FTL TANK 705 REFURBISHMENT

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Doolee were engaged by Evolution Mining to refurbish 6 x CIL tanks at Cowal Gold Mine Operations.

The contract which included full internal relining and external coating repairs to FTL Tank 705 during a designated shutdown period. 

SCOPE INCLUSIONS:

  • Removal of existing high-build epoxy coating via Ultra-High Pressure washing
  • Overhead gantry structure coating
  • Abrasive blasting of internal surfaces
  • Application of specialised polymer coating at a thickness of 4,000 microns
  • External Coating repairs
  • Stringent QAQC

In order to complete the works within our clients desired timeframe, works were carried out running day and nightshift crews to achieve maximum productivity and reduce downtime of this critical asset. 

HIGHLIGHTS & CHALLENGES:

  • All works were undertaken under confined space procedures 
  • Works were performed around the clock with two crews operating 24/7; 
  • Vertidrive crawler robot utilised for coating removal & surface prep which maximised productivity; 
  • Use of remote-controlled robot supported fatigue management and lessoned the risks associated with traditional blast methods; 
  • Access to the tank internals achieved using a 60foot scissor lifts which was crane-lifted into the tank; 
  • High performance ultra-high build coating applied via plural pump application.