REINFORCEKiT® STRUCTURE

steel structure reinforcement

COMPOSITE SOLUTION FOR STRUCTURAL REPAIR

Product Sheet

REINFORCEKiT® STRUCTURE is a tailor-made composite repair system to renovate any kind of corroded structure and restore original integrity, making it even stronger than the original one.

Depending on the structure design to be reinforced, the solution will be wrapping or patching. This technology is a combination of fiber tape (Kevlar®, carbon or glass fiber) and bi-component epoxy resin. Sometimes metal inserts can be added to specific designs to distribute the efforts. This product is resistant to any climatic conditions and temperature variations. A protective version, made of a combination of several high-performance coatings, is also available to prevent corrosion issues.

USES

  • Repair and reinforce structures
  • Stop and renovate up to 80% of corrosion
  • Restore structures integrity

APPLICATIONS

  • Any structure designs
  • Any structure sizes
  • Any weather conditions
  • Any environments
  • Any industries

BENEFITS

  • Tailor-made product for your structure design (Finite Element Analysis)
  • Long-term repair (20 years minimum)
  • Cost-effective (structure replacement avoided)
  • Live repair, no impact on production or traffic

REINFORCEKiT® STRUCTURE Design

The design is performed using Finite Element Simulation.

steel beam reinforcement
BEFORE
steel beam reinforcement
AFTER

Surface preparation Sa2½/St3 and roughness Rz>60 µm​
Metal inserts preparation​
Metal inserts application
Kevlar® and epoxy resin wrapping
Impacts & UV protection

IMPLEMENTATION BY TRAINED AND CERTIFIED APPLICATORS ONLY

REINFORCEKiT STRUCTURE main features and benefits
Case studies REINFORCEKiT® STRUCTURE

Focus on railway sector

Railway

Specific solutions were co-developed and are commonly used bt the French National Railway Company to reinforce their catenary supports.

Since 2010, thousands of structures have been protected and repaired successfully thanks to DKiT® and REINFORCEKiT® BEAM patented products.