Reinforced concrete structures often have to face modification and improvement of their performance during their service life. The factors affecting are changes in their use, new design standards, deterioration due to corrosion in the steel caused by exposure to an aggressive environment and accident events such as earthquakes. CRPF technology is addressing these issues with the use of different types of products. One such product is Carbon Fiber Laminate. It is made of unidirectional carbon fiber impregnated with adhesive and cured in an autoclave. The epoxy impregnation in production enhances the reliability of the material and eliminates the uneven impregnation of carbon fiber with epoxy resin on the construction site. The method involves reinforcement by Fiber Reinforced Polymers in the form of thin laminates or fabrics. It uses carbon fiber fabrics/ laminates on the surface of the concrete to form a composite that works in coordination with concrete to strengthen the component structure and improve its mechanical performance.
RELinforce™ carbon laminates increase the load-bearing capacity and repair general building structures, industrial buildings, bridges and other structures made of different materials. It also increases the operational load of structures in industrial and civil facilities. It can restore the bearing capacity of the structure, make it earthquake resistant, limit the formation of surface cracks and improve rigidity. It also changes the static plan when you remove supports, walls, and floor fragments and fix design and construction errors.
RELinforce™ product ranges from Reliance Composite Solutions are used to rehabilitate and strengthen the damaged or deficient concrete structures to take the designed loads with the use of carbon wrap technology. Relinforce™ system comprises high-strength carbon fabric fully saturated with an appropriate resin system or pre-cured laminates to provide required additional strength to any damaged structure. 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™ carbon laminate advantages;
- Provides a shield to the structure against seismic activity.
- Carbon laminates are easy to install and use.
- Improves the appearance of concrete surface
- Enhances the durability of the structure.
- Boost the functional performance of the structure.
- Industrial infrastructure
- Bridges & Jetties
- Pipeline infrastructure
The carbon fiber laminate is very light and does not create additional stress on the structure. It has excellent corrosion resistance, is easy to transport and install, and reduces labor and working time.
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. Relinforce™ product range is used for structural strengthening & protection of the structural members using guidelines that conform to international standards. These products just don’t repair degraded structures, but it makes the structures stronger even against harmful effects of seismic forces or further corrosion. 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.
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