Galvanizing helps revitalize carbon plant
Manchester Galvanizing (part of the Wedge Group) has provided its hot-dip galvanizing treatment to a project which has seen the successful reactivation of a disused carbon plant in the West Midlands.
The company partnered the project’s steelwork contractor to galvanize over 46t of structural steelwork at the Tipton site following a multi-million pound renovation of the facility.
The project saw the carbon plant’s existing furnace extended with new steelwork columns installed to heighten the building’s structure, as well as the production of internal steel platforms, access stairways, a replacement roof, and an external loading section.
The work will bring the plant back into operation with both the capacity and efficiency of the reactivation of the carbon increased – the process of which results in spent carbon returned to a high reusable quality.
A project spokesperson said: “Galvanizing of the internal steelworks was chosen for this specific project due to its inherent ability to provide long-term protection with no ongoing maintenance required.
“Due to the nature of the project there were occasions when we needed a very quick turnaround and the team at Manchester Galvanizing achieved this every time.”