|Project: Nevada Power – Reid Gardner Station
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contractor: FHI Plant Services, Inc.
Products: MEADOW-CRETE GPS
W. R. MEADOWS and the Nevada Power on-staff engineers worked closely to choose the appropriate products and repair methodologies to ensure the long-term rehabilitation of the Reid-Gardner Station. The concrete repairs included the successful application of 5,300 bags of MEADOW-CRETE GPS over two repair phases.
The Reid-Gardner Generating Station consists of four base-load coal-fired units and is located 52 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The first unit went online in 1965 and the additional units were placed in service during 1968, 1976 and 1983.
|Due to the varying and severe PH environment, which ranges from 2 – 14 at any given time, the station has ongoing deterioration of the existing concrete. They needed a material that would be stable in this environment. MEADOW-CRETE GPS was the answer.
The areas of the station that have been repaired to date include water troughs, horizontal areas below stacks and vertical substrates.
In addition to the MEADOW-CRETE GPS, Nevada Power will be using REZI-WELD™ TYPE III DOT to seal concrete at the station with a broadcast of sand or emery. Again, the engineer was seeking a material that will be stable in the harsh PH environment.