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Reducing the Cost of Replacing Life Rafts

Safety is a vital aspect of all activities taking place in a maritime environment. A critical component of this is an effective and safe operation of life rafts. A variety of companies provide training in life raft handling for offshore rig and platform personnel, helicopter pilots and the crews of ocean-going vessels.

Older Type raft IFAP training – Fremantle

One common training scenario is that of a helicopter ditching at sea. A mock-up of a helicopter cabin is suspended above a diving pool and dropped sideways into the water. Trainees have to get out of the helicopter and into a deployed life raft. These courses often run several times a week, throughout the year.

Life rafts are designed to be deployed only in an emergency, so deployment dozens of times a year for training purposes means conventional canvas-lined rafts have a limited lifespan. To reduce the cost of continually replacing training rafts, Dreamboats WA (part of DSBC Pty Ltd) designed and constructed a non-inflatable alternative called “Hewey”. This training raft comprises cylindrical, closed-cell foam sections coated in 2mm thick spray-applied Rhino TUFF STUFF.

Hewey Training Rafts are  OPITO Approved and Shipped Worldwide

“Hewey” training rafts have an expected lifespan of at least five years. Being solid foam there can be no leaks which virtually eliminates most maintenance requirements and allows continual use in the training environment: a considerable cost saving for those organisations that run survival training courses in the oil, gas and aviation industries. The stable life rafts have been approved by OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation UK) for practical use providing the organisation has a conventional aviation life raft for viewing purposes.

Polyurethane coated HEWEY life raft – work completed by Dreamboats, WA

“Hewey” training rafts are similar in appearance to a traditional reversible aviation life raft and can be customised to match any life raft used in existing training courses. Sized to fit into a standard 20ft shipping container. These training rafts are now shipped worldwide from the manufacturer’s Fremantle factory.

RLA has been working with polyurethanes since the early 1990s and now manufactures a range of consistent formulations in Australia which are suitable for a variety of applications. “Many people do not know that spray-applied coatings are a very versatile and adaptable method for protecting a range of flexible structures,” Baker added.

Whereas epoxies and paints form a solid shell, the flexibility of polyurethane coatings allows them to move with the expansion and contraction of the underlying structure and as temperatures change.

Rhino Linings Australasia Pty Ltd (RLA) was formed in 2000 and established manufacturing and distribution capabilities for the region. RLA manufacturers its spray applied coatings in Australia and can draw on the more than 30 years experience of its American parent. The company sources all its materials from local suppliers except for some very specialised chemicals which are imported from America.
Contact us if you have any queries regarding our product or interested in becoming a Rhino Approved Applicator.

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 17 October 18


HyRail Trucks – Rail Maintenance Vehicles

Built for FMG Mining, this Isuzu truck is fitted with a HyRail system which means it has Train Wheels and drive system on the front and rear and therefore can travel on the client's rail line.  The truck can operate on regular roads using its rubber wheels.  When it gets to a rail line, it straddles the rail line, and the HyRail 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, HyRail unit,  diesel and air tanks?

Well, the answer is simple – Most of the roads this truck travels on to, and from, the rail line is 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 merely 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 HyRail units mainly because they are costly 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

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 03 October 18


Loading Dock Floors

Slip-resistant surfaces, clear, unfettered access and defined pedestrian walkways help combat potential hazards around loading dock floors.

A loading dock, whether it be for a warehouse, hotel,  shopping centre or industrial premises is the key point of access for the delivery and dispatch of stock.  It is essential that these areas are well designed, maintenance free,  provide clear access and meet OH&S requirements for the prevention of slip, trips and falls.

“Slips occur when a person’s foot loses traction with the ground surface due to wearing inappropriate footwear or when walking on slippery floor surfaces such as those that are highly polished, wet or greasy.” [Safework Australia. 2012]

Most loading docks and access areas, including walkways, are concrete.  However, uncoated concrete can be slippery, particularly if water or liquid has been accidentally spilt.  If this an issue in your workplace, rather than replacing the floor, have it coated with a slip-resistant surface coating such as Rhino Linings ArmaFloor 400UHS.

A case in point is this busy loading dock walkway which is located at an inner city apartment in Southbank, Victoria.  In addition to being coated with Rhino ArmaFloor 400UHS, slip-resistant particles were added to this loading dock floor providing safe access to and from the dock.  What’s more, the floor coating was custom coloured to define the pedestrian walkway ensuring the area is highly visible for all users, further improving safety in the workplace.

Rhino Linings Flooring applicators offer a range of solutions and long-term benefits for the customer whose focus is on safety in the workplace, long-lasting durability and minimal downtime. Contact us now for more information.

Save on cost, Save on time, Save on OH&S penalties.

