CASE STUDY

Electricity Pylon Refurbishment

Client: Scottish Power

Industry: Power Generation

Scope: Electricity Pylon Refurbishment

Date: March 2003

Location: UK

Products: RL 500PF 

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OVERVIEW

Scottish Power sought to replace the current two-coat alkyd system with a material that met the following criteria:
• Single coat application
• Applicable over new or rusty galvanised steel
• Minimal surface preparation
• Surface and moisture tolerant
• Easy to apply by brush
• 10 years maintenance free guarantee

CHALLENGE

The project would be completed in open air and potentially in very poor weather conditions. Grit blasting was not permissible.

SOLUTION

Wire brushing was selected as the surface preparation method to be utilised. This was followed by one coat of wet & rust tolerant Epo-chem™ RL 500PF.

OUTCOME

The project was completed on time, within budget and to the complete satisfaction of all concerned

BENEFITS

• Wet & rust tolerant properties of Epo-chem™ RL 500PF
• No grit blasting
• No delays due to extreme weathering
• Reduced H&S and Fire Precautions
• Reduced contract duration

Before Application

close up of electricity pylon painted in grey

Completed Application

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