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The Fortress Heavy Duty Slide Gate, manufactured by Tymetal Corp., is a cantilever system consisting of single or multiple panels. Appropriate for openings up to 30 feet for single gates and up to 60 feet for doubles, the Fortress Gate is designed to provide rigidity and stability. The frame is fabricated from aluminum alloy extrusions with primary members (top and bottom) rectangular in shape with a cross section not less than 2” x 5”. Vertical members at the ends of the frame have a cross section of no less than 2” x 2”. Intermediate vertical members are 1” x 2” in cross section. The frame is supported from the track of extruded aluminum alloy by two self-aligning, 4-wheeled, sealed lubricant, ball bearing truck assemblies. Tymetal cantilever slide gates lead the industry in quality of materials and design, with over 25 years of continuous duty use throughout North America. All Tymetal slide gates include the following features for reliability and end user safety:

1. Tymetal trucks are designed for slide gate use and are tested in extreme load and weatherconditions

2. Tymetal gates are built to ASTM F2200 and ASTM F1184 (Type 2 Class 2)

3. Tymetal gates are supplied with gap protectors and guide roller covers

4. Tymetal gates are designed and built to order – matching your speci? c project needs

5. See the Tymetal design details on the back of this page

Specification Section 32 31 00

Fortress Heavy Duty Cantilever Slide Gate (Chain Link)

