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Presentation: Corrosion Protection for Concrete Structures in Marine Environments
COPRI Paper 2011.pdf
(2.8 MB PDF File)
 
 
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Presentation: Field Evaluations of Epoxy-Coated Bars in Inland and Marine Bridges
Roads and Bridges Live 2011 - FINAL!.pdf
(6.5 MB PDF File)
 
 
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Presentation: Cost-Effective Methods for Improving the Corrosion Resistance of Concrete
PCI 2011 - Cost-Effective Methods for Improving the Corrosion Resistance of.pdf
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Presentation: Protecting Concrete Structures Against Corrosion Damage
MN2011 - Protecting Concrete Structures Against Corrosion Damage - FINAL.pdf
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Article - Guidelines for Inspection and Acceptance of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel
This article appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of the ASPIRE magazine. It provides a brief overview on the Guidelines for Inspection and Acceptance of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel. Published with permission of Aspire.
ASPIRE_Fall_2011_44_Safety.pdf
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Corrosion Issues in Repair
This paper titled "Corrosion Issues in Repair" was presented to the 2010 ACI Strategic Development Council meeting in Kansas City in May 2010.
Corrosion Issues in Repair - SDC paper 2010 - McDonald.pdf
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Changes that Improve Performance of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel
ACI 2011 Epoxy Rebar.pdf
(1.4 MB PDF File)
 
 
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Epoxy-coated Reinforcing Steel in North America
Epoxy-Coated_Reinforcing_Steel_Bars_in_North_America.pdf
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Paper for World CorCon 2009 on Epoxy Coated Bars
Paper_for_India_FINAL.pdf
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FHWA 2010 Bridge Conf. - Do Epoxy-coated Bars Provide Cost-effective Corrosion Protection
This paper discusses issues relating to the performance of epoxy-coated bars and provides updated information on alternative products. The ongoing development of specifications for these products will be presented. Finally, the difficulty of cost analyses for long-life corrosion protection systems will be outlined. The data will demonstrate that epoxy-coated bars are cost-effective and provide long-lived corrosion protection for concrete.
McDonald - DO EPOXY with Biblio.pdf
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Paper for CBC 2010 - Performance of Bridge Decks Containing Epoxy-Coated Bars
Epoxy-coated reinforcing bars have been used in the U.S. for over 35 years and according to the National Bridge Inventory are now in over 65,000 bridge structures, covering over 775,000,000 sq ft of deck. This paper presents research that outlines field and plant quality control for these products, showing that such issues have been addressed by the industry and in Standard Specifications. The paper addresses concern that was expressed in the 1980’s regarding the long-term durability of epoxy-coated bars in marine structures and shows that these issues appear to be related to poor manufacturing and handling of the bars prior to placement into concrete and the use of poor quality concrete. Examples of good performance are presented, even in samples exposed to high chloride levels. It was concluded that epoxy-coated bars have been widely and successfully used to reduce deterioration of concrete structures for over 35 years.
Performnace of bridge decks containing epoxy-coated bars.pdf
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Presentation - PERFORMANCE OF BRIDGE DECKS CONTAINING EPOXY-COATED REINFORCING BARS
CBC presentation.pdf
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Presentation - DO EPOXY-COATED BARS PROVIDE COST-EFFECTIVE CORROSION PROTECTION
FHWA presentation April 2010 FINAL.pdf
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What We Have Learned About the Use and Performance of Epoxy-Coating Reinforcing Bars
Presented to the 2010 TRB Conference, Washington DC.
Presentation for TRB Final.pdf
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Presentation Recent reinforcing bar corrosion tests: A summary of two independent evaluations
PCI Convention 2012 FINAL.pdf
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Presentation: Recent DOT Studies on the Long-Term Performance of Epoxy-coated Reinforcing Steel
ABCD 2012 Buffalo NY McDonald FINAL.pdf
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Presentation: Reducing Concrete Damage through Corrosion Resist
UDOT October 2012 FINAL.pdf
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Paper: RECENT REINFORCING BAR CORROSION TESTS: A SUMMARY OF TWO INDEPENDENT EVALUATIONS
PCI 2012 FINAL - RECENT REINFORCING BAR CORROSION TESTS - AFTER REVIEW.pdf
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