Due to the coastal location of the Power Station and the industrial operating environment Cemprotec E942 had been specified for the work. E942 is made by Flexcrete Technologies. It incorporates the benefits of copolymer and epoxy resin technologies into a water based cementitious system to give a hard, durable coating with excellent resistance to water, chloride ions, oxygen and aggressive chemicals.
This contract followed the successful completion of work to protect 1,500m2 of new steel piling in the materials handling facility at the station.
Lynemouth Power Station is currently under conversion to a biomass-fuelled power plant. The Power Station is being converted from coal burn generation to biomass in order to supply the National Grid with up to 390 megawatts of low carbon electricity.
For more information about the range of protective anti-corrosion coating services CSC Services offer to protect new structures, particularly where enhanced chemical and abrasion resistance is needed, please call 0191 410 3444.
Corrosion occurs when materials that are damaging to steel, such as C02 and chloride (i.e. salts), penetrate the the surface of the concrete, causing carbonation and is one of the key reasons concrete repair services are required.
In untreated surfaces it is virtually impossible to avoid this process once the concrete is exposed to the elements. However, waterproof anti-corrosion coatings can be used to protect the steel.