PART 1 – GENERAL:
1.01 SECTION INCLUDES:
A. The work in this section shall include furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and appliances necessary to complete all Fortress Heavy Duty Cantilever Slide Gate(s) required for this project in strict accordance with this specification section and drawings.
1.02 REFERENCES:
A. Underwriters Laboratory Gate Operator Requirements (UL 325). See 3.02 C.
1. Automated/operated vehicular gates are not to be used for pedestrian traffic. Separate pedestrian gates must always be provided if pedestrian traffic is expected.
B. ASTM F 2200 – Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction. See 2.01 C.
C. ASTM F 1184 Standard Specification for Industrial and Commercial Horizontal Slide Gates, Type II, Class 2. See 3.02 B.
D. American Welding Society AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code. See 2.01 D and 2.03 D.
1.03 SUBMITTAL:
A. Product Data:
1. Provide manufacturer’s catalog cuts with printed specifications and installation instructions.
2. If operated gate system, furnish two (2) copies of operation and maintenance data covering the installed products.
B. Shop Drawings:
1. Supply shop drawings showing the gate system, including details of all major components.
2. Include details of gate construction, gate height, and post spacing dimensions.
C. Certification of Performance Criteria:
1. Manufacturer of gate system shall provide certification stating the gate system includes the following material components that provide superior performance and longevity. Alternate designs built to minimum standards that do not include these additional structural features shall not be accepted.
a. Gate track system shall be keyed to interlock into gate frame member (providing 200% additional strength when compared to weld only keyless systems). When interlocked with and welded to the “keyed” frame top member, gate track forms a composite structure.
b. Gate shall have a minimum counterbalance length of 50% opening width which provides a 36% increase in lateral resistance (when compared to ASTM minimum of 40% counterbalance). If gate is ever to be automated, counterbalance section shall be filled with fabric or other specified material.
c. To provide superior structural integrity, intermediate vertical members shall be used – with spacing between verticals to be less than 50% of the gate frame height.
d. Entire gate frame (including counterbalance section) shall include 2 adjustable stainless steel cables (minimum 3/16”) per bay to allow complete gate frame adjustment (maintaining strongest structural square and level orientation).
e. Gate truck assemblies shall be tested for continuous duty and shall have precision ground and hardened components. Bearings shall be pre-lubricated and contain shock resistant outer races and captured seals.
f. Gate truck assemblies shall be supported by a minimum 5/8” plated steel bolt with self aligning capability, rated to support a 2,000 # reaction load.
g. Hanger brackets shall be hot dipped galvanized steel with a minimum 3/8” thickness that is also gusseted for additional strength.
h. Gate top track and supporting hangar bracket assemblies shall be certified by a licensed professional engineer to withstand a 2,000 lb. vertical reaction load without exceeding allowable stresses.
D. Certifications:
1. Gate in compliance with ASTM F 2200, Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction per section 2.01 C.
2. If operated gate system, gate operator shall be in compliance with UL 325 as evidenced by UL listing label attached to gate operator.
3. The aluminum welders and welding process must be certified per section 2.03 D.
4. Manufacturer shall supply gate design performance certification as per section 1.03 C.
PART 2 – PRODUCTS:
2.01 CANTILEVER SLIDE GATE MANUFACTURERS:
A. The cantilever sliding gate system shall be manufactured by Tymetal Corp., 2549 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834 (800) 328 4283.
B. Approved substitution – All other systems must be submitted to the design team in accordance with substitution requirements as set forth in the general provisions of the specification manual for approval prior to the bid date. Products submitted must meet performance criteria as per section 1.03 C. Products submitted after the bid date will not be approved.
C. Gate manufacturer shall certify gate is manufactured in compliance with ASTM F 2200, Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction. See 1.03 D.1.
D. Gate manufacturer shall provide independent certification as to the use of a documented Welding Procedure Specification and Procedure Qualification Record to insure conformance to the AWS D1.2 welding code. Upon request, Individual Certificates of Welder Qualification documenting successful completion of the requirements of the AWS D1.2 code shall also be provided. See 1.03 D.3.
2.02 GATE DIMENSIONS:
A. Fortress Heavy Duty Cantilever Slide Gate dimensions shall be as shown on the detail drawings.
2.03 GATE CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:
A. Gate Frame:
