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Cemprotec E942

Epoxy and Polymer Modified Cementitious Coating (EN 1504-02) Overview Cemprotec E942 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. Cemprotec E942 can be used as a stand-alone anti-corrosion coating for ferrous metals… Read more

30 Results in Projects

Asbestos Caulked Joint Encapsulation in Central London

Encapsulation of asbestos-caulked joints and coating of precast concrete segments totalling 4,000m2 Background The Hanger Lane Underpass is situated in one of the most congested areas of west London. Comprising a dual two-lane road tunnel, it carries the A40 beneath the A406, otherwise known as the North Circular Road which crosses north London, linking the… Read more

Concrete Waterproofing and Protection of Wellington Docks

Assuring the design life of a new build extension. Background The existing Wastewater Treatment Works at Sandon Dock in Liverpool is the second largest in United Utilities’ portfolio, but it is no longer capable of handling all the effluent that goes through it. A £200 million scheme was devised to construct a new two-storey Sequential… Read more

Corrosion Protection at Creekmoor Sheet Piles

Corrosion protection of steel piling totalling 480m². Background This project involved the maintenance of existing sheet piled walls in Holes Bay, Poole Harbour. Located within a coastal preservation site, the Borough of Poole and Balfour Beatty were seeking a long-term corrosion protection solution for a 480m² area of sheet piles situated in an inter-tidal stormwater culvert… Read more

Corrosion Protection at Flood Defence Barrier Refurbishment Project

Corrosion protection of steel piling on three sites. Background This project involved the refurbishment of flood defence barriers and sheet pile installations over three site locations in and around Canvey Island, Essex. These installations provide protection to the neighbouring areas of Canvey island, Benfleet and Pitsea with varying difficulties of access to facilitate the works… Read more

Concrete Repair & Protection for RIBA Award Winning Clubhouse

Repair, Waterproofing & Decorative Protection of Concrete & Steel Elements Background The Grade II* listed clubhouse at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham-on-Crouch dates back to 1931. This award-winning building was designed by Joseph Emberton, one of Britain’s most significant architects during the inter-war period and one of the first Englishmen to be considered a modernist architect. Although there was… Read more

Cemprotec E942 Protects Reinforced Concrete Cooling Towers in Slovenia

Protection of reinforced concrete cooling towers. Background Krško Nuclear Power Plant is located in Vrbina, Slovenia. The plant went into commercial operation in 1983 and was constructed as a joint venture between Slovenia and neighbouring Croatia which both formed part of Yugoslavia at the time. Krško provides more than 25% of Slovenia’s and 15% of… Read more

Flexcrete’s Waterproofing System Applied on Chester Road Bridge

Cementitious waterproofing and aesthetic finish with Monodex Smooth covering an area spanning over 160m². Background Chester Road Rail Bridge passes the main road near Deansgate Station in Manchester. A prominent landmark in the city centre, the bridge allows trains to enter Deansgate Station which was first opened in 1849. Several regional trains stop at Deansgate… Read more

Chemical Resistant Concrete Coatings Protect New Concrete Bunds

Chemical resistant protection of new concrete bunds. Background Sutton Hall Water Treatment Works in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, serves a population of 0.5 million people on the Wirral Peninsula. Raw water is extracted from the River Dee and pumped up to the reservoir on the Sutton Hall site. This water is then processed through a gravity… Read more

Fastfill High-Strength Mortar Chosen for Sewage Treatment Works

Refurbishment and re-lining of process facilities for the dirty water industry. Background Anglian Water have an ongoing requirement to maintain the many sumps and syphons which service their sewage treatment works around the region. The traditional method of upgrading has been to install a precast concrete base unit before backfilling and grouting. To achieve a… Read more

Reinstatement of Concrete Cover on Canal Lock

Reinstatement of Cover to Steel Reinforcement Background Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal was used to transport coal from the local mines until it was closed in 1961. Now the centrepiece of major regeneration project, the Middlewood Lock, one of seventeen on the canal, has been reconstructed. Prior to the opening of this section of the… Read more

Corrosion Protection for Wadebridge Estuary in Cornwall

Corrosion protection of sheet steel piles in a tidal environment. Background Straddling the River Camel on the North coast of Cornwall, the town of Wadebridge is the gateway to the picturesque Camel Trail. The bridge, after which the town takes its name, was built in 1460 and is reputedly built on foundations of wool. Steel sheet piles form a… Read more

Reinstatement of Concrete Cover to Protect Steel Reinforcement

Concrete Cover Reinstated Inside Prill Tower Background Fosfertil is Brazil’s largest producer of raw materials used in fertilisers. At this plant, urea is deposited down a tower to form pellets. This results in a hot and chemically aggressive atmosphere which quickly attacks normal concrete to cause spalling and corrosion of the steel reinforcement. The worst areas… Read more

