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NOV 2015

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52 NOVEMBER 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Te chosen system included Corobond vinyl ester epoxy primer and Magnalux 404 FF, also a vinyl ester product with fberglass fake (FF). "Tis product is great to work with as it removes the need for a fberglass mesh installation and provides the installer with a medium build coating," Smedley said. General Polymers specifed these particular coatings because of the client's need for a specifc chemical resistance; they had a specifc number of parts per million that the area had to stay under (up to 14,000 ppm). Safety was also part of the strategy behind picking the coatings materials. Te Magnalux, for example, is styrene- free, which means it is easier to work with from an installation The six-person crew prepared the substrate to NACE No. 6/Societ y for Protec tive Coating s (SSPC) Sur face Preparation (SP) 13. They used diamond and hand grinder s with High-Ef ficienc y Par ticulate Air (HEPA) vacuums. The crew worked on the 1,500 -s quare -fo ot (139.4 m²) s econdar y co n t a i n m e n t , w h i c h w a s m a d e u p o f s i d e - b y - s i d e b a s e s . T h e y worked over four days on the five-foot tall (1.5 m) by eight-inch wide (20.3 cm) walls. Chemical Containment Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #161

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