Global Munitions Manufacturer
We were tasked with a request to transform a concrete floor with no purpose into a practical, systemised and safe floor space to support the daily coordination of a global manufacturer's operations at its site in Cheshire.
The flooring specification had to fulfil the needs and demands of the munition manufacturing environment with durability, ease to clean, chemical resistance and design (aesthetics) considered as key qualities.
Working closely with the client, all aisles were cordoned off with appropriate warning signs displayed. When the work area was safe, our operatives carried out captive shot blasting producing a peppered surface, ready to receive epoxy resin coatings. On completion of shot blasting, we removed any escaped shot by means of industrial magnetic trollies and industrial triple motor vacuums.
We recommended a high build epoxy resin coating system to maximise the protection of the floor against vehicle traffic, involving the application of one coat of water borne epoxy resin priming agent followed by two coats of a solvent free epoxy resin coating.
The aesthetic design of the floor was a critical criterion for this project as the floor played a vital role in relation to navigating machinery and employees safely around the factory. This involved segregating routes with yellow demarcation lines to distinctively separate the forklift truck routes from the pedestrian aisles and using appropriate vibrant colours to maximise floor visibility.
The work was completed over 5 days taking special care so as not to cause any disruption to the client’s activities.