The successful painting and refurbishment of large structures such as warships, road & rail bridges, tank farms and other metallic surfaces requires specialist technical knowledge, application skills and project management capabilities.
Total asset protection
Our expertise in anti-corrosion, industrial coating technologies has enabled us to secure many prestigious and demanding painting contracts – including some of the largest and most iconic bridges in the country, alongside Royal Navy warships, industrial sites and petrochemical complexes.
Our turnkey management solutions include pre-survey work, through life-coatings specification, grit blasting and UHP water jetting, surface preparation and high quality coating systems application.
This full service industrial coatings capability provides clients with clear advantages in project planning, control and cost – with effective safety, quality and contract monitoring systems ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget.
Surface preparation and application of industrial coatings
We are able to provide services for the inspection, removal and application of various coating materials which protect equipment and facilities from corrosion and prolong the useful life of industrial assets.
Paint materials are removed using a variety of surface preparation techniques including grit blasting with expendable or recoverable abrasives, ultra high pressure water jetting, chemical agents and mechanical abrasive machines. Paint materials are applied using airless spray units or by roller or brush in certain instances. We also provide thermal applied metal coatings such as zinc and aluminium (metal spraying) using electric or gas arc heating equipment to provide high performance corrosion protection.
Painting and coating work is recurring in nature, with customers regularly inspecting, evaluating and replacing the protective coatings on their facilities. A typical protective coatings project starts with some form of surface preparation followed by the application of a coating system chosen to perform against specific requirements. For example the application of thermal applied zinc or to glass flake paints would be specified where protection of the asset is required in heavily corrosive environments such as oil rigs in the North Sea or Royal Navy warships.
Intumescent (fire protective) coatings may be specified where structural integrity of the steel structure is to be assured in the event of a fire, (periods of protection can vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours). Other specialist products such as paints that reduce the radar signal of warships, or paint that maintains ships underwater hull free from marine growth, leading to increased speeds for warships and significant saving in fuel, may be specified depending upon the asset concerned and its proposed usage and lifecycle.
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