Recent releases from the Epoxy Interest Group (EIG) of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) include an updated, four-page brochure highlighting
Recent releases from the Epoxy Interest Group (EIG) of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) include an updated, four-page brochure highlighting ASTM specifications for coating, fabricating, and field handling of all epoxy-coated rebar. Three specification charts are presented in the publication: (1) Highlights of Standard Epoxy Coating Specifications, summarizing information on materials, certifications, material treatment, application, and rebar storage and repair techniques; (2) Guidelines for Fabrication Practices, an overview of the ASTM Specification for Fabrication and Jobsite Handling that covers steps for manufacturing and handling through final repair; and, (3) Guidelines for Field Handling, outlining ASTM-specified procedures related to handling, storage, bar supports, bar and concrete placement, plus repairs.
The brochure is offered as an overview to the complete ASTM Specifications. More detailed information also is available in the CRSI Epoxy Coating Plant Certification Manual.
Also recently released by EIG are two laminated pocket cards formatted as a reference for fabrication, field handling, and job-site repair. Further facilitating in-plant or on-site use, the cards are punched to allow attachment to outgoing rebar shipments as an assist for field personnel.
The first reference card Û Field Handling of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Bars Û shows all basic field instructions in several major categories: Truck Unloading, Storage, Job-site Handling, Bar Placement, Bar Supports & Tie Wire, Field Cutting, Patching Material, and Concrete Placement. The second card, titled Fabrication Practices for Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Bars, is a checklist of procedures for Storage, Shearing & Bending, Patching Material, and Handling and Loading. On their reverse sides, both cards feature four steps essential to proper repair of damaged epoxy coating at the job site, i.e., cleaning, mixing of patching material, application, and curing.
A copy of Highlights and Guidelines of Specifications for Coating, Fabrication and Field Handling of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel Bars or EIG laminated field cards can be obtained free of charge by e-mail: [email protected]; or phone: 847/517-1200.