QinetiQ Test Rails

Refurbishment 2018

QinetiQ Rails refurbishment.

VariBlast were contracted by QinetiQ to refurbish 1,500lm of steels rails on the 1.5km test and evaluation track at the ‘MOD Pendine Firing Range’ facility in Wales.

All steel surfaces were cleaned using dry blasting and prepared to an Sa2.5 (white steel) surface preparation standard and then painted with a two coat water based ‘Neutrarust’ paint system, supplied by Global Corrosion Solutions Ltd.



  • Pendine Range, Wales


  • Ministry of Defence

Principal Contractor:

  • QinetiQ Ltd


  • 4 Weeks

Completion Date:

  • February 2018

Services Used:

  • Dry Blasting
  • Airless Spray Painting

Materials Used:

  • Neutrarust NR661 / NR TL