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Hi-Rail Trucks – Rail Maintenance Vehicles
Built for FMG Mining, this Isuzu truck is fitted with a Hi-Rail system which means it has Train Wheels and drive system on the front and rear and therefore can travel on the clients rail line. The truck can drive on regular roads using its rubber wheels. When it gets to a rail line, it straddles the rail line, and the HiRail units fold down lifting the truck off its rubber wheels.
The role of this vehicle is to carry equipment along the rail line and perform track maintenance.
Now the question is why did they go to all the trouble of coating the entire underbody, chassis, diffs, Hi-Rail unit, diesel and air tanks?
Well, the answer is simple – Most of the roads this truck travels on to, and from, the rail line are mainly gravel which is sprayed with water 24hrs a day for dust suppression. It is a waste to use good clean drinking water so they often use second grade reclaimed water from dams or the ocean and it is very salty.
Salt Water + Dirt + chipped paint = RUST !
… and very quickly it will rust – this truck is worth about $500,000 so they would like it to last up to 10 years.
So from both a cost saving and ease of application perspective we use a combination of High Build Industrial Epoxy and Rhino Linings polyurethane coating system.
First, everything is sprayed with a 300µm DFT coating of our High Build black Epoxy (known as Beamastic). This product also provides an excellent primer or base for the Rhino product.
Then we simply spray Rhino Duraspray on anything we think will cop the flying debris. This is typically the chassis rails near the rear wheels, the fuel and auxiliary tanks that stick out the side, both diffs, and in this case, the Hi-Rail units mainly because they are very expensive and the client wanted the added insurance of the double coating (Epoxy and Rhino)
Work completed by Beam Rustproofing located in Belmont WA.
For further information contact Beam on (08) 9325 1399
Rhino Linings – the experts when it comes to bund lining and waterproofing solutions
When it comes to bund lining and waterproofing, do you have issues with moving concrete substrates, liquid seepage, EPA bunding regulations or just a need to further protect your floors, landings, car parks and concrete tanks?
Rhino Linings can provide superior spray applied protective solutions for all bund lining and waterproofing requirements.
Spray applied and seamless, a Rhino Linings waterproofing membranes totally eliminate potential weaknesses associated with other “joined” membrane products.
With the ability to bond to virtually any surface and the ability to transcend multiple substrates – the possibilities are truly endless.
With Rhino Linings products being a spray-applied polyurethane or pure polyurea, there are many advantages versus other products including:
- The products flexibility: Polyurethanes and polyureas move with your substrate and will not crack warp or peel.
- Cost Saving: Being spray applied to any thickness in one application, costly down time is significantly reduced compared to sheet lining and high build paint products ultimately saving you money.
- Instant Curing: Products are virtually instant curing so can be sprayed at any angle to totally encompass your application or were overhead coverage is required.
Rhino Linings is the manufacturer of the application equipment and of the products used. This places us in a prime position to provide answers to your various requirements when it comes to waterproofing, containment, protection from vehicular traffic, impact, abrasion and corrosion from our suite of products, which are all designed to perform in differing environments.
Rhino Linings products are environmentally friendly. They are solvent free, contain no V.O.C’s and even conform with stringent USA EPA regulations.
Additionally, select Rhino coating products have been certified for use in potable water applications and are AQIS accepted.
Rhino Linings provides heavy vehicle protection
Large mining trucks are the cornerstone of the mining industry, moving material such as coal, sand, rock and ore. They are built tough for the terrain they work in, but sometimes some added protection is required due to the highly corrosive environment that exists on a mine site. Following are three case studies of work completed by Rhino Linings of Singleton, NSW Australia.