30 January 2017
CSC Services recently completed a Service Reservoir Refurbishment with Acothane.
Service reservoirs hold clean water after treatment, before it is piped to end users. They are designed to keep the water safe from contamination. As Service Reservoirs provide a buffer within the water supply system so that water supplies can be maintained across periods of varying demand it is vital they are kept in optimum working order.
Specialist coatings are required to protect such structures from various types of corrosion and erosion. Any coating applied to such a structure must be compliant with Regulation 31 set by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI). This ensures that water suppliers, when producing and distributing drinking water, only use products and substances that do not cause any detrimental effects to the safety or quality of the drinking water.
Acothane DW is a polyurethane coating approved by the Drinking Water Inspectorate. It is a complete solvent free technology that has a tough impact resistant finish that will resist the growth of micro-aquatic organisms and protect against periodic cleaning regimes.
CSC Services has over twenty years experience in applying protective coatings to water and wastewater structures to mitigate risk and minimise disruption to services for clients.
Some images of the Service Reservoir Refurbishment work undertaken are shown below.
Tank heating system used to ensure correct environmental conditions are achieved prior to coating application.
First coat of Acothane DW coating system
Second coat of Acothane DW coating system
Image showing full build up of system (primer, first coat and top coat)