Coatings & surface preparation
Professional surface preparation and application of the right coating, helps avoid corrosion.
To proactively avoid corrosion of piping and structures, and internal wear of equipment, the application of the right coatings is essential. In existing facilities, old coating layers can form an additional complication: Apart from being hard to remove, coatings can contain lead and the dust that is created during removal, can cause galvanic corrosion in the vicinity of the surface being prepared. Another challenge is location: just because something is out of sight and difficult to reach, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need to be protected.
We are ready to assess your situation and recommend the right coating solutions for your assets. Subsequently, our multi-skilled* teams can create the correct surface profile before applying the proper coating layer(s). In this way, your assets will be optimally protected with the lowest life cycle cost.
* Multi-skilled means they are trained and certified to carry out surface preparation and coating, possibly augmented with rope access skills if required.
Right plan of work
Our experienced and accredited inspectors are ready to survey your site and apply a risk-based approach to determine the optimum medium to long-term coating strategies. When doing so, we absolutely also consider the assets' remaining life expectancy.
If desired, we can subsequently plan and manage your whole 'fabric maintenance' campaign with one point-of-contact.
The right profile
We remove old paint layers, existing corrosion, salts and add the right anchor pattern for future coating layers. Depending on the situation, we can apply abrasive (e.g. blasting with slurry / ice / sponge), thermal (e.g. induction) and mechanical (e.g. bristle blast, needle gun) techniques.
We also have robotic solutions (e.g. Spiderjet) that can efficiently blast large surfaces. If needed, we can encapsulate the blast area or apply ‘dustless’ blasting techniques.
Fit for purpose protection
We are ready to apply coatings to piping, equipment (internal linings) and large structures. We pride ourselves on the wide array of coating systems, ranging from one coat systems to thermal sprayed aluminium, high/low temp solutions and coatings that can cure underwater.
Furthermore, we are continually scouting the market for new coating systems (e.g. nano, 3-in-1, sensor-infused, ...) to drive down your total cost of ownership.
Reinstating pipe integrity
Should inspection reveal damage on a pipe or structure, we are ready to repair this surface by making use of composite wraps and thereby (temporarily) reinstate its integrity. We have a vast array of wrap technologies to draw upon, including Stork AquaWrap and Stork PowerSleeve.
Such wraps can provide you significant cost savings, especially compared to replacing affected pieces of pipe or structure.
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How we make the difference!
|Complete service||End-to-end service, right from the site surveys to planning through execution, making use of integrated teams.|
|Full range of techniques||Coatings & surface preparation solutions can be tailored to your specific project requirements.|
|Multidiscipline execution||Our multi-skilled teams (often also rope access trained) can efficiently execute your campaigns.|
|Safety focus||Strong focus on occupational health & safety through our industry-leading Safer Together program.|
Proven expertise in coatings & surface preparation
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Novel Industrial Blasting Innovation
Stork was contracted by a client to find an effective and innovative way of avoiding hazardous dust build up, which would positively impact their maintenance plan and in turn reduce unwanted expenditure.
Due to our experience in industrial blasting and coatings, Stork was chosen to assist our client in piloting a blasting innovation; engaging with specialists to improve the safety and effectiveness of the pilot.
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