1. The gate frame shall be fabricated from 6063-T6 aluminum alloy extrusions. The top member shall be a 3″ x 5″ (76mm x 127mm) aluminum structural channel/tube extrusion weighing not less than 3.0 lb/lf (4.4kg/m). To maintain structural integrity this frame member shall be “keyed” to interlock with the “keyed” track member. If fabricated as a single horizontal piece, the bottom member shall be a 2″ x 5″ (51mm x 127mm) aluminum structural tube weighing not less than 2.0 lb/lf (2.9kg/m). If fabricated in two horizontal pieces, the bottom member shall be a 5″ (127mm) aluminum structural channel weighing not less than 2.6 lb/lf (3.8kg/m). When the gate frame is manufactured in two horizontal pieces or sections, they shall be spliced in the field (the gate frame shall be fabricated in one or multiple sections depending on size requirements or project constraints).
B. Vertical Members (Chain Link):
1. The vertical members at the ends of the gate frame shall be “P” shaped in cross section with a nominal base dimension of no less than 2” x 2” (51mm x 51mm) and weighing not less than 1.6 lb/lf (2.3kg/m). Major 2” x 2” (51mm x 51mm) vertical members weighing not less than 1.1 lb/lf shall separate each bay and shall be spaced at less than gate height intervals.
2. Intermediate 1” x 2” (25mm x 51mm) vertical members weighing not less than .82 lb/lf shall alternate between 2” x 2” major members.
C. Gate Track:
1. The gate frame shall have a separate semi-enclosed “keyed” track, extruded from 6005A-T61 or 6105-T5 aluminum alloy, weighing not less than 2.9 lb/lf (4.2kg/m). The track member is to be located on only one side of the top primary. Welds to be placed alternately along the top and side of the track at 9″ (229mm) centers with welds being a minimum of 2″ (51mm).
D. All welds on the gate frame shall conform to Welding Procedure Specification and Procedure Qualification Record to insure conformance to the AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code. All individual welders shall be certified to AWS D1.2 welding code. See 1.02 D.
E. Gate Mounting:
1. The gate frame is to be supported from the track by two (2) swivel type, self-aligning, 4 wheeled, sealed lubricant, ball-bearing truck assemblies.
2. The bottom of each support post shall have a bracket equipped with a pair of 3” (76mm) UHMW guide wheels Wheel cover protectors shall be included with bottom guides to comply with UL325.
3. Gap protectors shall be provided and installed, compliant with ASTM F 2200-05.
F. Diagonal Bracing:
1. Diagonal “X” bracing of 3/16″ (5mm) minimum diameter stainless steel aircraft cable shall be installed throughout the entire gate frame.
G. The gate shall be completed by installation of approved filler as specified.
1. Chain Link: 2” x 2” x 9 gauge aluminized steel chain link fabric shall extend the entire length of the gate (if operated gate, counterbalance must also have fabric to prevent reach through and comply with ASTM F2200, see 1.03 C.1) Fabric shall be attached at each end of the gate frame by standard fence industry tension bars and tied at each 2” x 2” (51mm x 51mm) vertical member with standard fence industry ties. ASTM F2200 requires attachment method that leaves no leading or bottom edge protrusions (cannot exceed 0.5 inch).
2.04 POSTS (by others):
A. A single set of support posts shall be minimum 4″ O.D. (102mm) round Schedule 40 or 4” x 4” x 3/16” wall square steel tubing, grade 500. Gate posts shall be galvanized or coated and supported in concrete footings as specified by the design team.
2.05 FINISH:
A. Gate to be mill finish aluminum or color coated with polyester powder as specified. If powder coated, the gate (including track member) and all accessories shall be pretreated chemically by sand blasting or other acceptable method to ensure proper coating adherence.
2.06 WARRANTY:
A. The truck assembly shall be warranted against manufacturing defects by the manufacturer for a period of (5) five years from date of sale.
PART 3 – EXECUTION:
3.01 Final grades and installation conditions shall be examined. Installation shall not begin until all unsatisfactory conditions are corrected.
3.02 INSTALLATION:
A. Equipment in this section shall be installed in strict accordance with the company’s printed instructions unless otherwise shown on the contract drawings.
B. The gate and installation shall conform to ASTM F 1184 standards for aluminum cantilever slide gates, Type II, Class 2. See 1.02 C.
C. If the gate system is to be automated, the gate and installation shall also comply with ASTM F 2200 and UL 325. See 1.02 A and 1.02 B..
3.03 SYSTEM VALIDATION:
A. The complete system shall be adjusted to assure it is performing properly.
B. The system shall be operated for a sufficient period of time to determine that the system is in proper working order.
C. For operated gate systems – test and explain safety features:
1. Each system feature and device is a separate component of the gate system.
2. Read and follow all instructions for each component.
3. Ensure that all instructions for mechanical components, safety devices and the gate operator are available for everyone who will be using the gate system.
4. The warning signs shipped with the gate operator must be installed in prominent position on both sides of the gate.
5. Ensure the owner is clear with regard to the safety points concerning the basic operational guidelines of the safety features of the gate operator system. These safety points are listed in the gate operator manual and must be read prior to system use.

