STRUCTURAL STRENGTHENING, TYFO® SYSTEM
The salty air from the nearby ocean combined with the aggressive environment at this industrial plant served to severely corrode the reinforcing steel in both of the 85-foot diameter & 270-foot tall prilling towers built in Mexico, 1980. As a result, concrete repair work was required and the Tyfo® Fibrwrap® Systems were utilized to supplement the corroded longitudinal and transverse steel reinforcement. Fyfe worked with the engineer of record to detail a carbon fiber strengthening system that would not only make up for the loss of structural capacity due to the section loss in the reinforcing steel, but also provide additional strength and protection to the structures moving forward.
Project: Prilling Tower Repairing Deteriorated Concrete Towers