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 25 September 18


Slip Resistant Flooring for Fishing Boats and Cruisers

Rhino ArmaFloor: The Ultimate Marine Flooring Protection

Rhino ArmaFloor provides a range of slip resistant coatings for marine flooring protection including decks, pontoons and galleys.  These floor coatings not only look good, but are easy to clean and intolerant to the formation of algae, bacteria, and other growths.

Rhino Linings Epoxy Floors for Marine Flooring Protection

If you own a boat, you know how important it is to maintain safe flooring for your deck and other access areas on your vessel.  Safety is paramount for both you and your crew especially when it comes to the issue of a slippery boat deck, a regular occurrence particularly if you are a fishing enthusiast. Rhino ArmaFloor provides an exceptional non-slip coating to help alleviate this problem.

One key point to always keep top of mind is that there is no such thing as “non-skid” surface! It does not matter what anyone tries to tell you this is just not the case, particularly when it comes to stopping people slipping on boat decks.
Rhino ArmaFloor’s strong, durable coatings provide excellent wear resistance from regular foot traffic, it also offers high impact resilience especially when it comes to anchors and other gear regularly being dropped on the floor surface

Rhino ArmaFloor presents a multitude of benefits:

  • It’s seamless; therefore algae, bacteria and other growths cannot occur
  • It’s  easy to clean
  • It resists salt water, fuel and is chemically resistant
  • It even provides impact and abrasion resistant properties

 

Not just for your fishing boat, speed boat or luxury cruiser, Rhino ArmaFloor can be professionally installed by Rhino approved applicators in other areas including pontoons, walkways, or even spaces that require a more unique, decorative finish.   So why not choose the obvious solution, for the ultimate in marine flooring protection opt for a seamless, slip-resistant epoxy or polyaspartic floor coating and protect your marine vessel and your crew.

Rhino ArmaFloor: Slip Resistant  |  Durable  |  Seamless  |  Easy to Clean

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 11 September 18


Modular Home - Waterproofing and Flooring

EPOXY FLOORING - ANOTHER FLOORING OPTION FOR MODULAR HOMES

 

These purpose-built homes are an innovation of Lifebuilding Pty Ltd, an organisation that supplies easy to erect modular homes for Indigenous & Remote Communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

These homes are supplied in “flat pack” panels where they can be shipped to remote locations. This typical 4 bedroom dwelling was erected in 28 days with one qualified tradesman and 5 high school students.

Rhino Linings products have been incorporated into the bathrooms of these modular homes to provide a seamless approved waterproof flooring system that is decorative yet durable.

Rhino Linings TUFF STUFF was used as a base coat to provide an approved waterproof seal and coated with Rhino ArmaFloor 500 for that decorative yet durable finish.

Senior Management from QLD Housing inspected this house in the factory and in community (Palm Island).  A physical test, bouncing a crowbar off the floor surface was conducted by the head of QLD Housing.  The results were astonishing, and comments made as to the potential long-term cost savings by using Rhino Linings for all future wet area floor and wall systems.

Both senior management for Qbuild and QLD Housing were highly impressed by the durability of this product as it offered a tough, seamless, waterproof membrane to the many vulnerable surface junctions typical in wet areas.

Being a seamless coating, Both Rhino Tuff Stuff and ArmaFloor 500 have no joins or corner mitres that can peel away like typical sheet vinyl. The benefit being, that the modular’s bathroom was likely to extend its lifespan many years longer, therefore reducing expensive remote bathroom renovation costs. This easily applied liquid membrane can be applied in varying thicknesses, depending on each project specific application.

Rhino Linings has a range of products suitable to apply to many different bathroom substrates, including concrete floors and walls. This incredibly durable wet area solution has proven to provide significant full building lifecycle cost savings because it offers an easy clean and hygienic floor system that protects the surrounding building elements from moisture and infectious disease ingress, whilst preventing decay and corrosion of the building structure.

Rhino Linings ‘Tuff Stuff’ is used by USA and Australian military departments for armoured vehicle and equipment for bomb protection. This particular dwelling was supplied as a community transitional house for residents, while their houses were being renovated in community. This required a stronger than normal product specification, hence why Rhino Linings were chosen

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 28 August 18


Spray Applied Coatings for Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats

Rhino Linings Providing Strong Flexible Protective Coatings for Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats 

For a range of activities and operations in the maritime environment, small, manoeuvrable, robust, stable, high-speed boats are a necessity.

 Rescue services must respond quickly to emergencies at sea and port authorities need to get harbour pilots to and from ocean-going vessels for safe operation within a port area.

Similarly, police and the military, need to pursue vessels that are suspected of being involved in criminal activity and get officers on board quickly and safely.

