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Post-tensionning


The commitment of Freyssinet has been continuously present in the field of the post-tensioning gaining a considerable experience, which allows it to be the leader firm in this area.

A pioneer in prestressing, Freyssinet now offers a cutting-edge post-tensioning system combining performance and durability.

Freyssinet’s technical services design anchors, jacks and installation equipment,  also operate a test centre and a laboratory for the formulation of grouts.

In order to guarantee high quality service to all of its customers around the world, Freyssinet manufactures its anchors at its industrial subsidiary Freyssinet Products Company (FPC) and manages a central bank of site equipment.

Freyssinet's type C and F post-tensioning anchors have been proven in structures all over the world in accordance with the most stringent requirements:

- bridge decks and piers,

- nuclear containment vessels,

- liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks,

- offshore platforms,

- wind turbine towers, etc.

Freyssinet has developed an optimized solution for every application.

Freyssinet trains its teams in installing post-tensioning at all of its subsidiaries. The PT Academy is Freyssinet’s post-tensioning training school. Each year graduates of the school obtain qualifications certifying their skills as Works Directors (DTP), PT Installation Specialists (CMP) and Operators (OP).

FPC ITALIA is proposing to the market both the Freyssinet and Algacable systems according to the specific needs of the project.

Among the various advantages of the ALGACABLE technology we wish to emphasize the stressing jacks extreme lightness and small size, thanks to a sophisticated technology protected by patent. Thank to this technology lifting and moving the jacks, in particular in difficult locations like the inside of box girders, is greatly simplified.

FPC ITALIA design and supply  post-tensioning, lifting and retrofitting equipment:

- Electric and hydraulic strand pushing machines

- Stressing jacks

- Stressing pumps

- Injection pumps

- Vacuum equipment

All equipment are also available for rent.

Both Freyssinet and Algacable systems are covered by European Technical Approval (ETA) according to ETAG 013. The two systems are also complying with the Italian High Speed Railway specifications.