Oil & Gas

Constant exposure to salt water and salt air is a challenge for offshore rigs and oil and gas refineries. Bedford has the solution. Our fiberglass reinforced plastic won’t corrode, rust or spark. So it’s ideal for handrails, stairs, platforms, catwalks and caged ladders. Structural FRP also offers the strength of steel at a fraction of the weight, so it’s easier to transport and install.


Bedford FRP profiles and systems are available with a wide range of options, including fire-resistant resins and OSHA safety yellow color.


  • Light weight, high strength — easier to transport and install with standard tools
  • Corrosion resistant — won’t rot or rust and absorbs minimal moisture
  • Humidity resistant — no shrinking or swelling
  • Impact resistant — fiberglass mat distributes the load to prevent surface damage
  • Safety — it’s electrically non-conductive and non-sparking, and fire-retardant and slip-resistant options are available
  • Long-lasting — lower lifetime cost than traditional building materials
  • Low maintenance — molded-through color does not require painting


Offshore Rigs

Bedford fiberglass pultrusions are well suited for handrails, ladders, platforms, catwalks and more because they won’t rust, corrode or rot when exposed to salt air and water.

FRP for offshore rigs
FRP in oil gas industry
FRP for oil refineries