Services from ABFAD Limited

Providing innovative services to industry since 1996
Abfad's rope access services

Innovative Rope Access Services

IRATA approved rope access services such as inspection, repair/maintenance, blasting and coating, along with many other rope access services. Abfad Ltd supply rope access personnel with the ability to perform work to the required specification. Abfad’s safety supervisors are trained to the highest standards and will ensure risk assessments and method statements are provided and implemented for all work tasks.

Storage Tank Lining Systems

Providing corrosion protection for storage tanks with solvent free single skin coatings which fully encapsulate the internal steel of the storage tank to prevent corrosion, and Fuelvac® double skin lining system with class 1 vacuum leak detection monitoring for above and below ground storage tanks.

Fuelvac® has been installed in an above ground tank used for the storage of over 2 million litres of Hydrochloric Acid. This is a world first for double skin tank lining.

Double-skin Tank Lining Systems
Confined space, Emergency Rescue Services

Emergency Rescue Services

Emergency rescue and safety cover services for people working at height or within confined spaces, including tanks, silos, vats, vessels, power station boilers, turbines and stacks, etc. Abfad provide highly trained and equipped rescue teams, able to respond to any incident in a professional and experienced manner. Ensuring workers safety should be at the forefront of every company’s ethos and operating practices.


Pipeline Protection System

PIPEVAC® provides the answer to elimination and monitoring of corrosion by creating and holding a permanent vacuum around the pipe circumference. PIPEVAC® aims to provide an inspection and maintenance free corrosion prevention system, protecting from atmospheric corrosion as well as corrosion under insulation (CUI), with complete 24/7 vacuum monitoring of the pipeline.

PIPEVAC® provides the opportunity for real cost savings on external inspection, removal and re-installation of insulation, coatings and pipeline repair.

PIPEVAC Pipeline Protection System
Patented Magnet System

Magnetic Positioning Aid

Abfad’s patented magnet system has been developed for rope access technicians by rope access technicians, other methods of positioning and anchoring were found to be time consuming, lacking in efficiency and in some cases completely ineffective. The Magnet System has been tested rigorously including by the TWI (The Welding Institute) who have also tested the pull off strengths of the magnets.

Manufactured using 316L stainless steel the magnet system is constructed to the highest standards using the best quality materials to ensure each unit has increased corrosion resistance for use in extreme environments.

Weld Seam Monitoring

Abfad’s Weld Seam Monitoring System monitors a structures vital welds and acts as an early warning indicator, allowing operators to investigate before a catastrophic failure of the structure occurs.

Any structure which suffers the potential for stress and fatigue will benefit from Weld Seam Monitoring. This could be wind turbines, bridges, pressure vessel external welds, and any structure that is subjected to cyclic loading.

Abfad's Weld Seam Monitoring System
Offshore wind turbine maintenance

Renewables / Marine

Turbine blade inspections and repairs, blasting and Protective Coating refurbishment on both onshore and offshore structures, and more.

Abfad are responsible for refurbishing the first commercial offshore wind farm in the UK, Scroby Sands at Great Yarmouth.

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