Big Bang North West: LIVE testing with Freyssinet & CCSL!
May 14th 2018

Big Bang North West: LIVE testing with Freyssinet & CCSL!

We are excited to announce that Freyssinet & CCSL will be returning to The Big Bang North West 2018. Not only do they have an awesome list of activities to reveal, they will be LIVE testing Cathodic Protection in the arena too – ZAP!

‘Freyssinet and CCSL took part in the Big Bang North West 2017 as part of Construction Corner, and had a brilliant day. It was really encouraging to see how interested and engaged the students were about engineering. We are pleased to be involved again for the 2018 event.’ – Freyssinet & CCSL


CCSL will be energising a Cathodic Protection system with a power supply so students can see polarity of reinforcement. Cathodic Protection is basically a way of stopping metal parts of a structure rusting. The process is very simple science!

CCSL will be demonstrating a reference electrode that monitors the reinforcement to anode mesh and ribbon which drives the current into concrete and re-establishes the passive layer to the reinforcement. We have also designed a special ‘How to prevent an explosion of corrosion!’ student-friendly handout.

Freyssinet’s hydrodemolition specialist team Aquaforce Jetting will exhibiting a hand lance and special protective suit that operatives wear when they are undertaking hydrodemolition. Hydrodemolition is a process of high-pressure water jetting, used to remove concrete or coatings… witness the power via the video!

Freyssinet has been at the forefront of specialised civil engineering technology, consultancy and installation since 1950. A leading specialist in concrete repairs, bridge bearings, post-tensioning, expansion joints, jacking, cathodic protection and sprayed concrete, Freyssinet is renowned for delivering innovative solutions and pushing the envelope of structural and civil engineering.

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Corrosion Control Services Ltd (CCSL) is a specialist consultancy in the field of corrosion control of metals in concrete, masonry, soils and natural waters.

CCSL offers surveys, investigation and specialist consultancy services for civil, building, ports and oil and gas structures worldwide.

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