Thermilate Technologies Coatings Case Studies

Coca-Cola Enterprises

The iconic Coca-Cola approached Thermilate with regard to a problem of condensation on the pipe work in their factory. The thousands of pipes carrying liquids (including Coke Cola) running across the factory had to have the foam insulation on them removed in order to prevent condensation and corrosion under insulation (CUI). It was a case of resolving one problem and being faced with another.

To solve the condensation problem, Thermilate recommended Coca-Cola use Warmtouch, a specialised coating which ‘holds onto’ the heat in the surrounding environment. Warmtouch was applied across the pipes for the purpose of reducing the condensation forming on the surface. Warmtouch successfully prevented the condensation forming on the pipe work.

Coca-Cola was so pleased with the results, that they tested Warmcoat (Thermilate’s flagship energy saving product) on the roof of the factory, upon noticing significant energy-savings, they are now looking to use the product in all their factories across Europe.

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Shell

As is well known petrol and diesel readily evaporate with ease, even at standard room temperatures, hence why we they smell so strong. This causes all sorts of problems for oil companies for the purposes of storage, transportation and distribution of their costly goods.

Shell Oil was suffering considerably from this problem, so they contacted Thermilate who recommended that two coats of CR-Coat were applied to the oil storage tanks.

The application of CR-Coat substantially reduced the loss of oils from the tanks due to this evaporation problem caused by the heat.

National Health Service

The iconic Coca-Cola approached Thermilate with regard to a problem of condensation on the pipe work in their factory. The thousands of pipes carrying liquids (including Coke Cola) running across the factory had to have the foam insulation on them removed in order to prevent condensation and corrosion under insulation (CUI). It was a case of resolving one problem and being faced with another.

NHS Building Regulations 2000 Law and DDA compliancy left the NHS looking for an urgent cure. The regulations state that handrails used by the public at large have to be ‘warm to the touch and slip resistant at the same time’. NHS approached Thermilate to help identify a solution due to their experience in insulating coatings. Thermilate had just recently finished testing the new handrail and non-slip handrails with a formulation of their insulating powder and slip resistant additives.

Warmtouch was applied to the handrails and the management at the PCT immediately noticed that the handrail was warmer to the touch and slip resistant.

This was then used across the PCT on other buildings and a survey was carried out to establish the customer satisfaction. The results were very encouraging especially in the older generation of users, as they relied on handrails to walk comfortably and were particularly sensitive to their hands feeling both uncomfortable when in contact with cold metal surfaces and slippery.

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Vodafone

The Vodafone company’s mobile telecom container was recording considerably higher than the average number of faults.

It was established that excessive heat build-up inside the unit, partly due to the sun and partly due to the unit’s internal working components was causing the heat problem.

Thermilate’s E-coat was in order to prevent the sun’s heat entering the unit by reflecting heat away from the unit. Applied to the outside of the telecom unit, E-coat kept the insides considerably cooler. This has resulted in reducing the amount of faults to normal levels.

The load on the climate control system was reduced, as E-Coat allowed the inside of the repeater station to become cooler. This saved Vodafone energy and money in running cost of the repeater station.

Holiday Inn

After conducting considerable research on coatings to protect their hotel roofs from weather damage and to insulate against the extremities of heat, the Holiday Inn contacted Thermilate for some assistance. The test results proved fantastic and Holiday Inn coated the roofs with the Thermilate E-Coat product.

Thermilate recommended that Holiday Inn used E-Coat on the roofs. Two coats were applied to their roofs which are now benefitting from E-Coat’s protection against water damage, insulation from the sun.

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Le Meridien

Le Meridien in Mauritius has 265 guest rooms and suites and Thermilate Warmcoat was used to insulate the hotel roofs and walls against the sun’s heat, with the aim of creating a more comfortable environment for their guests and staff.

Warmcoat was applied to the inside and outside of this hotel’s walls to save on the air conditioning costs in the summer and loss of heat in the winter months.

Two coats of Warmcoat was applied to the inside and outside of the building to reflect the heat away during the summer months when the sun’s heat rays were raising temperatures inside the building; and preventing heat loss from within the building to make it warmer in the winter months coupled with the added benefit of reducing condensation.

ABN AMRO Bank

After extensive research both online and offline ABN AMRO came across Thermilate. The problem that ABM AMRO was having was excessive air conditioning costs in their vast property network, the aim to combat uncomfortably high temperatures within their buildings.

