Case Histories

CASE HISTORIES

CASE HISTORY ~ CH-068
SINK-NOT 350 PROTECTS FLOATING ROOF PONTOONS IN CRUDE OIL STORAGE / TRANSFER FACILITY

PRODUCT: SINK-NOT 350
YEAR: 2007
LOCATION: Caribbean

A total of seven large crude oil storage tanks were permanently protected from roof sinking using a total of ten container loads of the SINK-NOT 350 resin.

CASE HISTORY ~ CH-064
SINK-NOT 350 REPAIRS LEAKING PONTOONS ON DIESEL FUEL STORAGE TANK

PRODUCT: SINK-NOT 350
YEAR: 2009
LOCATION: Texas, USA

The flooded pontoons were pumped out as completely as possible and the flotation foam was injected using a 1/1 ratio plural airless pump. The SINK-NOT 350 formula has the ability to “sweep up” contamination such as diesel fuel or crude oil without adversely affecting its properties.

CASE HISTORY ~ CH-060
BIO-DUR 560 BLUE RELINES AND PROTECTS NUCLEAR TORUS
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 560
YEAR: 2013
LOCATION: East Coast, USA
After 30 years of service, the torus of a nuclear power plant had depleted its zinc silicate coating’s protection. The confined spaces rendered traditional solvent based coatings impractical. Non-hazardous, solvent free, nuclear certified BIO-DUR 560 was used with a heated plural spray machine and 400 ft. of hose pack to spray the internal steel surfaces of the torus.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-059
BIO-SEAL 197 SEALS AND REINFORCES STRENGTHENED SILO SUPPORTS
PRODUCT: BIO-SEAL 197
YEAR: 2010
LOCATION: Pearland, TX
An elevated silo critical to the daily operation of a chemical plant required structural reinforcing. New support legs were installed over the existing legs with diagonal bracing. The annulus between these legs was then filled with a slurry of BIO-SEAL 197 and blasting sand.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-058
BIO – FLOR 488/ BIO – DUR 182 “HYBID QUICK – CURE” FLORING SYSTEM
PRODUCT: BIO-FLOR 488/ BIO-DUR 182
YEAR: 2010
LOCATION: Albany, NY
Vinyl asbestos tile (VAT) requires constant maintenance to ensure the asbestos fibers are not released into the air. BIO-FLOR 182 and BIO-GARD 488 were used to encapsulate the VAT of a busy commercial facility. A primer coat of water born epoxy BIO-GARD 488 was applied by roller. BIO-FLOR 182 grey was rolled over the quick drying 488 with 1/4″ decorative chips. A final glaze coat was then applied to seal and smooth the surface.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-057
BIO-GARD 257 SEALS AND PROTECTS GULF COAST SHIP UNLOADER
PRODUCT: BIO-GARD 257
YEAR: 2010
LOCATION: Beaumont, TX
Using a combination of water jetting and patented CorrBan decomantination chemicals, BIO-GARD 257 was applied to the ship unloader in Beaumont, Texas. Coating was applied over the tightly adherent rust and steel applied using a roller with a top down approach.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-055
BIO-GARD 251 LINER INSTALLATION IN MUNICIPAL WATER FOUNTAIN
PRODUCT: BIO-GARD 251
YEAR: 2010
LOCATION: Tampa, FL
BIO-GARD 251 was used to coat a municipal water fountain after it had become weathered and worn. A UV stable version tinted blue was brushed and rolled over the specified areas to create an attractive and long lasting finish.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-054
BIO-DUR 560 LINER INSTALLATION IN SEA LION ENCLOSURE
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 560
YEAR: 2010
LOCATION: Houston, TX
The sea lion exhibit at the Houston zoo needed an environmentally safe, water tolerant coating to recoat the entire attraction. A heated plural component spray machine was used to efficiently coat a majority of the area until thunderstorms stopped application. However due to BIO-DUR 560’s water tolerance workers were able to complete the project using rollers on the wet surfaces.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-053
BIO-DUR 561 SEALS PITTING AND LEAKING WELD AREAS
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 2001
LOCATION: East Coast, USA
A university research reactor built in 1974 experienced leaks in the aluminum liner after decades of use. BIO-DUR 561 was selected to be a permanent solution by sealing the weld seams of the aluminum liners. The pool remained leak free when checked four years after application.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-052
UNDERWATER REPAIR TO NUCLEAR SUBMARINE PRIOR TO DEPLOYMENT
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 2008
LOCATION: West Coast, USA
Extensive inspection of a nuclear submarine revealed that the hull fairing needed to be treated. After failing to receive results from competitive products, BIO-DUR 561 was selected due to its certification in nuclear service level 1 environments. BIO-DUR 561 was shipped non-haz by air, applied, and cured before the submarine needed to leave port.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-051
