Resin Injection and Leak Sealing at Power Station Resin Injection and Leak Sealing at Power Station

Resin Injection and Leak Sealing at Power Station

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15 May 2018

CSC Services have returned to Lynemouth Power Station this month on behalf of Sir Robert McAlpine to waterproof various areas of the station.

This follows the successful installation of a coating system to the materials handling facility and new rail intake area at the Power Station last year.

Located in the Northumberland coastal community of Lynemouth, the Station is currently under conversion to be 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.

Resin Injection

CSC Services have eliminated ingress of water around the floor joints in the rail offloader area caused by the coastal location and high-water table. The TamPur 100 Resin Injection system by Normet has been used to halt water flow. This hydrophobic polyurethane reacts when it comes into contact with water, producing a rigid polyurethane foam. The system is solvent free, environmentally safe and chemically resistant.

Leak Sealing 

Sikaflex PRO 3 has been used to leak seal areas around the metal rings and roof panels of six of the Power Station’s silos used to contain the wooden pellets that fuel the station. This moisture-curing elastic joint sealant has both high mechanical and chemical resistance and is solvent free.

For more information on any of the refurbishment or leak sealing solutions that CSC Services can offer call 0191 410 3444.

 

Images of the Silos and some of the leak sealing work undertaken are shown below.

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Leak sealing   Leak sealing