Thermilate recommended two coats of E-Coat be applied on to the concrete roofs. E-Coat reflected the heat away from the building, so prevented external heat from the environment freely flowing into the internal sections of the building, thereby reducing the temperature within. The cooler working environment reduced the air conditioning load, which in turn continues to save energy and money on a daily basis around the clock without any additional cost, whilst providing a cooler and more comfortable environment for employees.

ABM AMRO were pleased with the results after using E-Coat, as the load on the air conditioning was noticeably reduced due to the lower temperature achieved within the building. A more comfortable working environment, reduced air conditioning use, and lower energy bills resulted through the application of E-Coat.

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Airtel

Airtel were looking to reduce the energy costs needed to run their climate control system in a mobile telecom building, and extensive research led them to Thermilate.

Thermilate recommended they apply two coats of E-Coat to the outside of the building to make the internal environment cooler and more comfortable to work in.

This was achieved with the use of E-Coat and their climate control energy costs have lowered significantly as the sun’s heat is now reflected AWAY from their building.

Airtel was delighted with the results, which were noticed instantly.

Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Thermilate’s Warmtouch Handrail & Metal Surface Coating was used at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, a quasi-public organisation which was hoping to meet the Building Regulations 2000 Law, i.e. to make the handrails ‘warm to touch and slip resistant’ to meet.

the recommended two coats of warmtouch were applied to handrails and they now meet necessary building regulations as well providing comfort their thousands users warwickshire county cricket club was delighted with job being finished quickly noticed results right away

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IKEA

Thermilate’s E-Coat product was applied to all 25,000 square metres of a metal roof on an IKEA building, which faces the sun directly. The sun was causing the metal roof to expand and contract due to the considerable changes in temperatures throughout the day and night; this not only caused a consistently over-heated internal environment but would lead to the shortened life of the roof of the building.

The application of E-Coat had the dual effect of providing the building with insulation from the sun’s heat rays, while at the same time protecting and weatherproofing the external surface of the composite roof structure.

E-Coat reduced the huge expansion and contraction on the outer surface of the roof. The roof is now also protected from weather damage and the internal temperature is a comfortable and cooler environment.

Batelco

Thermilate E-Coat was used on Betelco’s mobile repeater buildings to enable them to reduce the load on the air conditioning units.

E-Coat was applied to the exterior of the building for the purpose of reflecting the heat away from it, making the inside cooler and a more comfortable environment to work in.

The Batelco management were pleased to be able to drastically reduce the use of the costly air-conditioning due to the performance of E-Coat working to its full potential. This in turn meant that they saved energy and saved money on energy bills.

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Avea

The Avea organisation needed to reduce the load on the climate control telecoms boxes to reduce energy use and reduce costs.

Their research team identified Thermilate who recommended two coats of E-Coat on the outside of their telecoms boxes, to reflect the sun’s heat away from the telecoms boxes and reduce the load on the climate controls keeping the inside cooler.

Avea immediately noted the reduced load on their climate control systems and continue to save energy and money on an on-going basis on their energy bills.

Network Rail

One can only stop and wonder how far flung National Rail’s junction boxes are, located across the entire British mainland, bringing with them a major problem of maintenance and repair. Due to external environmental exposure in the UK, which let’s face it, we live in a pretty damp, moist and cold country throughout the majority of the year does not fare well with such electronic equipment, causing them to short circuit and fail far more frequently than the bosses at National Rail would like to see.

As such National Rail painted their junction boxes with Thermilate InsOpaint in order to reduce the condensation build up in the junction boxes and create a warmer, more suitable environment within them. The results were a considerable reduction in the failure of these junction boxes and a vast reduction in repair and maintenance requirements.

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Rolls Royce

Gone are the days of a British class system, where the aristocracy would pride themselves on the ownership of a brand new Rolls Royce car as a major show of wealth and dominance over the community in which they resided. In a modern era such emphasis has shifted to other countries such as many of those based in the Middle East, where much of these fine vehicles are now exported – for the addition to the portfolios of Arab sheikhs and members of wealthy royal families.

As such upon the completion of the manufacture of these vehicles here in the UK, they are polished to a very high degree, as one would expect, only to arrive at the destination port some two weeks later, having been at sea in a moisture laden environment, in a rather fine mess. This often meant the company would have to send professionals out to re-polish the vehicles, at considerable inconvenience and cost, much to the disgust and dissatisfaction of their customers.

Rolls Royce embarked upon a project in conjunction with Thermilate to coat their transportation containers with Thermilate E-coat in order to prevent the build-up of moisture (condensation); following successful trials, the solution had been found and all their containers were coated in Thermilate E-coat, resolving this problem once and for all.