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  • CERTIFICATIONS | BLUEFIBER GROUP

    CERTIFICATIONS MAKE AN EDUCATED DECISION Basalt Rebar ACI Codes To be allowed by your local building inspector department to use basalt rebar reference the various ACI codes that apply. Here is the statement that applies to Basalt rebar… ​ Basalt FRP Rebar is used as per ACI 440.1R-06. The construction use is dictated by code 440.6-08. It is specified by 440.5-08 and tested according to ASTM D7205 and several other test methods. ASTM testing of Basalt FRP rebar shows that Basalt FRP rebar easily meets the performance requirements of ACI 440.6-08. ​ Also applicable to Basalt rebar is ACI 440R-07 Report on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Reinforcement for Concrete Structures. The use of Basalt rebar came along after ACI 440.6-08 was published so the Basalt version of FRP was not specifically called out in that document. However, ACI 440R-07 (a later document) does specifically call out Basalt rebar as an FRP rebar. It says “Fibers commonly used to make FRP bars are glass, carbon, and aramid. Recently, continuous Basalt fibers have become commercially available as an alternative to glass fibers.” It talks about Basalt FRP rebar all through the document and includes it in its various tables, but the key point is that it is classed as FRP. ​ Basalt FRP rebar is approved as natural fiberglass, meeting the certification specifications of ACI 440.6-08 and signed off as fiberglass FRP rebar. In doing so, the job will simply be overbuilt because the physicals of Basalt rebar are higher than fiberglass, falling between fiberglass and carbon fiber. ​ Basalt rebar can be placed to meet code requirements by using the calculations and installation guidelines for fiberglass reinforcement of concrete as defined in ACI 440.6-08. Recommendations for maximum deflection and shear of concrete elements reinforced with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) rebar’s are presented in ACI 440.1R-06 (2006) “Guide for the Design and Construction of Structural Concrete Reinforced with FRP Bars”. ​ Basalt rebar has been tested at various universities and approved by the American Concrete Institute under ACI 440-10. Basalt rebar is used according to ACI 440. 1R-06. The construction use is dictated by code 440.6-08. It is specified by 440.5-08 and tested according to ASTM D7205 and several other testing methods. ​ ISO 9001: Basalt rebar has been tested by several methods and approved by ISO 9001. In the ACI documentation, the term FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer ) includes Basalt based FRP. The term BFRP is often used instead of saying Basalt Rebar. Existing Basalt Rebar specifications and testing requirements. USA​ ACI 440.3R-4: Guide for the test methods for fiber reinforced polymers for reinforcing or strengthening concrete structures. Published by the American Concrete Institute. ​ ​ ACI 440.1R-06: Guide for the design and construction of concrete reinforced with FRP Bars. Published by the American Concrete Institute. ASTM Standards D570 Standard test method for water absorption of plastics D619 Standard practice for conditioning plastics for testing D695 Standard test method for compressive properties of rigid plastics D790 Standard test methods for flexural properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics D792 Standard test methods for density and specific gravity D2734 Void content of reinforced plastics D3410 Standard test method for compressive properties of polymer matrix composite materials Design Manuals Isis Design Manual No 3: Reinforcing concrete structures with fiber reinforced polymers Committees American Concrete Institute (ACI): 440 Composites for Concrete American Concrete Institute (ACI): 400H Reinforced Concrete (rebar) American Concrete Institute (ACI): 440I Pre-stressed concrete (tendons) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Structural Composites and Plastics American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) : ASTM D20.18.01 FRP Materials for concrete. American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) : ASTM D20.18.02 Pultruded Profiles. American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) : ASTM D30.30.01 Composites for Civil Engineering. AASHTO Bridge Subcommittee: T-21 FRP Composites

  • Consultation Schedule | BLUEFIBER GROUP

    BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION Our engineering team provides local assistance to infrastructure owners, engineers, contractors and fabricators. Please fill out the form below and our team will be in touch with you shortly.

  • PRODUCTS | BLUEFIBER GROUP

    OUR PRODUCTS Rebar Manufacturing Basalt rock at the gravel stage ready to be ground into powder. Rebar inventory Processing Basalt Fiber to fabricate composite products. Rebars ready to ship Straight Basalt Composite Rebar ready for shipping and use in concrete. Pre-bent Shapes Pre-bent formats can be ordered in any shapes or sizes for your projects. ​ Basalt Mesh Mesh for easy installation and the pouring of concrete. Mesh ready for use Concrete slabs built with basalt composite rebar last a life-time.

