Radio Tower Repair

Scope

The Radio Tower had the following specifications:

Structure Radio Tower column and bracing member
Surface Preparation St3
Class Approval N/A
Design Load 750 kN
Design Temperature 80 °C
Application Temperature 20 °C
Design Life 20 years
Wrap Length 800mm
Pipi Diameter 150mm
Geometory Bracing / Cluster
Corrosion Type External
Defect Details Hole (through-wall)

 

Overview

A braced circular column of a Radio Tower suffered significant section loss due to external corrosion. Due to its location on an offshore platform, no hot works were permitted during completion of the repair.
TechnowrapTM Structural Rehabilitation System (SRS) was used to provide structural reinstatement of the column.

Solution

  • Rope access used to complete surface preparation, application of repair and coating
  • Bristle blasters used to prepare the surface to St3 and a surface profile of between 65 and 130 microns
  • The large through-wall defects covered with pre-cured sections of TechnowrapTM and bonded in place to act as a former for the TechnowrapTM SRS

Benefits

  • No hot work required to complete the repair
  • No shut-down required, maintaining platform productivity
  • Technowrap™ SRS flexibility in application allowed the rope accessed repair works to be stopped and started as required due to weather conditions on the platform
  • Documented QA/QC procedures provide an complete record of the repair materials and application process for future reference

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