Sjótækni‘s report on the use of Humidur

Last year, Sjótækni received a research grant from Vegagerðin to gain experience of using the substance Humidur in Icelandic conditions. The material Humidur is manufactured by the company Acotec in Belgium and has been used all over the world in the repair of ports, bridges, windmills and other structures as well as its use in the oil and gas industry. The material Humidur was developed by Acotec with minimal environmental impact and good durability to the target in any kind of aquatic environment. It can withstand salt water and sludge as well as being used in tanks for drinking water, oil and various chemical products. Humidur is free of solvents, heavy metals, tar and volatile organic compounds and has proven to be a very environmentally friendly and strong material that requires little or no maintenance after it has been covered. It stops the destruction caused by organic destroyers without killing the organisms that cause the destruction and thus significantly prolongs the life of the structure. Humidur has a 10-year warranty, but since it has been used for the past 30 years, the material has not had to be renewed and it is safe to say that its durability is high.


Sjótækni used the material Humidur to paint steel pieces in the bridge over the eastern estuary of Héraðsvatn in Skagafjörður last year. All work processes were recorded and various measurements of the material were performed during the coating of the steel pieces to get a better view of the use of the material. The intention is to monitor how the material turns out in Icelandic conditions over the next three years with measurements and photography. The attached report shows how Humidur was used to coat the steel pieces in the bridge and the measurements made during the construction.


Interested parties are encouraged to contact Sjótækni to familiarize themselves with the material Humidur and its use. You can also see information about the material and its use here on Sjótækni's website under the tab Mannvirki.




The report can be found at this URL: