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.
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.
A factory roof in Cyprus had major issues with water ingress, causing numerous problems internally inside the building. The roof was previously covered with bitumen, a type of asphalt commonly used for flat roofs. Bitumen can breakdown prematurely in fluctuating climate and weather conditions. In the heat of the summer months, the bitumen had cracked along the joints allowing the rainwater to seep through the existing membrane. Moreover, bitumen tends to absorb rather than reflect heat which can superheat the building below. A long-lasting solution was needed to re-waterproof the roof.
The local branch of a popular restaurant chain was experiencing serious decay in their steel garbage cans. The cans are essentially steel drums approximately 30 gallons in size. Food waste, which is extremely corrosive, consistently makes its way to the bottom of the cans and is difficult to clean out. Asa result, the cans rust out and must be replaced every 6-12 months.Plastic garbage liners weren’t enough to protect the inside of the garbage can. Previously, the company tried a coating from another company, but the coating failed.They approached the local LINE-X for a higher quality solution. They needed a protective coating that would prevent corrosion and still came it at a reasonable price point.
Recycle bins throughout U.S. National Parks take extreme abuse. They are continuously exposed to severe weather, sand storms, and UV damage. The interior of the bins are equally damaged by such items as garbage, aluminum cans, glass bottles, and food waste. These elements degrade the appearance and functionality of the bins. The abuse wears away the thin coat of paint used to protect the metal underneath creating an opportunity for rust and corrosion, while also turning an important asset to the park into an eyesore. Recycle bins usually require replacement in less than a year. The National Park Service needed a solution that would not only protect the recycle bins, but would also keep the bins aesthetically appealing to the public. In addition, they required the solution to be cost effective
The Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania administration office needed a solution for a second floor deck that was leaking onto the first floor entrance lobby. Built about 25 years ago of a watertight membrane under concrete pavers and epoxy grout, the deck had deteriorated significantly and grout joints were popping up in some areas allowing water to seep in. They needed the coating to stop the water leak, be slip resistant, and complement the look of the building.
On the oil rig SOUTH ARNE in the Danish North sea, they were experiencing a constant loss of fluids in their Clean in Place (CIP) tank. The fiberglass tank didn’t have the right structural support, resulting in cracks in the joints of walls and floor. The operators needed and cost effective solution which would not only provide the structural support needed, but must minimize downtime.