BIO – DUR 560 SEALS UNDERWATER SURFACES IN CONCRETE SPENT NUCLEAR STORAGE POOL
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 560
YEAR: 2005
LOCATION: Illinois, USA
The spent fuel pool of a nuclear power plant is a concrete pool that contains the used fuel rods submerged under 40′ of water. To prevent the radioactive isotopes from becoming airborne, the contaminated concrete walls must be sealed before draining the pool. BIO-DUR 560 was approved for Service Level 1 applications and was applied by divers using specialized equipment on to the concrete surfaces.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-050
BIO-GARD 257 SEALS AND PROTECTS CONCRETE DAM SURFACES AGAINST FROST AND LEAKAGE
PRODUCT: BIO-GARD 257
YEAR: 2008
LOCATION: Snowdonia, Wales
After several successful coating applications, the Snowdonia dam selected to use BIO-GARD 257 to coat the dry jointed areas of the concrete wall. Water blasting at 5,000 psi was used to clean off organic growth 26′ to either side of the dry joint and 80′ deep. BIO-GARD 257 was applied immediately after cleaning by roller to the wet surface and was firm in roughly 5 hours.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-049
BIO-DUR 561 REPAIRS PENSTOCK GATE SEALS UNDERWATER
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 2007
LOCATION: USA
Erosion damage in the concrete face containing a dam penstock gate was preventing a proper seal resulting in excessive water loss. Reservoir water could not be drained to create a dry working area. Kevlar reinforced BIO-DUR 561 was applied to the high pressure water blasted surface to repair the corroded areas.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-048
BIO-FLOR 182 UPGRADES AND ENCAPSULATES HOSPITAL VINYL ASBESTOS TILE FLOORING
PRODUCT: BIO-FLOR 182
YEAR: 2007
LOCATION: La Crosse, WI
The vinyl asbestos tile (VAT) of a hospital floor needed to be repaired. Due to the extensive asbestos regulation by OSHA and the EPA, removing VAT is a costly and time consuming project. BIO-FLOR 182 is approved by OSHA as an encapsulating coating to seal VAT in janitorial areas. A two coating system of BIO-FLOR 182 was used to encapsulate and seal 3,000 sq.ft. of flooring.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-047
BIO-DUR 561 PROTECTS BURIED 24’’ STEEL FUEL OIL PIPELINE IN TIDAL SALT FLATS
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 2008
LOCATION: San Carlos Baja, CA
Kevlar reinforced BIO-DUR 561 was used to coat the joints of a 24″ steel oil pipeline. During low tide intervals, the protective concrete casing was removed from joints allowing a water jet using 4,000 psi to clean the existing coating off. BIO-DUR 561 was applied by brush and pads before being submerged by the rising sea water.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-046
BIO-DUR 561SW USED TO RECOAT OFFSHORE PRODUCTION FACILITY
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 561SW
YEAR: 2008
LOCATION: South China
Kevlar reinfored BIO-DUR 561SW was used to recoat an aging offshore production platform. A majority of the application was made using a heated plural component applicator using 50′ hoses. Divers used a pressure pad applicator to coat the high pressure water blasted prepared steel.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-045
BIO-GARD 255/ BIO-GARD 258 SEAL DRAINS IN TANK WASH-DOWN FACILITY
PRODUCT: BIO-GARD 255 / BIO-GARD 258
YEAR: 2006
LOCATION: Chalmette, LA
The concrete floor of a chemical tank wash down facility in the Gulf Coast needed a new chemically resistant lining. BIO-GARD 258 was thickened to provide a 1/2″ cove. Regular BIO-GARD 258 was the applied as the primary coat to provide chemical resistance for 70% sulfuric acid and 50% caustic soda. BIO-GARD 255 was then applied by roller to provide chemical resistance up to 98% sulfuric acid.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-044
BIO-GARD 257 SEALS AND PROTECTS CONCRETE DAM SURFACES AGAINST FROST AND LEAKAGE – – CH-043 FOLLOW UP
PRODUCT: BIO-GARD 257
YEAR: 2007
LOCATION: Snowdownia, Wales
After the successful application of BIO-GARD 257 to the Snowdonia dam, a 1,000 sq.ft. area was scheduled to use the same procedures already tested. A 5,000 psi water jet was used to clean the concrete surface before using a two coat system of BIO-GARD 257 to seal the area.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-043
TFT EPOXY COATINGS SEAL AND PROTECT CONCRETE DAM SURFACES AGAINST FROST AND LEAKAGE
PRODUCT: BIO-GARD 257
YEAR: 2005
LOCATION: Snowdownia, Wales
