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Composite Strengthening Systems

Composite strengthening systems that reinforce existing structures

Steel and concrete may be extremely tough materials, but they aren’t impenetrable to corrosion. Completely replacing or building new structures is expensive and we understand you don’t always have the time to do so. Blome composite strengthening systems are used to increase strength, reinforcement and load-bearing capacity to extremely degraded vessels. It’s an effective and affordable option to preserve a tank or vessel that you otherwise thought you may need to completely replace.

Types of composite strengthening systems:

  • Carbon fiber fabric systems
  • Structural glass fabric systems
  • Structural carbon plate
  • Polymer resins/adhesives

Typical applications:

  • Concrete columns and beams
  • Concrete silos and tanks
  • Concrete chimneys and stacks
  • Tile-lined concrete tanks and vessels
  • Steel tanks and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) structures
  • Underground concrete water wipe (PCCP)

Structural Restorations using Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastics (CFRP)

Blome carbon fiber fabric systems are designed specifically for structural strengthening applications on structures that have seen the harshest of corrosions. They are available in various weights, weaves and directionals of fabric to optimize the structural design. When you pair Blome CFRP with one of our tank lining systems, your vessel can be restored to its original operational standard. Our pre-formed structural carbon plates and strips are also often used in retrofit or upgrade systems.

Carbon Fiber Fabrics for Confining Vessels

Concrete and tile structures are susceptible to spalling after years of weathering, freeze/thaw cycles and continuous operation in harsh conditions. Blome carbon fiber fabric systems and structural glass systems are highly effective for confinement of spalls, as they provide a corrosion-resistant exterior surface for industrial process equipment such as tanks, silos, chimneys, columns, beams, slaps and piping. These systems are typically installed in the horizontal (hoop) direction and eliminate spalling of concrete and masonry tile structures.

applying carbon fiber wrap to tank
carbon fiber being installed on degrading tank
carbon fiber reinforcement on circulating water line