Retrofitting and Strengthening of Industrial Structures

Industrial structures, often as huge as a large plant, could be retrofitted and strengthened effectively, using FRP products.

Retrofitting and Strengthening of Power Generation

Largest industries that can make beneficial use  from the variety of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) repair and strengthening solutions are nuclear, coal or fossil, natural gas, and hydroelectric power plants. The repairs in these structures are performed during scheduled shutdowns oftenly because time is at a crucial factor.  FRP products can provide economical, long-lasting repairs that can be installed within the short window of time available during a typical power plant shutdown. Our engineered FRP solutions offer fast, long-lasting and economical repair alternatives to owners, architect/engineers and contractors involved with power plants to ensure the project is completed on time, within budget and with minimum disruption of service.

Some of the repair and strengthening projects on electrical power plants that can benefit from Afzir engineered FRP solutions are:

  • Strengthening of floors, beams, columns and walls as a result of change of use in existing buildings, or placement of additional loads, etc. using FRP products
  • Seismic strengthening of concrete and masonry buildings for enhanced resiliency in case a major earthquake occurs
  • Repair of corrosion damaged columns, floors, stairways, etc.
  • Repair of corrosion-damaged beams, walls and columns in cooling towers with FRP composite
  • Blast retrofit/mitigation or force protection of the key structures against terrorist attacks
  • Repair of underground utility tunnels and/or pull boxes that are damaged by corrosion
  • Trenchless repair of high-pressure pipelines (internally or externally) with wet layup, FRP products
  • Repair of jetties and submerged piles that may be a part of the plant, e.g. jetties used as coal unloading facilities
  • Strengthening of utility poles and transmission lines with our patented FRP composite system
  • Repair and strengthening of mountaintop and/or remote structures such as cracked concrete foundations, transmission lines, etc.
  • Repair and strengthening of chimneys and smokestacks
  • Repair and strengthening of tanks

In most cases, Afzir engineers can provide a complete “turnkey” design-build solution that includes sealed engineering drawings by our in-house engineers, all of the materials needed, and installation by one of our approved and certified installers.  Our construction company is fully trained and compliant with the safety regulations in power plants.  This unique turnkey design-build approach results in significant efficiency, time and cost-savings, and minimizes the potential errors and delays that can result when multiple groups are involved in one project.

Afzir also welcomes the opportunity to partner with owners, architects, engineers and contractors by providing any single aspect of the project, i.e., design, materials, or installation for a specific project.

cooling tower beam
Concrete beam in a cooling tower
Retrofitting of Chemical Processing and Refining Plants and  Petrochemical

Chemical processing plants have to deal with a lot of corrosive chemicals. Consequently the chemicals would spill on the floors, columns, walls of tanks, etc. and take the responsibility of  corrosion of these elements.  Many of these chemical processing plants perform these repairs during scheduled shutdowns where time is at a premium.  Afzir engineered Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) solutions offer fast, long-lasting and economical repair alternatives to owners, architect/engineers and contractors involved with chemical processing plants to ensure the project is completed on time, within budget and with minimum disruption of service.  These systems are particularly ideal when the repairs have to be completed in a short shutdown time frame.

The chemicals being processed in refineries and petrochemical plants are corrosive oftenly. These chemicals spill on the floors, columns, walls of tanks, etc. and consequently lead to corrosion of these elements.  Many of these refineries or petrochemical plants perform these repairs during scheduled shutdowns where time is at a premium.  Our engineered Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) solutions offer fast, long-lasting and economical repair alternatives to owners, architect/engineers and contractors involved with refineries and petrochemical plants to ensure the project is completed on time, within budget and with minimum disruption of service.  These systems are particularly ideal when the repairs have to be completed in a short shutdown time frame.

Some of the repair and strengthening projects in the Chemical processing, refineries & petrochemical industries that can benefit from Afzir engineered FRP solutions are:

  • Strengthening of floors, beams, columns and walls as a result of change of use in existing buildings, or placement of additional loads, etc. using FRP composite
  • Repair and strengthening of steel, concrete and fiberglass tanks
  • Repair of corrosion damaged columns, floors, stairways, etc. with minimal disruption of service
  • Repair of corrosion-damaged beams, walls and columns in cooling towers with FRP products
  • Blast retrofit/mitigation or force protection of the key structures such as control rooms against terrorist attacks or accidental explosion
  • Seismic strengthening of concrete and masonry buildings for enhanced resiliency in case a major earthquake occurs
  • Trenchless repair of high-pressure pipelines (internally or externally)
  • Repair of jetties and submerged piles that may be a part of the plant, e.g. jetties used as unloading facilities
  • Repair and strengthening of chimneys and smokestacks

In most cases, Afzir engineers can provide a complete “turnkey” design-build solution that includes sealed engineering drawings by our in-house engineers, all of the materials needed, and installation by one of our approved and certified installers.  Our construction company is fully trained and compliant with the safety regulations in Chemical processing and other industrial plants.  This unique turnkey design-build approach results in significant efficiency, time and cost-savings, and minimizes the potential errors and delays that can result when multiple groups are involved in one project.

