CASE STUDY

Jetty Steel Piles Refurbishment

Client: Belfast Harbour Authority

Industry: Marine

Scope: Jetty Steel Piles Refurbishment

Date: October 2009

Location: UK

Products: RS 500P & RA 500M

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OVERVIEW

The exposed steel piles underneath the main jetty required a corrosion protection system with minimal surface preparation and no disruptions to the programme.

CHALLENGE

Working in a very restrictive area, minimal surface preparation, extreme weather conditions, high humidity and limited timescale, combined with working in a tidal zone.

SOLUTION

Primer coat of Epo-chem™ RS 500P solvent-free, wet tolerant epoxy @ 150µ and a topcoat of Epo-chem™ RA 500M solvent-free, wet tolerant system @ 250µ by brush and roller.

OUTCOME

The major technical benefits offered by utilising this system assured the client that the work was carried out safely, on time and with no major delays, despite severe weather conditions during the application.

BENEFITS

• Solvent-free
• No major delays to program
• Reduced H&S and Fire Precaution
• Reduced cost of plant and equipment
• No grit blasting required
• Application can be carried out in very high humidity or on wet substrate
• Chemco system will protect the steel substrate in excess of 10 years

unpainted jetty steel piles

Before Application

apply white paint to grey and white jetty steel pile

Final Application

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