Freeze and that damage over many causing significant damage on a massive buttress style dam. Due to the near freezing temperature, hydrostatic head pressure, and minimal surface preparation, a modified version of BIO-GARD 257 was formulated to meet these criteria. Applications took place immediately after water jetting with a standard roller.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-042
PRODUCT: BIO-FLOR 182
YEAR: 2006
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
The broken and worn concrete floor of a material handling facility needed to be repaired using an odor free, quick curing system. BIO-FLOR 182 was used to repair the floor with three stages. BF182 was mixed with sand as a mortar compound to repair any cracks or holes. Tinted BF182 was used as the first coat to hide and seal the concrete floor. Colored chips with a top coat of BF182 provided an attractive finish.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-041
FASTONITE™ 700 RESTORES FAMILY SWIMMING POOL TO “BETTER THAN EVER”
PRODUCT: FASTONITE™ 700
YEAR: 2006
LOCATION: Houston, TX
A plaster gunite pool experienced erosion and damage to the plaster finish since initial construction 8 years prior. A coating was needed that could withstand the harsh chemicals used in swimming pools and damaging UV exposure. BIO-DUR 561 was used to fill in missing divots and allowed to cure for 4 hours. Two Coats of Fastonite 700 were then applied by roller.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-040
BIO-DUR 560 SEALS UNDERWATER CONCRETE IN ORLANDO THEME PARK
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 560
YEAR: 2004
LOCATION: Orland, FL
The dry concrete joints of a major theme park canal ride developed a leak after the beginning service. Due to the attractions demand the ride could not be shut down for repair. After closing hours, BIO-DUR 560 was pressure rolled onto the submerged concrete surface and allowed to cure overnight with excellent results.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-039
BIO-FLOR 182 CREATES A MILE OF CUSTOM SAFETY NOSING FOR MUSEUM OF GLASS STEPS
PRODUCT: BIO-FLOR 182
YEAR: 2006
LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
Rainy conditions at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington were creating a safety hazard for visitors climbing the concrete steps. A tinted batch of BIO-FLOR 182 was used with 24 mesh aluminum oxide to create a nosing stripe on the steps. This created a slip resistant surface with complete water tolerance.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-038
PRODUCT: BIO-GARD 251
YEAR: 2002
LOCATION: London, England
In order to create the necessary support for the London Eye, steel work was driven into the riverbed of the river Thames. The steel needed to have a custom tinted, underwater curing coating up to the high tide waterline. Non-hazardous BIO-GARD 251 was shipped to location by air freight and applied by divers.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-037
BIO-FLOR 182 SEALS AND PROTECTS THE FLOOR OF A LARGE BREWERY FILTERING ROOM
PRODUCT: BIO-FLOR 182
YEAR: 2001
LOCATION: LaTrobe, PA
Tinted BIO-FLOR 182 was used to coat the concrete floor of a brewery filtration room. Quartz was broadcast into the red BIO-FLOR 182 to provide a non skid, durable coating. A top coat was applied to seal in any loose grains and provide chemical resistance to the fermentation and chemical cleaning processes.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-036
BIO-DUR 560 PROTECTS AND SMOOTHS RIVERBOAT CASINO HULL
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 560
YEAR: 2002
LOCATION: Mississippi
During a 36 hour dry-docking of the riverboat Mississippi Belle II, BIO-DUR 560 was applied to the 220′ vessel. After cleaning with a 4,000 psi water blaster the 15,000 sq.ft. hull was sprayed using a heated plural airless spray unit. The boat was set in the water 30 minutes after coating resulting in submerged cureing of the 560.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-035
BIO-FLOR 182 REHABS CAFETERIA FLOOR TO “BETTER THAN NEW”
PRODUCT: BIO-FLOR 182
YEAR: 2003
LOCATION: Houston, TX
A new concrete floor was installed in a 2600 sq.ft. elementary school cafeteria after serious termite infestation had damaged the wooden base. Over winter break the floor was replaced with a quick cure concrete and coated with custom tinted BIO-FLOR 182 and vinyl chips. A primary coat of tinted 182 was installed and cured before adding colored vinyl chips and an encapsulating clear top coat of BIO-FLOR 182.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-033
BIO-DECK 190 REPAIRS AND PROTECTS ‘TOWVEYOR” TRACK IN BUSY MATERIAL HANDLING FACILITY. ALMOST NO WEAR AFTER FIVE YEARS OF GRUELLING SERVICE.
