Protectosil® counteracts the corrosion mechanism
LONG LIFE AND LOW MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR STEEL REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES
Whether you’re protecting parking garages, bridges or buildings, the benefits of using Protectosil® CIT can include extension of service life, reducing maintenance costs simultaneously. Infrastructure projects, such as bridges, can especially benefit due to reduced need for future roadwork, which results in less traffic and cost to maintain the structure.
The Commodore Barry Bridge is the longest cantilever bridge in the USA and benefits from the protection with Protectosil® CIT against cracks in the road surface, salt, water and dirt.
Parking garages all over the world are affected by the consequences of water, dirt and salt coming in with vehicles and thus provoking corrosion. The use of Protectosil® CIT was a part of the repair strategy of the Monroe County parking garage in the USA and has provided corrosion protection for over 11 years.
The Hangzhou Bay Bridge connects the cities of Jiaxing and Zhejiang, situated in the eastern coastal region of China. The bridge uses 7,000 steel piles to support the deck. They are treated with 40,000 liters of Protectosil® CIT, effectively repelling water and harmful pollutants.
Protectosil® DRY CIT, our solid mass modifier for the corrosion inhibition of steel-reinforced concrete is easily dispersed in concrete mixtures and requires no special after-treatment.
Over time steel-reinforced concrete structures can corrode and lead to expensive repairs. The key to sustainable protection right from the start of construction is to stop water and harmuful substances dissolved in water from entering the building material. Protectosil® CIT builds a long-lasting and deep barrier against rust.
The protection allows major savings for both public and privately owned buildings, bridges, and car parks.
Corrosion protection with Protectosil® is scientifically proven. In addition to increasing service life and durability to new reinforced concrete structures, it is also suitable for repair and maintenance of building structures that have already been damaged.
Protectosil® CIT is a virtually solvent-free surface applied corrosion inhibitor for steel reinforced concrete and proven to mitigate corrosion in new and existing structures.
Protectosil® DRY CIT, a white free-flowing powder, is an admixed corrosion inhibitor. Protectosil® DRY CIT has been honored with numerous awards and is the first solid concrete additive for corrosion protection of reinforced concrete.
Protectosil® CIT dramatically reduces the chloride induced corrosion of steel concrete reinforcement via reaction of active material with the cement phase and the steel surface.MORE