April 21, 2014 · Construction & Building
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Spray-Lock Concrete Protection Protects One Of The World’s Largest Piers
With SCP Technology concrete protection, the pier now stands as the region’s most significant commercial resource, its concrete resistant to the effects of the harsh marine environment.
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(prREACH) Salt spray. Wind abrasion. Continuous moisture changes. These are some of the harsh conditions that structural concrete must withstand in maritime environments.
Açu Superport is the third largest industrial port complex in the world. Located north of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the newly-constructed port’s gigantic pier juts nearly two miles out into the South Atlantic hosting cargo ships carrying millions of tons of oil, iron ore, and other mining products.
During the construction process, port owners Anglo-American and LLX Logistica S.A. were concerned about the impact of the extreme marine environment on the pier structure. They identified Spray-Lock® Concrete Protection Technology [SCP] as the only solution to protect the concrete in this important port infrastructure investment.
In just five weeks, SCP 578 was spray-applied to over 1 million square feet of the pier’s massive concrete surface. SCP 578 penetrated the pier’s surface to seal and waterproof the concrete’s capillary and pore structure, reduce potential rebar corrosion, and provide permanent chloride ion protection.
With SCP® Technology protection, the pier now stands as the region’s most significant commercial resource, its concrete resistant to the effects of the harsh marine environment.
SCP® Technology is the solution to providing sustainability for important structures like Porto do Açu.
SCP 578 benefits include waterproofing existing concrete, providing permanent chloride ion protection, and reducing potential rebar corrosion.
About Spray-Lock Concrete Protection® (SCP)
Established in 1982, Spray-Lock Concrete Protection® (SCP) manufactures spray-applied concrete treatments that penetrate into concrete capillaries and pores to waterproof and protect the entire capillary and pore structure. SCP technology ensures that concrete capillaries are blocked – permanently – thus turning the concrete surface into a suitable substrate for application of coatings and coverings. Testing has shown that SCP treatment performs concrete curing equal to or better than 28-day water ponding. This technology is a strengthening and surface hardening solution that also increases sustainability for concrete floors and structures. With over 30 years of successful projects, SCP Technology provides time-proven solutions for indoor and outdoor concrete.
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