  • New Page | BLUEFIBER GROUP

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  • Governance | BLUEFIBER GROUP

    GOVERNANCE Governance at a Glace GOVERNANCE Overview We're experts in the field of basalt fiber construction products. Blue Fiber Group is leading the way in basalt fiber-enhanced construction, including reinforced concrete and other applications. Board of Directors Gevernance Documents

  • Cookie Policy | BLUEFIBER GROUP

    Cookie Policy What Are Cookies As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality. How We Use Cookies We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use. Disabling Cookies You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies. The Cookies We Set Account related cookies If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out. Login related cookies We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in. Forms related cookies When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence. Site preferences cookies In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences. Third Party Cookies In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ. More Information Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us by email at info@bluefibergroup.com

  • Columbus Precast Show | BLUEFIBER GROUP

    February 23 - 25, 2023 WE'RE ATTENDING THE PRECAST SHOW IN COLUMBUS Providing rust-proof Basalt Fiber Reinforcement products and engineering services for concrete structures. FREE CONSULTATION

  • STEEL REBAR | BLUEFIBER GROUP

    STEEL REBAR CORROSION IN REINFORCED CONCRETE CORROSION MAY CAUSE CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE Expensive and difficult to repair, corrosion is the most damaging and dangerous event occurring in concrete. STEEL REBAR DEGRADATION IN BUILDINGS Any building will eventually show signs of rust in its concrete structure. It's just a matter of time and location that will determine the speed in which corrosion will form. DAMAGE TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS Damage may start with foundations exposed to high concentrations of moisture which will accelerate the steel rebar corrosion process and decay of the concrete. HIDDEN DETERIORATION Usually, the most exposed elements deteriorate first – but the underlying corrosion is unseen. Active corrosion in the steel beneath the surface may take 5 to 15 years to initiate cracks in the concrete, but much of the corroded reinforcement is not visible. SPALLED CONCRETE EXPOSES CORROSION Degradation of reinforcing steel and the subsequent weakening of the concrete occurs from the inside and may be unseen for many years. It is often referred to as “concrete cancer.” MARINE EXPOSED CONCRETE Constant contact with water accelerates the process of corrosion within and makes concrete peal and spall from the expansion of corroded steel rebar. COMMON CAUSES OF CONCRETE CORROSION Carbonation When carbonation, chlorides and other aggressive agents penetrate concrete, they initiate corrosion that produces cracking, spalling and weakening of the concrete infrastructure ​ Carbonation is the result of carbon dioxide (CO2) dissolving in the concrete pore fluid and reacting with calcium from calcium hydroxide and calcium silicate hydrate to form calcite (CaCO3). Within a relatively short space of time the surface of fresh concrete will have reacted with CO2 from the air. Gradually, the process penetrates deeper into the concrete and after a year it may reach a depth of 1 mm for dense concrete of low permeability, or up to 5 mm for more porous and permeable concrete, depending on the water-to-cement ratio Chloride (salt attack) Chlorides, usually from seaside splash or wind, migrate into the porous concrete over time, causing corrosion when the concentration of chlorides reaches critical levels at the reinforcement. In addition, older structures may have used calcium chloride as a concrete “set accelerator” at the time of construction, resulting in serious corrosion issues Rust As reinforcing rods rust, the volume of rust product can increase up to six times that of the original steel, thus increasing pressure on the surrounding material, and slowly cracking the concrete. Over the course of years, the cracks eventually appear on the surface and concrete starts to flake off or spall CORROSION MECHANISMS OF REINFORCING STEEL In new concrete, alkaline (high pH) conditions form a passive film on the surface of the steel rebar rods, thus preventing or minimizing corrosion initially. But eventually, a pH reduction caused by carbonation or by ingress of chlorides (salt) causes the passive film to degrade, allowing the reinforcement to corrode in the presence of oxygen and moisture. When this occurs, a voltage differential of approximately 0.5 V is set up between the corroding (anodic) sites and the passive (cathodic) sites, resulting in a corrosion cell where electrons move through the steel from anode to cathode. The rate of the reaction is largely determined by the resistance or resistivity of the concrete. Acid forms at the anodic (corroding) site, which reduces the pH and promotes corrosion of the steel.

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    WELCOME TO OUR GLOBAL SALES Select your area and contact the local representative xfe AFRICA xfe ASIA PACIFIC xfe EUROPE xfe MIDDLE EAST xfe SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA

  • Terms and Conditions | BLUEFIBER GROUP

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  • Basalt Fiber Reinforcement | BLUEFIBER GROUP

