FiberForce T5-50

FiberForce T5-50TM is a low carbon, cold-drawn shaved steel fiber developed for use as temperature-shrinkage reinforcement and post-first crack toughness in concrete, increase load carrying capacity of slabs-on-ground.

Applications

  • Light, Medium, Heavy Industrial, and Commercial Slabs-on-Ground
  • Blast Resistant Structures
  • Truck Access Pavements (Malls, Industrial and Warehouse sites)
  • Heavy Duty Pavements (Airports and Highways)
  • Precast
  • Shotcrete Applications (Tunnel Liners, Irrigation Ditches, and Slope Stabilization)

Recommendations for Use

Recommended dosage rate is between, but not limited to, 25 – 120 lbs. per cubic yard.

However, a specific dosage rate should be established by the project engineer or government agency for a given application based on project conditions and requirements.

FiberForce T5-50 is not intended to replace primary, structural steel in concrete.

Mixing Instructions

The steel fibers are pre-packaged in bags or boxes that are NOT water-soluble, hence the fibers must be removed from its packaging for use.

To ensure optimum distribution, the fibers must be added to the ready-mix drum after the conventional concrete ingredients have been properly mixed.

The fibers must be introduced at a constant/uniform rate while the drum is revolving at mixing speed.

A minimum of 75-100 revolutions at mixing speed or 5-7 minutes of mixing at high speed may be needed to ensure complete dispersion of the fibers.

For detailed mixing, placing and finishing instructions, please contact your Regional FiberForce Expert.

Physical Properties

  • MaterialCold-drawn shaved steel wire
  • Avg. Equivalent Diameter0.061 in (1.56 mm)
  • Standard Length1.97 in (50 mm)
  • Avg. Aspect Ratio32
  • Tensile Strength128 ksi (883 MPa)
  • DeformationCorrugated
  • Fibers/lb.Approx. 617 fibers/lb.

Features & Benefits

  • Provides post-first crack residual strength to concrete
  • Provides temperature-shrinkage reinforcement
  • Increases concrete durability - including impact and abrasion resistance and fatigue strength
  • Provides uniformly distributed reinforcement throughout the concrete, not just in one plane as with traditional steel reinforcement
  • A cost-effective alternative to traditional steel reinforcement

 Product Approvals & Compliance with Industry Standards

  • ASTM A820 Type¬†5
  • ASTM C1116 Section 4.1.1