Epoxy Bar Certification Programs

Plant Certification

Since 1991, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has provided a plant certification program for epoxy-coated reinforcing bars (rebar). The program continues to develop as new information is obtained on methods to improve the performance of epoxy-coated reinforcing steel.

Fabricator Certification

This program was launched in 2013 and is quickly gaining acceptance within the industry. The program continues to develop as new information is obtained on methods to improve the performance of epoxy-coated reinforcing steel.
 


 

CRSI Standards Documents

Current Standards

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) as a Standards Development Organization (SDO). The scope of CRSI’s standards activities includes the development and maintenance of consensus standards for design, detailing, fabrication, placement, and construction of assemblies consisting of steel reinforcement and associated products used in concrete and masonry construction.

Click here to view CRSI's standards authoring procedure document.
 


 

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

EPD Document and Information

In life cycle assessment, an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product or system. Declarations include information on the environmental impact of raw material acquisition, energy use and efficiency, content of materials and chemical substances, emissions to air, soil and water and waste generation. Product and company information is also included. An EPD is created and verified in accordance with the International Standard ISO 14025, developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). EPDs are based on a Life-cycle assessment according to ISO 14040 and ISO 14044. While EPDs do educate consumers about the product and its environmental impact, consumers should know that it is for disclosure purposes only, and does not mean that the product meets any environmental performance standards. (Source: Wikipedia)