STEEL FIBER

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STEEL FIBER

The steel fiber used in underground mining or tunnels is a material composed of high-strength steel filaments that are used to reinforce the support of the ground in underground excavations. The steel fiber is manufactured from a cold drawing process, which transforms the steel into filaments of high resistance and durability.

The metallic fiber is used as a complement to other ground support systems, such as anchor bolts, wire meshes and support arches. Its main function is to improve the support and resistance capacity of the ground, avoiding the deformation or collapse of the excavation.

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FIELDS OF APPLICATION OF THE STEEL FIBER

The steel fiber has a wide variety of fields of application in the industry, beyond underground mining or tunnels. Some of the fields of application of this type of fiber are described below:

Construction

Steel fiber is used to reinforce concrete in the construction of buildings, bridges, roads, airports, and other large-scale structures.

Oil and gas industry

Steel fiber is used in the oil and gas industry to reinforce pipes and reduce the risk of failures.

Naval industry

Steel fiber is used to reinforce ship hulls and improve their resistance to waves and currents.

Energy industry

Steel fiber is used to reinforce wind turbine structures and improve their resistance to wind.

Automotive industry

Steel fiber is used in the manufacturing of automobile parts and components to improve their strength and durability.

TECHNICAL PROPERTIES OF THE STEEL FIBER

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ADVANTAGES OF ITS USE

Steel fiber offers several advantages compared to other reinforcement and support materials. Below are some of the main advantages of using this type of fiber:

High Strength

Steel fiber is a high-strength material that significantly improves the load-bearing capacity and resistance of structures and excavations.

Durability

Steel fiber is a durable and corrosion-resistant material, which ensures a long service life and reduces the need for maintenance.

Flexibility

Steel fiber is a flexible material that can adapt to different types of structures and excavations, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications.

Easy Installation

Steel fiber is easy to install and does not require special equipment or specialized skills.

Cost Reduction

The use of steel fiber can reduce construction and support costs by reducing the amount of materials needed and simplifying the installation process.

Safety

Steel fiber is a safe and fire-resistant material, making it ideal for applications that require high safety standards.

Different presentations: 20Kg/25Kg boxes and Big-Bag

Minimum recommended dosage: 25-30kg/dm3

INSTALLATION METHODS

Injection

In underground mining and tunnels, steel fiber can be installed by means of an injection process into concrete or shotcrete. Injection involves introducing the metallic fiber into the support material through an injection machine that mixes the fiber with the material.

Projection

In construction, steel fiber can be installed using a projection process, in which a projection machine is used to incorporate the fiber into fresh concrete. The fiber is mixed with the concrete and projected onto the surface to create a strong structure.

Manual Mixing

In some applications, steel fiber can be manually mixed with the support material, such as concrete, before installation.