Afzir also welcomes the opportunity to partner with owners, architects, engineers and contractors by providing any single aspect of the project, i.e., design, materials, or installation for a specific project.

Corrosion of pipes
Pipes corrosion

Strengthening of Food and Beverage Processing plants

The plants of food and beverage processing deal with a lot of fluids that are corrosive to varying degrees and cause significant corrosion in these facilities.  Even the fumes from some of the acids contained in fruit juices, for example, are strong enough to cause corrosion in steel over time.  splitting of these chemicals spill the floor causes corrosion in structural elements.

Our engineered Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) solutions offer fast, long-lasting and economical repair alternatives to owners, architect/engineers and contractors involved with Food and Beverage Processing plants to ensure the project is completed on time, within budget and with minimum disruption of service.  FRP solutions produce significantly less dust and by providing an enclosure around the repair area,

These systems are particularly ideal when the repairs have to be completed in a short shutdown time frame.

Some of the repair and strengthening projects in the chemical-processing industry that can benefit from Afzir engineered FRP solutions are:

  • Strengthening of floors, beams, columns and walls as a result of change of use in existing buildings, or placement of additional loads, etc. using FRP composite
  • Repair and strengthening of steel, concrete and fiberglass tanks
  • Repair of corrosion damaged columns, floors, stairways, etc. with minimal disruption of service
  • Repair of corrosion-damaged beams, walls and columns in cooling towers with FRP composite
  • Blast retrofit/mitigation or force protection of the key structures such as control rooms against terrorist attacks or accidental explosion
  • Seismic strengthening of concrete and masonry buildings for enhanced resiliency in case a major earthquake occurs
  • Trenchless repair of high-pressure pipelines (internally or externally)
  • Repair of jetties and submerged piles that may be a part of the plant, e.g. jetties used as unloading facilities
  • Repair and strengthening of chimneys and smokestacks

 In most cases, Afzir engineers can provide a complete “turnkey” design-build solution that includes sealed engineering drawings by our in-house engineers, all of the materials needed, and installation by one of our approved and certified installers.  Our construction company is fully trained and compliant with the safety regulations in chemical processing and other industrial plants.  This unique turnkey design-build approach results in significant efficiency, time and cost-savings, and minimizes the potential errors and delays that can result when multiple groups are involved in one project.

Afzir also welcomes the opportunity to partner with owners, architects, engineers and contractors by providing any single aspect of the project, i.e., design, materials, or installation for a specific project.

Retrofitting of Manufacturing Plants 

When structures fail or are in jeopardy of failing, finding a fast, trusted, and economical solution is preferred by all involved. Fortunately for specifying engineers, Afzir has spent over 20 years pioneering advanced construction technologies utilizing Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) products. Our FRP products systems have been selected to rehabilitate and retrofit infrastructures worldwide, with award-winning results. Applications include: buildings, walls, beams, roofs, columns, piles, bridges, utility poles, cellular towers, pipes, culverts, tunnels, chimneys, smokestacks, tanks, and more. Our solutions are faster and more economical than traditional repair methods, because our products are exceptionally strong, versatile, light-weight, durable, and work equally well on concrete, masonry, steel, and timber.

In short, Afzir provides the savings, speed, versatility, and durability owners, engineers, and contractors need to repair and strengthen vital infrastructures on time and within budget.

Oil refinery

Strengthening of Pulp & Paper Plants

When structures fail or are in jeopardy of failing, finding a fast, trusted, and economical solution is preferred by all involved. Fortunately for specifying engineers, Afzir has spent over 20 years pioneering advanced construction technologies utilizing Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) products. Our FRP products systems have been selected to rehabilitate and retrofit infrastructures worldwide, with award-winning results. Applications include: buildings, walls, beams, roofs, columns, piles, bridges, utility poles, cellular towers, pipes, culverts, tunnels, chimneys, smokestacks, tanks, and more! Our solutions are faster and more economical than traditional repair methods, because our products are exceptionally strong, versatile, light-weight, durable, and work equally well on concrete, masonry, steel, and timber.

In short, Afzir provides the savings, speed, versatility, and durability owners, engineers, and contractors need to repair and strengthen vital infrastructures on time and within budget.

Crack in concrete wall
Industrial Facilties
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