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RS 500P for Concrete Reinforcement

By on March 30th, 2015 in Civil

Industry: Civil,   Date: October 2014,   Substrate: 40-50 Year Old Pillar Steel Reinforcement,   Product: Epo-Chem™ RS 500P,   Environment: Basement of Cold Press Mill,   Challenge: The challenge was to refurbish heavily corroded steel reinforcement within concrete pillars and to protect against future corrosion attack. The application of corrosion protection needed to be carried out read more ►



RB 300 series to Cation Vessel

By on March 30th, 2015 in Power Generation
cation vessel

Industry: Power Generation,   Date: August 2002,   Substrate: 10 year old carbon steel vessel,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300P & RB 332 ,   Environment: Demineralised water,   Challenge: The vessel was originally rubber lined. Osmotic blistering found during an inspection raised concerns about metal loss due to the loss of lining integrity. Over read more ►



Oil Storage Tank

By on March 24th, 2015 in Oil and Gas

Industry: Oil Refinery,   Date: 2007,   Substrate: Steel floor with failed coating,   Products: Epo-Chem™ RA 500 series,   Environment: Immersed, ambient, possible MIC,   Challenge: This petrochemical client had 40m diameter fuel oil storage tank with floor and 2m wall which required re-coating. The coating system requirement was for one which offers a read more ►



Pump Repairs

By on March 23rd, 2015 in Water Utilities

Industry: Water Utilities,   Date: August 2004,   Substrate: Cast iron body,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 332, Chem-tect™ RB 300GL,   Environment: Dam Water,   Challenge: The client’s pump had dropped off in efficiency. This was due to the combination of corrosion and mechanical fatigue. The client was looking to improve efficiency and reduce power read more ►



Condenser Water Box

By on March 23rd, 2015 in Power Generation

Industry: Power Generation,   Date: 2002,   Substrate: Mild Steel water boxes & mild steel tube sheet with a copper alloy combination tube,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300 series,   Environment: 60-80°C, sea water,   Challenge: Tube sheets were corroded due to a galvanic reaction between dissimilar metals. These were treated on site by scaffolding read more ►



Valve Coating

By on March 17th, 2015 in Marine

Industry: Oil & Gas, Marine,   Date: November 2005,   Substrate: Cast iron Valve body,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300 Series – Internals Epo-chem™ RL 500PF – Externals   Environment: Sea water,   Challenge: The internals of the valve were heavily graphitised requiring refurbishment as a replacement would have taken up to 12 weeks because read more ►



Chem-tect RB 300 series for CW Pipe Spools

By on March 17th, 2015 in Power Generation

Industry: Power Generation,   Date: 2009,   Substrate: Steel with failed concrete lining,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300 series, Epo-chem™ RL 500PF, RC 500 GTC top coat,   Environment: Sea Water,   Challenge: A short time frame requiring quick turnaround. Pipe spools required long term corrosion protection.   Convoluted Pipe            Rebated read more ►



RB 300 series to Strainer

By on March 8th, 2015 in Power Generation

Industry: Power Generation,   Date: May 2010,   Substrate: Salt Water Strainer,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 332, RC 200 Anti Foul RL 500PF,   Environment: Sea Water,   Challenge: Inspection of the strainer found there to be a large amount of external corrosion and severe localised pitting on the internals, particularly around the sealing ring. read more ►



High Voltage Transmission Towers

By on March 5th, 2015 in Power Generation

Industry: Power Transmission,   Date: 2002 to 2010,   Substrate: Galvanised Steel,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300,   Environment: Atmospheric –buried low or high pH soil depending on location,   Challenge: Metal loss was detected on some legs of the transmission towers while other legs showed signs of severe corrosion at the highly susceptible natural read more ►



End Covers

By on March 5th, 2015 in Petrochemical

Industry: Petrochemical,   Date: Mar 2011,   Substrate: Floating heads and channel end covers cast from various exotic materials,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 332, Epo-chem™ RL 500PF,   Environment: Salt water at elevated temperature,   Challenge: The end covers were originally coated by another contractor with varying results. Some items were made from exotic materials read more ►



