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SET-XP® HIGH-STRENGTH ANCHORING ADHESIVE FOR CRACKED AND UNCRACKED CONCRETE

AUTHORIZED SIMPSON STRONG-TIE DISTRIBUTOR

Code Listed for Cracked Concrete

SET-XP® is a 1:1 two-component, high-solids, epoxy-based anchoring adhesive formulated for optimum performance in both cracked and uncracked concrete. SET-XP® adhesive has been rigorously tested in accordance with ICC-ES AC308 and 2009 IBC requirements and has proven to offer increased reliability in the most adverse conditions, including performance in cracked concrete under static and seismic loading. SET-XP® adhesive is teal in color in order to be identified as a high-performance adhesive for adverse conditions. Resin and hardener are dispensed and mixed simultaneously through the mixing nozzle. SET-XP® adhesive exceeds the ASTM C881 specification for Type I and Type IV, Grade 3, Class C epoxy.

  1. Cartridge estimation guides are available, or see Simpson Adhesive Cartridge Estimator to the right.
  2. Detailed information on dispensing tools, mixing nozzles and other adhesive accessories is available under the “Accessories” tab.
  3. Use only appropriate Simpson Strong-Tie mixing nozzle in accordance with Simpson Strong-Tie instructions. Modification or improper use of mixing nozzle may impair epoxy performance.

SET-XP Epoxy Anchoring Adhesive

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  • CURE SCHEDULE:

    For water-saturated concrete, the cure times are doubled.

    IN-SERVICE TEMPERATURE SENSITIVITY

    CHEMICAL RESISTANCE:

    Very good to excellent against distilled water, in-organic acids and alkalis. Fair to good against organic acids and alkalis, and many organic solvents. Poor against ketones.

    STORAGE:

    For best results, store between 45–90° F. Unopened side-by-side cartridge has shelf life of 24 months from date of manufacture. To store partially used cartridges, leave hardened nozzle in place. To re-use, attach new nozzle.

    COLOR:

    Resin – white, hardener – black-green. When properly mixed, SET-XP adhesive will be a uniform teal color.

    CLEAN UP:

    Uncured material – Wipe up with cotton cloths. If desired, scrub area with abrasive, waterbased cleaner and flush with water. If approved, solvents such as ketones (MEK, acetone, etc.), lacquer thinner or adhesive remover can be used. DO NOT USE SOLVENTS TO CLEAN ADHESIVE FROM SKIN. Take appropriate precautions when handling flammable solvents. Solvents may damage surfaces to which they are applied. Cured Material – chip or grind off surface.

  • LOAD TABLES:
    • THREADED ROD (NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE)

      TENSION STRENGTH DATA FOR THREADED ROD IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE (Notes 1,12)

      1.The information presented in this table is to be used in conjunction with the design criteria of ICC-ES AC308, except as modified below.
      2.Temperature Range 1: Maximum short-term temperature of 110°F (43°C). Maximum long-term temperature of 75°F (24°C).
      3.Temperature Range 2: Maximum short-term temperature of 150°F (66°C). Maximum long-term temperature of 110°F (43°C).
      4.Short-term concrete temperatures are those that occur over short intervals (diurnal cycling).
      5.Long-term concrete temperature are constant temperatures over a significant time period.
      6.For anchors that only resist wind or seismic loads, bond strengths may be increased by 72%.
      7.In water-saturated concrete, multiply τk,uncr and τk,cr by Ksat.
      8.For anchors installed in overhead and subjected to tension resulting from sustained loading, multiply the value calculated for Na according to ICC-ES AC308 by 0.75.
      9.The value of Φ applies when the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Appendix C are used, refer to Section D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      10.The value of Φ applies when both the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements of Section D.4.4(c) for Condition B are met. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Appendix C are used, refer toSection D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      11.The value of Φ applies when both the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements ofSection D.4.4(c) for Condition B are met. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements ofSection D.4.4(c) for Condition A are met, refer toSection D.4.4 to determine the appropriate value of Φ. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Appendix C are used, refer toSection D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      12.Sand-lightweight and all-lightweight concrete are beyond the scope of this table.
      13.For anchors installed in regions assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E or F, the bond strength values for 7/8″ anchors or #7 rebar anchors must be multiplied by αN,seis = 0.80.
      14.For anchors installed in regions assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E or F, the bond strength values for 1″ anchors or #8 rebar anchors must be multiplied by αN,seis = 0.92.
      15.The values of f’c used for calculation purposes must not exceed 8,000 psi (55.1 MPa) for uncracked concrete. The value of f’c used for calculation purposes must not exceed 2,500 psi (17.2 MPa) for cracked concrete.