Reinstatement of Concrete Cover on Busy Wembley Footbridge

Reinstatement of Concrete Cover on Recently Cast Abutments Background The White Horse Bridge is a state-of-the-art £20 million footbridge that crosses Wembley Stadium Railway Station leading up to the new Wembley Stadium. Constructed in 2006 and designed by London Eye architects Marks Barfield, the name of the bridge was decided via an online poll hosted… Read more

Concrete Reinstatement for Honeycombed Concrete Walls

Reinstating Honeycombed Concrete Walls at Waste Processing Plant Background This state of the art £125m waste processing plant has been built in Thornton Cleveleys in Lancashire on the site of the former ICI works by W2R, a partnership between Bovis Lend Lease and Australian firm GRD Minproc Ltd, on behalf of Lancashire Waste Partnership. It… Read more

Concrete Repair & Corrosion Protection for Landmark Grade II Listed Building

Repairs to Soffits of Concrete Floors & Corrosion Protection of Cast Iron Support Structure Background The Old Liverpool Royal Infirmary, a landmark, Grade II listed building close to the City, opened in 1890 and still retains many of its original features making it popular for the filming of Victorian hospital dramas. It closed in 1978 and… Read more

Corrosion Protection of Old Leigh Sea Defences

Corrosion protection to sheet piles in a tidal zone. Background The picturesque old fishing village of Leigh on Sea is situated 30 miles east of London on the north bank of the Thames Estuary. With origins back to the Doomsday Book, it has a long history as a settlement dependent on the sea, and despite many changes, still has much… Read more

Corrosion Protection for London Road Shunt Tunnel

Coating of cast iron shunt tunnel lining. Background The London Road Depot was opened in 1906 as the maintenance facility for the original Baker Street and Waterloo Railway, now known as the Bakerloo Line on London Underground. Capable of accommodating up to 10 trains, it uses this short shunt neck tunnel to manoeuvre them. Located… Read more

External Corrosion Protection for Fuel Pipeline at Tobago Airport

External corrosion protection of 4” diameter aviation fuel pipeline prior to burying. Background On behalf of the client, Trindad’s National Petroleum Company, an innovative solution was sought to the problem of corrosion of a buried aviation fuel supply line. Located in soft sand in close proximity to both the coastline and swamp area, the environment… Read more

Repair and Protection of Concrete Tanks Suffering From Chemical Attack

Repair and protection of underground concrete outfall tank suffering from chemical attack. Background Southern Water operates 400 sewage treatment works and their facility, located on the outskirts of Eastbourne, was constructed in 1990. The reinforced concrete of the underground outfall tank was failing due to acidic and bacterial attack above the water line, necessitating a… Read more

Repair and Protection of Concrete on BAFF Treatment Tanks

Repair and protection of 3000m² of concrete on BAFF treatment tanks. Background Oldham WWTW has undergone a £10m refurbishment to improve the quality of the treated effluent. Biological Aerated Flooded Filters (BAFF) are made up of a series of reinforced concrete tanks, where a medium of polystyrene balls are used to grow bacteria to treat… Read more

Concrete Protection at Wastewater Treatment Works in Florida

Reinstatement and protection of concrete clarifiers from waste water. Background The city of Dunedin’s Wastewater Treatment facility processes over 6 million gallons of wastewater each day, and was experiencing severe degradation of the concrete within its two clarifiers. The concrete was made using limestone aggregate, which was being severely eroded by the acids in the… Read more

Concrete Reinstatement and Protection Against Aggressive Chemicals

  Repair and chemical resistant lining to primary settlement and humus tanks. Background With close to 400 waste water treatment works under its control, Southern Water has a duty to process and recycle the dirty water from around two million households. Having been in service since the 1960’s the primary settlement and humus tanks at… Read more

Cemprotec E942 Chosen for Corrosion Protection on Ballast Tanks

Corrosion protection on ballast tanks. Background The Matco Thames was scheduled for major refurbishment in the Harland & Wolff Shipyard which dominates the Belfast skyline. In advance of the work starting, the Client considered alternative modern technologies for the lining of the ballast tanks following repeated failures with traditionally used materials. It was felt that… Read more

Slip Resistant Finish for Concrete Ramps

Slip resistant finish to concrete ramps suffering from freeze thaw attack. Background To maintain safe access to this retail complex in Glasgow, it had become necessary to reinstate the surfaces of the concrete ramps which had been attacked by freeze/thaw cycles during exposure to the harsh winters. This presented a hazard for wheelchairs and pedestrians… Read more

Corrosion Protection Coating for Steel Sheet Piling at West Bay

Corrosion protection of steel sheet piling in a tidal zone. Background Located between Dorchester and Lyme Regis, the West Bay harbour is constructed of Larssen sheet piles which are regularly under the assault of waves up to seven metres in height. The existing coal tar epoxy had almost completely eroded leading to wide spread rusting and the situation was… Read more

