Upgrading of design standards, increased safety requirements and deterioration result in existing reinforced/prestressed concrete structure. Therein arises the requirement of strengthening. This strengthening of degraded structural members is usually accomplished by different techniques. Utilising the super tensile capacity of impregnated fabric, it forms a unified whole with the building structure and forces together. Fibrous materials have been extensively used in forms of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) as strengthening composites for civil construction. It is flexible in its application and can be used on nearly any type of structural member in order to harden and increase structural capacity. flexible in its application and can be used on nearly any type of structural member in order to harden and increase structural capacity.
Relinforce System™ is one such cost-effective composite solution for restoring pipe structure and strengthening infrastructure projects. Its range of Fibre Reinforced Polymer systems for structural strengthening & protection of the structural members and pipes using Carbon wrap technology. There is a wide range of products combined with outstanding combinations of properties, such as low weight, immunity to corrosion, excellent mechanical strength and stiffness to tackle the issues on hand with ease. Applied in the form of a flexible fabric during installation, it is then saturated with a resin matrix, allowing it to harden to a very strong material with a strength-to-weight ratio. Relinforce™ Range of product offer an engineer a wide range of options combined with outstanding combination of properties, such as low weight, immunity to corrosion, excellent mechanical strength and stiffness to tackle the issues on hand with ease.
Impregnated carbon fabric for pipe structure reinforcement and strengthening of Industrial Infrastructure
Round steel pipeline is mainly aimed for economical transmission of liquid and gas. Corrosion and mechanical damage cause defects such as grooves, thinning, holes, pitting etc. affecting the reliability and durability of the pipeline. Relinforce™ product lines can be used to strengthen dilapidated pipes to take the designed internal and external loads with the use of carbon wrap technology. RelinforceTM system comprises high-strength carbon fabric fully saturated with an appropriate resin system or precured laminates to provide required additional strength to existing pipe.
The foundation of a modern economy is a robust Industrial Infrastructure which mainly includes concrete structures in plants as well as offices. Due to excessive load, exposure to toxic environments & abuse, these structures get deteriorated with time. This creates an ultimate necessity for restoration to make the existing structural members safe. Strengthening of defective members is usually accomplished by construction of external reinforced concrete or shotcrete jackets. An alternate technique involves the strengthening by Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) in the form of thin laminates or fabrics. Taking into account the limitations and potential challenges of conventional method of strengthening, Relinforce™ product lines can be used to rehabilitate and strengthen the damaged or deficient concrete structures to take the designed loads with the use of carbon wrap technology. RelinforceTM system comprises high-strength carbon fabric fully saturated with an appropriate resin system or precured laminates to provide required additional strength to any damaged structure.
About Relinforce™ Carbon wrap & Glass Fiber-reinforced polymer products
Relinforce™ range of Carbon wrap & Glass Fiber-reinforced polymer products are manufactured and supplied under Reliance India’s Composites Solution Division. Reliance Industries Limited is India’s largest private and one of the most profitable private sector companies and the first Indian Fortune 500 company. The company’s operations include designing, manufacturing, commissioning and marketing state-of-the-art composite solutions. Their wide range of products from standard shapes to the most challenging solutions, including custom fabrication and installation that can cater to the emerging needs of various industrial segments.
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