Repairs and coatings with composites

Composites (compound materials) represent the finest example of industrial R&D&I worldwide. If account is also taken of the fact that standards now exist which protect and regulate the demands required with respect to design, installation, inspection, tests and trials, repairs to pipes and equipment in the industry with these materials can be made by means of innovative solutions that complement the traditional solutions.

We constantly develop our own technology for the application of these solutions through R&D&I projects.

Strategic collaboration

We have a strategic collaborative agreement with Henkel for the research and development of new products that comply with the technical requirements of the applications designed by our professionals. This collaboration enables us to take the latest technologies and formulations from the aeronautical and automotive industries and incorporate them into industrial maintenance engineering.

Structural repair

Repairs to pipes and equipment that have lost exterior or interior thickness are made using composite laminates formed by resins reinforced by carbon fibres, kevlar or ceramic particles, depending on the particular need.
These repairs are covered by standards ISO 24817 and PCC-2, and they are carried out according to their guidelines. The repairs can be certified as definitive solutions by independent bodies.

Surface coating of equipment and lines

The new developments in the technology of composites reinforced by nano ceramic particles have improved performance qualities, with respect to resistance to abrasion and corrosion, and to chemical attack.

To date, the use of these technologies by our Applied Engineering Division has enabled us to offer the market innovative repair systems that increase the durability of equipment and considerably reduce costs incurred by maintenance shutdowns.
Thanks to these solutions, it is possible to save on funds assigned to traditional repair systems, as well as on the purchase of new components and equipment.
These types of coating offer a number of benefits:

  • Exceptional resistance to erosion, corrosion, cavitation and chemical attack.
  • Great durability, adhesion and flexibility.
  • Improvement in efficiency, with the resultant saving in energy consumption and improved performance.
  • The first choice for quick and long-lasting mechanical repairs.

Improved energy efficiency

In collaboration with the Chemistry Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTQC) and Rovira i Virgili University, we are leading a project in which studies and tests are being conducted to analyse the energy saving produced by nano ceramic coatings, and some very good results have been achieved.

  • Latest generation Loctite ® reinforced composites.
  • Nano ceramic coatings.
  • Testing and research laboratory.
  • Specialist Technical Office.
  • Qualified application technicians.
  • Inspection service.
  • Assembly and commissioning.