• AS 3996:2019

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    Access covers and grates

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  03-22-2019

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies requirements for access covers and grates for use in vehicular and pedestrian areas. It applies to single or multi-part access covers and grates, where any single cover does not exceed 1300mm clear opening. Covers products manufactured from grey and ductile iron, cast and manufactured steel, aluminium, concrete, and polymeric materials.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for access covers and grates for use in vehicular and
    pedestrian areas. It applies to single or multi-part access covers and grates, where any
    single cover does not exceed 1300 mm clear opening. This Standard covers products
    manufactured from grey and ductile iron, cast and manufactured steel, aluminium, concrete,
    and polymeric materials.
    This Standard does not consider fire resistance.
    The basis for the requirements specified in this Standard is a minimum service life of
    25 years for covers and grates made from polymeric materials and 50 years for covers and
    grates made from all other materials.
    This Standard does not apply to the following:
    (a) Covers and grates in Classes E, F and G made from polymeric materials.
    (b) Covers/grates with any wooden structural component.
    (c) Covers and grates of Class D, E, F and G made from grey cast iron.
    (d) In-situ structural infill covers.
    (e) The hydraulic design of access covers and grates.
    (f) Multi-part units that require fittings such as removable beams.
    (g) Applications with heavy point design loads greater than those specified are not
    covered in this Standard.
    NOTE: Guidance on the information to be provided by the purchaser is provided in Appendix B.

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    Committee CE-029
    Development Note Under Revision by DR AS 3996:2019 Amd 1:2020. New PDF incorporating Amendment 1.
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Originated as AS 3996—1992.
    Previous edition 2006.
    Third edition AS 3996:2019. Originated as AS 3996-1992. Previous edition 2006. Third edition AS 3996:2019. Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 1 (March 2021).

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