PROTECTA-Mag for asset corrosion protection

As the population grows, it is time to rethink how we better manage and preserve existing infrastructure. Calix is developing a cost-effective and innovative solution to corrosion in ageing sewer assets.

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SEWER MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT COSTS HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS PER YEAR.
Concrete sewers based upon Portland cement are subject to corrosion due to the production of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) as a result of biological activity in the sewer. Worldwide, sewer maintenance, repair or replacement costs hundreds of billions of dollars per year, mostly as a direct result of corrosion.
PROTECTA-Mag – treat the cause, not the symptom

With an emphasis on creating a sustainable future for existing infrastructure, Calix is developing a cost-effective, reliable and innovative solution to corrosion in ageing sewer
assets.

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corrosion of sewer networks

Concrete sewage infrastructure, if left untreated, slowly corrodes away from sulphide attack.

Key Benefits

A cost-effective alternative to epoxy linings for corrosion protection in horizontal sewer assets.
With our patented biostatic formula we are able to neutralise H2S attacks on sewer infrastructure.
Calix is renowned for reliability, quality and engineering, ensuring each solution is tailored to the customer’s needs.
We guarantee to protect horizontal sewer assets long into the future.

KEY STEPS IN THE CORROSION OF CONCRETE SEWER ASSETS

  1. Generation of H2S in sewer lines fills up the manhole.
  2. Oxidisation of H2S to H2SO4 by humidity / condenstion, reducing pH.
  3. Sulphide oxidising bacteria (SOB) form colonies as pH drops.
  4. Convert H2S to H2SO4 (sulphuric acid) = corrosion of asset.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE, CHANGE REACTIVE MAINTENANCE INTO PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

PROTECTA-Mag is an innovative and cost-effective solution for horizontal sewer asset coating.

Customer Stories

Protecting Ageing Infrastructure \ Airports
Manhole Corrosion Protection Technology at Ormeau, Gold Coast City Council

PROTECTA-Mag extends lifespan and reduces cost of manhole maintenance at Gold Coast City Council (GCCC), Queensland, Australia.

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WHY CHOOSE CALIX

FROM MINE TO CUSTOMER

Calix is able to offer better service, reliability and performance to its customers because it controls the entire production process from mining of raw materials, processing and production.

Calix owns and operates a mine in South Australia as well as production, testing facilities and manufacturing plants. The ability to hydrate our high surface area MgO in our patented, close-to customer facilities creates multiple benefits for our customers and local communities.

Our AS/NZS ISO 9001 certified quality system and safety, health and environmental management system are vital elements of our engineering and quality services.

FASTER REACTIVITY = COST SAVINGS

Calix’s solutions are manufactured using Calix Technology, which involves grinding minerals to particles around one thousandth of a millimetre in size, and then “flash” heating them in a very short time at up to 1.000 degrees Celsius. As trapped gases in the mineral “bubble out” of the particles, we snap freeze them in a very high energy state, leaving a very porous, honey-comb-like structure.

New materials produced by Calix Technology are proving to have similar properties to highly active nano-materials, without the safety concerns and high cost, but with all the benefits. This means it has the high reactivity of nano-material, without the potential health and handling issues.

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HASSLE FREE DELIVERY, LOCAL SERVICE AND SUPPORT YOU CAN COUNT ON, WHEREVER YOU ARE LOCATED.

Calix has its own direct delivery, service and support capabilities and also has an established a network of local distributors and partners that can provide the best solution for your specific needs and ensure you receive excellent customer service and support.

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