Power Generation & Transmission
In recent decades, the power industry has undergone huge global expansion and continues to develop and change to accommodate the stratospheric increases in the demand for power right around the world. As one visual example, this demand has fuelled more construction since 1945 than since the beginning of man’s history, with much of this being in reinforced concrete, which without significant changes, is now understood to be unsustainable due to its huge energy demand and carbon footprint.
This expansion and rush for power and energy, has also historically contributed to extensive environmental issues and damage, including a significant contribution to the drastic and damaging effects of climate change. Fossil fuel power stations, especially limited efficiency coal fired ones, have driven the engines of our manufacturing and process industries since the industrial revolution, replacing water mills and real horsepower in every area of life. This was once seen as the future, with cheap energy to support our extravagant lifestyles, which was also at a time when most of the world had poorly insulated residential, commercial, industrial, and public buildings, with hugely wasteful processing, heating, and cooling systems.
The realisation that all of this is unsustainable has gradually dawned on most of the world over the past 50 years, leading to the expansion of hydroelectric and geothermal power where geographically viable, plus the cautious expansion of nuclear technologies for power generation, where it was geographically and politically perceived to be safe to do so. More recently there has also been huge growth in sustainable / renewable power, with so-called green energy for power production at national, regional, and local, even domestic levels with an increasing number of solar panels and wind generators on our homes. Green energy sources include solar power, wind power, biogas and other biofuels, as well as the previously mentioned hydrogeneration and geothermal heat source technologies. Many of these technologies were originally developed and proven in the UK, though today the UK is somewhat lagging in adoption and installation of these, but there is now increasing investment in all these areas for the long term.
Today we have all these different technologies for power generation in the UK and many of these need specialist resin floor finishes to meet the performance demands. These requirements can be from chemical resistance to impact and abrasion resistance, as well as cleanroom (CRM) conditions for example, in areas used for solar panel and electrical control systems design, production, assembly and service, where non-dusting floors, that are easy to clean are necessary. NCC has worked in all these environments and has experience in providing the right resin floor systems for each area of the plant. This is in addition to the power transmission network, which also needs appropriate resin flooring for its substations and transformer containment bunds etc.
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