CASE STUDY

External Underground Tank Refurbishment

Client: Rugeley Power Station

Industry: Power Generation

Scope: External Underground Tank Refurbishment

Date: March 2008

Location: UK

Products: RS 500P & RN 500TC

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OVERVIEW

Rugeley Power Station required a large fire-mains water tank to be coated situated in an underground building with limited access.

CHALLENGE

The tank was located in a confined and restrictive area. No blasting was permitted/feasible and there was a continual damp/wet condition with very little air movement.

SOLUTION

One coat of Epo-chem™ RS 500P solvent-free, wet & rust-tolerant epoxy system @ 150 – 200µ DFT by brush and roller. A colour topcoat of Fastguard™ RN 500TC water-based acrylic system was applied to the client’s colour specification @ 80µ DFT.

OUTCOME

Due to the successful application, both the client and the applicator have now specified Chemco systems in all other areas with similar problems. Chemco is an acknowledged major problem solver within the industry.

BENEFITS

Utilising this innovative system, the application team could carry out a very difficult task in a very short space of time; without any requirement for ventilation or dehumidification equipment:

• No grit blasting.
• Reduced H&S and Fire Precaution
• Reduced cost of plant and equipment
• Chemco system will protect the steel substrate in excess of 10 years

external cylinder tank painted in red

Completed Application

external cylinder tank painted in red with black text

Completed Application

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