For the several decades, a range of rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) have been built and refined by companies to meet the demands and stresses of all these tasks.

The combination of rigid hull and large inflatable buoyancy tubes was first developed in the 1960s. Unfortunately, these early developed inflatable sections were not very robust and were prone to deflating.

Research showed that the strength and durability of the inflatable sections could be dramatically improved by using spray-applied surface coatings to cover the tubes.

To be successful, coatings must be strong, flexible and resistant to the ravages of continual exposure to salt water and UV light.

 

 

Polyurethane used Successfully to Protect Inflatables

Polyurethane coatings produced by Gold Coast-based Rhino Linings Australasia (RLA) are used by some RHIB manufacturers to protect and strengthen the inflatable sections and provide non-slip walkways on deck sections where required.

Rhino TUFF STUFF, a versatile spray applied polyurethane coating, provides maximum slip resistance with enhanced protection against impact, abrasion and corrosion.  This spray-on application creates a single, seamless coating, that conforms to any shape and size and bonds to virtually any substrates.

Polyurethane coatings made by Rhino Linings Australasia have a patented mix ratio that has been developed over many years. “We have dedicated staff who understand the chemistry of the product,” said Denis Baker, Special Projects Engineer at RLA. “They have a great depth of knowledge and experience for which products can be used and in what situations.”

The elastomeric properties of Rhino’s coating systems allow for application to surfaces that are subject to vibration, expansion, contraction, movement, flexing, abrasion and impact. The selected coating, in this case, is extremely flexible while maintaining its integrity under repeated flexing, regardless of film thickness.  

 

What is a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat?

RHIBs range in size from 4 to 9 metres, although some can be as long as 18 metres. Their shallow draught, high manoeuvrability, speed and relative immunity to damage in low-speed collisions are advantageous in the situations in which they operate. Constructed with a solid, shaped hull and flexible tubes at the gunwale, the design of a RHIB is highly stable and seaworthy.

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 14 August 18


Waterproof membrane for Box Gutters and Verandah's

Prevent Leaks with Rhino Linings Spray Applied Waterproof Solutions

There is no real “standard” when it comes to waterproofing, and this can cause headaches for many builders within the industry.  The variety of products, pricing and quality varies enormously, from cheap roll-on products (that is still deemed to meet the requirement) through to professional spray applied polyurethane protective coatings such as Rhino Tuff Stuff.

Peter and his team at Rhino Linings Warrnambool (Chemblast) have been applying Rhino Linings Tuff Stuff for a variety of waterproofing applications, including balcony waterproofing, for over ten years.  Seamless and impervious, the Rhino product has continually performed as expected. 

Though more expensive than competitors, Rhino Linings range of specialised spray applied waterproof coatings are starting to become very popular.  Builders with their warranties do not want to have a failure.  As one customer stated, “We can sleep at night through the entire buildings life knowing the upper level will not leak through to the bottom floor.” 

Experience, preparation and masking takes time, the costs may be higher, however, the durability and long-term results speak for themselves. 

The project: Old Church
This church was purchased and transported to its new location prior to being converted into a family home. 

Rhino Linings TUFF STUFF was applied as a waterproof membrane to the verandah floor providing a seamless finish that tiles or other flooring materials can be added later. 

To complete the project, external box gutters were sealed preventing leaks and extending the life of the gutters.

Work completed by Chemblast Industrial Coatings

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 23 July 18


Providing Maximum Wear Resistance and Operational Life of Chute Slides

Wear Coat and Final Coat Protection for JetCrete Chute Slides

This particular project was for Jetcrete, Australia’s largest specialised shotcrete contractor for the mining and construction industry. The company was looking for a long-term durable solution that prevented both wear and concrete hang up.

Concrete chute slides are used to effectively control the flow of concrete from cement truck bowls to the location where the concrete is to be deposited.  However, due to the sliding abrasiveness of wet concrete, hang up is always an issue and can often contribute to onsite project delays.

To complete the project each chute was primed with RhinoPrime 251 in preparation for the application of RhinoChem 2170 a spray applied, seamless chemical and abrasion resistant polyurethane protective coating.

 

 

As wear was an issue with the chute slides a tinted wear coat was required, RhinoChem was applied in two different colours.  The first coating (coloured pink), was applied at a thickness of 3mm, its primary purpose is to serve as a wear indicator.  A final 3mm (cream tinted) coating was used to produce a low coefficient of friction reducing hang up, sticking or carryback of the concrete.

RhinoChem 2170 is a monolithic, seamless lining which conforms to any shape or size, it is especially suitable for applications that require a fast turnaround and an extended life cycle.

