel thickness will be extremely dangerous if utilised Design Failure - Failure to provide sufficient trusses or adequate bracing during design will compromise the structural integrity of the roof truss structure. Improperly installed bracing and general poor installation methods Overloading the trusses before permanent bracing or sheathing has been installed, like stacks of plywood placed on trusses, for example. Improper or inadequate connections to the supporting structure. Improper or unauthorized field changes made to trusses. Installing damaged, broken or improperly repaired trusses. It is important to note that trusses have very little lateral strength or resistance to lateral (side) loading due to its structural characteristics which is the primary reason trusses fail or collapse. Prior to trusses being properly secured, braced and sheathed, they are often subject to lateral loads which can cause failure or collapse of the truss system. read more
Fort Steel Sdn Bhd updated Material Protective Coating page content
Apr 3, 2018 at 06:06 pm —

Material Protective Coating

FORT STEEL T-Maz™ Oak light-weight steel truss systems comprises components manufactured from prime grade G550 Hi-Tensile alloy steel. To protect our trusses against corrosion, our trusses are protected by 2 layers of coating: 1) Galmaxx® Alpha Coating - the main protective coating consisting of 95% Zinc, 5% Aluminum and Magnesium. Galmaxx®     Alpha conforms to JIS G 3317 (Japanese Industrial Standard), AS 1397 (Australian Standard) and other equivalent     standards, 2) Oak Tinted Resin Coating - which gives Fort Steel trusses its highly distinctive brown colour, is an excellent corrosion and     fingerprint resistance resin chemical that further improves the exterior durability of Fort Steel trusses. What is corrosion? Corrosion is also commonly known as Rust What Causes Steel To Rust? • Rust = Iron Oxide • Appearance of rust: red, brown or orange flacking or pitting of the metal surface. • Over time, the iron in steel will combine with oxygen and water to form iron oxide. Consequences Of Rust • Rust has considerably less mechanical strength than its originating steel and will gradually flake off, weakening the roof   structure. • Rust will make the roof structure more vulnerable to collapse from weather or impact. How To Prevent Rust • Apply a layer of protective coating on the steel   Level 1: Galvanised Steel Truss   Level 2: Aluzinc Steel Truss   Level 3: Fort Steel T-Maz™ Oak Steel Truss c/w Zinc, Aluminum & Magnesium and 30 years warranty. GalMaxx® Alpha Protective Coating By having zinc, aluminium, magnesium or a combination coating on the base steel substrate, we can prevent the steel trusses from rusting. The metals will help to prevent oxygen and water from reaching the steel substrate by acting as a barrier, In the event that oxygen and water reaches the steel substrate, the metal coatings (Zinc, Aluminum and Magnesium) being more reactive than iron will then act as a sacrificial metal and oxidises (ie. corrode) in place of the steel substrate. Benefits of Having Magnesium in Alloy Protective Coating i) The addition of magnesium which is a much more reactive metal, to protective coatings helps to increase the corrosion resistance of the steel. Please refer to chart which depicts the reactivity of different types of metals. ii) The proper ratio combination of the different metals is essential to realising the full corrosion resistance of the protective coating, Increasing the ratio of one metal shall affect the other properties of the steel substrate such as formability and bending. iii) Fort Steel T-Maz™ Oak Light Weight Steel Trusses possess excellent acid and alkaline corrosion resistance compared to regular glavanised and aluminum-zinc alloy (galvalume/ aluzinc) steel trusses due to the presence of magnesium metal in the protective coating. By comparison, our protective coatings weight loss by corrosion is substantially lower than other types of coatings in each pH zone. read more
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