Aerobic Reactor

By on February 27th, 2015 in Water Utilities
aerobic reactor

Industry: Water Treatment,   Date: 2013,   Substrate: Mild Steel Structure,   Products: Epo-chem™ RS 500P –Wet & Rust tolerant 100% solids epoxy, Epo-chem™ RA 500 – Wet & Rust tolerant glass flake filled 100% solids epoxy,   Environment: Waste Water Effluent – pH 9,   Challenge: To provide a cost effective coating system offering a read more ►



Steel Clarifier

By on February 23rd, 2015 in Steel Manufacturing
steel clarifier

Industry: Steel Manufacturing,   Date: February 2009,   Substrate: Failed coating causing steel structure to corrode,   Products: Epo-chem™ RA 500 series,   Environment: Immersed, ambient, treated process water,   Challenge: The existing coating failed due to a process change. The time constraints required Chemco to work around the clock to minimise production downtime. The read more ►



Demister Internals

By on February 23rd, 2015 in Steel Manufacturing

Industry: Steel Manufacturing,   Date: Nov 2010,   Substrate: Mild steel structure,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 332,   Environment: Blast Furnace Gas and recirculated process water,   Challenge: Leading steel manufacturer has a demister in service since ’96 without internal coating protection. Deposits of sulphur, zinc and oxygen caused corrosion pitting 10mm deep in the read more ►



Ventilation Fan

By on February 15th, 2015 in Mining and Mineral Processing

Industry: Mining & Mineral Processing,   Date: September 2013,   Substrate: 2.8m Diameter Fabricated Steel Ventilation Fan,   Products: Epo-chem™ RS 500P, Ceram-chem™ RP 500,   Challenge: Prior to Chemco Australia’s involvement, the fan required pressure washing every 3-6 months  to prevent large amounts of build up. This build up was causing balancing issues and read more ►



Vacuum Pump

By on February 15th, 2015 in Oil and Gas

Industry: Oil & Gas Industry,   Date: March 2010,   Substrate: Cast and machined carbon steel,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300 series,   Challenge: With an unprotected carbon steel pump, the rotor and barrel generally suffer rapid corrosion through contaminated water or acidic solvents used as sealant solutions. This leads to premature failure, inefficiency and read more ►



Oil Cooler Water Boxes

By on February 9th, 2015 in Power Generation

Industry: Power Generation,   Date: Aug 2010,   Substrate: Cast Iron,   Products: Epo-chem™ RS 500P, Epo-chem™ RA 500M,   Environment: 60°C Salt Water Immersed,   Challenge: To refurbish and extend the operating life of extensively corroded, 35 year old, oil cooler water box. Deep pitting was found in many areas requiring pit filling and read more ►



Intercooler Water Box

By on February 9th, 2015 in HVAC, Oil and Gas, Power Generation

Industry: HVAC, Power Generation, Oil & Gas,   Date: February 2012,   Substrate: Cast Iron,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 332, Epo-chem™ RL 500PF,   Environment: Up to 60°C Recirculated Water,   Challenge: The intercooler water box unit was manufactured in 1981 and installed shortly after. It was discovered that previous coating applications did not have read more ►



Column Pump Repairs

By on February 2nd, 2015 in Petrochemical

Industry: Petrochemical,   Date: Apr 2011,   Substrate: Column pump,   Products: Epo-chem™ RS 500P, Epo-chem™ RA 500 Series, Ceram-chem™ RH 500, Ceram-chem™ RP 500,   Environment: Storm Water, Effluent from Refinery,   Challenge: Column pump repairs were required and the surface coated to protect from corrosion. Corrosion pitting was evident in the suction bell read more ►



Bridge Piles

By on February 2nd, 2015 in Marine
Diver-Cote for use on Bridge Piles

Industry: Marine,   Date: July 2009,   Substrate: Bridge Piles,   Products: Epo-chem™ RA 500UW,   Environment: Immersed, aggressive marine conditions,   Challenge: The Client required the bridge piles to be repaired and protected from the immersed aggressive marine conditions. A solvent free, underwater coating was required to reduce Microbiological Induced Corrosion (MIC) and provide read more ►



Heat Exchanger Coatings

By on January 30th, 2015 in Power Generation

Are your Heat Exchangers and Chillers corroded? We can help with heat exchanger coatings to repair and protect. Chemco Australia specialises in providing guaranteed corrosion solutions for your equipment either conveniently at your site or at our fully equipped workshop. We have technicians who are skilled in the application of advanced heavy duty glassflake filled coatings read more ►



