Offsite Repair and Coatings for EDF Energy Offsite Repair and Coatings for EDF Energy

Offsite Repair and Coatings for EDF Energy

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9 September 2016

CSC Services have recently completed a job for client EDF Energy to repair and coat Ferrous Sulphate Tank Lids and Steel Walkway gratings. The tank lids and walkway gratings were transported from Hartlepool Power Station to the CSC Services work unit for the refurbishment work as part of a plant upgrade.

The steel gratings were grit blasted to provide the correct surface profile for a marine grade coating system to be applied. This was specified to protect against chloride attack at the coastal location of the power station. The images below show the work in more detail.

Abrasive blasting equipment was used to remove failed coatings from the Ferrous Sulphate Tank Lids. A new marine grade GRP coating was applied, again to protect against salt and chloride attack. This consisted of a primer undercoat and top-coat. Two clear protection coats were applied before waxing and polishing to complete the job.

Mick Flounders, Contracts Director at CSC Services explains why offsite work is beneficial:

“Offsite work is useful when the structure to be prepared and cleaned for coating through a process such as shot blasting is situated in a sensitive area such as a power station. By taking structures offsite for refurbishment work, day to day operations can continue.”

CSC Services are offsite industrial painting contractors who have many years of experience preparing and coating pipework and various other structures. Structures, pipes or equipment of up to 3m wide can be forklifted in and out of the specialist unit.

Structures can be shot blasted or painted to any specification at the CSC Services unit in the North East and a range of polyurea coatings are available.

To discuss your offsite repair and/or coating requirements call us on 0191 410 3444.


Grit blasting of steel gratings to provide correct surface profile for coatings

Grit blasting of steel gratings


Coating of gratings with a marine grade coating system

Coating of gratings with a marine grade coating system


Tank lids following the application of a marine grade coating under-coat

Tank lids following the application of a marine grade coating under-coat


Application of marine grade coating top-coat to tank lids

Application of marine grade coating top-coat to tank lids Application of marine grade coating top-coat to tank lids


Completed tank lids ready for transportation back to Hartlepool Power Station

Completed tank lids ready for transportation