GTI TIGHT-RADIUS PLASTIC DUCT

 
 
GTI® has advanced the use of corrugated plastic duct into tight-radius post-tensioning applications. Patented GTI TR Corrugated Plastic Duct increases the quality of bridge construction by adapting corrosion resistant, high-performance materials to improve protection of post-tensioning tendons.
 
GTI Corrugated Plastic Duct is used in post-tensioning applications worldwide protecting post-tensioning tendons and preventing concrete spalling and deterioration due to expansion of corroding elements (metal or galvanized metal duct). GTI TR Corrugated Plastic Duct provides the same corrosion protection where post-tensioning profiles are severe requiring tight-radii. 
 
Specially formulated, proprietary composite, high-performance materials are used to manufacture this unique product. Testing GTI TR Corrugated Plastic Duct to show its ability to achieve tight-radii conforming to the requirements of Fédération International du Béton (fib) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is confirmed by an independent testing agency. 
 
GTI Tight-Radius Corrugated Plastic Duct provides many advantages to contractors, engineers, and owners. A summary of advantages follows: 
 
  • Allows the use of light-weight, corrosion resistant materials with superior bonding at external tendon deviators.
  • Eliminates the corrosion potential between highly stressed post-tensioning strand and galvanized metal pipe.
  • Provides material cost savings versus galvanized pipe.
  • Permits light-weight material that is easy to transport, handle, and install.
  • Allows a greater radius for tendons into stressing blisters increasing construction flexibilities.
  • Provides positive connections to HDPE duct of external post-tensioning tendons.

Minimum Bending Radii (MBR) for GTI Corrugated Plastic Duct per fib *
  48 mm 59 mm 76 mm 85 mm 100 mm 115 mm 130 mm 130 mm
Number of 0.6" Strand 5 7 12 15 19 27 31 37
MBR for GTI Standard Corrugated Plastic Duct, (m) 4.2 4.7 6.0 7.2 7.2 8.5 7.5 8.6
MBR for GTI TR Corrugated Plastic Duct, (m) 3.2 4.0 3.5 3.9 5.0 5.2 5.0 5.7
* Based on 1.5mm residual thickness. Test temperature 23° C. GTI Standard Duct is GTI X3F Blend.

Minimum Bending Radii (MBR) for GTI Corrugated Plastic Duct per FDOT **
  48 mm 59 mm 76 mm 85 mm 100 mm 115 mm 130 mm 130 mm
Number of 0.6" Strand 5 7 12 15 19 27 31 37
MBR for GTI Standard Corrugated Plastic Duct, (Feet) 13.7 15.5 19.7 23.6 23.6 27.9 32.9 35.2
MBR for GTI TR Corrugated Plastic Duct, (Feet) 10.5 13.1 11.4 12.8 16.5 17.2 16.5 18.8
** Based on 0.060" residual thickness up to 85mm duct and 0.080" residual thickness for >85mm duct. Test temperature 23° C. GTI Standard Duct is GTI X3F Blend.

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