Work completed by: Australian Resin Coatings

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 16 July 18


Balcony Waterproofing With Rhino Linings Waterproof Membranes

Waterproofing Apartment Balcony Floors 

Balcony waterproofing needs to be done right the first time, especially when it comes to apartment building balconies.  Water can and will leak slowly into any crack or crevice and over time will cause significant structural damage.  It can be an expensive exercise having it fixed at a later date.

Experienced builders understand that the quality and performance of a seamless waterproofing membrane is paramount in these types of applications.  It is the reason why Rhino Linings Warrnambool (Chemblast), for over ten years, has been contracted by building project managers to apply Rhino Linings Tuff Stuff for balcony waterproofing applications

Rhino Linings Tuff Stuff provides a seamless, waterproof, monolithic membrane that is durable and will last long into the future.  Builders, tenants and landlords can rest easy at night knowing that water won’t be leaking down to the next level.  

With the addition of a fine aggregate, a slip-resistant finished can be provided - another benefit of using Rhino Tuff Stuff.
Experience, preparation and masking takes time; the costs may be higher, however the durability and long-term results speak for themselves.  

Work completed by Chemblast Industrial Coatings

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 03 July 18


“Green Roof” – Rhino Linings Waterproofing Membrane Solution

Waterproof membrane for the rooftop of architecturally designed three-story

This three-story home was built on the side of the hill in Lorne, Victoria, overlooking the Great Ocean Road and Bass Strait. To take advantage of the spectacular views afforded by this hillside residence, the new owners decided to repurpose the home’s rooftop and create a green roof. 

A green roof allows for added space were gardens and entertainment areas can be created for family and guests to enjoy. Another advantage of this type of roof is that it can help reduce heating and cooling costs.

However, architectural plans revealed that with the added weight of soil and landscaped gardens, the extra steel required and engineering costs to support the existing cantilever roof would increase building expenses significantly, a concern for both the homeowner and architect.  Alternative solutions were needed.

The architect who managed the entire design and construction process, “Designers by Nature”, Warrnambool Vic, contacted Peter from Chemblast (Rhino Linings Warrnambool) following the advice given by Rhino Linings Australasia company Engineer, Denis Baker, to discuss the Rhino waterproofing options for their weight saving structure that would completely seal the surface and perform well over the design life of the building.

As seen in the images, the roof was subsequently built out of timber.  This medium was chosen to significantly lower the weight of the cantilever roof, negating the need for steel support posts to hold the roof up. 

Chemblast (Rhino Linings Warrnambool) sprayed the Australian manufactured Rhino Tuff Stuff, completely sealing the roof surface and box gutters.  Rhino Linings TUFF STUFF, a spray applied polyurethane protective coating provides a seamless membrane that is a Class III Wet Area Membrane,  root resistant, uniform in thickness and will not become brittle if exposed to UV or high temperatures. Rhino Tuff Stuff offers long term durability (CSIRO Testing) and its application capabilities are well recognised in the waterproofing industry.

Work completed by Chemblast Industrial Coatings

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 12 June 18


Rust Protection for Fire Truck Chassis

Regular maintenance checks by the CFA ensure long-term solution for rusting fire truck chassis.

With our Australian climate, bushfires and grassfires can happen any time of the year.  Emergency Services need to be ready to respond to calls at a moment’s notice, as do their vehicles.

After a routine vehicle maintenance check, the Country Fire Authority (CFA), a community-based fire and emergency services organisation in Victoria, found a significant amount of rust on the chassis of one of their fire trucks. This one issue can have a vehicle out of action for weeks.

The CFA approached Chemblast (Rhino Linings Warrnambool) asking for a solution to their problem. The rust needed to be removed and the chassis surface resealed to prevent any further damage.

The Fire Truck body was stripped from the chassis; rust and other contaminants removed with abrasive blasting.  Cross members were replaced where required, and the frame painted with epoxy before being encapsulated with Rhino Tuff Stuff to keep the rust in check.
The original work was carried out in 2015.  12 months later the job was reinspected by the CFA maintenance team and found to be in perfect condition. 

Accumulated rust on a truck chassis can have a vehicle taken immediately off the road or worse, could mean a full replacement.  The benefits of the type of application Chemblast provides mean that costs can be kept low and kept within budgetary constraints expected of the CFA.

Today Chemblast continues to work closely with the CFA; the company has now completed nine units in total.

Work completed by Chemblast Industrial Coatings

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 22 May 18


Chute Wear Liners

Large in size and weight, these 2-tonne wear plates line a massive iron ore chute at the Yandi BHP mine site in the Pilbara, WA.

