After years of exposure, critical infrastructure assets can undergo surface damage and eventually structural damage due to chemicals, abrasion, and other external impacts and must be repaired.
Next utilizes composite systems to rehabilitate sites with both surface and structural damage. These repairs normally include a carefully selected coating material that is matched to the constraints of the application.
Next uses a three-step process to insure the match of coatings to the application provides the optimal solution:
Step 1: Classify Application We use 3 broad categories in this step to classify the type:
- Dry Conditions (such as columns).
- Condensing Vapors/Splash (such as walls, roof surfaces).
- Continuous Immersion (such as tanks).
Step 2: Physical Constraints Each application is constrained by temperature extremes, acidic versus alkaline chemistry, abrasion and other exposures. Each of these must be defined and used to select materials.
Step 3: Economic Constraints The solution must fit the life cycle needed; costs must be aligned with benefits and budgets.