Accessing the new laboratories at Yale University

stainless steel flush floor access cover

The Wright Lab (previosuly Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory) used to be home to the most powerful Atom Smasher of its kind. Now, the Labs are undergoing a 3 year renovation project to re-purpose the facility and re-position them at the forefront of physics.

Surespan provided a stainless steel flush floor hatch to measure 9 ft x 15 ft (2743mm x 4572mm). The reinforced floor door supported a live slow moving wheel load of 17 Ton (US). As a result, the covers had to be operated via a hydraulic cylinder and an electrically driven power pack. The cover was finished in our SureGrip Non-Slip surface coating.

Bespoke Floor Access Doors

Surespan are a manufacturer of custom and bespoke floor doors for all sorts of applications. From basement access to wine cellar doors in a kitchen. In addition, these floor hatches can accept floor infills thanks to the pan-type lid; or for a more industrial aesthetic can be provided with a checker plate lid and SureGrip Non Slip coating.

Floor access hatches can be specified in a variety of loadings up to 16 (metric) tonnes. From pedestrian all the way up to loadings for trucks. In addition Gas spring assisted, electric or hydraulic are available depending upon size and loading.

Manufactured in the UK from high quality materials, sourced locally at the heart of the United Kingdom. Surespan are a leading manufacturer in the field offering a unique bespoke service that is custom to individual requirements. The expert sales & technical teams on hand at Surespan, are able to assist with the specification process from initial inquiry, through to job specific approval drawings and then manufacture. Following delivery, the After sales team can assist with onsite guidance and information on installation and support. Please note: We are a supply only manufacturer.

stainless steel flush floor access cover
Yale University 9 ft x 15 ft stainless steel flush floor access cover