Case Study

Case Study – Wear Resistance for Effluent Sludge Rollers


Water and Waste industry, UK.


Scope of Work

Rebuilding and protecting severely worn sludge rollers to original dimensions.



Plasmet T and glass fibre reinforcing fabric.



Fabricated steel rollers.


The Solution

  • Pre-machined to get back to good surface.
  • Grit blasted to ISO 8501-1 cleanliness standard Sa 2 ½.
  • Plasmet T applied with 100mm wide glass fabric reinforcement.


The enhanced properties of Plasmet T, the life of the component will now be greater than that of a new roller – adding to the cost benefits of using our specialist high performance coating systems.

Sludge Rollers - Case Study



Coating Credentials

Plasmet T is a high solids epoxy coating loaded with Silicon Carbide to provide added abrasion resistance. Plasmet T, when coupled with glass reinforcing, as in this application, builds strength and thickness to these worn sludge rollers. The specification of these drums also utilised Plasmet T’s ability to be machined and ground to a very smooth finish. Designed primarily as a cosmetic top coat for Plasmet R and WR, Plasmet T provides excellent chemical resistance and a good gloss appearance. Using coating as a method of refurbishment has proved cost and time effective on these sludge rollers. Traditional methods of welding and machining have a turn around time of weeks, and replacement is expensive. Corroserve’s solution can be turned around in days and is around half the cost of a new roller.


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