Manual shot blasting
intumescent paint specialists
Most coating systems today require a high standard of surface cleanliness for successful long term coating protection of the steel. A high percentage of premature coating failure is due to poor surface preparation.
Our manual booth and automatic machine can blast clean to the following recognised industry standards.
Sa 2.5 (SSPC-SP10) - Near white metal, a very thorough blast clean)
Sa 3 (SSPC-SP5) - White metal, blast cleaned to visually clean steel
The manual bay is 4.1 metres wide, 4.1 metres in height and 15 metres long, and uses chilled iron Metabrasive G17 which is ideal for hot metal spraying both aluminium and zinc. The bay accommodates a trailer up to 45 feet with doors of 5 metres wide with two overhead 5 tonne cranes, giving a 10 tonne lift capacity.
The opening to our Automatic machine is 900mm wide by 900mm high, we can shot blast anything up to 19 metres in length.
Intumescent protective coatings for steel give fire protection. They have been developed to protect structural steel in a fire situation.
The components in intumescent paint react to the intense heat of a fire and expand to many times the initial thickness applied producing a carbonadoes char.
The layer of char insulates the steel restricting its rise in temperature. When steel reaches 400°C it begins to lose strength and the rate of loss increases the hotter the steel gets.
Intumescent paints have been developed to provide up to 120 minutes fire protection for a building to allow for evacuation.
Structural Coating Services Ltd are an intumescent paint and manual shot-blasting specialist. We pride ourselves on providing the very highest quality finish to ensure that the finished product will not fail.
Based in Tetbury, Gloucestershire we have quickly gained a reputation for providing excellent quality work at competitive prices. We supply our specialist service to companies throughout the UK. Between us we have some 35 odd years experience in the industry.
The business is run day to day by Dave Monks & Kevin O'Donnell, Dave has worked in the industry since leaving school. Kevin O'Donnell started out as a painter decorator but quickly moved into industrial painting.
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Structural Coating Services Ltd
1 Tetbury Industrial Estate
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