Rhino 400 GSM Unidirectional Carbon Fiber
01: PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
RHINO PRODUCTS USA
1633 THORNWOOD DRIVE
HEATH, OHIO 43056
Product Name: Rhino 400 GSM Unidirectional Carbon Fiber
Rhino 400 gsm Unidirectional Carbon Fiber is a high strength, unidirectional carbon fiber fabric equipped with weft fibers that keep the fabric stable.
The material is field laminated using RCF Saturant-Adhesive Epoxy to form a carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) used to strengthen structural
03: WHERE TO USE:
• Increase load capacity of structural elements (Beams, Slabs, Columns, Walls, Etc.)
• Restore structural integrity of damaged or deteriorated structural elements
• Repair for damaged or missing reinforcing steel/post tensioning
• Improved blast resistance of concrete, masonry, or stone in mining operations
• Additional Reinforcement to repair/withstand seismic events
• Used for shear, confinement or flexural strengthening
• Flexible, can be wrapped around complex geometries
• Alkali Resistant
• High Strength
• Low aesthetic impact
• Light Weight
05: TYPICAL DATA
RESULTS MAY DIFFER BASED UPON STATISTICAL VARIATIONS DEPENDING UPON MIXING METHODS AND EQUIPMENT, TEMPERATURE, APPLICATION
METHODS, TEST METHODS, ACTUAL SITE CONDITIONS AND CURING CONDITIONS.
Storage Conditions :Store dry at 40° – 95°F (4° – 35°C)
Shelf Life :2 years from date of production
Primary Fiber Direction:Unidirectional
Areal Weight :400g/m2 (0.124 lbs/ft2)
|Tensile Strength||710 ksi||4,900 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus||36.3 Msi||250 GPa|
|Density||.065 lbs/in3||1.79 g/cm3|
|Nominal Thickness||.013 in||0.33 mm|
|Widths Available||6in (15.24 m) 24in (61cm|
|Tensile Strength||133,628 psi (921.33MPa)|
06: HOW TO USE: SURFACE PREP
Surface must be clean, sound, and dry. Remove a light layer of concrete from the surface to allow the epoxy to penetrate the substrate (Refer to ICRI
310-2R for additional information). Typical methods include shot blasting or grinding to achieve this open textured surface. Consult the epoxy adhesive
data sheets for additional information on surface preparation.
Existing uneven surfaces must be filled with an appropriate repair mortar/hydraulic cement. The adhesive strength of the concrete must be verified
after surface preparation by random pull-off testing (ASTM D-4541) at the discretion of the engineer. Minimum tensile strength, 200 psi (1.4 MPa) with
concrete substrate failure.
Round all corners to 1/2” radius in certain “contact critical” applications and at the engineers’ discretion. A thorough cleaning of the substrate, using low
pressure sand or water blasting may be sufficient.
Apply a prime coat of epoxy to the substrate, work the carbon fiber into the epoxy, then add a final layer of epoxy to ensure the material is properly
saturated. The fabric may also be pre-saturated using accepted industry techniques. In either case, the installation of this system should be performed
only by a trained contractor. In fiber direction, overlapping of the fabric must be at least 6 in or as per the project specifications. Overlapping
sections of additional layers should be distributed in a location free of other laps.
08: TOOLING & FINISHING
Fabric can be cut to appropriate lengths by using sharp heavy duty shears. Dull or worn cutting implements can damage, weaken or fray the fabric and
their use should be avoided.
• Design calculations must be made and certified by an independent licensed professional engineer.
• The system is a vapor barrier. Concrete should not be fully encapsulated in areas of freeze/thaw.