Intensive development of construction industry supposes using new and advanced materials during construction of any object. The most much-needed and effective construction materials are the composites – artificial inhomogeneous materials that consist of few components. PSK-KHARKOV is one of the first home engineering companies that applied a wide range of composite materials for industrial and civil construction.
Products made of composite materials are of the same high compression, twisting, breaking strength as steel products, but have considerably less weight in compare with steel structures. This feature greatly expands the range of application of such products and makes the installation and transportation of composite structures much easier.
Direct sunlight, precipitations, temperature extremes, aggressive chemical environments do not change strength characteristics of composite materials, therefore such material can be used for erecting interior and exterior structures. Besides, the composites with epoxy or polyester resin or fiberglass prevent fire propagation. When burnt the fiberglass does not educe toxic agents into environment, it does not produce smoke and does not educe dioxide during combustion.
Structures made of glass and composite shapes can serve for 70 years. The material does not ice up, it is a nonconductor of electricity, it is noncorrodible that is a great advantage when used at Oil Refining and Petrochemical Complex of JSC TANECO.
Basic bearing structures of cable gallery made of fiberglass structural shapes are produced on the basis of unsaturated resins, mineral fillers and fiberglass reinforcement materials using pultrusion approach.