Ad­vanced so­lu­tion for age­ing in­fra­struc­ture

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anti-cor­ro­sion coat­ing is a fast and cost ef­fec­tive way to re­me­di­ate age­ing in­fra­struc­ture.

ENCAP6 was used to suc­cess­fully re­me­di­ate a large con­crete cul­vert un­der State High­way 58 near Mur­phy’s Road, Welling­ton, which had suf­fered from struc­tural de­fects and pipe joint dis­place­ment due to its age.

Ground en­gi­neer­ing com­pany, Mainmark, has ex­tended its ca­pa­bil­i­ties into as­set preser­va­tion so­lu­tions with the in­tro­duc­tion of ENCAP6, a tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced so­lu­tion for re­vi­tal­is­ing, seal­ing, pro­tect­ing and struc­turally re­in­forc­ing age­ing as­sets.

With the New Zealand Gov­ern­ment com­mit­ted to re­new­ing the coun­try’s in­fra­struc­ture as part of its Thirty Year New Zealand In­fra­struc­ture Plan 2015, ENCAP6 is a new, patented mi­crofi­bre in­fused vinyl ester based poly­mer coat­ing so­lu­tion for util­ity struc­tural re­pair and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. It fea­tures ex­cep­tional chem­i­cal and abra­sion re­sis­tance and pro­vides ex­cel­lent long term struc­tural per­for­mance. Rep­re­sent­ing a sig­nif­i­cant cost sav­ing com­pared to re­place­ment of ex­ist­ing as­sets, the easy to spray so­lu­tion bonds tena­ciously to con­crete and steel sur­faces in vary­ing thick­nesses to de­liver site spe­cific en­gi­neered out­comes.

ENCAP6 has been used suc­cess­fully to re­me­di­ate a large con­crete cul­vert un­der State High­way 58 near Mur­phy’s Road, Welling­ton, which had suf­fered from struc­tural de­fects and pipe joint dis­place­ment due to its age. A nat­u­ral waterfall lo­cated four me­tres be­hind the cul­vert pre­sented a ma­jor chal­lenge as thou­sands of litres of wa­ter per minute con­tin­u­ously flowed through the cul­vert. Mainmark was able to di­vert the flow of wa­ter to en­able the ap­pli­ca­tion of its durable ENCAP6 so­lu­tion to cost ef­fec­tively add life to this in­fra­struc­ture for an­other 10 years. ENCAP6 met the rig­or­ous specifications en­abling it to be used in this en­vi­ron­men­tally sen­si­tive area where wa­ter flowed di­rectly into a nat­u­ral river sys­tem. The project took less than two weeks to com­plete with­out the re­quire­ment for lane clo­sures and con­tin­ual traf­fic man­age­ment pro­ce­dures, sav­ing thou­sands of dol­lars com­pared to al­ter­nate so­lu­tions.

ENCAP6 fea­tures a high de­gree of hy­drolytic sta­bil­ity com­pared to other poly­mer so­lu­tions, guar­an­tee­ing a longer ser­vice life when in con­tact with mois­ture, wa­ter or chem­i­cals. It is suit­able for use on bridges, man­holes, lif t sta­tions, pipes, tanks and drains, and many other in­fra­struc­ture as­sets.

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