Australian Resin Coatings was engaged by Enduraclad International to provide a protective coating for the tungsten wear plates to protect the edges from chipping on installation - this proved successful

 

 

An ongoing trial, which is forecast to be carried out over the next five years, is to ascertain the suitability and durability of RhinoChem 2170 polyurethane and its ability to lengthen the life of the liners and help stop the ore from chipping the wear liners out from the edges.

Application Process

The surface area of the wear plates was prepared and primed with RhinoPrime 251.  Depending on the depth of the wear plate edge, 3-8mm of RhinoChem 2170 was applied to provide an extremely durable, abrasion and impact resistant surface.

 

Work completed by Australian Resin Coatings

 

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 09 April 18


Artesian Hot Water Spring Spa Francoise National Park, Western Australia

This natural hot spring spa is located in the Francoise National Park, Western Australia and part of the Peron Homestead Precinct which introduces visitors to how life was in pastoral days.

 

 

The artesian water once supplied water to stock on the property. Today, visitors have the opportunity to soak in the regular 400C water that is fed into the spa and enjoy the wildlife that comes to drink in the hot tub overflow.

A similar coating to Rhino Linings polyurethane was applied 18 months previously to the hot tub/spa, however, due to the constant heat and nature of the water, the coating had failed and was peeling off.  Australian Resin Coatings was engaged to recoat the spa with a protective coating that could withstand the long-term effects of the hard water and hot water temperature.

After removal of the failed coating, the surface was prepped and primed with RhinoPrime 251.  The spa surface was relined with a 3mm coating of Rhino Tuff Stuff over the top of a fibreglass coating.

Francoise National Park is located 726 km north of Perth, within the boundary of the Shark Bay World Heritage area, check it out next time you are in Western Australia.

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 05 March 18


Fuel Tank Protection for Variety Bash Vehicle - Car No. 49

Shackell Transport, The Variety Bash and Fuel Tank Protection for Car No. 49

The Variety Bash is Australia’s largest (and favourite!) motoring event with participants travelling to rural parts of Australia that they would otherwise not see, at the same time raising money for disadvantaged and special needs children. Throughout the Bash, participants visit local towns, stopping into the schools to visit the kids (some schools only having 5 students!). Bashers get to see the smiles of the kids they’ve helped and provide the schools with equipment to assist student’s development and education.

“Our car No.49 is a 1968 Ford Falcon sedan stock standard 221 C1 (3.6 litre) 6 cylinder engine with a 3 speed column shift manual gearbox” said Bob Shackell from Shackell Transport, “We have raised the suspension for clearance and run all terrain tyres”

The Variety Bash is an amazing motoring event for pre-1974 cars. The logistics to feed about 350 people, three times a day at three different venues and sometimes in remote areas, along with the route planning 5,000km mostly substandard dirt roads, through national parks, forestry and private properties, that would be suited to mainly four wheel drive, is incredible. Then there is the roadside repairs, broken suspension, shocky mounts ripped out, broken axles, radiators, fuel tank and tyres all welded, soldered, plugged, patched and repaired on the side of the road by the owners or the mobile workshops that travel with us.

Rhino Lined Fuel Tank Protection Handles the Harsh Aussie Environment!

While most cars carry a range of spare parts or borrow from someone else to keep moving, there is a part you simply can’t carry, the fuel tank, which cops a lot of stone and rock damage. While most times the leak can be fixed, you can’t replace the lost fuel when you’re in the middle of nowhere. After a couple of years with fuel tank damage, we approached the team at Rhino Linings to provide a solution. Rhino took up the challenge with enthusiasm and treated our fuel tank with their (Rhino) TUFF STUFF protective lining. Our car has since completed 4 Variety Bashes and the bottom of the fuel tank is unmarked and looks like it has just been treated.

I can only imagine how beneficial Rhino TUFF STUFF protection would be for the 4WD market and equipment operating in severe conditions.

Bob Shackell
Shackell Transport Pty Ltd
Shackell's supporting Variety Bashhttp://www.shackelltransport.com.au/business/supporting-variety/

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 05 February 18


Bund Lining & Waterproofing Solutions

Rhino Linings - The Experts in Protective Coatings for Bund Lining & Waterproofing

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:

  1. The products flexibility: Polyurethanes and polyureas move with your substrate and will not crack warp or peel.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

For further information, you can contact Rhino Linings directly on 1300 887 780 to discuss your requirements or contact us to find out more about the Rhino Linings product range.

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 22 January 18


Solutions for Water & Waste Water Containment Problems

Experiencing Difficulty When it Comes to Containing Waste Water?

Inferior sealants and lining alternatives for your water channels require constant and costly monitoring and maintenance. Look beyond those short-term solutions and join thousands of satisfied customers in more than 65 countries that have utilised the innovative products of Rhino Linings Australasia to contain their waste-water and avoid time-consuming and costly spillages.

