Several fan shrouds were located in an open warehouse. The exposed sharp edges of the shrouds created a risk of injury to people in the ware-house. Because the shrouds were black and they blended into the background, accelerating the risk for accidental injury. OSHA considered the fan shrouds to be a workplace hazard.
Black mold can occur in any area prone to moisture putting residents at risk of persistent headaches, fatigue, memory loss, chest pains and more. While many people might not see the effects of black mold for years, the administration of a VA Hospital had to spend excessive time and money preventing the possibility. The VA hospital's compressors produce condensation that builds up in the tanks and splashes on adjacent walls. In addition, the water filtration systems can leak causing the need for drywall in those rooms to be re-placed frequently.The customer required a seamless water-resistant barrier on the walls up to three feet high in some areas to prevent splashes from rotting the drywall while containing potential floods in these areas.
Nearly all police departments in the United States have some form of S.W.A.T. vehicle. These vehicles are used to transport heavily-armed Special Weapons and Tactics teams or specialized equipment into difficult and challenging situations. These vehicles come in numerous designs and configurations depending on the needs of the department. In addition to the safety they provide, the appearance of the trucks is also a point of pride to the officers who use them. For one police department, their S.W.A.T. vehicle was taking particular external abuse. With officers in full gear riding on platforms against the outside of the truck, the standard paint was scrapping off and exposing the bare metal underneath. To prevent corrosion of the truck body, the department came to LINE-X.
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.
King’s Daughters Medical Center in Kentucky had problems with the safety and sanitation of their shower stalls. The showers were tiled, a slip hazard in this wet environment. The grout was unsanitary, holding onto moisture and creating an environment where mold, bacteria and other germs could grow. The tile was easily damaged from hospital equipment. Once damaged, moisture seeped behind the tile causing the drywall to deteriorate allowing mold and bacteria to grow in the wall. The hospital required a solution for the shower stalls that would provide: 1) A seamless floor-wall-ceiling membrane. 2) A slip resistant surface texture on the floors. 3) A smooth and easily cleanable walls and environment that would inhibit fungus and bacteria growth a durable. 4) A long lasting solution an aesthetically pleasing, uniform, and with color.
Impact and abrasion can easily wear away the thin layer of protection paint on service vehicles exposing the metal beneath to corrosion. The resulting of deterioration of the metal will require maintenance or re-placement of the part. It also de-tracts from the overall appearance of the vehicle and image of the company. Additionally, employee steps can become slippery when exposed to the elements increasing slip and fall hazards. A national railway company wanted to protect their service vehicles from corrosion while maintaining the professional corporate look of the company. They also wanted employee walk areas to be protected against slip resistance.
Police dogs, or K-9 officers, are in widespread use across the United States serving at all levels of law enforcement including federal, state, county, and city departments. They are utilized for a wide variety of duties including suspect tracking, search and rescue, weapon and contraband detection. One common area that is a challenge for K-9 Units is transportation. Specialized police vehicles are used to transport the team between deployments. Police dogs can quickly play havoc on traditional automotive seats. Typically, a police department will purchase a specially adapted container that installs in the rear seat of a K-9 patrol car. This container is often made of aluminum and needs a tough durable coating for the safety and comfort of the dog. Without a protective coating, the aluminum surface would be very slippery for the K-9 officer. One police department came to LINE-X looking for a safe and suitable solution.
Governments are recognizing older pressure-treated wooden playgrounds as safety hazards for children. Slivers of pressure-treated wood can get under kids’ skin. These slivers contain toxic chemicals such as arsenic. In New York State, schools and municipalities are now mandated by the government to address pressure-treated wood structures: they must either be completely coated or replaced with steel or plastic structures. Replacing the structures with comparable new structures would be extremely costly. With LINE-X, the structure can be made safe, durable, long lasting, and will comply with state regulations, all for less money and in about a week. An even layer of LINE-X over the pressure treated wood keeps the wood from slivering and harming children.
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.
Two loading dock ramps at a local foundry were corroding, causing safety hazards while diminishing the value of the equipment and resulting in an eyesore for the company. The spring loading docks are used to allow forklifts easier access to truckloads at the plant. However, forklift traffic and pallets dragged over these ramps were causing serious wear on the ramps resulting in slippery, rusted surface. The Safety Manager at the plant needed a solution to reduce slippage and protect the ramp surface.