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Ultracoat flies out

Posted: Thursday 4th November 2010

Fernco Environmental, a company focusing on minimising the environmental impact within sewerage and drainage industries, is pleased to announce it has now completed phase one of a project for a leading aircraft manufacturer. Using their Ultracoat system, the company, a sister company of market leading coupling manufacturer Flexseal, has rehabilitated three fuel interceptor tanks in the client’s Bristol operation.

Two of the fuel interceptor tanks, which are used as holding tanks for the spillage of diesel, oil and water, required a preventative coating, whilst the third, which was suffering from ongoing infiltration, needed a complete rehabilitation. Originally built in 1948, some remedial work had been carried out to the structures over the years; but whether it was due to failure of a GRP lining or leakage through smaller concrete repairs, the tanks had fallen into a cycle of disrepair.

The holding tanks separate the spilled substances to ensure that oils and diesel do not enter the drainage and sewer system. When the holding tank reaches full capacity, the oils are pumped out by a specialist disposal company and discarded in an environmentally friendly and safe way.

The Ultracoat system is used for the rehabilitation and structural reinforcement of a wide range of substrates, leaving an exceptionally hard wearing, smooth and waterproof coating, with excellent chemical resistance - ideal for the aircraft manufacturer’s fuel interceptor tanks.

Ed Fairfield, marketing manager at Fernco Environmental, commented “We are extremely pleased our Ultracoat system was chosen for a job of this nature. Whether it's for a small job like a manhole or a larger asset management project, Ultracoat has a proven track record of delivering the right result; and this project is another fine example.”

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