Specialized Fences

SPORT panel fences

 

METPOL manufactures a professional system for fencing of sports fields – SPORT Panel Fence – which has been used on a large scale (over 300 installations in all of Poland), including during the 4-year program of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism – ORLIK 2012. This system was developed based on the manufacturer’s many years of fitting experience and meets high requirements with regard to mechanical strength, stability, functionality, and safety for users. The SPORT Panel Fence is offered in heights from 3.0 to 6.0 m, with two anti-corrosion coat options, optionally delivered along with gates and wickets made to dimension.

Height range

3 – 6 m

 

PANEL WIDTH

2500 mm

 

DIAMETER OD FILLING

5 – 8 mm

 

SPACING OF FASTENINGS

400 mm

Table of dimensions

Height  Panel height Post height Number of fastenings
3100 mm 2030 + 1030 mm 80x40x2 mm 9 pcs
4100 mm 2030 + 2030 mm 80x40x3 mm 12 pcs
5150 mm 2x 2030 + 1030 mm 80x60x3 mm 15 pcs
6150 mm 3x 2030 mm 80x80x3 mm 18 pcs

 

Technical parameters

Type of filling Wire diameters (horizontal/vertical/horizontal)
Straight 2D Panels   6/5/6 mm or 8/6/8 mm
Panel width Typical panel heights
standard 2500 mm 1030 mm / 2030 mm
Mesh size  Type of fastenings
50×200 mm lub 100×200 mm (top row) SPORT x40 / x60 / x80 mm + universal
Post cross-sections  Axial spacing of posts
Profil 80×40 mm / 80×60 mm / 80×80 mm 2520 mm (± 10 mm) 
Compatible gates and wickets Anti-corrosion coating
GUARD 2D series Ø 6/5/6 or 8/6/8 mm hot galvanization or galvanization + powder lacquer

 

Options

  1. The planned height of the fence is obtained by joining two or three Straight 2D Panels with standard heights (e.g. 2030 + 1030 mm). In the case where the field will be intended for (among other things) playing football (soccer), only Straight 2D Panels with wire thickness 8/6/8 mm should be used.
  2. The standard width of Straight 2D Panels is 2500 mm, and the final segments are obtained by cutting full-size panels during assembly of the fence (remember to protect cutting sites with special paint or aerosol zinc coating).
  3. Posts are intended for embedding in the ground in monolithic, point foundations. Holes made in the earth, with a min. diameter of 50 cm, are filled with concrete of at least grade B-20 to a depth corresponding to the local frost penetration zone. The length of posts can be individually adjusted to the Customer’s needs, and the post lengths given in the table of dimensions are for informational purposes.
  4. The number of fastenings mounted on a post depends on the designed height of the fence. Generally, fastenings should not be spaced at intervals larger than 400 mm.
  5. The SPORT fastening is a reinforced steel clasp, designed specially for sports fields fences – accounting for operational loads that occur, particularly during regular football games. Clasps fastened with hex screws are mounted on the frontal part of posts, into which rivet nuts were driven at the factory, in the quantity and with the spacing appropriate for the given fence height.

Color range

Hot galvanization or 6 standard colors for no additional charge, any color from the RAL palette available upon request

 

OCYNK OGNIOWY

ANY COLOR FROM RAL

RAL 7016 / ANTHRACITE

RAL 6005 / GREEN

RAL 9005 / BLACK

RAL 7030 / LIGHT GREY

Resistant

The SPORT Panel Fence is based on the strongest, massive and damage-resistant Straight Panels, made with thick steel wires – double horizontal Ø 8 mm and vertical Ø 6 mm. The proper stability of the fence in the case of such large heights is afforded by posts with properly selected cross-sections and wall thicknesses. Reinforced steel clasps are provided for joining panels to posts (posts specially designed for sports fields), which inextricably fasten panels to the front part of posts, raising the fence’s rigidity and mechanical strength and minimizing undesirable noises caused by strong ball impact on panels. 

Check out other products from the Guard 2D

Double-leaf gates, wickets and sliding gates are manufactured to dimension for the SPORT Panel Fence, and their design consists of closed sections with filling in the form of heavy bonded panels, identical to those applied in the fence. Gates and wickets are equipped with high-grade hinge and lock fittings from the LOCINOX brand, guaranteeing effective and maintenance-free functioning of products even under difficult operating conditions. 

Resistant

Excellently protected against weather factors at the factory.

Safe

The structure’s stability is confirmed by calculations, and it has the proper acoustic properties.

Tested

Durability and other functional advantages tested at over 300 facilities throughout Poland.

Hot-dip galvanization

Galvanization plus lacquering

Lacquering technology

Hot-dip galvanization

Galvanization plus lacquering

Lacquering technology

Hot galvanization is the most effective and economical method of protecting steel against corrosion.

Individual elements of the fencing in its raw form (made of black steel) are delivered to a specialized plant – galvanizing shop. Before they are galvanized, they pass through a series of operations related to proper surface preparation: abrasive jet processing, degreasing, etching and fluxing through immersion in vats containing specific chemical substances. Next, products are sent to a liquid zinc bath with a temperature of 440-460 ° C where the diffusion process takes place – steel and zinc form a common alloy layer onto which a layer of pure zinc is deposited (during extraction of parts from the bath). This method of coating ensures thorough coverage of the product’s entire interior and exterior surface, including hard-to-reach places. The hot-dip zinc coating protects the steel against corrosion for many years. Assuming minimum mean thicknesses of obtained coatings within the range of 55-70 um (microns), we obtain anti-corrosion protection for a very long period of time, not requiring systematic maintenance, freeing the user from further, significant operational costs.

 

The combination of galvanized and powder-lacquered coatings – the DUPLEX system – ensures high resistance to corrosion.

Fences, gates and wickets – previously galvanized – are powder-painted using the electrostatic method using standard colors or any color from the RAL palette, according to the Customer’s individual needs. This process – with a rich palette of over 200 colors at our disposal – makes it possible to achieve the desired coloristic effect and aptly adapt the appearance of fencing to the environment and to the nature of the building being fenced off. Moreover, the combination of galvanization, surface preparation (in this case, Oxsilan®) and powder-lacquering technology – which professionals call the DUPLEX system – significantly increases the level of protection of steel products against corrosion, protecting the galvanized coating against natural oxidation of zinc as a result of weather factors. In turn, the application of high-quality powder paints at METPOL’s paint shop – meeting the requirements defined in the European QUALICOAT standard – as well as their very efficient and precise application by an automated unit of lacquering sprayers, translate to coatings with excellent functional and aesthetic properties. 

The modern powder paint shop, with a properly designed surface preparation process, guarantees the highest quality.

Application of the lacquer coat takes place in METPOL’s modern, automated paint shop, where special emphasis is placed on the proper mechanical and chemical preparation of parts’ surfaces, which has a decisive impact on the durability and adhesion of the lacquer. For this purpose, METPOL introduced the innovative Oxsilan® technology – used at Mercedes Benz production plants, among others – in 2012. Oxsilan® technology not only ensures very high anti-corrosion resistance but also involves the use of chemicals friendly to the natural environment (consistently with the values METPOL holds dear). In the first stage, products pass through mechanical processing, then they are transported into the surface preparation tunnel for: degreasing washing, rinsing and silane application. Parts that have been cleaned and dried thoroughly reach the lacquering cabin, where automatic manipulators coat them with powder paint using the electrostatic method, with a min. thickness of 100 um. The final stage is holding products in a furnace at a temperature of 160 – 200 ° C (polymerization).

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