Fight back against extreme chemical attack- a new range of corrosion protection flooring systems includes vertical and horizontal applied coatings.
Flowcrete Americas recently announces the launch of a new range of anti-corrosive vinyl ester coating and lining materials designed to protect concrete and steel structures from the damaging effects of severe chemical and mechanical attack.
Damage caused by corrosive materials may not always be visible to the naked eye, but can lead to structural failure or even public safety risks. For storage tank or process plant operators, lost capacity for repairs to corrosion damage or relining can be a serious and costly problem.
As such, areas of a plant likely to undergo frequent and severe chemical exposure, thermal shock or mechanical stresses – including primary and secondary containment areas – can benefit from ensuring surfaces and structures are protected against the corrosive effects of aggressive substances used on-site.
With the introduction of Flowchem flooring systems, Flowcrete does for process plant operators what the company does for food and beverage processors. The new range of seamless, elastomer modified vinyl ester resin systems is designed for tough industrial environments including those found in the power, oil and gas, mining and petrochemical businesses, where they act as a barrier to inhibit the contact between chemical compounds or corrosive materials.
Vinyl ester resin – a hybrid of polyester resin strengthened by the addition of epoxy resin – offers superior protection against highly concentrated and aggressive acids, alkalis and solvents including sulfuric, nitric and hydrochloric acid as well as ethanol, butane and methanol.
Flowchem systems provide temperature resistance of up to 350°F, excellent bond strength and abrasion resistance as well as reduced shrinkage, durability and excellent bond strength. Chopped strand and/or woven roving fiberglass reinforcements are used to add strength to a lining, increasing the material’s resistance to cracking while at the same time reducing any curing shrinkage and coefficient of thermal expansion.
Systems available in the range include:
- Flowchem VE RC, a horizontal and vertical roller applied vinyl ester coating installed at 40 mils
- Flowchem VE BC, a more robust version installed at 60, 75 or 125 mils with graded aggregates sandwiched in between two layers of vinyl ester resin to provide enhanced traction, strength and impact resistance.
- Flowchem VE GL, a glass fiber reinforced horizontal and vertical applied system installed at 125 mils, available for hardier environments where improved dimensional stability is needed including areas subject to explosion risk or Liquid Nitrogen handling.
All systems within the Flowchem rage offer clients fast cure properties to minimize downtime and any loss to production.
Get a free quote from Surface Solutions today and find out more about Flowcrete flooring solutions. With U.S. headquarters in Spring, Texas and manufacturing facilities across the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa, Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe, including HACCP-certified flooring systems for the food and beverage industry, decorative seamless resins, waterproof park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, corrosion protection and cementitious self-levelling underlayments. Flowcrete is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth and continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.
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