      SHEAR STRENGTH DESIGN DATA FOR THREADED ROD IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE (Notes 1,5)

      1.The information presented in this table is to be used in conjunction with the design criteria of ICC-ES AC308, except as modified below.
      2.The value of Φ applies when the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used. If the load combinations of AC 318 Appendix C are used, refer to Section D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      3.The value of Φ applies when both the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements ofSection D.4.4(c) for Condition B are met. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements of Section D.4.4 (c) for Condition A are met, refer toSection D.4.4 to determine the appropriate value of Φ. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Appendix C are used, refer to Section D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      4.The value of Φ applies when both the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements of Section D.4.4(c) for Condition B are met. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Appendix C are used, refer toSection D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      5.Sand-lightweight and all-lightweight concrete are beyond the scope of this table.
      6.The values of Vsa are applicable for both cracked and uncracked concrete. For anchors installed in regions assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E or F, Vsa must be multiplied by αV,seis for the corresponding rod steel type.

    • THREADED ROD & REBAR (CMU)

      TENSION AND SHEAR LOADS FOR THREADED ROD AND REBAR IN 8″ LIGHTWEIGHT, MEDIUM-WEIGHT AND NORMAL-WEIGHT GROUT-FILLED CMU

       

      1.Threaded rods must comply with ASTM F1554 Grade 36, Grade C minimum. Rebar must comply with ASTM A615, Grade 60 minimum.
      2.Values for 8-inch wide concrete masonry units (CMU) with a minimum specified compressive strength of masonry,

      1. f ’m, at 28 days is 1500 psi.

      3.Embedment depth is measured from the outside face of the concrete masonry unit.
      4.Allowable loads may be increased 33 1/3% for short-term loading due to wind forces or seismic forces where permitted by code.
      5.Refer to in-service temperature sensitivity chart for allowable load adjustment for temperature.
      6.The tabulated allowable loads are based on a safety factor of 5.0 for installations under the IBC and IRC.
      7.Refer to allowable load-adjustment factors for end distance, edge distance and spacing.

      Shaded Area = Placement for Full and Reduced Allowable Load Capacity in Grout-Filled CMU

    • REBAR (NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE)

      TENSION STRENGTH DESIGN DATA FOR REBAR IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE (Notes 1,12)

      1.The information presented in this table is to be used in conjunction with the design criteria of ICC-ES AC308, except as modified below.
      2.Temperature Range 1: Maximum short-term temperature of 110°F (43°C). Maximum long-term temperature of 75°F (24°C).
      3.Temperature Range 2: Maximum short-term temperature of 150°F (66°C). Maximum long-term temperature of 110°F (43°C).
      4.Short-term concrete temperatures are those that occur over short intervals (diurnal cycling).
      5.Long-term concrete temperature are constant temperatures over a significant time period.
      6.For anchors that only resist wind or seismic loads, bond strengths may be increased by 72%.
      7.In water-saturated concrete, multiply τk,uncr and τk,cr by Ksat.
      8.For anchors installed in overhead and subjected to tension resulting from sustained loading, multiply the value calculated for Na according to ICC-ES AC308 by 0.75.
      9.The value of Φ applies when the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Appendix C are used, refer to Section D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      10.The value of Φ applies when both the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements of Section D.4.4(c) for Condition B are met. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Appendix C are used, refer toSection D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      11.The value of Φ applies when both the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements ofSection D.4.4(c) for Condition B are met. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements ofSection D.4.4(c) for Condition A are met, refer toSection D.4.4 to determine the appropriate value of Φ. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Appendix C are used, refer toSection D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      12.Sand-lightweight and all-lightweight concrete are beyond the scope of this table.
      13.For anchors installed in regions assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E or F, the bond strength values for 7/8″ anchors or #7 rebar anchors must be multiplied by αN,seis = 0.80.
      14.For anchors installed in regions assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E or F, the bond strength values for 1″ anchors or #8 rebar anchors must be multiplied by αN,seis = 0.92.
      15.The values of f’c used for calculation purposes must not exceed 8,000 psi (55.1 MPa) for uncracked concrete. The value of f’c used for calculation purposes must not exceed 2,500 psi (17.2 MPa) for cracked concrete.

      SHEAR STRENGTH DESIGN DATA FOR REBAR IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETE (Notes 1.5)

      1.The information presented in this table is to be used in conjunction with the design criteria of ICC-ES AC308, except as modified below.
      2.The value of Φ applies when the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used. If the load combinations of AC 318 Appendix C are used, refer to Section D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      3.The value of Φ applies when both the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements of Section D.4.4(c) for Condition B are met. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements of Section D.4.4 (c) for Condition A are met, refer to Section D.4.4 to determine the appropriate value of Φ. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Appendix C are used, refer to Section D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      4.The value of Φ applies when both the load combinations of ACI 318 Section 9.2 are used and the requirements of Section D.4.4(c) for Condition B are met. If the load combinations of ACI 318 Appendix C are used, refer to Section D.4.5 to determine the appropriate value of Φ.
      5.Sand-lightweight and all-lightweight concrete are beyond the scope of this table.
      6.The values of Vsa are applicable for both cracked and uncracked concrete. For anchors installed in regions assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E or F, Vsa must be multiplied by αV,seis.

  • Surfaces to receive epoxy must be clean. The base-material temperature must be 50º F or above at the time of installation. For best results, material should be 70–80º F at the time of application. Cartridges should not be immersed in water to facilitate warming. To warm cold material, the cartridges should be stored in a warm, uniformly-heated area or storage container for a sufficient time to allow epoxy to warm completely. Mixed material in nozzle can harden in 5–7 minutes at a temperature of 40º F or above.

