Whether you are in the planning process, or you need an assessment or verification, we can assist you with a thorough review and recommendation with regards to coating and surface treatment of your wind turbine.
We hold extensive experience and knowledge within corrosion and materials technology as well as inspection and maintenance planning. Our experts include some of the foremost specialists within corrosion protection, with published articles and books on the subject. This allows us to make qualified decisions regarding the choice of surface protection and coating.
- Development of specifications within surface preparation and application of coatings (organic coatings, linings and metallic coatings (thermal spray coatings))
- Evaluation of coating specifications from suppliers
- Inspection and evaluation of results at shops or on-site by FROSIO qualified inspectors
- Failure investigations on-site or at in-house facilities
- Testing at in-house facilities
We perform surface treatments to ensure a proper service life for all coating systems, and one of the most important steps is to ensure that the steel is completely clean prior to application of a coating system.
On large constructions, this is obtained by degreasing and washing the surface prior to abrasive blast-cleaning. This leaves the surface thoroughly cleaned with an anchor profile (surface roughness) which ensures proper adhesion of the coating system to the steel.
When dealing with maintenance of older constructions, abrasive blast cleaning may be a preferred method, but mechanical methods (Power Tool cleaning) and Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting is also common.
It is important to apply the coating system correctly and ensure that it has the correct number of coats and degree of thickness. Through our in-depth knowledge on how materials and coatings react, we can assist and advise on choice of coating types and coating thickness within environments from C1 to C5-I or C5-M (NS-EN ISO 12944).
Most of the work carried out by FORCE Technology is in accordance with NORSOK M 501.
Consultancy and Expertise
We offer years of experience and expertise, tailored to your specific needs.
In addition to this, our variety of specialists within areas ranging from material technology, integrity management to monitoring, structural integrity and inspection, make us a preferred supplier and partner in offshore and land-based industry.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to receive more information, or if you have any questions or inquiries concerning surface treatments and coating of wind turbines.