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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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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 »

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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 »

Tank Lining Repairs FRPMunicipal and commercial water storage tanks represent a big investment for your company or city, so it makes sense to maximize tank lifecycles and get the best possible ROI. Steel water tanks are inevitably subject to corrosion over time, but with the right tank lining repairs you can avoid costly water tank replacement and full tank bottom replacements. Read more »

tank repairs and linings in confined spacesOn-site storage tank repairs can be tricky under the best of circumstances, but they can be particularly difficult when you take confined spaces into account. OSHA has recently put safety rules and regulation regarding confined spaces into effect, but working to repair tank liners or otherwise address important issues from inside a storage tank is still a dangerous prospect. The Chemical Safety Board has stated that there have been over 60 fatalities since 1990 that were caused by fires and explosions from hot work activities in tanks, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has reported 160 fatalities associated with working in confined spaces since 1982. Read more »