Rhino Linings Australasia Pty Ltd is a trusted brand, best known as the manufacturer and supplier of spray applied membranes used in road vehicle and marine vessel protection as well as a wide range of industrial applications. However, what you may not be aware of is the cost-effective, long-term containment solutions that we can provide for the water and waste-water industries.

THE COLIBAN WATER AUTHORITY CASE STUDY

The Coliban Water Authority in Victoria had a problem. Large volumes of precious water were escaping through the old, deteriorated concrete base and earthen irrigation channels in the Bendigo and Ballarat regions. The location of the channels was also proving to be a challenge, as they wound through the delicate National Parks and specialised farmlands of North Eastern Victoria.

With sensitive environmental considerations and difficult terrain preventing vehicular access, it appeared that Coliban would be drawn into a long and costly channel restoration process while absorbing the cost of water draining from the compromised channel system. What a waste of time and money!

Fortunately, Rhino Linings Australasia Pty Ltd had the solution. Our polyurethane spray system was perfect for lining the failed water channels.

Lightweight and durable application equipment meant that the remote location and difficult terrain proved no problem for our product technicians.

With just one application of our remarkable elastomer, the integrity of the channels was restored, effectively preventing further loss of valuable H2O and increasing the transfer flow rate considerably.

The Coliban Water Authority was so impressed that Rhino Linings has since been their first choice when confronted with other wastewater concerns.

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENTS!

Rhino Linings is ideal for protecting your tanks, channels, bunded structures and containment zones. Our innovative polyurethane and polyurea lining systems are chemically resistant, potable water approved and wet area membrane approved. The one coat spray-on application means the process of protecting your investments with a seamless membrane to any thickness is swift and cost-effective, leaving you with more time and capital to direct to other areas of your business.

Rhino Linings Australasia Pty Ltd is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of high-performance elastomeric lining systems, has proven products ready to solve the most challenging and costly water / wastewater containment problems.

OUR PRODUCTS ARE:

  • Seamless, impervious spray applied lining
  • Designed for long-life under extreme environmental conditions.
  • Versatile: Formulations can be sprayed to virtually any substrate including concrete, steel, metals fibreglass, wood and geo-textile surfaces
  • Can be sprayed to any desired thickness
  • Tack free within minutes of application with modifiable cure times available.
  • Efficient: Costly downtime is significantly reduced compared to other lining methods ultimately saving you money

RHINO LININGS IS READY TO PROVIDE A SOLUTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Rhino spray applied polyurethanes and pure polyureas delivers superior corrosion protection and resistance against adverse chemistries such as fuel, diesel, crude oil, condensates, brine water, hydroxides, solvents, peroxides, salts, lye and various forms of other harsh chemicals.

Speak to your local Rhino Linings Approved Applicator or Head Office today.

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 04 December 17


Floor Slip-Resistance Tests - Why they are so Important

Getting a new Floor?  Thought about Floor Slip Resistance Tests?

Having a non-slip or slip resistant finish is important for any flooring application, whether it be in the home, commercial premises or industrial warehouses and factories.  The reason?  Safety.  The avoidance of any trip or slip incident depends greatly on a slip-resistant floor, in a nutshell that’s why floor slip resistance tests are so important.

In an effort to verify safe flooring, it is fast becoming a routine practice for property owners, specifiers and architects to request floor slip resistant tests prior to specifying any floor coating for an upcoming project.  The advantage here is that the building owner can be confident that the new flooring will sustain its slip resistance for a period of years as well as help guard the safety of the people who visit, work or live onsite from slips and trips.

It should be noted that here, in Australia, the slip resistance of any new floor surface should be measured in accordance with AS/NZS 4586:2004 – Slip Resistance Classification of New Pedestrian Surface Materials.  This standard outlines five different methods to measure slip resistance including:

  • Wet Pendulum
  • Wet Pendulum and Dry Floor Friction
  • Dry Floor Friction
  • Wet/Barefoot Ramp
  • Oil-Wet Ramp

The AS4586-2004, Appendix A “Wet Pendulum Method” the preferred test method Rhino Linings request our flooring contractors to carry out when completing any flooring project.  The test is a safeguard ensuring there is no doubt of the finished floors slip-resistance properties prior to handover. This can be especially important in the case of a later ‘slip’ and especially where there is the possibility of litigation against the property owner.  The “Wet Pendulum Method” can be carried either onsite or in a laboratory by testing sample swatches of the product or the completed flooring.  Results are provided as a British Pendulum Number (BPN) and allocated a slip resistance classification ranging from Z to V – with Z being the lowest.

