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JAN 2009

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ABOVE INTERNATIONAL PUMP MANUFACTURING, INC. Drum Pumps for Polyurethane IPM is the quality supplier of drum pumps to the Polyurethane and Polyurea Spray industries. These pumps are application proven in thousands of installations. Pumps are available of both resin and Isocyanate in various lengths to accommodate any space requirement. Pump Features: Minimal directional change for faster reversing of the pump pistons. Large air motor and lower assembly provides up to 7 gpm (26.5 lpm) of flow. Pumps are designed to limit crystallization during drum changes to non critical areas, greatly extending rod and packing life. Quick toggle bung adapters for fast drum changes, further limiting crystallization. New design allows cleaning of critical pump passages providing virtually unlimited service life. New designed foot valve is the best in the industry and is available to eliminate expanding and frothing the B side of polyurethane foam. The most variable configuration of pumps to fit any application, in the world! and state air pollution standards and emits no toxic or objectionable odors. This was impor- tant as the lack of odor allowed Commercial Roofing to re-coat the rooftop with minimal impact on the guests and staff. "This project was extremely delicate due to the customer- focused nature of the resort industry," says Johnson. "As you can imagine, atmosphere is everything at a place like Port Royal, and resort officials made it very clear that this re- roofing project could not disrupt the guests or disturb their stay." Acryclad conforms to all federal After all the rust was removed and the new panels were properly attached, Commercial prepped and cleaned the entire roof surface with United Cleaning Concentrate (UCC) using the same pressure washers that they used to remove the rust. The UCC is a highly effective cleaning agent that, when mixed with water, penetrates the existing substrate and allows contaminants to be flushed from the surface. 3107 142nd. Ave E. #106, Sumner, WA. 98390 Ph: 253-863-2222 s Fax: 253-863-2223 www.ipmpumps.com s email: sales@ipmpumps.com Write in Reader Inquiry #262 44 CoatingsPro J January 2009 All the materials for this project, including the UCC and the coatings that would be applied later, were loaded onto the rooftop with a reach forklift supplied by RSC Equipment Rental in Corpus Christi, Texas. After it was loaded onto the roof, the UCC was mixed at an eight-to-one cleaner to water ratio. This helped to remove any dirt

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