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Wrought iron guard rail inland empire

Prorailing Metal Works – Wrought Iron Guard Rail

Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon (0.1% to 0.25%) content in contrast to cast iron (2.1% to 4%), and has fibrous inclusions known as slag up to 2% by weight. It is a semi-fused mass of iron with slag inclusions which gives it a "grain" resembling wood, that is visible when it is etched or bent to the point of failure.

Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile and easily welded. Before the development of effective methods of steelmaking and the availability of large quantities of steel, wrought iron was the most common form of malleable iron.

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Wrought iron guard rail inland empire

Prorailing Metal Works – Wrought Iron Guard Rail

A modest amount of wrought iron was used as a raw material for refining into steel, which was used mainly to produce swords, cutlery, chisels, axes and other edged tools as well as springs and files.

The demand for wrought iron reached its peak in the 1860s with the adaptation of ironclad warships and railways, but then declined as mild steel quality problems such as brittleness were solved and it became inexpensive and widely available.

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Wrought iron guard rail inland empire

Prorailing Metal Works – Wrought Iron Guard Rail

The word "wrought" is an archaic past participle of the verb "to work," and so "wrought iron" literally means "worked iron". Wrought iron is a general term for the commodity, but is also used more specifically for finished iron goods, as manufactured by a blacksmith or other smith.

It was used in that narrower sense in British Customs records, such manufactured iron being subject to a higher rate of duty than what might be called "unwrought" iron. Cast iron, unlike wrought iron, is brittle and cannot be worked either hot or cold. Cast iron can break if struck with a hammer.

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Wrought iron guard rail inland empire

Prorailing Metal Works – Wrought Iron Guard Rail

Guard rail or guardrail, sometimes referred to as guide rail or railing, is a system designed to keep people or vehicles from (in most cases unintentionally) straying into dangerous or off-limits areas.

A handrail is less restrictive than a guard rail and provides both support and the protective limitation of a boundary. Guard rails in buildings are numerous, and are required by building codes in many circumstances. Guard rails along stairways are common, and catwalks and balconies are also lined with them.

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Wrought iron guard rail inland empire

Prorailing Metal Works – Wrought Iron Guard Rail

Other guard rail construction options are available. Cable railings typically use stainless steel cables strung horizontally. Glass balusters and glass panels open the view while still providing safety, as at the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

With the increasing popularity of composite lumber for decking, manufacturers, like Prorailing Metal Works are providing composite railing components. Wrought iron is another choice that is traditional and sturdy.

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