Corrosion Protection of Steel Sheet Piling at Brighton Marina

Corrosion protection of existing steel sheet piling suffering from ALWC. Background After 30 years’ exposure to salt spray and cyclical tidal immersion, the steel piled wall of the west quay at Brighton Marina was corroded to the extent that up to 60% of the section had been lost in some locations. An innovative and environmentally friendly solution to this problem… Read more

Repair and Chloride Protection of Concrete Seawater Tanks

Repair and chloride protection of seawater intake tanks and pumping chambers. Background The largest aluminium smelting operation in Asia relies on the supply of cooling water produced from a desalination unit. After 20 years service, the concrete seawater intake tanks and associated pumping chambers were suffering from extensive corrosion of the steel reinforcement, leading to cracking and spalling… Read more

Corrosion Protection for Deal Pier in Kent

Corrosion protection of steel support structure and reinstatement of concrete encasement Background Designed by Sir W Halcrow & Partners, Deal fishing pier was built in the 1950’s and consists of a structural steel frame, supported on steel piles. Although part of the steelwork had been encased in concrete to provide corrosion protection, the whole structure was showing signs… Read more

Asbestos Encapsulation Inside BT Underground Tunnels in London

Asbestos encapsulation in underground service tunnels. Background Despite placing an ever increasing reliance on modern wireless technology, beneath our major cities and towns there is still a maze of tunnels which were built during the 1950’s to carry vital telecommunication cables. Designed to withstand a 20,000 tonne atom bomb, they were generally constructed from cast iron… Read more

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The Need to Maintain & Refurbish Water Assets

Chris Lloyd and Graham James of Flexcrete Technologies give detail of the introduction of AMP6, and the need to maintain and refurbish structures within the water industry. The water industry continues to face major challenges with regard to factors such as managing environmental impact, meeting affordability targets and maintaining assets. In order to operate within… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection System Assures the Design Life of Wellington Docks

A new £200m extension to Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works is over halfway through construction and is on schedule to be fully operational by spring 2016. One of the biggest construction sites currently in the city, the Wellington Dock is almost the length of two football pitches. The sheer scale of the structure is demonstrated by the 50,000m³ of concrete and 10,000 tonnes of reinforcement… Read more

Over 20 Tonnes of Concrete Coatings and Mortars for Liverpool Waste Water Project

Over 20 tonnes of Flexcrete materials has been used on one of the biggest construction sites in Liverpool, a new £200m waste water treatment plant currently being constructed at Wellington Dock, near Kirkdale. United Utilities is developing the new two-storey Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) plant in the disused Wellington Dock. Once complete, the plant will… Read more

Cementitious Coatings Provide Corrosion Protection on Marine Structures

Although protective coatings are used as the most common means of controlling and inhibiting corrosion on marine structures, difficult working conditions in tidal environments will frequently lead to a reduction in effectiveness over the longer term. There is often limited access to marine structures, work must be completed within tidal windows and the environmental conditions… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection in the Rail Industry

Many of the UK’s major rail stations and much of its infrastructure are undergoing significant renovation. Chris Lloyd discusses the use of effective anti-corrosion and engineered protection. The Government is committing billions of pounds to improving the rail network. As a large part of this infrastructure is over 100 years old, extensive maintenance is required to make it fit for purpose, during… Read more

Anti-Corrosion Concrete Coating for a Nuclear Solution

Since the world’s first full-scale nuclear power station was opened some 60 years ago, concrete has formed an integral part of the containment structure within nuclearplants. Over the years, Flexcrete’s concrete coating Cemprotec E942  has been involved in the refurbishment of many nuclear stations all around the world, the latest of which is the Krško… Read more

Fast Setting Cementitious Coating Protects Cheshire Water Treatment Works

A state-of-the-art cementitious coating manufactured by Flexcrete Technologies has been chosen for application to new concrete bunds at a Water Treatment Works in Cheshire due to its suitability for fast track construction. Cemprotec E942, a waterborne, epoxy and polymer modified cementitious coating, was specified for application at Sutton Hall Water Treatment Works in Ellesmere Port,… Read more

Flexcrete’s Products are CPR Compliant

Declaration of Performance (DoP) The construction industry has recently undergone the most significant change for a decade in the way in which construction products are sold throughout Europe. From 1 July 2013, under the Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR), it is mandatory for manufacturers to apply CE marking to any of their products which are… Read more

Reinstating Concrete Cover on Wembley Stadium Footbridge

  The White Horse Bridge is a state-of-the-art £20 million footbridge that crosses Wembley Stadium Railway Station leading up to the new Wembley Stadium. Constructed in 2006 and designed by London Eye architects Marks Barfield, the name of the bridge was decided via an online poll hosted by BBC Five Live in conjunction with the… Read more