The Coatings Department employs NACE Coatings Inspectors and is PCCP certified for the application of liquid organics, thermal metal spray, intumescent and immersible coatings processes. All personnel are fully trained to apply coatings through a stringent in-house training programme.
The Blast Bay is a Pneumatic Recovery System which not only gives the operators a more efficient ventilation system, clearer visibility, effectiveness in sighting the blast target but also ensures exclusion of dust and foreign matters from the abrasive during the blasting cycle. This is particularly important where coatings such as paint are applied after blasting. The abrasive blasting booth can fit multiple oversized items.
We also have an 8-wheel continuous blaster to clean rust, paint and mill scale from structural sections and steel plate either in a horizontal or vertical plane.
Culham Engineering has three fully enclosed painting workshops, with the ability to transform efficiently to a fully extracted thermal metal spray workshop. Each workshop is set up with gantries for handling items safely and efficiently. The areas are linked with rail tracks to move items easily in and out of the blast bay through to the paint shops.
The workshops are of significant size so that we are able to accommodate especially large items and apply multiple coat systems in an ambient atmosphere to allow for correct curing of all coating systems.