Certification for Fabrication of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcement
CRSI’s certification program for the fabrication of epoxy-coated reinforcement is a voluntary industry-sponsored program with the goal of improving the quality of fabricated epoxy-coated rebar.
A certified plant and its employees are trained, equipped, and capable of producing high quality epoxy-coated reinforcing bars. The plants are randomly inspected, a minimum of once a year, by an independent third party. The purpose of CRSI’s plant certification program is to:
- Help plants produce and deliver high quality material
- Improve plant operations
The certification program is based on meeting ASTM standard specifications for handling and fabrication of epoxy-coated reinforcing bar. Components of the CRSI certification program are more stringent than ASTM. Areas evaluated in the program include:
- Quality control policies and procedures
- Handling and storage practices
- Coating repair
While still relatively new, this program was created in 2013 and is being welcomed by the industry. The program is evolving as data on epoxy-coated reinforcing steel continues to be collected.