In a water treatment plant in South Carolina, USA, the client was upgrading their 52-year-old concrete basin. During this upgrade, the contractor was removing sections of the concrete walls to make space for new troughs.
Having been coated with AquataPoxy A6 15 years previous, the concrete walls were still in great condition with only 2 areas showing damage. The first was outside the construction area from the replacement of the new troughs. These areas included a 10 pence sized area that appeared to have been caused by impact damage. The second was a 7 x 12cm area approximately 25mils thick. This appeared to have been topcoated outside of the recoat window. It appeared used as a cosmetic repair, covering an area that had holiday repairs.
“Raven is pleased to offer, not only a quality product but also a solution, that continues to stand the test of time,” stated DJ Wroble, Sr. Vice President, Raven Lining Systems. “To be able to stand here 15 years later seeing our product doing its job and protecting this city’s infrastructure is something to be proud of in this very competitive market.” View case study
The glass-fused steel sectional reception tank in an anaerobic digestion plant had become affected by the harsh environment. Corrosion had perforated the tank and damaged the polyurethane sealant.
The asset owner had hired another contractor to apply a protective lining to the tank. However, this protective coating was not a success, and within 6 months it had already broken down significantly. View case study
The extensive perforations in the sectional glass fused steel tank had been highlighted as an environmental concern by our Water Industry client. A tank lining was proposed to resolve the problem. View case study
The creator of an art installation was in the process of putting together the props needed for his work. While the moulds were already prepared, he needed a way of creating a solid cast that would remain faithful to the original design. It also needed to be lightweight and cost-effective. View case study
Released in 2017, Blade Runner 2049 is the critically acclaimed sequel to the 1982 classic film. The producers made extensive use of computer graphics to create a stark vision of the future, but whenever possible they wanted to use physical props, rather than green screen equivalents. View case study
A 10,000 barrel steel tank was leaking due to extensive corrosion damage. The crude oil tank had holes in the floor and was leaking at the joints. The owner needed a high performance coating that could plug these gaps and function as an effective anti-corrosion coating long into the future. View case study
Cotswold Wildlife Park has one of the most extensive reptile collections in the whole of the UK. They house the Green Anaconda, one of the largest snakes in the world, as well as a selection of highly poisonous varieties. They are also the only collection in Europe that plays host to Morelet’s Crocodiles. View case study
Grain silos are a common sight in the Washington State farming community. The grain bins typically have a lip around them when they are set onto a concrete pad. This area is susceptible to corrosion due to a number of environmental factors. View case study
The sunken concrete at a city’s electrical lift station was in need of either repair or replacement. The work had to be completed quickly, for minimal interruption to the service. Rather than carrying out a costly and time-consuming replacement, the local municipality chose an experienced concrete lifting contractor to make repairs. View case study
Customer was building a custom house-boat, at Solent Refit in Hythe, from the hull of an old tanker. This fantastic design and build had 86m2 of flat roof which required waterproofing. There was also a 26m2 section which was to be used as a sun deck surrounded by a balustrade. View case study
When it comes to decommissioning mine shafts, asset owners need a long term solution that will ensure the shafts are completely inaccessible. A 16’ diameter x 4000’ deep hole had previously been capped off with dirt, rock and cloth, but this solution failed, so a revolutionary, long-lasting alternative was needed. SPI were chosen for their track record of successfully solving a variety of problems in many industries. View case study
One of the world’s largest underground mines wanted to extend the life of a process hopper, that had been highlighted as suffering from corrosion to the lower steel cone during an inspection. The hopper is responsible for storing and dispensing thousands of tonnes of processed iron ore granules every week, a task crucial to the mine. View case study
SPI demonstrated the effectiveness of the Synergy Series Eco Rise™ polyurethane foam by using it to lift a sunken concrete slab. The contractor chose the Eco Rise™ concrete lifting foam due to its successful track record. They also made use of SPI’s low pressure LPG™ proportioning equipment. The LPG’s™ compact, lightweight design allows the contractor to go just about anywhere to lift concrete pavements, driveways, floors and more. View case study
Challenge: Create the right environment for crocs. View case study
The product: SPI Polyshield HT100F-UB.
The result: 3 years without leaks.
