FULL MADE IN ITALY
PSP’s floating docks are made in compliance with the international laws in force (BS 6349, AS 3962-2001 3962-2001 and 4997-2005, UFC 4-152-01) and PIANC directives for port facilities for pleasure boating (guaranteed minimal capacity: 2kN/sq.m., lateral stability when the load is on half the flooring: 1.5 kN/sq.m., above 5 cm residual free edge). Every size (width, length, free edge, capacity, loads, displacement) can be changed to suit the customer’s requirements.
Our floating docks are made for every placement in the world.
The strong frame of our floating jetties is made with S235JRG2 UNI EN 10027 sections of hot dip galvanised steel (in compliance with law EN ISO 1461). The steel sections are braced and assembled using the MAG (Metal Active Gas) welding process. Set up on floaters with class 1 fire rating (i.e. non-combustible, the Italian equivalent of the European classes A1 and A2) and with a core of self-extinguishing closed-cell EPS which makes them unsinkable, these jetties are enclosed in a shell of concrete designed for XS3 environments and are reinforced with fibres and vertical and horizontal braced stainless steel bars with welded mesh. The concrete is connected to the frame above with strong and reliable stainless steel threaded rods. The reinforcing stainless steel rods are inserted in specific grooves in the polystyrol layers and have a bar cover that is at least 2.5 cm thick
The thickness of the floating jetties’ trampling surface is 20 mm. The surface is made of wooden slats with rounded edges and anti-slip grooves (it is also suitable for walking barefoot). The naturally resistant wood (Yellow Balau, Itauba or Ipé), which is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, has the physical properties required by the rules in force (EN 350/2) and the mechanical properties required by the German law DIN 68-364. It is screwed on with flat (countersunk) TORX stainless steel screws in 50×50 mm Cumaru or Azobé wooden spars.
The double grooves on the sides, which are covered by the same slats used for the trampling surface, are suitable for piping and cable ducts (for water and electric facilities, max. diameter 60 mm). Access and reassembly are quick and safe.
Resistant, hot dip galvanised stainless steel chains (circular cross-section of the chain > 30 mm) are used to link the eyebolt-equipped bars to the anchoring system. The bars are pre-welded to the main frame on the external corners of the jetty. They are designed to resist to traction forces above 25 kN.
The joints connecting the floating docks (and non-floating jetties) are made up of four steel pivots with elastic devices to compensate for bending and twisting stress, as well as tension caused by traction and compression.
The fenders (95×30 mm) have rounded edges made of naturally resistant tropical hardwood (Iroko, Itauba or Ipé) and have the physical properties required by EN 350/2 and the mechanical properties required by the German law DIN 68-364. On request, printed polypropylene with anti-UV materials can be added.