The performance characteristics of carbon fibre reinforcement strips are renowned throughout the concreting industry. They’re ideal for use with construction and retrofit applications, especially with ageing, damaged or overloaded concrete structures.
Reinforced carbon contains carbon fibre reinforced graphite that’s used structurally for high-temperature applications. This fibre can also be used in the filtration of high-temperature gases, as an electrode with high surface area and high corrosion resistance, or as an anti-static part. Casting a thin layer of carbon fibres considerably improves the fire resistance properties of polymers or thermoset composites, as having a thick and compact layer of carbon fibres will reflect heat.
Carbon fibre reinforcement work is carried out in instances where a concrete structure is in need of an upgraded load bearing capacity. This can be achieved by using carbon fibre reinforcement strips made for structural strengthening purposes as part of a strengthening system.
Carbon fibre reinforcement strips are a high performance and strength enhancing product that’s superior to steel in regards to strength to mass ratio. The strips are light, easy to install, and provide an ideal solution for concrete structures that require additional strengthening.
Structural strengthening work can only be performed by certified and experienced specialists. The expert contractors at RCW are qualified to install carbon fibre reinforcement strips in concrete structures.