Most of the hydroelectric generating stations across North America are 50- to 100-years old. Consequently, they are approaching or have exceeded their original design life leaving owners with a financial dilemma: rehabilitate, replace or run to failure. If rehabilitation is selected, there is an alternative to concrete and steel. The Tyfo® system is an advanced carbon and glass fiber-reinforced polymer that is high strength and low profile.
The Tyfo® system can be used for the following applications:
- Structural rehabilitation/service life extension
- Penstocks greater than 36 inches in diameter
- Increase load ratings or change of use
- Corrosion mitigation/confinement
- Seismic retrofit/blast mitigation
Fibrwrap Construction Helps Address Structural Challenges
Fibrwrap Construction has assisted with addressing structural challenges and upgrades within power generation facilities for more than 25 years. The structures and pipelines within these facilities present many unique problems compounded by their challenging environments. The Tyfo® advanced composite system provides a fast, durable resolution to problems which might otherwise produce high shutdown costs due to lost production capacity.