The Aluminator 1000 utilizes a system of structural girder that relieves bending and shear stresses on pontoons. Traditional conventional skin and pontoon AIFRs utilize pontoons as structural members. But the Aluminator 1000 utilizes transverse girders to handle the primary structural loads, relieving pontoon stresses and protecting AIFR integrity and longevity.
Heavy Duty Perimeter
The Aluminator 1000’s perimeter structure is extruded from high-strength aluminum and is attached to the primary structure with moment-resistant connections designed to handle seal drag force and rim torque without fatiguing.
Load-transferring Connection Systems
The Aluminator 1000’s innovative connection system is designed to handle reactions flowing throughout the structure without fatigue or degradation over time. The main girder systems unique side-slot receives all connectors to carry loads between components without imparting shear stresses on fasteners.
[Smart] Buoyancy System
The Aluminator 1000 utilizes 10” diameter pontoons, which are also shorter in length than most lightweight AIFRs. This allows better location of pontoons where drag force and dead weight are concentrated and prevents buckling of pontoons under dynamic loads. Each pontoon is equipped with a threaded test port to enable future gas-free inspection.
25% Heavier Sheeting
The Aluminator 1000 utilizes sheeting that exceeds API requirements and most other AIFR models by 25%, providing additional assurance for future maintenance workers.