Water collection tray preservation
When the Naval Base San Diego Damage Control and Firefighting School was in need of a professional restoration for their aircraft trainer, they turned to the professionals at NCI’s Industrial Division to get the job done right! Always ready to perform work on military bases and shipyards along the West Coast with DBIDS access already in place for our staff, there was no waiting period for authorization and we were able to begin work immediately without affecting their extremely tight timetable (any delays would directly affect the deployment of warships in the Pacific Fleet).
Of course, we completed this job on time, on budget, & on schedule, that’s just how we do it! We completed a full restoration of the water collection trays and the underlying structural steel by sand blasting & coating. NCI provided expert blasters, painters, in-house QA, Safety, and Project Management. We successfully completed this project and met the customer’s high expectations, far exceeding safety and quality guidelines.
Part of this job included removing thirteen, two-ton steel water collection trays and a simulated aircraft. Utilizing a crane, these items were transported off-site for sandblasting and painting. While that process was underway, NCI mobilized a blasting team to the Firefighting Facility to go to work on the core steel structure of the facility. Our team cleaned, masked, and sandblasted the entire steel structure. We brought this structure down to a beautiful preserved condition, eliminating all traces of rust and dirt. Then our highly experienced painters applied prime, stripe, and finish coats to ensure a durable and beautiful protective finish. We then brought the two-ton water collection trays & simulated aircraft back to the facility & re-installed them.
The final product will provide many years of service to our nation’s Naval Fleets, Sailors and commodities. This facility is key in training our West Coast Sailors to be well prepared to contain and extinguish shipboard fires.