ARCTEC ANTI SLIP SAFETY SYSTEM
Maldon Shot Blasting is now offering a new durable non-slip coating. 28E ARCTEC coating is ideal for use on steel floors, decks and panels across diverse industries. Especially useful for the marine leisure and commercial alike.
Bespoke decking and stairs, ladders plates can be made to clients specifications in stainless steel, aluminium, brass, and steel. Drawings or templates can be supplied for manufacturing purposes.
Further more we can incorporate glow in the dark directional arrows or guidance system adding further safety.
28E ARCTEC coating is a thermally sprayed coating that can be applied with a rough texture and has excellent non-slip properties, while being extremely hard and resistant to wear. The new coating provides:
A suitable level of grip, to avoid personal slips or industrial skidding
Comparable corrosion protection to aluminium, as used in aggressive environments
Easy application by a long-standing process, covered by international standards
The resultant coating is corrosion resistant and because of its durability. To prove the durability of this heavy duty coating, Metallisation has completed many tests in the development of 28E ARCTEC wire and coating. These included non-slip, durability and corrosion testing.
28E ARCTEC coatings have been tested for non-slip and durability using a Pendulum Coefficient of Friction (CoF) tester, in accordance with independent British Standards and UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines. These guidelines suggest that a floor coating with a Pendulum Test Value (PTV) greater than 36 will have a low slip potential in pedestrian areas. To test the coatings the plates were sprayed to produce a surface texture that would wear well, but not too rough for pedestrian surfaces. If the surface has too much grip in pedestrian areas it can cause a trip hazard.
To prove the durability of the coating, the coated plates were walked on by a standard shoe on a robotic walking machine. The plate was rotated after each step to simulate walking in a straight line and around corners. The PTV was checked before walking and again after 250,000, 500,000, 750,000 and 1 million steps. Both sealed and unsealed plates were tested in wet and dry conditions.
The Pendulum Test Values obtained in accordance with BS7976-2:2002, highlighted significant results. The unsealed plates initial wet PTV was 75 and after 1 million steps it had reduced to 41. Whereas the sealed plate’s initial wet PTV was 66 and after 1 million steps it had only reduced to 58. Testing in dry conditions achieved similar results, with a dry PTV of 80 down to 64 for unsealed plates and 72 down to just 68 on the sealed plates.
The 28E ARCTEC coating has also undergone a range of accelerated corrosion testing. This offers a comparison of the performance between the new coating and 99.5% aluminium. An independent research laboratory undertook two tests: Galvanic corrosion tests for one week and neutral salt spray corrosion tests for 1,000 hours.
The salt spray tests were performed in accordance with ASTM B117. The test results confirmed that the corrosion protection offered by 28E ARCTEC coating was comparable to 99.5% aluminium. These results give the confidence that the new coating will provide the same high standard of corrosion protection that aluminium has been doing around the world for several decades.
A recent example of the 28E ARCTEC coating in use can be seen on a twin-platform, offshore LNG platform installation, which has an inter-connecting bridge. Following extensive evaluation of non-slip coatings, 28E ARCTEC wire was chosen as the preferred coating to be applied to the bridge deck surface, because of its non-slip durability and corrosion protection.
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Heybridge, Maldon, Essex,