Wrought iron furniture is popular all over the country. Homeowners enjoy the classic look of the furniture on their deck or patio. They also like its somewhat heavy construction which makes the furniture stable in windy conditions. The most common topcoat finishes found on wrought iron furniture are either paint or powder coating. While owning wrought iron furniture has several advantages over other options for outdoor and patio furniture, it does have several disadvantages. One of the major disadvantages of wrought iron furniture is its inability to fight the outdoor elements, despite a topcoat finish. Whether the initial coating is paint or powder coating, eventually the furniture will rust and cause unsightly, brown and reddish colored streaks and stains on both the furniture and deck or patio. Because LINE-X is nationally recognized for protecting truck beds against rust and corrosion, a customer decided to have their wrought iron furniture covered and protected by LINE-X.
UTV cargo beds are exposed to extreme conditions while loading, hauling, and working in the field. This workload often leads to paint chipping, rusting, corrosion, and denting. All of which decreases the life expectancy and value of the UTV
Equipment that is used to move waste operates in a very demanding environment. As garbage breakdowns, chemicals are released and can combine with other materials to create caustic runoff. In addition to eroding metal parts on expensive equipment, this runoff can also damage rubber and even cause unhealthy situations for workers. Replacement is costly and time consuming.A city municipality was experiencing corrosion issues in the tray that contains the hydraulic compacting ram and hoses of their trash compactor.The corrosion was accelerated by the caustic runoff from the waste.The City needed a solution that would resist the runoff, protect the hydraulic equipment and increase the overall maintenance cycle of the equipment. They needed the solution in a time efficient manner preventing downtime of the equipment.
Companies in North America have the constant challenge of keeping their equipment looking clean and new. Flat deck trailers aren’t immune to this problem. Steel decks require routine maintenance and repainting to keep on top of corrosion problems. Wood decks rot and are difficult to clean. Aluminum doesn’t suffer the same corrosion problems but abrasion tends to cause excessive wear. Customers in the market for new trailers are demanding quality, with problem free coatings.
Swimming starting blocks are not only necessary for competitive swimming but they are a valuable tool for any venue that provides the opportunity to show school pride.The University of Nebraska purchased stainless steel swimming blocks 30 years ago. Due to the constant contact with chlorinated water, the blocks were suffering from extreme corrosion even though they had been refinished. The corrosion was not only unsightly but was also damaging the blocks limiting the lifespan of the school investment. The cost of replacement on a school’s limited budget was unfeasible. LINE-X offered a quick solution that was cost-effective, provided long-lasting results and added the bonus of skid resistant safety features necessary in blocks. Furthermore,the solution presented the University with quality, vibrant starting blocks that screamed school spirit.
In many areas of our transportation infrastructure and networks there are steel plates in the road. They are often used at facility entrances and exits to form part of a security or barrier structure. These plates receive constant wear from car and truck traffic including road grit, salt, and other environmental effects that make preservation a challenge. Typically steel plates need to be painted and preserved each year. Besides the obvious problems with corrosion, rusty steel plates do not present a professional image at the entrance or exit of a company’s facility.
CP Kelco is a global producer of hydrocolloids. At the facility in Denmark they needed the floor of 2 sewage water tanks 450 m2 each to be re-coated. The facility could not live with a long shutdown time because of a 50 % reduction of production in the factory.
Sewage purifying tanks, like these from the Emek Hefer Region of Israel, are designed to purify waste water from the surrounding town. Waste water contains many harsh substances that slowly ingress into the walls and floor of the tank, degrading the metal and causing the sewage to leak and contaminate the groundwater. A solution was needed to provide a watertight barrier that could prevent the numerous chemicals and acids from seeping into ground water. The chosen application would have to offer a very quick turn-around to allow the water purification system to return to service with minimal disruption.
Research indicates that the quality of the waiting area – layout, cleanliness, light, color, noise, imagery,etc. – can significantly impact a consumers experience and perception of service. Enhancing the waiting area can be a simple and cost effective route to providing an appealing, relaxing atmosphere for the consumer. A popular community car wash needed a solution to visually enhance their customer waiting area while protecting the furniture from corrosion damage caused by UV deterioration and chemicals found in the overspray of each wash. They looked to LINE-X to provide a timely, cost-effective solution providing long-lasting results that would be visually appealing to the consumer
The world’s largest company in the field of sea water desalination (SWCC) consulted LINE-X to find a solution to protect the company’s brine drain channels. Each desalination plant consists of several production units. Each unit has a drain channel that allows the return of brine to the sea water. The brine has a very high salt concentration and is delivered at a high temperature 50-80 C to the sea through concrete channels.Over time the concrete channels suffered great structural damage. Salt water penetrated through the concrete to the structural steel leading to corrosion and failure. The channel walls were critically damaged and falling apart in several areas.