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What Makes FRP a Good Choice for Concrete Strengthening

Individually, carbon fibers are five times stronger than steel, and when those carbon fibers are impregnated with an epoxy resin, it forms a composite which makes anything it sticks to, considerably stronger. This obviously has some tremendous commercial applications, including tank leak repairs, concrete strengthening, water tank repairs in the Bay Area, and a great many construction applications. Anything in need of a low-weight, high-strength material to reinforce its natural qualities would benefit from having the CFRP composite applied to it. Here are some of the benefits of using CFRP for commercial purposes. Read more »

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It’s very important that storage tanks used in the petrochemical industry maintain structural soundness, both for the sake of public safety, and for environmental safety. The most common material used to build storage tanks is steel, primarily because of its tremendous strength, but that strength does not make it impervious to the damaging effects of corrosion. For that reason, it’s necessary for tank linings to be given protective coatings to help avoid corrosion. Read more »

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FRP, which stands for fiber-reinforced polymer systems, are lightweight and strong reinforcements. To create an FRP, it is necessary to blend a polymer material with e-glass fibers or a type of combining carbon. The most typical industries to use FRP to date include aerospace, automotive, and civil. That is because these industries rely on a higher than normal strength-to-weight rigidity and ratios. Read more »

Mobile Sandblasting and Abrasive Blasting

Step 1: Abrasive Blasting

  • Our engineering staff will select the appropriate abrasive
  • We have a truck mounted sandblast system that will take care of all your mobile sand blasting and abrasive blasting needs. We have specialty, thick hoses that can reach up to 200 feet and give 90 psi level pressures at the blast nozzle.

Step 2: Spent Sand Disposal

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  • Spent Sand Disposal
    • We then handle all of the disposal off site per CA regulations including taking samples of the spent sand for laboratory analysis and treatment if needed before disposal as non-RCRA or other waste designation .
  • We have powerful vacuum suction equipment such as DitchWitchFX 60 for vacuuming and disposing the spent sand.

Step 3: High Pressure Hot Detergent Wash

We have top of the line Hotsybrand hot water / detergent / high pressure wash equipment to clean the surfaces. This gives us powerful hot water washes that combined w/ industrial-grade detergents from AkzoNobel clean up the surfaces to ASTM standards.

Contact Us for Mobile Sandblasting and Abrasive Blasting Services

Picon Sandblasting Services can help you with your on-site mobile sandblasting needs.

waterproofing tank coatings to prevent water tank repairs

There are many factors to consider when choosing a steel  tank for your facility. You need to think about the volume of the tank, what exactly is going to be stored, and whether you can plan coatings or waterproofing to stave off tank leak repair needs. One factor that sometimes gets overlooked by those not in the know is how to waterproof tanks and prevent corrosion. Waterproofing a tank usually involves adding a protective coating to the inside of the tank. Since there isn’t one coating that will protect your tank from absolutely everything, you need to decide what kind of coating you will need. Read more »

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Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Proves an Effective Concrete Strengthening Solution

What is FRP?

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) systems have proved worthwhile in the strengthening of damaged concrete structures. They are also used for masonry structures that are scheduled for upgrading as well as for water tank repair. They were initially used in the automotive and civil industries to offer rigidity in a number of applications. FRPs are a blend of E-glass or carbon fibers and a polymer material. The reinforcement offers high-strength even though they are lightweight. Read more »

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Concrete Strengthening and Protection via FRP Lining and Waterproofing Coatings

Concrete is a wonderful building material, especially for water tanks. It is cost effective, relatively durable, and versatile. However, even concrete wears out over time. This article looks at what causes concrete to degrade, how to prevent that degradation from occurring in water tanks, and other considerations to keep in mind about water tank maintenance and concrete strengthening for water tanks. Read more »

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Strengthening Concrete and Repairing Water Tanks with FRP

For the past two decades and more, fiber-reinforced polymers (FPR) have been used in the U.S. for concrete strengthening, as well as in its capacity as a standard construction material. It has steadily been gaining broader acceptance among professionals who are becoming aware of its outstanding properties, especially when compared to conventional strengthening processes and techniques. That being so, FRP composites are now being used in many more applications requiring strengthening, such as in water tank repair and in tank linings in general. Read more »

Water Tank Repairs Cost Trillions Every Year, But There’s a More Affordable Option

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From above ground tanks to in-ground pipes, corrosion is a huge infrastructure problem for businesses, the military and municipal and state governments. It affects all parts of the equation, from handling the tank maintenance, water tank repair, and tank replacement to preventing interruptions in service. Read more »