Whether you are operating single or multiple sites, NSB is equipped to supply the maintenance plan, the coatings you need, as well as ongoing advice and support to help you optimise your coating’s life.
Our AMS pinpoints the most cost effective maintenance, coupled with correct coatings and qualified applicators.
A robust Asset Management Strategy (AMS) gives you:
Corrosion control is a specialised and complex field. NSB has a network of qualified applicators - all holding ITO Blaster/Coater qualifications giving you confidence that the work is done by professionals.
NSB has been maintaining infrastructure for over 40 years and has gained a strong understanding of what works where. We have seen numerous structures through their full coatings lifespans and have seen what lasts. NSB specifies industry leading systems and products according to your design requirements and the environmental conditions surrounding your structure.
Whatever your role, asset owner or network manager, an AMS provides a long term view of your maintenance. We help you to establish a cost-effective maintenance budget over the life cycle of the asset, minimising the risk of unforeseen costs.
Whether you are operating single or multiple sites, NSB is equipped to supply the maintenance plan and the coatings you need, as well as ongoing advice and support to help you optimise your coating’s life.
NSB holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification along with the Australian based CSIRO Painting Contractors Certification Program (PCCP) accreditation. NSB is also a member of NACE International, the worldwide corrosion authority.
It is now an NZTA requirement that any coatings works carried out on their steel structures is to be undertaken by a company holding the PCCP accreditation.
An AMS allows for is simple budgeting for future works. Coatings are usually an oversight and it’s often too late for budgeting when issues are found. It’s not uncommon to be doing other maintenance works on a structure, and coatings only being considered once problems are found. This often requires extensive and costly section replacement followed by coatings which have not been budgeted for.
Preventative maintenance is a very effective method of saving considerable future costs. The cost of corrosion in New Zealand is estimated at 2.5% of GDP and a lot of this is avoidable with solid planning. Our AMS pinpoints the most cost effective maintenance, coupled with correct coatings specifications and qualified applicators, giving the longest possible life. It all adds up to considerable savings across the lifespan of your as
Including the corrosivity rate for the structure. This allows for the rate of breakdown to be estimated and durability expectations to be figured.
A full photographic audit of the structure. To allow for breakdown comparisons to be completed after later inspections.
Coating audit including coating types and thicknesses.
Assess coatings in relation to industry standards, covering areas such as adhesion and rust grade.
Structural assessment conducted if necessary.
Assess whether a minor or major maintenance plan is required, or a simple re-inspection.
Future maintenance, including reasoning.
Pricing system for workand maintenance programme.
Assessments are correlated into a spreadsheet and prioritised by maintenance requirements and expected timings.
The spreadsheet allows for future budgeting to be determined for a much extended period and work plans to be devised.
Specifications are then determined and contract quality plans and inspection test plans written. These plans are peer reviewed by independent parties for accuracy.
The final component is the physical works, be it minor or major maintenance, or re-inspection to monitor degradation.