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Drainage plant discharge flap valve. Antifouling coating

Project Drainage plant discharge flap valve. Antifouling coating
Target Corrosion resistance, frame repair, and antifouling coating of large flap valves.
Photo description

Before coating, presence of marine growth.

After the antifouling coating, Biofoul is completed.

20 months after application. No marine growth was presented.

Customers and industries
Public facilities
Target equipment
Drainage pump station (River estuary area drainage plant)
Target Item
Flap valve
Coating period
01 February 2014
Scope of work
Because of remarkable corrosion progression in the discharge side flap valve of the drainage plant at the river estuary area, the plant pump system was facing serious operating problems. The Client was looking for long-term corrosion protection to provide optimum protection in both sea and freshwater environments and solve the related problems with continuous maintenance.
Materials used
■ Base coat: ZIPCOAT (corrosion resistance)
■ Top coat: Biofoul (prevents marine growth)
Coating process
■ Before construction: sever corrosion
■ Desalinization washing
■ Blast to SIS Sa 2.5 (equivalent to SSPC SP 10)
■ ZIP Coat, spray application (> 800μm)
■ Biofoul spray application ( > 250μm)
Merits of this application
■ Environment: River estuary area
■ Avoid corrosion progress of flap valves and prevent marine growth. Although the butterfly valve is made of stainless steel, the progress of corrosion becomes evident due to the influence of deposits.
Prevent leakage from the flap valve seals.
Corrocoat Japan credentials etc
In December 2013 after periodic maintenance of a drainage vertical pump, the discharge pipe side and the valve body lost the sealing function due to adhesion of marine growth and corrosion.
After coating application, In addition to the protection against marine growth, the efficiency of the pump increased due to the improvement in suction.