PRODUCT: BIO-DECK 190
YEAR: 2002
LOCATION: Federal Way, WA
A materials handling plant in Federal Way, Washington experienced concrete fatigue from heavy material transportion resulting in a noisy and deeply rutted surface. BIO-DECK 190 was specifically designed to accomodate the rapid cure, odor-free, and extremely abrasion resistant requirements needed. After the transportation tracks were chiseled clean, BIO-DECK 190 was poured, spread, and allowed to self-level with unrestricted use within four hours after application.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-032
BIO-DUR 560 REPAIRS “BATHTUB RING” AT HANFORD
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 560
YEAR: 2001
LOCATION: Hanford, WA
A spent fuel pool had severe radioactive contamination seep into the shielding water resulting in personnel being exposed to radioactive isotopes. After removing the 1/4″ of contaminated concrete, BIO-DUR 560 was applied by remote robotic application.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-031
BIO-DUR 560 EPOXY COATING APPLIED BY HEATED, PLURAL COMPONENT AIRLESS SPRAY TO GAS PIPELINE
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 560
YEAR: 2003
LOCATION: West Virginia
Pipeline maintenance reported excessive current flow during routine corrosion resistance testing. Turning off the impressed cathodic protection to repair the situation created a need for a quick curing, cathodic disbondment resistant, water resistant coating. BIO-DUR 560 was applied using heated, plural component airless spray.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-028
BIO-DECK 190 RESTORES TOWVEYOR TRACKS IN BUSY MATERIALS HANDLING FACILITY
PRODUCT: BIO-DECK 190
YEAR: 2003
LOCATION: Harrisburg, PA
A materials handling plant in Harrisburg, PA experienced severe concrete wear from heavy material transportion resulting in a noisy and deeply rutted surface. BIO-DECK 190 was specifically designed to accomodate the rapid cure, odor-free, and extremely abrasion resistant requirements needed. After the transportation tracks were chiseled clean, BIO-DECK 190 was poured, spread, and allowed to self level with unrestricted use within four hours after application.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-027
BIO-FLOR 182 SEALS ASPHALT SURFACE AGAINST WOOD PRESERVATIVE SPILLAGE
PRODUCT: BIO-FLOR 182
YEAR: 2003
LOCATION: Tacoma, Washington
Facility management at a pressure treated lumber plant were concerned that leakage from the pesticide pressure impregnation vessel could contaminate groundwater. BIO-FLOR 182 was used to seal the asphalt floor to create a hard, tough, impervious coating. A primary coat of 182 with quartz aggregate was applied by roller and a top coat of pure 182 was backrolled to reduce aggregate texture.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-026
BIO-SEAL 196 PROVIDES SLIPRESISTANT SURFACEING FOR PUBLIC AREAS AT THE AUSTRAILIAN N. B. A. OFFICES
PRODUCT: BIO-SEAL 196
YEAR: 2001
LOCATION: Canberra, Australia
The Australian National Broadcasting Authority in Canberra, Australia became slippery during inclement weather. The surface needed to be coated quickly with no odor since it was a continuous use public area. BIO-SEAL 196 was selected and applied in two coats. The first coat included a white aluminum oxide abrasive and was allowed to cure overnight. A second coat was used to soften the texture of the abrrasives and allow easy cleaning of the surface.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-025
BIO-DUR 561 SEALS LEAKS IN AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL AQUARIUM
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 2001
LOCATION: Canberra, Australia
The Australian National Aquarium in Canberra, Australia experienced leaks in its underwater plexiglass tunnel attraction. Since draining the tank and removing the fish were not an option, BIO-DUR 561 was chosen due to the potable water repair certification it had previously received. BIO-DUR 561 was applied underwater to seal the area where the Plexiglass and “rock” joined.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-022
