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The Fortress Heavy Duty Aluminum Swing Gate, manufactured by Tymetal Corp., will close openings of up to 24 feet for a single gate, and up to 48 feet with use of a double gate.

Tymetal’s Fortress Heavy Duty Swing gate is ideal for locations where there is not enough room to roll or slide a gate (like alleys or where the access road is right along the perimeter). They are also ideal for the replacement of old steel gates, as they are much lighter and easier to operate both manually or automatically. They will never rust or “brown out” like the steel gates that they are replacing, so they will always look good at an entrance.

Fortress Heavy Duty Swing Gates are fabricated from 6063-T6 aluminum alloy extrusions. The primary members (top and bottom) are rectangular shaped in cross section with outside vertical members “P” shaped in cross section. Maintenance-free, sealed bearing industrial grade gate hinges are through bolted to the gate frame. The gate includes cross bracing of 3/16” minimum diameter stainless steel cable to provide for vertical adjustments.

The Heavy Duty Swing Gate is available in either chain link or ornamental styles to match all popular fencing materials and colors. Tymetal’s custom design shop can help design a swing gate to match any element on your site for beautiful security.

Specification Section 32 31 00

FORTRESS HEAVY DUTY SWING GATE
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 Heavy Duty Swing Gates 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 3.01 C.
B. ASTM F 2200 Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction. See 3.01 C.
C. American Welding Society AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code. See 2.01 C.
D. ASTM F 900 Standard Specification for Industrial and Commercial Swing Gates. See 3.01 B.
1.03 SUBMITTALS:
A. Product Data:
1. Provide manufacturer’s printed specifications and installation instructions.
B. Shop Drawings:
1. Supply shop drawings showing the gate system, including details of all major components to be provided.
2. Include details of gate construction, gate height, and post spacing dimensions.
C. Certifications:
1. The aluminum welders and welding process must be certified per section 2.02 A.3.
PART 2 – PRODUCTS:
2.01 SWING GATE MANUFACTURER:
A. The swing gate 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 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 1.02 C.
2.02 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). 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).
2. Vertical Members:
a. Chain Link: The vertical members at the ends of the opening portion of the 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). The intermediate vertical members shall alternate between 2” x 2” (51mm x 51mm) and 1” x 2” (25mm x 51mm) in cross section weighing not less than 1.1 lb/lf (1.6kg/m) and 0.82 lb/lf (1.2kg/m) respectively. The spacing for the vertical intermediates shall be less than 50% of the gate frame height.
3. 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 C.1.
4. Each gate leaf shall be provided with a minimum of two pivoting hinges to allow proper operation, and shall be connected to the gate side of the hinge by means of two through-bolts.
B. Diagonal Bracing:
1. Diagonal “X” bracing of 3/16″ minimum diameter stainless steel aircraft cable shall be installed throughout the gate to provide additional vertical adjustment.
C. Posts:
1. Gate hanger posts (by others) shall be sized in accordance with gate dimensions as specified by the manufacturer. Height of the post and depth of footing shall be as specified by the engineer.
D. Lock:
1. Single gates shall have a latch assembly to provide a means for locking with a padlock.
2. Double gates shall have a drop-bar mechanism extending into the ground, and a center locking kit to provide a means for locking with a padlock.
E. The gate shall be completed by installation of approved filler as specified. The gate filler will either be chain link or ornamental pickets as defined.
1. Chain Link: 2” x 2” x 9 gauge aluminized steel chain link fabric shall extend the entire length of the gate and shall be secured at each end of the gate frame by standard fence industry tension bars and tied at each vertical member with standard fence industry ties.
F. Finish:
1. Gate to be mill finish aluminum or color coated with polyester powder as specified. If powder coated, the gate and all accessories shall be pretreated chemically by sand blasting or other acceptable method to ensure proper coating adherence. Gate posts (to be supplied by others) shall be galvanized or coated as specified by the design team.
PART 3 – EXECUTION:
3.01 INSTALLATION:
A. Excavate, place concrete and install specified sized posts as detailed, and in accordance with approved shop drawings. Install hinges on gate frame and gateposts. Make final adjustments to maintain alignment of gate leaves. Install equipment of this section 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 900 standards for aluminum swing gates. See 1.02 D.
C. If the gate system is automated, the gate and installation shall comply with UL 325 Gate Operator Requirements and ASTM F 2200, Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction. See 1.02 A and 1.02 B.
3.02 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 SWING 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 Heavy Duty Swing Gates 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 3.01 C.
B. ASTM F 2200 Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction. See 3.01 C.
C. American Welding Society AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code. See 2.01 C.
D. ASTM F 900 Standard Specification for Industrial and Commercial Swing Gates. See 3.01 B.
1.03 SUBMITTALS:
A. Product Data:
1. Provide manufacturer’s printed specifications and installation instructions.
B. Shop Drawings:
1. Supply shop drawings showing the gate system, including details of all major components to be provided.
2. Include details of gate construction, gate height, and post spacing dimensions.
C. Certifications:
1. The aluminum welders and welding process must be certified per section 2.02 A.3.
PART 2 – PRODUCTS:
2.01 SWING GATE MANUFACTURER:
A. The swing gate 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 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 1.02 C.
2.02 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. 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).
2. Vertical Members:
a. 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 intermediate vertical members shall be 1” x 2” (25mm x 51mm) in cross section weighing not less than .82 lb/lf (1.2kg/m). The spacing for the vertical intermediates shall be less than 50% of the gate frame height.
3. 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 C.1.
4. Each gate leaf shall be provided with a minimum of two pivoting hinges to allow proper operation, and shall be connected to the gate side of the hinge by means of two through-bolts.
B. Diagonal Bracing:
1. Diagonal “X” bracing of 3/16″ minimum diameter stainless steel aircraft cable shall be installed throughout the gate to provide additional vertical adjustment.
C. Posts:
1. Gate hanger posts (by others) shall be sized in accordance with gate dimensions as specified by the manufacturer. Height of the post and depth of footing shall be as specified by the engineer.
D. Lock:
1. Single gates shall have a latch assembly to provide a means for locking with a padlock.
2. Double gates shall have a drop-bar mechanism extending into the ground, and a center locking kit to provide a means for locking with a padlock.
E. The gate shall be completed by installation of approved filler as specified. The gate filler will be ornamental pickets as defined.
1. Ornamental Picket: The gate shall be completed by installation of ornamental pickets. Picket sizes shall be 1” (25mm) square. Pickets will extend through entire length of the gate panel as required.
F. Finish:
1. Gate to be “mill finish aluminum or color coated with polyester powder as specified. If powder coated, the gate and all accessories shall be pretreated chemically by sand blasting or other acceptable method to ensure proper coating adherence. Gate posts (to be supplied by others) shall be galvanized or coated as specified by the design team.
PART 3 – EXECUTION:
3.01 INSTALLATION:
A. Excavate, place concrete and install specified sized posts as detailed, and in accordance with approved shop drawings. Install hinges on gate frame and gateposts. Make final adjustments to maintain alignment of gate leaves. Install equipment of this section 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 900 standards for aluminum swing gates. See 1.02 D.
C. If the gate system is automated, the gate and installation shall comply with UL 325 Gate Operator Requirements and ASTM F 2200, Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction. See 1.02 A and 1.02 B.
3.02 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.