Note: Tymetal Corp. reserves the right to modify and/or make changes as deemed necessary without previous notice.

Specification Section 32 31 00

FORTRESS HEAVY DUTY CANTILEVER SLIDE GATE (ORNAMENTAL)

PART 1 – GENERAL:

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES:
A. The work in this section shall include furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and appliances necessary to complete all Fortress Heavy Duty Cantilever Slide Gate(s) required for this project in strict accordance with this specification section and drawings.
1.02 REFERENCES:
A. Underwriters Laboratory Gate Operator Requirements (UL 325). See 3.02 C.
1. Automated / operated vehicular gates are not to be used for pedestrian traffic. Separate pedestrian gates must always be provided if pedestrian traffic is expected.
B. ASTM F 2200 – Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction. See 2.01 C.
C. ASTM F 1184 Standard Specification for Industrial and Commercial Horizontal Slide Gates, Type II, Class 2. See 3.02 B.
D. American Welding Society AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code. See 2.01 D and 2.03 D.
1.03 SUBMITTAL:
A. Product Data:
1. Provide manufacturer’s catalog cuts with printed specifications and installation instructions.
2. If operated gate system, furnish two (2) copies of operation and maintenance data covering the installed products.
B. Shop Drawings:
1. Supply shop drawings showing the gate system, including details of all major components.
2. Include complete details of gate construction, gate height, and post spacing dimensions.
C. Certification of Performance Criteria:
1. Manufacturer of gate system shall provide certification stating the gate system includes the following material components that provide superior performance and longevity. Alternate designs built to minimum standards that do not include these additional structural features shall not be accepted.
a. Gate track system shall be keyed to interlock into gate frame member (providing 200% additional strength when compared to weld only keyless systems). When interlocked with and welded to the “keyed” frame top member, gate track forms a composite structure.
b. Gate shall have a minimum counterbalance length of 50% opening width which provides a 36% increase in lateral resistance (when compared to ASTM minimum of 40% counterbalance). If gate is ever to be automated, counterbalance section shall be filled with fabric or other specified material.
c. To provide superior structural integrity, major vertical members shall be spaced at intervals less than the gate frame height and each vertical member, including pickets, shall be welded in place.
d. Entire gate frame (including counterbalance section) shall include 2 adjustable stainless steel cables (minimum 3/16”) per bay to allow complete gate frame adjustment (maintaining strongest structural square and level orientation).
e. Gate truck assemblies shall be tested for continuous duty and shall have precision ground and hardened components. Bearings shall be pre-lubricated and contain shock resistant outer races and captured seals.
f. Gate truck assemblies shall be supported by a minimum 5/8” plated steel bolt with self aligning capability, rated to support a 2,000 # reaction load.
g. Hanger brackets shall be hot dipped galvanized steel with a minimum 3/8” thickness that is also gusseted for additional strength.
h. Gate top track and supporting hangar bracket assemblies shall be certified by a licensed professional engineer to withstand a 2,000 lb. vertical reaction load without exceeding allowable stresses.
D. Certifications:
1. Gate in compliance with ASTM F 2200, Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction per section 2.01 C.
2. If operated gate system, gate operator shall be in compliance with UL 325 as evidenced by UL listing label attached to gate operator.
3. The aluminum welders and welding process must be certified per section 2.03 D.
4. Manufacturer shall supply gate design performance certification as per section 1.03 C.
PART 2 – PRODUCTS:
2.01 CANTILEVER SLIDE GATE MANUFACTURERS:
A. The cantilever sliding gate system shall be manufactured by Tymetal Corp., 2549 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834 (800) 328 4283.
B. Approved substitution – All other systems must be submitted to the design team in accordance with substitution requirements as set forth in the general provisions of the specification manual for approval prior to the bid date. Products submitted after the bid date will not be approved.
C. Gate manufacturer shall certify gate is manufactured in compliance with ASTM F 2200, Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction. See 1.03 D.1.
D. Gate manufacturer shall provide independent certification as to the use of a documented Welding Procedure Specification and Procedure Qualification Record to insure conformance to the AWS D1.2 welding code. Upon request, Individual Certificates of Welder Qualification documenting successful completion of the requirements of the AWS D1.2 code shall also be provided. See 1.03 C.2.
2.02 GATE DIMENSIONS:
A. Fortress Heavy Duty Cantilever Slide Gate dimensions shall be as shown on the detail drawings.
2.03 GATE CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:
A. Gate Frame:
