This wind tower in the thumb region of Michigan has become damaged over a period of time and requires refurbishing due to severe corrosion. The customer was looking for a high-performance long-term repair solution.
The client asked Unconventional Solutions to provide an effective repair and protection solution to their problem.
The steel tower was prepared by using a MBX Electric Bristle Blaster, which mimics the results of grit blasting, to a near-white metal finish, or a NACE Grade Two.
One coat of RESICHEM 506 ALUPRIME, an epoxy high-solids steel protection system, was applied to the severely corroded areas.
Then, two coats of RESICHEM 555 Resinox were applied. Although it is possible to apply heavier film builds with a spray or brush, two coats, with drying time, is recommended to ensure the minimum DFT of 350 microns (14 mils) is achieved to give the long-lasting results desired.
RESICHEM 555 Resinox, available in grey or white, is a water-based, high-build acrylic encapsulation system with the optimum level of UV resistance to offer an anti-corrosive protection to the steel structure.