Extending concrete life and improving plant safety, Tuff Span Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Form Deck by Enduro delivers important benefits for industrial plants.
In chemical exposure, corrosion can attack steel form deck, concrete slabs, and its reinforcing bars. For these tough conditions, Tuff Span FRP Form Deck can provide corrosion protection and a permanent form for the underside of slabs. In addition the corrosion resistant, form deck can protect personnel and equipment located below by eliminating the threat of falling particles that can occur with a deteriorated steel deck.
Reinforced with high-tensile strength glass fibers consisting of 48% of its weight, Tuff Span has the strength and stiffness needed for reliable support of heavy, wet concrete. Strategically placed in bidirectional alignment, the straight and continuous glass fiber reinforcements provide efficient load transfer within the section.
The reinforcements are embedded within a vinyl ester resin system that provides enhanced strength retention at high temperatures in addition to outstanding corrosion resistance. The fire retardant material has a Class I flame spread rating of 25 or less per ASTM E84 testing.
For worker safety and finished slab quality, deflection must be minimized during concrete pour and curing stage. For form deck applications, Enduro recommends selection of one of its higher strength, Tuff Span panel products and minimum deflection of L/180.
Total slab depth is considered from bottom of deck to top of slab.
Permanent Form for Concrete
Protection for Underside of Slab
Strongest FRP Building Panel
Longer Life for Concrete Slab
Improved Plant Safety