Column Strengthening and Protection | 22/08/2011
August brings the first of two contracts with INEOS Enterprises. The first project is strengthening of four hollow circular steel columns 16″ diameter x 12′ high. These columns support a 300 tonne evaporator vessel at their Salt plant in Runcorn, Cheshire. The columns require strengthening and protection due to their long-term exposure to salt products. Two layers of our SHE-51A glass fibre system with Hoops of SCH-41-5 between each layer will not only add considerable strength very quickly but also protect the columns for many years to come. Works are due to be carried out while the evaporator is in full use so as not to disrupt production in any way.