Aspin has said that it will advance asset protection for the rail, highways and infrastructure sectors with a new strategic alliance with corrosion protection specialist Oxifree Global.
Through the agreement, the thermoplastic coating Oxifree TM198 will now be available as part of the Aspin range of solutions. According to Aspin it provides 100% protection against corrosion and contamination and significantly reduces the costs of maintenance and repairs by extending the life of assets.
Aspin Group development director Scott Harrison said: “Corrosion has long been a significant problem for our clients and the sectors in which we operate, impacting every aspect of efficiency including downtime and safety, not to mention contributing to vast repair and maintenance bills. So we are very pleased to form this important strategic partnership with Oxifree that takes innovation and solutions for our clients to the next level.”
Oxifree TM198 works in conjunction with Oxitape, together providing immediate and fast acting protection for metals. The coating can be applied to live equipment without the need for costly shut downs. It provides protection immediately as it cools and solidifies within seconds on impact, even in the most extreme of environments.
Aspin has said that the coating has built-in corrosion inhibitors, to protect static and moving parts and allows for easy maintenance and inspection without damaging the substrate.
Oxifree material has been tested to 11,688 hours of “industry standard” Salt Spray test, which complies with ASTM B117 corrosion testing which is equivalent to over 50 years in service.