APT Client - Corus
Client – Corus Steel WorksNewport, Wales
Project – Extreme Cleaning ServicesOil Spill Response – Industrial Cleaning ServicesMachinery Cleaning

What did the client need?

APT assisted with an extreme cleaning services, including emergency industrial cleaning and industrial machine cleaning project at Corus Steel Works, Newport. The extreme cleaning  services were required in an emergency  as a result of a burst pipe in the heavy oil pumping systems which was infiltrating onto the cellars, walls, ceiling, plant, machinery, cable trays and pipework. The extreme cleaning services  project was completed safely and quickly, working closely with the client, we helped Corus save over £250,000 in recovering the plant and equipment.

How did we approach the extreme cleaning services?

A burst in the heavy oil pumping systems sprayed hundreds of gallons of oil around the cellar basement, walls, ceilings, machinery, plant, cable trays and pipework. The excess oils were entering the cellars and flooding towards the water drainage systems, close to the red-hot scale debris from the furnace mills above.

This extremely hazardous and potentially lethal situation required emergency attention and industrial cleaning teams to arrive at Newport immediately. Corus were faced with huge losses for the cost of repairs and loss of production. There was an expected 12-week shut down, plus liability costs which were estimated at millions of pounds of damages.

We were asked to provide extreme cleaning services and emergency industrial cleaning, to include degreasing and removal of debris from this steel work factory because of burst in the heavy oil pumping system. This was causing huge concern as the oil was leaking into all close locations and flooding towards close red-hot scale debris from the furnace mills.

What was the solution?

  • Our industrial cleaning team surveyor conducted an emergency site meeting to inspect the damage and agree on a proposal and plan of action with the client’s fire and safety department.
  • After despatching a fully equipped, specially trained emergency spill response team, we set up a safe practice working area. This included sealing off the drainage systems to prevent materials entering. Whilst closed, we diverted the flooding oil from the dangerous red-hot metal debris.
  • Following a full investigative survey by APT it was found that a large proportion of the identified apparatus, plant and machinery and building structures were functional and could be brought back into production provided that the right combination of industrial cleaning systems and methodologies were employed.
  • We consulted with our chemist who advised on the specific industrial chemicals and degreasers to use for this industrial cleaning task.
  • Our industrial teams first task was to treat the surfaces with the stipulated British Approved product, Citrus RTU, we then used a combination of manual labour, Low Pressure Super-Heated Steam Cleaning Systems, Soda Blast Cleaning and Dry Ice Blast Cleaning.
  • APT were able to restore over 80% of the machinery plant, allowing return to production in less than three weeks as apposed to the expected twelve week forecast.

What was the outcome?

  • The fast action of our industrial cleaners was instrumental in preventing huge losses to industrial equipment, production, and environmental contamination.
  • After the initial extreme cleaning services and emergency cleaning work, we had to identify and implement long-term protections and maintenance programmes throughout the whole site, implemented in conjunction with the client’s own safety team.
  • The preventative work programme contract was awarded to APT which included, the cutting of new strategic channels into the concrete floors to divert any future spillages or run off problems, in capsulation of some of the sensitive plant and splash barriers.
  • APT’s industrial painting team painted the cellar and walls, including demarcation safe walking routes.
  • Safety oil spillage kits were installed throughout strategic locations within the plant.
  • Routine inspection and industrial maintenance cleaning regime were enforced. A proactive maintenance programme was initiated with weekly and monthly management reports, highlighting areas of concern and required actions to maintain a safe working environment.

Client Estimated Cost for the Industrial Cleaning alone: £500,000
Savings achieved by APT for the industrial clean were more than £250,000 in recovering the plant and equipment.

Client Testimonial

“APT are no ordinary industrial cleaning company, they reacted immediately to our emergency. They think outside of the box and provide both long- and short-term solutions. It is very apparent when you speak to them that their wealth of knowledge within the business is to be credited. We are very grateful for the help APT provided.”

Brian Clements

Work with us

If your business or company is looking for extreme cleaning services or  industrial cleaning services near you in Newport, Cardiff, Swansea or Bristol, get in touch with APT for expert advice and pricing. Our team of professionals excels in developing tailored extreme cleaning services. industrial cleaning solutions and emergency cleaning services that address your unique requirements and budget. APT is committed to providing outstanding service and delivering satisfactory results to all businesses.