    Basalt Fiber Reinforcement for concrete structures DISCOVER THE ADVANTAGES Looking for a better alternative to steel? STEEL REBAR 0.38 100% 30 yrs Up to 600 1.90 Weight 1 LF #3 Corrosion Avarage Life Span Tensile Strength, MPa Density g/cm3 BASALT REBAR 0.11 0% 100 yrs Up to 1500 2.90 I WANT MORE INFORMATION Button REMARKABLE BENEFITS using basalt fiber composite Lower Transport Costs Lower weight enables 4 times the volume in a trip Reduced Site Handling Easier to handle and less use of equipment Lower Construction Costs Lower rebar number use and less concrete Lower Maintenance Costs Negligible maintenance due to non-corrosive aspect Increased Asset Value Long life span from lower deterioration BASALT REBAR APPLICATIONS the future of concrete construction COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL INDUSTRIAL TRANSPORTATION TREATMENTS ELECTROMAGNETIC MINING MARINE TUNNELING INFRASTRUCTURE CONCRETE CONTAINMENT STRUCTURES Wastewater treatment facilities Swimming pools Petrochemical tanks MAISONRY STRENGTHENING Seismic strengthening Wind of blast strengthening Event and cycle loading HIGH VOLTAGE and ELECTROMAGNETIC FILEDS High voltage substations Radio frequency sensitive areas Hospital MRI areas Aluminum smelters and steel mills DE-ICING or MARINE CLORIDES Bridges and railings Median barriers Parking structures Reinforced concrete paving Seawalls Dry docks Port aprons TUNNELING & MINING Temporary reinforcement Sequential evacuation MATM tunneling WHY IS BFRP A PROFITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE CHOICE compared to steel? Basalt Fiber Composite Rebar (BFRP) Significantly LOWER COSTS in construction and life cycle STABLE PRICING No buy-ups required to secure best pricing compared to steel, which fluctuates. GIVE ME A QUOTE DURABLE GREEN Made from VOLCANIC ROCK , it has a thermal expansion coefficient similar to concrete. This homogenious behaviour REDUCES CRACKING effects during extreme temperature changes. Very ECO-FRIENDLY , BFRP has a manufacturing CO2 footprint process of 10:1 compared to steel. Transportation and CO2 is cut as volume increases four times per trip due to the rebar's light weight. OTHER DATA ON BASALT COMPOSITE REBAR Basalt rebar is engineered to last for over 100 years and will never rust or require long term maintenance. Unlike steel, Basalt Rebar is completely impervious to attacks from alkali, chemicals or water. ​ As Basalt Rebar allows for the construction of thinner and lighter panels and decks, it also reduces spacing between rods, concrete and surface. Basalt rebar does not conduct electricity or induce current when exposed to RF energy, therefore, making it ideal for MRI or data facilities. ​ Basalt rebar is ideal for marine reinforcement applications, water treatment stations, and chemical plants where high levels of corrosion are a concern. Book a free consultation Our engineering team provides local assistance to infrastructure owners, engineers, contractors and fabricators. Please fill out the form below and our team will be in touch with you shortly.

  • Basalt Rebar

    CHANGE YOUR Reinforcement INCREASE THE Bottom Line Basalt Fiber Reinforcement products and engineering services for concrete structures. FREE CONSULTATION Providing innovative concrete reinforcement solutions throughout the US and globally We provide non-corrosive, lightweight basalt composite concrete reinforcing products engineered as a sustainable alternative to conventional steel reinforcement. Our products significantly extend the life of concrete structures helping property owners reduce overall costs and increase their bottom line. Basalt vs Steel The many advantages of basalt fiber products over steel seen in concrete construction in every level. 100% NON-CORROSIVE 2.5x AS STRONG 1/4 THE WEIGHT 100+ YEARS LIFE SPAN Steel Rebar Structure Issues Deteriorating concrete infrastructure results from the corrosion of steel, which decays from rain, wind, salt, and anti-icing chemicals. Explore Basalt Fiber Composite Rebar Corrosion free, strong and light weight, developed to improve the quality of concrete construction. Explore The Future of Concrete Construction Innovative, corrosion proof composite reinforcement is used for residential, commercial, and industrial slabs on grade, hydraulic structures, and pre-cast concrete elements Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) Rebar Composite rebar is corrosion free and light weight, developed to improve quality and strength in concrete construction. Learn more View More Roads reinforced with basalt composite rebar A new alternative to steel rebar that dramatically reduces cracking and spalling in concrete structures. Learn more View More High-rises built with basalt composite rebar Buildings of all sizes may utilize the advantages of basalt rebar for reinforcing slabs and structural elements. Learn more View More This bridge is constructed with basalt fiber rebar Basalt Fiber / Epoxy Reinforcements, stiff, totally non rusting 10.25” x 40’ piling cage weighs only 140 lbs. and can be carried by two people. The advantages of Basalt Composite Rebar in concrete structures The use of basalt fiber rebar provides significant savings while increasing safety Savings on life cycle cost Construction savings Increased safety for owners and users Green product Corrosion resistance Thermal insulation and lightness Thermal expansion compatible with concrete Electrical and magnetic neutrality Superior tensile strength Simplified management on site Applications Residential Reduced use of material, quicker build, and lower maintenance cost. Inquiry Book a free consultation Our engineering team provides local assistance to infrastructure owners, engineers, contractors and fabricators. Please fill out the form below and our team will be in touch with you shortly. The widest range of locations Bluefiber Group is opening locations worldwide through local partnerships to provide regional service to construction companies interested in basalt fiber rebar and other products for reinforced concrete construction Find a dealer near you Investment opportunity

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