Belzona Help Fire Service Meet Energy Targets
08/16/2012

Long standing Belzona Authorised Contractor ARG (Mansfield) Ltd recently assisted a local fire service with achieving their environmental targets by applying a flexible membrane system to some newly installed solar panel timber base plates.

Online PR News – 16-August-2012 – Harrogate – Long standing Belzona Authorised Contractor ARG (Mansfield) Ltd recently assisted a local fire service with achieving their environmental targets by applying a flexible membrane system to some newly installed solar panel timber base plates.

For over 13 years, ARG (Mansfield) Ltd have worked closely with Belzona Polymerics Limited to provide the Midlands with the expert on-site application services of Belzona products. In March 2012, a local fire service commissioned a national renewable energy company to supply and install a rooftop solar energy system to the flat roofs of several of its fire stations in the area. These roofs had been successfully coated in Belzona 3111 (Flexible Membrane) two years prior to this application.

The fire service requested ARG (Mansfield) Ltd to provide a specification for a liquid applied weatherproof coating which could be applied to the wooden fixings of the solar panels as well as the existing roof system. This application provided seamless encapsulation between the brackets and existing flat roof to ensure moisture could not penetrate into the wooden timber base plates and also ensured the integrity of the previous Belzona roofing application.

The chosen product for the application onto the solar panel brackets was Belzona 3111 (Flexible Membrane) which offers unrivalled water and weatherproofing solutions for all types of roofing substrates, complex architectural design and insulation. The simple solution provided by Belzona involved the surface area being prepared with Belzona 3911 (PSC Surface Conditioner) a brush applied porous surface conditioner, followed by two coats of Belzona 3111 (Flexible Membrane) incorporating Belzona 9311 (Reinforcing Sheet).
In this case, the Belzona 3111 (Flexible Membrane) was selected for its waterproofing capabilities, ensuring the solar panel brackets remain protected from the effects of the environment for years to come. Furthermore, the product has been specially formulated to offer solar reflective properties, helping to keep facilities cool and reduce air conditioning costs over the summer months.
The fire service has since expressed their satisfaction with the solution and Belzona is delighted to assist the fire service become more energy efficient and self-sufficient.