State of the art aerospace project wins award
This advanced aerospace manufacturing, research and development facility has brought together two existing aging facilities into one brand new state of the art building. The facility produces engine control systems for a range of applications, including the Rolls Royce Trent family of aircraft engines.
Main Problem and Requirements - The flooring needed to fulfil the Clients high standards and requirements which consisted of:-
Chemical Resistant Flooring with Chemical Resistant Wall Render;
Epoxy Conductive Flooring System with an Anti-Slip Textured Finish;
and finally, Remmers Self Smoothing Epoxy Resin with a Slip Resistant Seal Coat over a total of 9,500m2.
To compliment the floors, 3500 linear metres (2.1 miles) of Remmers Epoxy Cove Skirting were also installed.
There were 98 drain points within the main Hydromech area which required infilling immediately prior to overlaying the resin floor finish.
Due to the extended drying times and shrinkage implications of concrete, Optiplan Base was pumped over rounded gravel then
coated with two coats of Epoxy MT 100 primer and topped with EP Screed Epoxy Mortar. This allowed installation of the resin floor the very next day. The flooring within the fuel rig testing areas was installed as a conductive system to mitigate any risk of fuel or vapour explosion within these volatile areas. These areas were also made safe using Silicon Carbide as the anti-slip aggregate.
This project was chosen as the winner of the 2016/17 FeRFA Large Industrial Project of the Year Award.
In a testimonial from the Main Contractor IRL were praised for our high level of professionalism
“I worked with IRL on this project for some considerable months, throughout the course of construction, IRL employees displayed a high level of professionalism, experience, dedication and commitment to quality. IRL did a good job of cultivating a teamwork oriented atmosphere and worked well with the project team to find solutions to problems and overcome numerous challenges during the course of construction.
I will have no hesitation in considering IRL on future projects it was a pleasure working with you and your team, demonstrating a positive “can and will do approach” throughout.”
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