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Duremax GFX protects mine site pipeline from corrosion

Duremax GFX protects mine site pipeline from corrosion

More than 700 steel pipes were painted and transported across the Nullarbor for a major expansion and upgrade at a mine in South Australia.

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Dulux Protective Coatings supplied over 16,000 litres of Australian-made product over five months, helping the applicator coat around 55 pipes every week.

Joel Bock is our Business Development Executive for the Mining & Heavy Industrial sectors. He collaborated with the Perth-based applicator to meet very tight production deadlines throughout the project.

"Manufacturing our coatings in Australia really makes a difference when it comes to delivering large volumes of product, often at short notice," Joel explains. "Dulux PC continued to produce paint during challenging times throughout COVID-19, which enabled this project to proceed without delay."

With Dulux Protective Coatings listed as an approved supplier for the project, the applicator selected the coatings system of Duremax GFX and Weathermax HBR to protect each of the 18-metre-long, above ground pipes from atmospheric corrosion and UV damage.

The project manager at the applicators yard provided positive feedback: “Dulux delivered all paint in full and on time throughout the project, which allowed our business to meet very strict deadlines. Both products easily achieved the desired film builds and were easy to use for our application team. As a business we couldn’t ask for any more than what was delivered by Dulux. We look forward to working with them again on the next major mining project we are involved in.”

Using an airless spray system, Duremax GFX was applied to achieve a dry film thickness of 320 microns followed by a topcoat of Weathermax HBR at 75 microns.

Duremax GFX is an ultra premium, high build glass flake surface-tolerant epoxy that offers excellent resistance against corrosion. It is suitable for new or existing steel, particularly in coastal and off-shore structures, above and below the waterline.

To protect assets from extreme UV exposure, Weathermax HBR is a popular topcoat in Australia, helping deliver extended service periods.

Do you need large volumes of paint delivered to tight production schedules? Talk to Dulux Protective Coatings about our experienced approach supplying major industrial and mining projects.


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