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The 3M Scotchkote Coatings team has worked with many end users and applicators to provide coating solutions in diverse operating conditions.

By understanding our customers' needs, both from an application and service life issue, the Scotchkote team has been able to ensure the correct coating system is chosen, and then the application supported where necessary by an experienced technical service team.

Browse our case study library to find out why you, too, should make 3M your coatings partner for success.

Oil and Gas Industry


Internal Lining of Gas Transmission Pipes

Internal Lining of Gas Transmission Pipes
Transco required an internal lining for a major gas pipeline that would increase throughput, reduce pumping costs and improve flow.

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SNIP - Scotland and North Ireland Pipeline project

SNIP - Scotland and North Ireland Pipeline project
The SNIP project is a pipeline between Scotland and Northern Ireland designed to supply natural gas to ballyumford Power Station, Northern Ireland.

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Water Infrastructure


Wickham Water main new portable water pipe

Wickham Water main new portable water pipe
The passing of the Water Act 1989 and the (Amendment) Regulations 1991 called for coating materials internally lining new potable water mains to be scientifically assessed by the Drinking Water Inspectorate of the DOE before subsequent approval.

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New Steel Pipeline

New Steel Pipeline
On the largest Waste Water Treatment Works in Europe, the new connecting pipe has been constructed from steel and protected using 3M™ Scotchkote™ 100% Solids Epoxy materials applied by two component hot plural feed spray equipment.

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Building Refurbishment


High Build Floor Protection

High Build Floor Protection
Thyssen Garfield Ltd, a leading metals stockholder and distributor required a heavy duty floor protection system suitable for concrete floors operating in an aggressive industrial environment.

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Refurbishment of Existing Timber Panelling

Refurbishment of Existing Timber Panelling
Many buildings have decorative timber panelling as the internal wall or ceiling finish. To continue to offer the aesthetic appearance of the timber, they must be coated with a durable interior clear coating system with the necessary reaction to fire test data.

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Waterproofing of Steam Turbine House Roof

Waterproofing of Steam Turbine House Roof
3M™ Scotchkote™ Poly-Tech LS657 a single component product suitable for application in cold weather, suitable for overcoating the existing single ply system without the need for primers or expensive application equipment.

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Corrosion Protection


Corrosion Protection of Subsea Habitat Structures

Corrosion Protection of Subsea Habitat Structures
After extensive exposure to saline laden seas and harsh environmental conditions Stena Offshore's subsea habitat structures were in need of a complete refurbishment.

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Corrosion Protection of Substation Transformers

Corrosion Protection of Substation Transformers
The UK electricity grid requires thousands of substation transformers to reduce high voltage transmission down to 240 volts domestic supply.

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Transportation


Coating Of Traction boxes

Coating Of Traction boxes
Alstom Traction Division, with its manufacturing facility based in Preston, design and manufacture traction boxes for the rail industry.

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Coating Of Traction Motors

Coating Of Traction Motors
Alstom Motor Division, with its manufacturing facility based in Preston, design and manufacture traction motors for the rail industry.

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Train Roof Refurbishment

Train Roof Refurbishment
These Class 450 trains roofs were showing signs of fading after time in service. A long term encapsulation system was required that would provide high levels of impact resistance as well as good levels of colour stability.

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Refurbishment of Steel bogie Frames and Components

Refurbishment of Steel bogie Frames and Components
Over 12,000 bombardier bogies coated in 3M™ Scotchkote™ High Performance Coatings are in operation throughout the world, ranging from intercity locomotives to high density metro vehicles and trams.

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Kew bridge - Refurbishment of Steelwork

Kew bridge - Refurbishment of Steelwork
Kew bridge needed additional structural supporting cross members on the bridge deck. They required a coating system that could be applied in inclement weather conditions, provide long term corrosion protection and holds RT 98 accreditation.

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Class 155 DMU - Interior Refurbishment

Class 155 DMU - Interior Refurbishment
6 x 2 car sets were due for refurbishment and delivered to Neville Hill Depot, Leeds. A1 Propaint were given the project to refurbish the interiors.

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Russian Railway

Russian Railway
More than 100 press and media representatives were present 28th July 1999 at a roll-out ceremony for the Sokol (Falcon) high speed train at Tikvin, 200 km east of St. Petersburg.

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Victoria Station - Refurbishment of Roof Steelwork

Victoria Station - Refurbishment of Roof Steelwork
Maintaining the original character of this most notable of London's landmarks became a prime consideration in selecting the best possible approach to restoring this roof structure.

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Engineering Repair


Repair of Rubber Conveyor belt

Repair of Rubber Conveyor belt
This conveyor belt was used for transporting wood chips from one part of the plywood mill to another.

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Tank Linings


Internal Coating of Heineken Storage Tank

Internal Coating of Heineken Storage Tank
The Neptune tank was internally relined as part of the planned maintenance and site upgrades to enable them to store cider and pear concentrate.

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