Automated Plating Process
Our surface preparation process is automated here at T BAILEY, INC. Not only is having an automated process safer, it is also much more efficient. The primer is then applied manually by a professional, ensuring full coverage. Pre-priming means clients are provided with steel that can be used right away without needing further cleaning such as paint removal.
Preparing the steel plate centers around abrasive cleaning, which can sometimes be sandblasting, followed by the coating of the steel with a pre-primer. This pre-primer is extremely thin; if it was cut or welded, it would not give off toxic fumes in the same way other options would. It is designed to be a protective layer.
‘Plate’ refers to all steel, including beams, tubes, or pipes, and not only a flat singular piece of metal. All formations of steel can have the priming applied to it, and it serves to make the surface of the steel smooth and ready for the surface or top coat.
T BAILEY, INC. offers full service. So whether you simply need some pre-primed steel plates or this is merely one step in a larger manufacturing process, we have got you covered. We receive our steel from reliable vendors and have all the necessary pre-priming equipment on-site at our 14,000 square-foot painting facilities in Anacortes, Washington. Thanks to this, we can provide you with an accurate estimation of the arrival date of your order.
All of T BAILEY, INC.’s teams operate simultaneously, meaning that your project will continually be making progress. One of our innovative structural systems is the rail system. When the steel plates are finished in one stage of the process, they can be easily and quickly moved to the next one.
First, the steel plate will be sandblasted in order to properly clean it. We have an automated blaster that continually services the part. Following blasting, the steel plate will be thoroughly covered with the pre-primer, guaranteeing a smooth and even surface.
T BAILEY, INC. always adheres to current regulations and standards, ensuring that you receive the highest quality possible. We utilize a Quality Management System internally to keep track of all aspects of our production and to transparently commit to quality.
Additionally, we perform in-house inspections regularly, on the equipment, technological systems, and our staff. All members of staff are properly certified and keep up to date on these certifications.
The blasting and coating machinery is inspected every day. Importantly, our painting facility is not only AISC certified, but has received a sophisticated paint endorsement as well. T BAILEY, INC. also holds official SSPC QP3 certification.
When your order has been fulfilled, T BAILEY, INC. offers shipping. We have delivered all over the Pacific Northwest, down the West coast, and up into Canada. Shipping can be done via railcar, truck, barge, etc., and the delivery timeline can be tightly controlled.
Our Trusted Pre-primed Plate
T BAILEY, INC. is the most reliable manufacturer in the Pacific Northwest region. Between our expert staff, high quality assurance, and innovative coating and painting facility, we are unmatched.
Our friendly team of professionals is always ready to answer any questions and undertake a new project. Your experience with T BAILEY, INC. is promised to be straightforward, honest, and deliver only the best.