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Carbon Fibre Strengthening

WHAT IS CARBON FIBRE STRENGTHENING?

Carbon fibre strengthening, or CFRP for short, involves using materials developed from natural carbon fibre to reinforce, rehabilitate, and repair buildings, structures, or existing structural elements.

Strengthening materials made from carbon fibre are extremely thin, lightweight, and versatile, which means they can be used to support a wealth of structural strengthening and rehabilitation jobs. Carbon fibre strengthening encompasses many repair and rehabilitation tasks within a structure – including but not limited to:

  • Corrosion-related repair
  • Pipe rehabilitation
  • Seismic retrofit (rehabilitation of a building’s connections)
  • Structural preservation
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Carbon Fibre Strengthening

WHICH CARBON FIBRE STRENGTHENING SERVICES DO WE OFFER?

Carbon fibre strengthening is capable of enhancing the structural capacity of existing structural elements which require additional strengthening, rehabilitation, and repair. The main types of carbon fibre strengthening applications we use include, but are not limited to:

Carbon Fibre Plate Bonding

Bonding involves strategically placing carbon fibre plates (typically of a 2mm-40mm thickness) to reinforce load-bearing structural elements. Flat surfaces such as floors and ceilings will respond best to carbon fibre bonding.

Carbon Fibre Plates

Plates or plate bonding is another common term for carbon fibre bonding. Please review the definition above for further information.

Carbon Fibre Wrapping

Wrapping is the easy choice for columns and involves layering sheets of carbon fibre to increase load-bearing capacity. Flat slabs, beams and walls can also be strengthened by wrapping with carbon fibre.

WHAT ARE FIBRWRAP SYSTEMS IN CARBON FIBRE STRENGTHENING?

Fibrwrap Systems are carbon, glass, aramid, and hybrid fabrics combined with epoxy resins, which in combination, create the tested and proven Fibrwrap advanced composite systems for Carbon Fibre Strengthening (FRP).

Fibrwrap systems are specified by structural engineers, design, installed, and quality guaranteed by CCUK.

Carbon Fibre Strengthening

Regardless of the type of services you choose, we will visit your site for a free feasibility survey and cost analysis. If all is well to go ahead, each of our expertly engineered Carbon Fibre Designs is then installed by a fully trained, qualified team member.

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WHICH STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH OUR FIBRWRAP SYSTEMS?

Fibrwrap systems are primarily used as externally bonded or near-surface mounted additions to existing structural elements. These structural elements include, but are not limited to:

  • Beams
  • Chimneys
  • Columns
  • Pipes
  • Slabs
  • Structural connections
  • Tanks

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