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.
City and county road crews across the country use tractors and other equipment to maintain roads, parks, and other public areas. These crews perform numerous jobs including lawn and brush mowing, construction and routine maintenance. Tractor cabs and canopies are a popular solution for maintenance departments to protect crews from damaging sun and debris. Because this equipment is operated in rugged areas such as ditches and heavily treed areas, the plastic canopies are often scratched or cracked from overhanging branches. A city maintenance manager came to LINE-X looking for a solution to strengthen his tractor cabs and reduce his maintenance costs.
Companies in North America have the constant challenge of keeping their equipment looking clean and new. Metal tanks need routine maintenance and repainting to keep on top of corrosion problems, but need protectiuon from constant abrasion on gravel roads; without protection they too will look old and unkept.
A catering company invested in a specialized rig to use during sporting events - a 53 foot commercial kitchen on wheels! While the kitchen is state of the art, the floor was not. Over time, the original vinyl tile floor began to loosen. The loose tiles got in the way of the crews feet as they moved throughout the kitchen creating a safety hazard. Additionally, the areas in the floor with missing tiles were unsightly and hard to clean. As a result, the health inspector was very critical of the floor’s condition. The catering company risked failing a health inspection if the floor was not fixed. The catering company chose to remove the entire vinyl floor. Instead of replacing it with a new vinyl floor, they chose to use a tougher, more durable option.
Musicians and venues around the world rely on their sound equipment and speaker systems to perform nightly. Often times this equipment is being moved to and setup at concert venues on a weekly basis. This frequent moving and transport can cause serious equipment wear and tear that can drastically cut down the life expectancy of the speakers. Additionally, replacing this equipment can be extremely cost prohibitive so protecting it from damage or product failure is crucial. Speaker manufacturers, musicians and entertainment companies seek a solution to increase the durability and ensure performance of their extremely valuable music 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.
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.
The largest producer of reclaimed glassware in the world uses a sandblaster to frost their goblets and tumblers. Due to the force of the sand blasting, the original door made of 5mm thick mild steel eroded forming a hole within approximately 12 weeks time costing the company replacement fee sand production downtime. The customer required a solution that would withstand powerful blasts on a continuous basis preventing downtime from its production schedule.
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