Another consideration that needs to be taken into account is the slope of the flooring surface.  This is where the older Ramp Test or ‘R’ Rating was used.  This test is carried out by a laboratory technician standing on a coated ramp at various angles of incline either barefoot or with a simulated standard shoe sole (Four S) which is generally accepted as the material to assess the slip resistance.  However, it is not always possible to carry out a Ramp Test on site and that is why Standards Australia and Rhino Linings recommend a “Wet Pendulum Method” to determine the slip resistance.

The Relationship Between the Pendulum Test and Ramp Test

Mean Pendulum Wet Pendulum Class Ramp Test ('R' Rating)
(35-44) X R9 - Slippage at a 3-10 degree angle of elevation (this surface is fairly slippery)
(45-54) W R10 - Slippage of 10-19  degree angle of elevation
(45-54) W R11 - Slippage of 19-27 degree angle of elevation
(>54) V R12 - Slippage of 27-35 degree angle of elevation
(>54) V R13 - Slippage upwards of 35 degree (this is highly slip-resistant)

Table 3, noted below, defines the Minimum Pendulum and equivalent Ramp Rating Recommendations for Specific Locations This is provided for informational purposes only.  Sourced from CSIRO Standard HB 197:1999 An Introductory Guide to the Slip Resistance of Pedestrian Surface Materials.

Minimum Pendulum and Older Ramp Ratings for Specific Locations

Location (these are a guide only) Pendulum Rating Ramp Rating
Accessible internal stair nosings (dry) - Handrails present X R10
Accessible internal stair nosings (wet) Handrails present W B or R11
Communal change rooms X A
Entry foyer hotel, office, public building - wet X R10
Entry foyers hotel, office, public building - dry Z R9
External colonnade, walkways & pedestrian crossing W R10
External ramps V R11
External stair nosings W R11
Fast food outlets, buffet food servery areas Z R9
Hospitals and aged care facilities - dry areas Z R9
Hospitals and aged care facilities - ensuites X A or R10
Internal ramps, slope (greater than 2 degrees) - dry X R10
Lift lobbies above external entry foyer Z R9
Other separate shops inside shopping centres Z R9
Other shops with external entrances - entry area X R10
Shopping centre excluding food servery areas Z R9
Shopping centre - food court X R10
Shop and supermarket fresh fruit and vegetable areas X R10
Supermarket aisles except for fresh food areas Z R9
Swimming pool surrounds & communal shower rooms W B
Swimming pool ramps and stairs leading into water V C
Toilet facilities in offices, hotels, shopping centres X R10
Undercover concourse areas of sports stadiums X R10

Cleaning Slip-Resistant Flooring Surfaces

Finally, cleaning of a slip-resistant floor is also very important and the grease/dirt can build up in between the highs and lows, thereby significantly reducing the grip. Cleaning with a foaming agent in warm water is the best way to remove dirt, grease and grime.  Be aware that some cleaning chemicals can also make your floor slippery. Rhino Linings also try to have our flooring contractor’s state in their Warranty that proper cleaning and regular inspection (6 to 12 months) is an essential part of maintaining the Warranty of a floor.

In addition to correct maintenance and cleaning,  always keep in mind that when choosing a suitable floor coating for your next project, whether it be epoxy, polyaspartic, polyurea, polyurethane, vinyl or even tile, it is extremely important that you make sure that your choice provides a suitable slip-resistant surface throughout the entire lifespan of the coating.  Most importantly, ensure you have floor slip resistance tests done to safeguard yourself against possible legal action from slips and trips.

For further information contact Rhino Linings Head Office on 07 5585 7000, email info@rhinolinings.com.au  

DISCLAIMER: Note that this article is Rhino Linings Australasia Pty Ltd interpretation of AS/NZS 4586:2004 – Slip Resistance Classification of New Pedestrian Surface Materials and accepts no liability for the content supplied in this article, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing.  Please refer to the actual standard available at Sai Global prior to making any decision.

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 13 November 17


Bund lining and waterproofing solutions

Rhino Linings – Protective Coatings for Bund Liners 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:

  1. The products flexibility: Polyurethanes and polyureas move with your substrate and will not crack warp or peel.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Rhino Linings Australasia manufactures the Polyurethane and Polyurea protective coatings.  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.

  5. Rhino Linings products are environmentally friendly.  They are solvent free, contain no V.O.C’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) and even conform with the highly stringent USA EPA regulations.

Additionally, select Rhino coating products have been certified for use in potable water applications and are AQIS accepted.

For further information, you can contact Rhino Linings directly on 1300 887 780 to discuss your requirements or contact us to find out more about the Rhino Linings product range.

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 17 October 17


An Introduction to Rhino Linings Protective Coatings

An Introduction: Rhino Linings Protective Lining Coating Products

Rhino Linings can be sprayed or cast onto virtually any type of equipment and substrate material regardless of penetrations or shape, whether new or already in service.

