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Case Studies

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 Scotchkote your coatings partner for success.

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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

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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Grafham Water Treatment works Concrete Bund Areas

3M were requested to provide a protective coating system to a newly constructed concrete spillage bund which would need to withstand a 98% concenttation of sulphuric acid.

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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

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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Steel Splitter Tanks

Yorkshire Water invested in two new splitter tanks for its Hull Waste Water Treatmen Works. The coating requirements were for a high build coating systme that was fully tested to the latest stringent drinking water standard - UK Regulation 25(1) (a) for factory, on site and in-situ lining of pipeline and vessels.

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Helicopter Hangar Floor Protection

CSC Scotia Helicopters service and maintain helicopters. They required a coating to protect a hangar floor from contamination and also provide a slip resistant finish.

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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

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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Refurbishment of Existing Cladding

This project formed part of an ongoing programme by Raflatac Ltd to maintain and upgrade its production complex at Scarborough.

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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 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

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

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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

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

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 colourstability.

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Refurbishment of Steel Bogie Frames and Components

Over 12,000 Bombardier bogies coated in 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 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

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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Commuter Train - Roof Refurbishment

Leaking roofs cause numerous problems on rail rollingstock, not least because of the important electrical equipment within the roof areas.

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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

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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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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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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