    HOLE PREPARATION: Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead Applications

    1. Drill hole to specified diameter and depth.

    2 - Blow

    2. Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of 4 seconds. Compressed air nozzle must reach the bottom of the hole.

    3 - Brush

    3. Clean with a nylon brush for a minimum of 4 cycles. Brush should provide resistance to insertion. If no resistance is felt, the brush is worn and must be replaced.

    4 - Blow

    4. Remove dust from hole with oil-free compressed air for a minimum of 4 seconds. Compressed air nozzle must reach the bottom of the hole.

    CARTRIDGE PREPARATION:

    1. Check expiration date on product label. Do not use expired product.Product is usable until end of printed expiration month.

    2. Open cartridge per package instructions.

    Attach

    3. Attach proper Simpson Strong-Tie® nozzle to cartridge. Do not modify nozzle.

    4 - Blow

    4. Insert cartridge into dispensing tool.

    4 - Blow

    5. Dispense adhesive to the side until properly mixed (uniform color).

    FILLING THE HOLE:
    • VERTICAL

      DRY AND DAMP HOLES:

      Fill

      1. Fill hole 1/2 – 2/3 full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent air pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.

      Insert

      2. Insert clean, oil free anchor (threaded rod or rebar), turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.

      Do not disturb

      3. Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

      WATER FILLED HOLES:

      Fill

      1. Fill hole completely full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent water pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.

      Insert

      2. Insert clean, oil-free anchor (threaded rod or rebar), turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.

      Do not disturb

      3. Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

    • HORIZONTAL AND OVERHEAD

      Install

      1. Install Simpson Strong-Tie® ARC adhesive retaining cap. Refer to Adhesive Retaning Caps for proper ARC size.

      Fill

      2. Fill hole 1/2 – 2/3 full, starting from bottom of hole to prevent air pockets. Withdraw nozzle as hole fills up.

      Insert

      3. Insert clean, oil-free anchor (threaded rod or rebar), turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the hole.

      Do Not Disturb

      4. Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

    • ANCHORING WITH SCREENS

      Fill

      1. Fill screen completely. Fill from the bottom of the screen and withdraw the nozzle as the screen fills to prevent air pockets. (Opti-Mesh® screens: Close integral cap after filling.)

      Insert

      2. Insert adhesive filled screen into hole.

      Insert

      3. Insert clean, oil free anchor (threaded rod or rebar), turning slowly until the anchor contacts the bottom of the screen.

      Do Not Disturb

      4. Do not disturb anchor until fully cured. (See cure schedule for specific adhesive.)

    Installation Information and Additional Data for Threaded Rod and Rebar in Normal-Weight Concrete¹

    1. The information presented in this table is to be used in conjunction with the design criteria of ICC-ES AC308.
    2. Minimum and maximum embedment depths are are listed in accordance with ICC-ES AC308 requirements.
  • ACCESSORIES FOR AT-XP®:

     

    ACCESSORY

    DESCRIPTION 

    AT-XP® PRODUCT 

    EMN22iEMN22 18-Element Nozzle for Epoxy Adhesive Cartridges SET-XP10SET-XP22SET-XP56
    CDT10SEDT22B Manual Dispensing Tool for Single Cartidge Adhesives SET-XP10
    EDT22SEDT22AP Manual Dispensing Tool for 22 oz. Cartridges SET-XP22
    EDT22CKTEDT22CKT and charger Battery-Powered Dispensing Tool for 22 oz. Cartridges SET-XP22
    EDTA22PEDT22AP Pneumatic Dispensing Tool for 22 oz. Cartridges SET-XP22
    EDTA56P
    ADT30P
    Pneumatic Dispensing Tool for 56 oz. Cartridges SET-XP56

  • TEST CRITERIA:

    Anchors installed with SET-XP® adhesive have been tested in accordance with ICC-ES’s Acceptance Criteria for Post-InstalledAdhesive Anchors in Masonry Elements (AC58) and Adhesive Anchors in Concrete Elements (AC308) for the following:

    • Seismic and wind loading in cracked and uncracked concrete and uncracked masonry
    • Static tension and shear loading
    • Horizontal and overhead installations
    • Long-term creep at elevated temperatures
    • Static loading at elevated temperatures
    • Damp holes
    • Freeze-thaw conditions
    • Critical and minimum edge distance and spacing
    PROPERTY TEST METHOD RESULTS
    Consistency ASTM C881 Passed, non-sag
    Glass transition temperature ASTM E1356 155°F (68° C)
    Bond strength (moist cure) ASTM C882 3,742 psi at 2 days
    Water absorption ASTM D570 0.10%
    Compressive yield strength ASTM D695 14,830 psi
    Compressive modulus ASTM D695 644,000 psi
    Gel time ASTM C881 49 minutes
  • CODE REPORTS:

     

Sources: ASTM Standards for Mechanical Fasteners and Related Processes 2nd Edition, Inch Fastener Standards 8th Edition, Simpson Strong-Tie Anchoring and Fastening Systems for Concrete and Masonry, StrongTie.com

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