Exposed Steel

The protection of the cleaned, exposed  reinforcement is achieved by isolating the reinforcement from the surrounding concrete.

How to select the right product

Sika has several products for this purpose; all using active corrosion inhibitors. The selection of the most appropriate product is dependent on the chemical exposure level and the concrete replacement being used, plus the extent and volume of steel to be treated.

Highly corrosive environments

Product: SikaTop® Armatec® 110 EpoCem®

 

Product information:

  • Provides barrier to chloride ion diffusion and penetration
  • Must be applied around the full circumference of the steel bars and the areas that were corroded.

 

European standard

SikaTop® Armatec® 110 EpoCem® conforms with EN 1504 Part 9 Principle 11 (CA) Control of anodic areas: Method 11.1 Painting reinforcement with active coatings and comply with EN1504 Part 7 reinforcement corrosion protection.

 

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Embedded Steel

Additional protection can also be provided to steel that is not actually exposed, but is at risk of corroding, i.e. in carbonated or acidic concrete. This is done by the application of Sika® FerroGard® corrosion inhibitors.

 

Product: Sika® Ferrogard® 903+

 

Product information:

  • Act on both anodic and cathodic areas
  • Forms passivating film layer over the surface of the steel
  • Surface applied
  • Significantly reduce the rate of steel corrosion

 

European standard

This conforms with EN 1504-9 Principle 11 (CA) Control of Anodic Areas, Method 11.3 Applying corrosion inhibitors in or to the concrete.

 

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Product Data Sheet | Safety Data Sheet

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