Case Study

Ocean Products, Seychelles: Food Process Plant Hygienic Coating

Ocean Products Seychelles Ltd instructed us to bring their entire Tuna Oil manufacturing facility up to EU/FDA Food Industry Standards. The company operated from an insulated factory building within a main factory building. The facility was located in Victoria, Seychelles and although many global companies were able to supply the required materials, none were able to offer a complete installation services and associated technical support. We were able to fulfil this requirement and committed to completing the project during a two-week maintenance shutdown period.

Challenges

  • All areas of the building had extensive repair and maintenance problems.
  • Many of the steel clad insulated wall panel section had areas of corrosion and rust.
  • We were required to provide a treatment for the internal shell of the building that was hygienic and easy to clean.
  • The laboratory required a new hygienic and easy to clean floor surface.
  • Areas of corrosion had occurred on the steel clad insulation panels, which had to be treated.
  • The steel clad insulated roof was leaking in several areas where panel joints met and through cable conduits.
  • The external temperatures reached 40°C, the internal operating temperature was 22°C and the roof working temperatures exceeded 50°C.
  • We were required to work in high levels of humidity.

Hygienic resin coating applied to the walls and roof. Ocean Products, Omega 3 fish oil factory in the Seychelles. Materials and technology supplied by Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd from England

Pre installation


Solution

This was an extensive project with work being carried out throughout the facility. To keep costs down for the client we utilised local labour on site and sent two resin coating specialists from the UK and together carried out the following works including:

Roof Panels
We began by removing all traces of the silicon adhesive and aluminium backed bitumen tape. The panels were cleaned and primed, whilst all accessible joints and voids were in-filled and sealed to create a smooth, seamless and waterproof joint with the properties of a 520% elongation to counteract any roof movement.

Corrosion Areas
We manually cleans areas of heavy rusting and severe corrosion before applying two coats of a specialist rust converting zinc based primer. Joints and voids were filled as required.

Internal Walls and Ceilings
Internal wall and ceiling panel joints were filled with flexible resin. All walls were then coated with multiple applications of easy to clean, food grade, solvent-free resin to provide a seamless hygienic finish throughout.

Laboratory Walls and Window Frames
Following a thorough cleaning of corroded areas and an application of rust converting resin primer, all window frame joints were sealed with a flexible resin filler. We then applied multiple applications of an easy to clean, food grade, solvent-free resin coating.

Laboratory Floor
On conclusion of thorough cleaning and degreasing, the surfaces were abraded. We then applied an easy to clean, seamless, self-smoothing poured hygienic flooring resin.


Pre-treatment roof and walls of international project. Ocean Products, Omega 3 fish oil factory in the Seychelles.
Specialist coating completed on time and within budget

Post installation


The Results

All products, materials, tools and equipment were sent directly to the Seychelles and using UK specialists with local labour proved to be a cost effective and a considerable saving for the client. We completed the works within the allocated shutdown period and budget. Despite the tropical working temperatures and high humidity levels, the products achieved outstanding results and the client was extremely satisfied with the overall results.