Improving Pump Performance

By on January 30th, 2015 in Pumps & Piping

Chemco Australia specialises in providing guaranteed corrosion solutions for your equipment either at our Wollongong workshop or conveniently on your site. We have technicians who are skilled in the application of advanced ceramic & glassflake filled coatings to any substrate. With years of experience in improving pump performance for manufacturers and end users, we can protect read more ►



Underwater Repairs to Concrete & Steel using POOLFIX

By on January 28th, 2015 in Local Authorities

This product range has been designed for underwater repairs with the minimum of surface preparation. It is ideal for repairing cracks, small leaks and grout repairs in swimming pools, ponds, aqueous tanks without the need to remove the water. The advantages of Pool-fix™ are: Little or no product dispersion during application. Forms a very smooth paint-like finish read more ►



Repairs and Coating of Bund Area

By on January 27th, 2015 in Chemical
Finished floors

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing,   Date: 2011,   Substrate: Concrete Bunds and Floors in Chlorine Plant,   Products: Chem-tect™ RA 300 Epo-chem™ RF 500 Damp-crete™ RH 800 Hot-cote™ RD 900   Environment: Highly corrosive range of chemicals including sulphuric acid, hot caustic, brine and chlorine.   Challenge: The Chlorine Plant had been in operation for over read more ►



Condenser Corrosion Protection

By on January 15th, 2015 in HVAC, Power Generation

Industry: HVAC, Power Generation, Oil & Gas,   Date: February 2012,   Substrate: Cast Iron,   Products: Ceram-chem™ RP 500,   Environment: Up to 60°C Recirculated Water,   Challenge: The condenser unit was manufactured in 1981 and installed shortly after. There was some metal loss in localised areas across the tube sheet and some of read more ►



Tiled Concrete Floor

By on January 15th, 2015 in Food & Beverage Industry
food

Industry: Food & Beverage Industry,   Date: 2007,   Substrate: Tiled Concrete Floor,   Products: Easi-prime™ RX 500P Primer, Epo-chem™ RA 564 Top coat, Chem-concrete™ RI 800 Concrete repair system,   Environment: Chemicals, atmospheric, no abrasive blasting,   Challenge: To provide a coating system offering a long-term corrosion and sealing solution that will ensure in read more ►



Impeller Protection

By on January 14th, 2015 in Local Authorities

Industry: Local Council,   Date: October 2005,   Substrate: Cast iron Impeller,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300 series,   Environment: Sewerage treatment,   Challenge: The internals of the impeller were badly corroded and required refurbishment. A replacement impeller would take up to 12 weeks and the client required a fast turnaround. The challenge was to read more ►



Impeller

By on January 14th, 2015 in Local Authorities

Industry: Local Authorities-City Councils,  Date: October 2005, Substrate: Cast iron Impeller, Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300, Environment: Sewerage Treatment, Challenge: The profile of an old impeller had been ruined by corrosion and erosion. This is severely reducing pump performance and increasing operating costs and since a replacement impeller would suffer the same corrosion attack, the Client read more ►



Fibreglass Pods

By on December 17th, 2014 in Chemical
Repair to fibreglass pods

Industry: Chemical Transport,   Date: Dec 2010,   Substrate: Fibreglass tanks,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 332,   Environment: Ferric Chloride & 33% Hydrochloric Acid,   Challenge: The pods have been in service for 25-30 years and have been re-lined by a reputable fibreglass tank manufacturer around 10-12 years prior. The pods have predominantly carried ferric/HCL read more ►



Coating of Acetic Acid Bund

By on December 17th, 2014 in Chemical
Petrochemical

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing,   Date: 2011,   Substrate: Acetic Acid Concrete Bund,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300 Series,   Environment: Concentrated Acetic Acid,   Challenge: The concrete floor of the acetic acid bund had not been coated. There had been substantial corrosive damage to the concrete from acetic acid. Most of the top 50mm of read more ►



Corrosion Protection for Centrifugal Pump

By on November 24th, 2014 in Power Generation

Industry: Power Generation,   Date: November 2005,   Substrate: Austenitic Stainless Steel,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300 Series, Ceram-chem™ RP 500 Series,   Environment: Ambient Salt Water,   Challenge: The Centrigugal Pump was suffering from intergranular corrosion, severe cavitation around the Anti-Swirl vanes, with the resulting implosions and erosion corrosion had removed most of the read more ►