Customer Solutions

Industry: Facility Maintenance - Manufacturing

3M,Scothckote,Thortex,Metal-Tech RG, Metal-Tech FG

Bearing Housing Repair - Case Study

A bearing housing was very badly worn on both the inside and outside. It was repaired without being dismantled. The roller bearing was fixed in the housing. All gaps were sealed with 3M Scotchkote Urethane Metal Repair RG 501. After these were sealed, 3M Scotchkote Metal Surfacer FG 502 was injected with a cartridge between the roller bearing and the bearing housing. The bearing housing was back in service in a few hours.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Floor-Tech RS, Seal-Tech CC,

Concrete Joint Repair - Case Study

Epoxy Screed RS 820 and Urethane Elastomer SS 441 were used to repair a movement joint between a building and the external concrete hardstanding.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Grano-Tech, Grano-Tech Prime

Concrete Stairway Repair - Case Study

A complete repair of this Recreation Area's stairway was required. Thorough cleaning and roughening of the surface of the repair area was carried out before the application of a tack coat of 3M Scotchkote Grano Tech Primer 080. The damaged areas were then rebuilt using 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Concrete Reapir 474 which is our three component, solvent-free, heavy duty epoxy repair mortar. The entire surface of the concrete stairway was then coated with 3M Scotchkote Urethane Floor Coating FB 857.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex, Floor-Tech HB, Thortex HD G

Corridor Floor - Case Study

This heavily trafficked corridor is exposed to the elements on one side making the tiled surface extremely hazardous. The tiles had been laid many years ago and removing them was not an option despite their smooth surface being a potential hazard in wet weather. The client required a hardwearing, anti-slip coating that would offer long-term protection.
The tiled surface was mechanically abraded to create a physical key and primed with 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Primer GP 830. One coat of 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Floor Coating HB 850 was applied into which 3M Scotchkote HD Grip was incorporated to provide the required level of slip resistance. A second coat of 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Floor Coating HB 850 was then applied to fully encapsulate the 0.0591 inches anti-slip aggregate and to provide a greater degree of wear resistance to this extremely high trafficked area.
3M Scotchkote Epoxy Floor Coating HB 850 is a solvent-free, ceramic-reinforced, high build epoxy coating that offers optimum levels of adhesion, abrasion, and chemical resistance.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Floor-Tech HB, Uni-Tech GP P

High Build Floor Protection - Case Study

A heavy duty floor protection system suitable for concrete floors operating in an aggressive industrial environment was required. The 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Floor Coating HB 850 was chosen for this application over other coating systems based on its ceramic enhancement. The dense concrete floor, totalling 3,090 sq. feet, was prepared by captive-shot blasting, and primed with 3M Scotchkote GP Primer. The primed substrate was then coated with our two component, solvent-free, ceramic-enhanced, high build epoxy coating 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Floor Coating HB 850 which offers optimum levels of adhesion, abrasion, impact, and chemical resistance.

3M, Scotchkote, Thortex, Metal-Tech Pipe Repair, L

Leaking Pipe Repair - Case Study

On News Year’s Day, this drain commission had a bad leak on a 3 inch “T” and did not have any replacement parts they could use. Fortunately, they had ordered an Unconventional Solutions Ultimate Pipe Repair Kit 4 months earlier. They used 3M Scotchkote Urethane Pipe Repair PR 504 and were able to make an online repair at 80 psi without shutting down the line. They intended on this being a short term repair, but it has been in service well over 20 months.

3M, Scotchkote,Thortex,Concrete, Concrete Resurfac

Machine Base Concrete Resurface - Case Study

Epoxy Screed RS 820 and Epoxy Coating 162CR were used to rebuild this pump platform which had been attacked for several years by different chemicals, including hot manatol.

3M,Scotchkote, Thortex,Uni-Tech MC Primer,Uni-Tech

Metal Storage Tanks - Case Study

The corrosion on these metal storage tanks was so bad that the stuctural integrity was threatened and required immediate repair. The tanks were blasted to remove corrosion and other contaminants. Uni-Tech MC Primer was applied. Then two coats of our polyurethane coating 3M Scotchkote Urethane Coating UV 840, a UV stable, high performance coating, were applied to provide long term protection.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex, Cerami-Tech CR, Cerami-Tech

Processing Pump Refurbishment - Case Study

Pumps at a processing company were in poor condition, effecting their efficiency. 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Ceramic Rebuild EG 513 was used to rebuild the corroded areas inside the pump. The internal surfaces of the pumps had two coats of 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Ceramic Surfacer CR 511 applied and the external surfaces were coated with two coats of 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Primer GP 120 for a like-new finish.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Metal-Tech EG,Universal Clea

Shaft Rebuild - Case Study

3M Scotchkote 020 Cleaner and 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Metal Repair EG 503 were used to rebuild an important piece of machinery which had worn out after years of service. A maintenance inspection found that a welded rapair, performed several years earlier, had worn out once again.
3M Scotchkote Epoxy Metal Repair EG 503 is a two component, epoxy metal repair compound. It provides enhanced corrosion and chemical resistance as well as good mechanical strength in one easy application.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Metal-Tech XG,High Performan

Steel Roller Stand Repair - Case Study

Metal-Tech XG, a two component, multipurpose, synthetic metal repair compound, that
bonded/secured plates to the repair gap. The gap was caused by the heavy impact, speed, and weight of steel ingots being rolled.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Grano-Tech Primer, Wall-Tech

Tunnel Wall Repair - Case Study

This tunnel which carries cables to a large hypermarket was suffering problems with regards to water ingress and high humidity.
The badly affected areas were treated with 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Concrete Mortar LW 405 where water penetration was occurring. All joints were primed and filled with a mixture of 3M Scotchkote Grano Tech Primer 080 and aggregate. In total, almost 750 feet of tunnel length were treated and the application has been a complete success.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Metal-Tech RG,rapid engineer

Valve Stem Repair - Case Study

3M Scotchkote Urethane Metal Repair RG 501, our rapid curing, polyurethane metal repair compound was used to prepare automatic valve stems before being machined for an accurate fit.

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