• Composite Repair for Damaged Beam
    REINFORCEKiT® BEAM
     

    Product Sheet

Composite Repair for Damaged Beam

 
patented by SNCF & 3X Engineering

REINFORCEKiT® BEAM is a composite product recommended to reinforce and repair corroded beams and other structures. Designed for lasting 20 years minimum, this product can renovate a structure suffering from severe corrosion (up to 80% of corrosion).

Initially, REINFORCEKiT® BEAM has been co-developed in partnership with the French National Railway Company (SNCF) for railway industry to reinforce catenary supports (HEA beams) but this product is suitable for all structure designs.

Since 2011 and after 2 years of testing (decohesion and mechanical tests), over a thousand of supports have been renovated successfully using REINFORCEKiT® BEAM.

USES

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

APPLICATIONS

  • Structures highly corroded
  • All structure designs (beam, pole ...)
  • All structure sizes

BENEFITS

  • Installation without stopping traffic or production
  • Long-term repair (20 years minimum)
  • Cost-effective installation

REINFORCEKiT® BEAM Design

The design is performed using Finite Element Simulation.

Finite Element Simulation before
BEFORE
Finite Element Simulation after
AFTER

REINFORCEKiT® BEAM Implementation Steps

Surface preparation Sa2½/St3 and roughness Rz>60 µm
Metal inserts preparation
Metal inserts application
Kevlar® and epoxy resin wrap
Impacts & UV protection
installation by 3X Engineering
TO GUARANTEE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE PRODUCT,
THE INSTALLATION MUST BE PERFORMED BY 3X SPECIALISTS
Case Study
Have a look to this PRESS RELEASE about the reinforcement of corroded contact line supports on French Railway Network (SNCF)
performed by 3X with REINFORCEKiT BEAM product.