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MAY 2015

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COATINGSPRO MAY 2015 41 and delaminated concrete are usually a result of poor concrete or improper placement and fnishing procedures. Create a map of existing foors, clearly identifying the locations of the existing patches, repairs, contami- nation, and any other surface defects found prior to performing any work. Once a foor is coated, everything looks the same. Defning who is responsi- ble for failures or additional costs is clarifed. Understanding the Substrate Understand ing the proper ties of the substrate coatings is essentia l for estimators and applicators. Not only are the proper ties of concrete d if fer- ent f rom those of other substrates, the insta l lation, the ser v ice use, the maintenance per for med, and even the env ironment that concrete is placed in can a l l af fect the f inished product. Moisture is the number one problem w ith fai lures on coated concrete f loors. Without moisture, you do not have concrete. A nd because moisture is a major par t of concrete, it is v ita l to understand how it can af fect coating application. Inspecting and assessing the substrate is the f irst step required to achieve a successf u l coating project. CP Brian O'Farrell has more t han 24 years' e x per ience in t he coat ings indust r y — 17 of t hose years as a cont ractor specia l i zing in f loor coat ings. O'Far rel l now operates DP Coat ings Ltd ., an inspec- t ion and consu lt ing company. He hold s mu lt iple indust r y cer t if icat ions inc lud ing SSPC CCI, PCI, PCS, MCI, and C A S. He is cha ir of t he Toronto sect ion of NACE and is a NACE level III coat ing inspector. For more infor mat ion, contact: Br ian O'Far rel l , (519) 754 -0143 Create a map of existing foors, clearly identifying the locations of the existing patches, repairs, contamination, and any other surface defects found prior to performing any work. Inspector's Corner AEROLON THERMAL INSULATING COATING ENHANCES WORKSITE SAFE T Y S A F E T Y As the most effcient insulative coating available, Aerolon also protects against contact burns and worksite accidents. It effectively controls heat transfer at the substrate surface to enable skin contact exposures of 5 seconds at 140°F (60°C), in accordance with ASTM C1055 standards. It's the only coating of its kind to provide this level of safe- touch burn protection thanks to its innovative formulation featuring aerogel, the world's best insulating solid. For more information, please visit tnemec.com/Aerolon. AEROLON ALSO PROVIDES: • Exceptional Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) resistance • Superior condensation control characteristics • Increased thermal effciency and energy savings • Greater ease of application and maintenance Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #81

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