Irish Rail Engineering Depot, Inchicore

Irish Rail Engineering Depot, Inchicore

Dublin Ireland Irish Rail Inchicore Engineering Epoxy MT 100 Quartz 03/06 Epoxy Flex PH

Inchichore Works are the headquarters for Mechanical Engineering and Rolling Stock maintenance for Irish Rail. Established in 1844, it is the largest engineering complex of its kind in Ireland with a site area of 73 acres. The facility is responsible for the overhaul and repair of locomotives, manufacturing of rolling stock, spraying and washing.

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Construction project:
Floor coating - industrial systems Floor coating Floor coating - slip-retarding systems Floor coating - conductive systems
Building type:
Industrial buildings / halls
Train stations
Short description
The main engineering and maintenance shed had oil contaminated slabs with no effective slip resistance and could not be cleaned to the required standards. An anti-slip coating suitable for heavy duty use, exposure to oil contamination and frequent high pressure cleaning was required. Due to the existing oil contamination and the absence of an effective damp-proof membrane, Remmers Epoxy MT100 primer was applied to ensure adequate adhesion. Remmers Epoxyflex Coating PH, incorporating a quartz profile, was chosen as a final coating.
Inchicore Railway Works
Site address:
Dublin 8 Dublin
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The structure showed cracks in some places, for which there were different causes. Improved statics and higher load capacity were achieved by stiffening the structures, frictional connection of the disturbed foundation and decoupling the components gate, passage hall and gate houses components. Particularly on the western side, intense blackening of the rock surface had built up, which was strongly interlocked with the ground. The deposits were composed of a mixture of soot and plaster. The cleaning process carried out in 1990 with the help of water could only result in a superficial cleaning. In 2002, the newly developed method of particle beam cleaning and cleaning by laser made it possible to remove soot and plaster without destroying the original surface.
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On the façade surfaces of Kaispeicher A, there was a lot of efflorescence and lime aging, both signs of penetrating moisture. The damage patterns indicated a lack of frost resistance as well as no protection against driving rain. The listed façade required extensive frost and moisture protection, but was not allowed to undergo any visual changes.
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