Column Strengthening – Runcorn Plant Cheshire | 24/06/2015
“O” Evaporator at INEOS Salt Plant was constructed in the 1960’s and has been in almost constant use ever since. The 300 tonne evaporator in question was in a highly congested area and due to its environment the support columns had become heavily corroded at the base.
The strengthening proposal was a combination of a high pressure grout system on the inside of the columns followed by a wrap system of our SEH Systems (glass) fibre with intermediate strips of our SCH Systems (Carbon) fibre. A final coat of paint was applied for aesthetics.