The reason Rhino Linings polyurea and polyurethane products provide industrial-strength protection is because they can be applied significantly thicker than many other coatings in the market. 

The thickness?  Anywhere from 2 mm to unlimited thickness.

All Rhino Linings formulations are capable of protecting your equipment against erosion, corrosion, impact, and abrasion. 

Overall, products coated with a Rhino Linings coatings are stronger, tougher, and more durable than those coated with conventional elastomers, epoxies, and plastics.

Rhino Linings products exhibit a remarkable range of properties including ...

*  Resistance to abrasion
*  High Resistance to impact
*  Suitability for high-flex applications
*  Flexibility at low temperatures
*  Stability up to 120 degrees Celsius (248 degrees Fahrenheit)
*  Ability not to sweat or even deteriorate in water
*  Electrical properties
*  Resistance to oil, grease and other chemicals
*  Radiation resistance
*  Ability to bond to wood, metals and most plastics
*  Noise reduction capacity

Rhino Linings Flagship formulations include:

Rhino TUFF STUFF protective lining

Rhino TUFF STUFF is Rhino Linings most versatile premium liner product. A thick “grippy” liner that will provide maximum slip resistance whilst providing maximum protection against, impact, abrasion and corrosion. (Link to T/S Page)

Duraspray – Spray On Protection

Rhino Linings Duraspray provides maximum hardness, maximum impact protection and maximum scratch resistance at a lower price than TUFF STUFF.  Nothing compares to Rhino Linings Duraspray when it comes to hard wearing, flexible and seamless industrial flooring. Spray applied to any thickness in one application Duraspray reduces long shut down times associated with traditional floor coatings saving the business owner money.

RhinoChem 2170 Protective Coatings

Rhino Linings RhinoChem 2170 sprayed on liner is designed for aggressive chemical environments and total submersion applications. The product displays excellent chemical resistance even at elevated temperatures. It is spray applied to any thickness in just one application and is instant curing saving industry expensive “down time”.

For more information on our range of products and a spray applied protective solution for your particular problem, call Rhino Linings Head Office on 1300 887 780.

 

 

 

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 14 September 17


Protecting assets with spray applied coatings

The economic impact of corrosion is often exacerbated in humid, tropical conditions found in areas such as northern Queensland. The moisture and heat accelerate the deterioration of machinery, vehicles and assets. Applying a protective surface coating is one way of minimising or reducing the effect.

When it comes to corrosion, abrasion and impact protection, Spray-applied polymer surface treatments can meet the demands of the variable Australian climate including the often-harsh working environments of construction sites, remote mining facilities, through to automotive, agricultural, marine, military and local council infrastructure requirements.

Despite still challenging economic conditions, Rhino Linings is experiencing strong growth in all regional areas of Australia and expanding the range of companies we have been approaching to be applicators and dealers.

The addition of Rhino Linings to a panel beater, repair shop or even commercial painter, can extend the range of services that can be offered.

While RLA has its origins in the automotive industry, our products are not just used for ute trays. For more than a quarter of a century Rhino has also been protecting military vehicles, boats, flooring, buildings, structures and industrial equipment, in addition to traditional trucks, 4WDs and prime movers.

Having started out as a domestic and commercial painter, Haydon Mann and his partner Sheree took on the Rhino Linings Townsville dealership. This move has allowed them to shift into a variety of other asset protection work.

When the opportunity of taking up a full Rhino Linings dealership came, Haydon didn’t have to deliberate too long before accepting.  He realised that a lot of the techniques learned as a painter were the same for using Rhino Lining’s spray polymers, with preparation being key to ensuring a great finish.  These same skills are also required by panel beaters and spray painters.

During his first year as an applicator/dealer, Haydon and his staff worked a diverse range of projects which included coating a whole boat, cane harvester spirals and other farm equipment, floors and spraying the externals of 4WD vehicles, not to mention the usual ute tub liners.

Did you know that cane farmers usually have to replace parts of their harvesters every year?
Being coated with Rhino spray applied linings can extend this to a least three years resulting in far less downtime
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For a new Rhino Linings Applicator, a low ‘buy in’ price allows them to grow their business at their own pace because they only have to buy materials. There are no traditional franchise fees to be paid, and applicators and dealers have end-to-end support with access to service engineers and backup from the experienced technical support staff.

RLA assists its dealers in developing best method procedures and practices for chemical handling and machinery used to apply our products. We are fully committed to the development of new technologies, products, and services that offer the best solutions to the needs of our customers, applicators and distributors.

Want to know more?  Contact us on 1300 887 780

 

 

 

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 22 August 17

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