DIVER APPLIED BIO-DUR 561 PROTECTS MINESWEEPER HULLS
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 2000
LOCATION: Ingleside, TX
A naval minesweeper with GRP encapsulated wooden hulls suffered extensive cracking in the GRP leading to boring worm attack of the wood. After competing against several rival coatings, BIO-DUR 561 was chosen as the leading candidate for repairs based on ease of application, adhesion to the substrate, and cure time.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-019
BIO-FLOR 182 PROTECTS LOADING DOCK IN BUSY NORTHEAST POSTAL FACILITY
PRODUCT: BIO-FLOR 182
YEAR: 2000
LOCATION: New Jersey
Dirt and debris from an uncoated concrete loading dock was being spread throughout a 200,000 sq.ft. postal facility that had previously been coated with BIO-FLOR 182. Positive results from the previous application led to BIO-FLOR 182 again being used. Two coats were applied with 36 mesh aluminum oxide used as an aggregate for increased traction under adverse conditions.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-018
CUSTOM FROMULATED UNDER-WATER ADHESIVE PROVIDES PERMANENT SEAL FOR NUCLEAR BARRIER
PRODUCT: BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 1999
LOCATION: Tri State, Washington
To prevent future damage from seismic activity, a nuclear site needed to prevent leakage between joint seals in heavily radioactive water. Modified BIO-DUR 561 was applied underwater by a robotic applicator.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-009
BIO-FIX 911 / BIO-DUR 561 STOPS LEAKS IN COOLANT PIPES UNDER OLEFIN TANK
PRODUCT: BIO-FIX 911/ BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 1998
LOCATION: Houston, TX
An olefin plant on the Texas Gulf Coast suffered serious corrosion on steel heat exchange pipes due to constant sweating. After wet abrasive blasting, the sweating areas on 30 pipes were wrapped with fiberglass impregnated with BIO-FIX 911 . BIO-Dur 561 was then hand applied at 40 mils over the entire pipe to seal the steel.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-006
BIO-FLOR 182 COLORED QUARTZ SYSTEM SAVES CHEESE FACTORY FLOOR
PRODUCT: BIO-FLOR 182
YEAR: 1997
LOCATION: South Dakota, USA
A cheese factory floor in South Dakota experienced extreme damage from dairy acids. Two coats of BIO-FLOR 182 were used due to the extreme chemical resistance and physical properties it provided. The first coat was applied with abrasive medium for hardness and a second top coat of pure resin to provide chemical resistance.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-005
BIO-DUR 561 PROTECTS THE “WIND AND WATER” AREA OF A POWER STATION PIER
PRODUCT: BIO-FIX 911/ BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 1998
LOCATION: Lake Charles, LA
An oil-fired power station located in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico used a 1.2 Km pier to receive oil from deep draft oil tankers. The level of corrosion on the pilings was compromising the effectiveness of the cathodic protection system. After water blasting the pilings, the surface was coated with BIO-DUR 561.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-004
BIO-FIX911/ BIO-DUR 561 STOPS ACTIVE LEAK IN 36’’ HOT WATER LINE
PRODUCT: BIO-FIX 911/ BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 1998
LOCATION: Lake Charles, LA
A large chemical manufacturing plant operating cascade evaporative coolers had a severe leak in the overhead 36″ hot water main bell and spigot joint. Oakum impregnated with BIO-DUR 561 was inserted into the exposed joint. BIO-FIX 911 was used to seal the remaining exposed areas before wrapping the entire joint in a fiberglass sheath.
CASE HISTORY ~ CH-004
BIO-FIX911/ BIO-DUR 561 STOPS ACTIVE LEAK IN 36’’ HOT WATER LINE
PRODUCT: BIO-FIX 911/ BIO-DUR 561
YEAR: 1998
LOCATION: Lake Charles, LA
A large chemical manufacturing plant operating cascade evaporative coolers had a severe leak in the overhead 36″ hot water main bell and spigot joint. Oakum impregnated with BIO-DUR 561 was inserted into the exposed joint. BIO-FIX 911 was used to seal the remaining exposed areas before wrapping the entire joint in a fiberglass sheath.