Keeping a roof over the heads of the Dinosaurs!


Keeping a roof over the heads of the Dinosaurs!

For over 130 years the iconic Natural History Museum in Central London has housed one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur skeletons and is home to some 70 million life and earth science specimens. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specialising in identification and conservation.

However, to maintain this historic building gin pristine condition and to ensure the safe housing of the fabulous collection, this centre for conservation needs a little conservation itself from time to time. This is where ESL and Torbo have been involved, helping to keep the roof over the dinosaurs heads.

ESL, the industrial cleaning equipment company,  were approached to help find a solution for the  quick, efficient and safe process of surface preparation for the remediation of the main supporting beams of the basic building structure  required prior to re-surfacing work being carried out.

Torbo’s abrasive blasting systems have a very flexible cleaning capability due to the fully variable operating pressure settings available and the wide range of compatible blasting media. Precise and specific surface finish specifications are easily and consistently achieved across the full range of surface conditions and material types. The flexible nature of the systems allows for precise and specific finish requirements to be achieved. Fast, efficient and reliable, Torbo systems are the world-leading dustless blasting solution.

Following trials, ESL’s M120 Torbo System was selected to provide the perfect solution for the challenge of keeping the world famous Natural History Museum, and its famous inhabitants, open to visitors for the next 130 years.

On 19 May 2011