FIBRWRAP Group

Fibrwrap Group: Industrial, Silos and Energy Producing Facilities

Through their technology, Fibrwrap Rehabilitation Systems (FRS®) offer a series of advantages to industrial facility owners. These are prolongation of expected life of existing structures, undisturbed productivity during repair works, reduction of maintenance cost and minimum environmental footprint.

Existing industrial facilities made of reinforced concrete, including buildings, silos, and chimneys, are in a continuous need for repair due to the nature of the surroundings and the heavy use. Fibrwrap enhances its expertise through an engineered approach of identifying the root of the problem, hence offering a long term solution in structural repair and restoration of structures.

The result is prolongation of expected life of existing structures giving the owner the advantage of cutting down on costs of maintenance. It is also proven through many applications that the FRS® can resist corrosion, when applied to concrete in aggressive environments. Also, the significantly small environmental footprint of the application of composite materials, in contrast with other more traditional methods, is a major advantage to the client.

Especially for silos and chimneys, Fibrwrap has developed application techniques in order to provide a quick result, hence allowing the owner to commence operation within a small time frame. The FRS® are ideal for strengthening industrial structures because of their high strength-to-weight ratio and their ease of installation. They can be installed with minimal impact to the operations of the structure and are easily installed around existing equipment and instrumentation.

Owners, not only benefit from the minimal or non-disturbance of normal operation, but also from the significant decrease in maintenance cost and the extension of the service life of their facilities.

Applications

  • Rehabilitation of corroded or distressed members
  • Strengthening of overstressed support structures
  • Damage/Leak remediation and prevention
  • Protection from corrosion and rectification
  • Protection from aggressive environments
  • Fire protection, impact force protection and blast hardening
  • Seismic retrofit of structural components and seismic upgrade
  • Emergency repairs
  • Used extensively to retrofit reinforced concrete support structures such as pipe racks, equipment structures, pedestals, coker units, industrial chimneys, silos, tanks, pressure vessels, pipelines and much more.
  • The FRS® products have excellent durability and chemical resistance properties and have been specially formulated to deliver long-lasting protection.
  • Repair and strengthening buildings and structural members to guard against structural failure in the case of an overpressure event. Control rooms, and all structures which house employees in hazardous areas are prime candidates.
  • Thoroughly tested at independent laboratories
  • Extend the service life of existing structures
  • Lowers the corrosion rate when confining existing members
  • Prevents the onset of corrosion when applied to new structural elements
  • Can be used on circular, square, rectangular, hexagonal, flared and odd-shaped cross sections with negligible shape and size modifications
  • Cost-effective
  • Low impact to facility function
  • Fast and safe application process
  • Value-engineered approach to identify the cause and the nature of the problem
  • Prolongation of the expected lifecycle of existing structures
  • Minimum disturbance of facility operation during repair
  • Reduced maintenance costs due to excellent long-term material behavior
  • “Green” facility upgrade with a minimum environmental footprint
  • Resistant and protection of structural members in aggressive environment
  • Ignition-safe (non explosive) installation procedures

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