Power Intake Tower, Turlough Hill

Power Intake Tower, Turlough Hill

Wicklow Ireland Epoxy Universal Epoxy FAS 100 Power intake tower

Completed in 1974 Turlough Hill is Ireland’s only pumped storage station. It generates up to 292MW during peak demand periods by releasing water from its upper reservoir and allowing it to flow through its four turbines into a lower reservoir. During periods of lower demand the water is pumped back to the upper reservoir ready to be used again.

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Waterproofing buildings - special areas Waterproofing buildings
Building type:
Industrial buildings / halls
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Remmers Epoxy FAS 100 and Epoxy Universal were chosen for the water line protection of the concrete of the Power Intake Tower.
Turlough Hill Power Station
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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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