A water supply authority, GM Water, required an industrial epoxy floor for two areas handling and storing 22% fluorosilicic acid (FSA). The first area was a bund surround a bulk storage tank and the second was a bunded driveway used by transport trucks weighing up to 43 tonnes.
Not only did the industrial epoxy floor need to be resistant to aggressive chemicals and able to withstand the heavy traffic, it also had to endure wild temperature fluctuations and a tight shutdown that meant the concrete only had 7 days to cure before work began!
After some rigorous in-house testing - conducted by the contracted engineering company, Dioxide Pacific - Jaxxon 1545 was chosen for the challenge. The fresh concrete was water-blasted and 2 x 300-micron coats were applied and given 7 days to cure before the facility was put into full service.
A follow-up inspection after 18 months showed no signs of damage to either area, which impressed everyone involved and is testament to the heavy-duty capabilities of the industrial epoxy floor.
You can find more information and tips on our industrial epoxy flooring post, and see more examples of industrial epoxy flooring in a prison, fire station, mine loading area, mine drainage area and railway station by clicking the links.
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