Accreditations

ReforceTech reinforcement is accredited by Det Norske Veritas, and has received a Certificate of Fitness for the Product in concrete.

ReforceTech has developed a new technology for efficient production of basalt fibre reinforced polymer (BFRP) bars for reinforcement of concrete structures. DNV was contracted to qualify this technology for reliable and safe use in load-bearing concrete structures according to DNVs procedures documented in DNV-RP-A203 and DNV-OSS-401. DNV has

1) managed technology qualification,

2) executed qualification activities in collaboration with the technology owner and others, to document with confidence the bar's performance as reinforcement in concrete structures and

3) developed Guidelines for these bars.

The ReforceTech BFRP bars are considered fit for service as reinforcement in concrete structures if produced

1) in accordance with the specification provided in Section 3.1 of DNV Technical Report 2009-0316 Qualification of Basalt Fibre Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) Bars for Application in Reinforced Concrete Structures Rev. 0 dated 2010-01-29,

2) under strict quality assurance and control in accordance with these Guidelines.

BFRP bars deliveries are considered fit for service as reinforcement in concrete structures when the actual delivery has been verified to have been produced in accordance with the above.

Separate verification shall be performed to ensure that concrete structures reinforced with these BFRP bars are designed, constructed and maintained in compliance with these Guidelines.

Structures for service in areas with own regulations for design and construction need approval by the applicable regulatory authority.