Industrial Painting Preventative Maintenance Program
Paint maintenance can
reduce life-cycle expenses
Corrosion is a major, ubiquitous problem in many industry sectors, with a total cost estimated at $63 billion annually in Canada.
Contrary to popular belief, iron and steel structures aren’t the only ones affected by corrosion. The reaction of different materials with the environment results in corrosion affecting a wide range of metals and other materials, including rubber, plastics, composites, brick, and concrete.
Over time, corrosion may weaken industrial equipment pieces considerably, which become more prone to breakdowns and less safe for operators.
The best way to control corrosion and extend your industrial equipment’s life is to reapply a new coat of paint every few years. Moreover, having a paint maintenance program will allow you to protect your industrial equipment at a fraction of the cost it would take to repair or replace various machines.
This approach helps maintain the integrity and functionality of the equipment and contributes significantly to cost savings.
Industrial & Commercial External Maintenance Program
Importance of External & Internal Maintenance Program
Preservation of Property Value: Regular maintenance, including painting and coating, helps preserve and potentially increase the value of the property. It prevents deterioration due to weather conditions, usage, and time. For example, a well-maintained and freshly painted silo or storage tank can add to the overall value of the property.
Safety and Compliance: Maintenance programs ensure that the property meets safety standards and complies with local regulations. For instance, maintaining and painting safety barriers and railings can enhance visibility and prevent accidents.
Cost-Efficiency: Regular maintenance, including timely painting and coating, can prevent costly repairs in the future. It allows for early detection and resolution of issues before they escalate. For example, a well-maintained and regularly painted pipeline can prevent leaks and costly water damage.
Aesthetics and Brand Image: The external appearance of a commercial or industrial property can impact the perception of the business. A well-maintained, freshly painted property can enhance the company’s image and attract more customers or clients.
External Components of an Industrial Building
Each of these components has specific painting and coating needs, depending on the material they are made from and the conditions they are exposed to. A good industrial painting program will take all these factors into account to choose the right products and application methods.
Roofing System includes roof coverings, drainage systems, and installed equipment like HVAC units or solar panels.
Exterior Walls: This includes the wall surfaces (which could be made of materials like brick, metal, or concrete), windows, and doors.
Loading Docks: These are areas where goods are loaded and unloaded. They may include features like dock levellers, bumpers, and doors.
Parking Lots and Driveways: These areas are used for vehicle parking and access to the building.
Fencing and Gates: These are used for security and access control.
Signage includes any signs displaying the company’s name, logo, or other information.
Utility Systems: This includes external components of the building’s utility systems, such as water supply lines, gas lines, electrical lines, and waste disposal systems.
Fire Escapes and Emergency Exits: These are critical for safety and are regulated by local building codes.
Silos: These are large storage structures for bulk materials. They often require special coatings to protect against corrosion and weather damage.
Dust Collectors: These systems collect and filter dust and other impurities from the air. They may require specific coatings for durability and performance.
Storage Tanks: These are used to store liquids or gases. They often require protective coatings to prevent leaks and corrosion.
Pipelines: These transport liquids or gases between locations. They require coatings for corrosion protection and leak prevention.
Structural Steel: This includes beams, columns, and other structural elements. These often require paint for corrosion protection and aesthetics.
Machinery and Equipment: This includes various machinery and equipment used in industrial processes. They require specific coatings for protection and performance.
Conveyors: These are used to transport materials. They often require coatings for protection and smooth operation.
Cooling Towers: These structures are used for heat exchange and often require specific coatings to prevent corrosion and improve efficiency.
Metal Roofs and Siding: These parts of the building’s exterior often require paint for protection against weather and corrosion.
Railings and Safety Barriers: These are important for safety and often require paint for visibility and protection against weather and wear.
The Importance of a Maintenance Program
External and Internal maintenance programs are crucial in the industrial and commercial sectors. They ensure the longevity and functionality of the physical assets, contributing to the business’s overall success.
Preservation of Property Value: Regular maintenance helps preserve and increase the property’s value. It prevents the structure from deteriorating due to weather conditions, usage, and time.
Safety and Compliance: Maintenance programs ensure the property meets safety standards and complies with local regulations. This can prevent accidents, legal issues, and potential fines.
Cost-Efficiency: Regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs in the future. It allows for early detection and resolution of issues before they escalate.
Aesthetics and Brand Image: A commercial or industrial property’s appearance can impact the business’s perception. A well-maintained property can enhance the company’s image and attract more customers or clients.
- Regular Inspections: Regularly scheduled inspections can help identify potential issues before they become serious problems. These inspections should cover all external areas of the property, including the building’s facade, parking lots, and landscaping.
- Preventive Maintenance involves routine tasks like cleaning, painting, and minor repairs. Preventive maintenance helps keep the property in good condition and can extend the life of the building’s exterior components.
- Corrective Maintenance: When issues are identified during inspections or preventive maintenance, corrective actions should be taken promptly. This could involve repairing damage, replacing worn-out components, or addressing safety hazards.
- Record Keeping: Detailed records of all maintenance activities can help track the property’s condition over time. It can also provide documentation for compliance purposes.
Industrial equipment can be extremely expensive, with some machinery costing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. A well-implemented preventive maintenance program can help reduce potentially high repair and replacement costs.
Regular inspections, testing, and maintenance activities can prevent major breakdowns and extend the lifespan of the equipment, saving the company significant amounts of money in the long run.
When paint maintenance is performed on an “as-needed” basis, equipment pieces are at risk of deterioration to the point when unsightly surfaces, coating failure and significant damage may occur.
In contrast, using high-quality coating systems in conjunction with relevant paint maintenance programs, we can help you improve the performance and extend the service life of your industrial equipment, even in the most corrosive environments.
The peace of mind of working with professionals...
When it comes time to make a decision of who should paint your facility, the following factors need to be taken into consideration:
- Are the crews seasoned professionals?
- Has the job been inspected and will it be supervised by a NACE Level 3 Coating Inspector?
- Have you been provided an exact coating system as per the Coating Inspector’s instructions?
- Is the work guaranteed?
- Are they insured against damages?
- Is the product being used proven to be long lasting and top-of-the-line?
- Is the company organized and in communication with you?
- Are they coordinating with you to minimize impact on production?
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