RUSSTECH RCI is a calcium nitrite liquid corrosion-inhibiting admixture for concrete containing steel reinforcement. RUSSTECH RCI admixture chemically retards the onset of corrosion action of chlorides on reinforcing steel and will increase a structure’s service years. RUSSTECH RCI has a minimum of 30% calcium nitrite by mass, weighs approximately 10.6 lbs./gallon, and is exactly the same chemical makeup as other 30% calcium nitrite corrosion-inhibiting admixtures.
- Extends the service years of reinforced concrete
- Provides effective corrosion protection to the reinforcing steel in the concrete from the presence of chlorides (de-icing salts)
- Offsets the corrosive effects of concrete ingredients that have exceeded normal chloride limits (admixed chlorides)
- In cold weather, concrete setting times and strength development are accelerated without the incorporation and added cost of a non-chloride accelerator.
- Aids in prevention of concrete from freezing at higher dosages
- Calcium nitrite has a twenty two year history of testing and research on the successful effectiveness as a corrosion inhibitor in concrete
RUSSTECH RCI is an effective corrosion inhibitor for all types of steel reinforced concrete, including:
- Precast, Post-Tension & Prestress applications
- Parking Garages
- Marine Structures
- Bridge Decks
- All projects that require corrosion protection from de-icing salts or chloride exposure