1. The gate frame shall be fabricated from 6063-T6 aluminum alloy extrusions. The top member shall be a 3″ x 5″ (76mm x 127mm) aluminum structural channel/tube extrusion weighing not less than 3.0 lb/lf (4.4kg/m) for Internal Picket designs or 2.6 lb/lf (3.8kg/m) for External Picket designs. To maintain structural integrity this frame member shall be “keyed” to interlock with the “keyed” track member. If fabricated as a single horizontal piece, the bottom member shall be a 2″ x 5″ (51mm x 127mm) aluminum structural tube weighing not less than 2.0 lb/lf (2.9kg/m). If fabricated in two horizontal pieces, the bottom member shall be a 5″ (127mm) aluminum structural channel weighing not less than 2.6 lb/lf (3.8kg/m). When the gate frame is manufactured in two horizontal pieces or sections, they shall be spliced in the field (the gate frame shall be fabricated in one or multiple sections depending on size requirements or project constraints).
B. Vertical Members (Ornamental picket):
1. Ornamental Picket (Internal and External): The vertical members at the ends of the opening portion of the frame shall be 2” x 2” (51mm x 51mm) in the cross section weighing not less than 1.1 lb/lf (1.6kg/m). The major vertical members separating each bay shall be 1” x 2” (25mm x 51mm) in cross section weighing not less than .82 lb/lf (1.2kg/m).
C. Gate Track:
1. The gate frame shall have a separate semi-enclosed “keyed” track, extruded from 6005A-T61 or 6105-T5 aluminum alloy, weighing not less than 2.9 lb/lf (4.2kg/m). The track member is to be located on only one side of the top primary. When interlocked with and welded to the “keyed” top member, it forms a composite structure with the top of the gate frame. Welds to be placed alternately along the top and side of the track at 9″ (229mm) centers with welds being a minimum of 2″ (51mm).
D. All welds on the gate frame shall conform to Welding Procedure Specification and Procedure Qualification Record to insure conformance to the AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code. All individual welders shall be certified to AWS D1.2 welding code. See 1.03 D.3.
E. Gate Mounting:
1. The gate frame is to be supported from the track by two (2) swivel type, self-aligning, 4 wheeled, sealed lubricant, ball-bearing truck assemblies.
2. The bottom of each support post shall have a bracket equipped with a pair of 3” (76mm) UHMW guide wheels Wheel cover protectors shall be included with bottom guides to comply with UL325.
3. Gap protectors shall be provided and installed, compliant with ASTM F 2200-05.
F. Diagonal “X” bracing of 3/16″ (5mm) minimum diameter stainless steel aircraft cable shall be installed throughout the entire gate frame.
G. The gate shall be completed by installation of approved filler as specified.
1. Ornamental Picket: Picket sizes shall be 1” (25mm) square. Pickets may extend through only the clear opening portion or through the entire length of the gate as required. If a motorized gate operator is to be applied to the gate and the specified picket spacing allows for openings in the gate frame that exceed 2¼” (57mm), a secondary gate filler shall be secured at each end of the gate frame and tied at each 1” x 2” (25mm x 51mm) or 2” x 2” (51mm x 51mm) vertical member. The secondary gate filler shall extend to a minimum height of 72” (1.2m) above grade and shall be sized to prevent a 2¼” (57mm) diameter sphere from passing through openings anywhere along the length of the gate frame, and in that portion of the adjacent fence that the gate covers in the open position.
2.04 POSTS (by others):
A. A single set of support posts shall be minimum 4″ O.D. (102mm) round Schedule 40 or 4” x 4” x 3/16” wall square steel tubing, grade 500. Gate posts shall be galvanized or coated and supported in concrete footings as specified by the design team.
2.05 FINISH:
A. Gate to be mill finish aluminum or color coated with polyester powder as specified. If powder coated, the gate (including track member) and all accessories shall be pretreated chemically by sand blasting or other acceptable method to ensure proper coating adherence.
2.06 WARRANTY:
A. The truck assembly shall be warranted against manufacturing defects by the manufacturer for a period of (5) five years from date of sale.
PART 3 – EXECUTION:
3.01 Final grades and installation conditions shall be examined. Installation shall not begin until all unsatisfactory conditions are corrected.
3.02 INSTALLATION:
A. Equipment in this section shall be installed in strict accordance with the company’s printed instructions unless otherwise shown on the contract drawings.
B. The gate and installation shall conform to ASTM F 1184 standards for aluminum cantilever slide gates, Type II, Class 2. See 1.02 C.
C. If the gate system is to be automated, the gate and installation shall also comply with ASTM F 2200 and UL 325. See 1.02 A and 102 B.
3.03 SYSTEM VALIDATION:
A. The complete system shall be adjusted to assure it is performing properly.
B. The system shall be operated for a sufficient period of time to determine that the system is in proper working order.
C. For operated gate systems – test and explain safety features:
1. Each system feature and device is a separate component of the gate system.
2. Read and follow all instructions for each component.
3. Ensure that all instructions for mechanical components, safety devices and the gate operator are available for everyone who will be using the gate system.
4. The warning signs shipped with the gate operator must be installed in prominent position on both sides of the gate.
5. Ensure the owner is clear with regard to the safety points concerning the basic operational guidelines of the safety features of the gate operator system. These safety points are listed in the gate operator manual and must be read prior to system use.

Note: Tymetal Corp. reserves the right to modify and/or make changes as deemed necessary without previous notice.