One of the world’s largest privately held companies wanted to find a way to extend the life of their clarifier effluent wastewater tank. With a proven track record in the Wastewater Industry, they chose SPI's Polyshield HT 100F polyurea coating to seal the degraded steel tank walls and trough. View case study
An apartment in a residential area of Paitilla in Panama City had serious water filtration problems, originating from the terrace rooftop above. View case study
The US Marines were looking for extra protection from IEDs (improvised explosive device) on their Humvees. They chose SPI’s Dragonshield-HT® ERC polyurea coating for its exceptional blast mitigation properties. When applied thick enough to high hard steel, a Dragonshield-HT® ERC protective lining will help deflect blast fragments, which are the cause of most injuries, deaths and damage in an explosion. View case study
Upon further inspection, we found out that the sectional stainless steel anaerobic digester tank had extensive perforations as a result of microbial induced corrosion. It meant that it was out of service and no longer gas tight. So it was a real challenge to make it work again at full capacity. View case study
The coal mining process creates an extremely corrosive environment that accelerates the breakdown of steel from rust. CONSOL Energy, the largest producer of high-Btu bituminous coal in the United States, needed a durable protective coating system for parts of their coal mine steel infrastructure. View case study
GanixTM Bio-Technologies wanted to update their facility with an efficient, more ‘Green’ indoor shrimp aquaculture system. They needed a durable, low-maintenance protective lining that offered colour stability. View case study
Great Western Chemical needed a complete performance coating for their two storage tanks. A protective lining was needed for the exterior, with a secondary protective coating to stop potential leaks from damaging ground soil. The tanks also needed a new layer of insulation, as the previous coating had been damaged by nesting birds. View case study
Consisting of 35 underground concrete tanks, each spanning in the region of 200 square metres, it is vital that these long drops are meticulously maintained in order to protect surrounding wildlife and of course to provide the festival goers with a hygienic toileting experience. View case study
A set of new evaporation containment pits were constructed to serve a nearby set of oil fields. The pits serve as containers for oil field brim, and facilitate the cleanup and disposal of oily water produced by the drilling process. This large-scale project necessitated a high performance coating solution that could remain effective, while also allowing for the detection of leaks. SPI was chosen for their expertise in customizing performance coatings to suit complex projects. View case study
Providing the Thames Barrier with greater, long lasting protection for the next 50 years.
SPI coatings were required to deliver a long-term waterproofing and abrasion resistant system for structural support walls near to the Thames tidal wall. View case study
Every year, more than 126 million salmon leave Alaska’s Douglas Island hatchery, bound for the Pacific Ocean. The hatchery is an important local industry, but the entire crop was put at risk in 1999 following an outbreak of whirling disease. View case study
Protect and extend service life of 97,780 sq meters of concrete water and sewer pipe; 500 to 2000 mm in diameter, from deterioration caused by Hydrogen Sulfide Gas and Sulfur Reducing Bacteria Growth. View case study
The cracks allowed water to permeate the pads and contaminate the soil. The original clear sealer was failing, and the owner needed a reliable protective lining that would prevent any further seepage. View case study
Seal and protect uneven concrete sub-floor working around multiple plumbing pipes, gas lines and electrical hose penetration to protect office spaces from water leakage above View case study
City officials in Mainistee, Michigan, needed to expand their wastewater system. The project would involve millions of taxpayer dollars. As a result, they needed to ensure the money was invested in a performance coating that would guarantee years of effective service. View case study
Asset resilience case study: How we helped reinstate water integrity at the Midlands’ largest water company. Clay Mills in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire serves a trade load and domestic population in the region of 400,000. During refurbishments to the facility, it became apparent that movement and dummy joints within the water treatment beds were damaged, failing and leaking. View case study
Seattle’s Jewish Family Service was constructing a new 19,000 square foot building in the city’s downtown area. This roof deck required a high performance roof coating solution that could endure Seattle’s notoriously damp climate. The contractor was tasked with finding a performance coating guaranteed to remain effective for years to come. View case study
The roof of Seattle’s historic Marlborough House required a leak-free roof coating solution. As one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, it was essential that the work was of the highest quality, and capable of withstanding the city’s famously inclement weather. View case study
Upon learning that use of EonCoat® could provide highly durable and longer-lasting protection than other coating products the Water Authority had used, as well as significantly reduce staff time spent on corrosion prevention and mitigation techniques, a set of structures were identified for test application of EonCoat®. View case study
Steel roadway plates needed a non-skid finish that could withstand abrasion caused by heavy vehicular traffic and exposure to salt used on the roadways during extreme winters. View case study
Resurface and protect concrete floor damaged by aircraft and vehicular traffic, and add a non-skid finish to the surface View case study
Coat the aluminum bed of a pick-up truck to protect against abrasion caused by construction items transported in the truck View case study
Protect a classic two-tone coloured Jeep from abrasion and corrosion by the environment View case study
Replace existing epoxy and protect a 300 sq. ft. concrete floor subjected to high traffic, mild acids used for sanitizing, and substrate movement from thermal temperature View case study