- a proper surface preparation consists of mechanical and chemical treatments
. It is mandatory to remove the remains of rust and coating and then to treat the surface to the appropriate roughness level. The surface preparation is essential to ensure good bonding between the steel surface and composite patch.
Preparation of materials
– cutting the carbon and glass fibres
to exact measures and careful mixing of resin and catalyst in the appropriate ratio are needed before the start of the patch application process.
Application of fibres
- multiple carbon and glass fibre layers mixed with the epoxy resin were placed onto the damaged plating. The cured resin permanently bonded the fibres to the plating, creating a strong and fully solid composite patch
The repair was completed in record time without any setbacks. Following the repair, the tank was quickly brought back into the service, demonstrating the cost and time efficiency of COMPA Repairs.