Aluminum vs Steel Dock Equipment
Dock Boards – Aluminum dock boards are the best choice for certain applications which take advantage of aluminum properties. For the same rated capacity, the boards are considerably lighter than steel Also, aluminum is ideal for applications where sparking is a concern. Additionally, aluminum does not rust to the same extent that steel does making it an excellent choice for corrosive environments. Steel Dock Boards are the better alternative for higher capacity applications. Steel is much more durable with a longer life span. Also, for the same capacity, steel boards tend to be less expensive.
ANSI Standard – remember ONLY BLUFF tests its dock boards and dock plates to ensure they perform in accordance with the ANSI standard… read the ANSI story.