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Neptune Research Inc. Introduction For more than 25 years, Neptune Research Inc. has focused its strategic research initiatives on the development, manufacturing and marketing of state-of-the-art composite repair solutions that withstand he tests of time, water and other elements. Founded in 1982, NRI developed repair systems for applications within the marine industry. As the original inventors of the water activated, pre- impregnated composite material, NRI caught the attention of the U.S. Navy and in 1996 secured its first contract with the U.S. government requiring NRI's Syntho-Glass ® system to be standard onboard all Navy vessels. The company's success with the U.S. Navy led to the creation of larger and more robust materials. This expansion of its product capabilities allowed for the exploration of infrastructure repair opportunities in the refinery, chemical, power, municipal and commercial industries.
Two Components – Titan™: Reinforcing fibers (Carbon, glass) High tensile strength of fiber is used to handle the load. Polymeric matrix (Epoxy, vinyl ester, urethane) - Matrix material binds the fibers into shapes - Provides bond strength to substrates for load transfer Systems are designed to share the stress with the structure. Systems capable of repairing structures and restoring them back to original design strength. Systems are capable of increasing the load capacity of an existing structure. Systems are capable of strengthening structures with design flaws. Composite Repair Technology Reinforcing Fiber Matrix
Flexur al Shear 25 ft. Hoo p Confinem ent Composite Repair Technology Types of Strengthening NRI has the capability to provide engineer designed composite repair for any application.
Installation Steps : 1.Concrete surface preparation Cleaning Drying of the concrete Inspect concrete for min of 200PSI pull off Sealing cracks Treatment exposed steel reinforcement 2.Application of epoxy grout 3.Application of epoxy primer coat 4.Application of saturated carbon fiber laminate 5.Curing 6.Application of Top Coat if required Titan™ FRP Installation Overview
Change of use strengthening of concrete structures Strengthening for Added Loads Strengthening for Change of Use Rehabilitation of Corroded or Distressed Members Repair of an Existing Construction and/or Design Defect Seismic Retrofit of Structural Elements Strengthening with FRP Technology - Applications
Low unit weight Easy handling and application Versatile Low installation & maintenance cost Reduced disruption to surrounding environment Advantages of FRP Composites:
No cost, no obligation review of potential applications Complete structural composite design proposals while conforming to FRP design guidelines and codes Providing specifications, drawing, detailing and installation support and installation contractor training Providing quality control and design validation Providing Titan TM composite material properties and structural performance testing ay accredited test facilities In-House Services for Engineering Professionals
Design & Assessment Services: Design Assessment Harmonic Response Linear Buckling Model Response Mechanical Testing: Tensile, compressive testing, lap shear testing, pull off test, hoop stress Hydro-Static Pressure Testing Multi-Channel Data Acquisition Additional Engineering Services