– Steel：Blast all surface in accordance with SSPC-SP10(“Near White”, SIS Sa 2 1/2).
The following equipment is listed as a guide and suitable equipment from other manufacturers may be used. Adjustments of pressures and change of tip size may be needed to achieve the proper spray characteristics.
Airless Spray – Standard airless spray equipment, such as Graco Bulldog Hydra-spray with .021” to .027” tip. Air pressure: 2200 psi(150 atm).
Conventional Spray – Industrial spray equipment, such as DeVilbiss MBC or JGA
spray gun. Separate regulators for air and fluid pressure, mechanical pot agitator and moisture and oil trap in the main air supply line is recommended.
Power Mixer – Mixer such as Jiffy Mixer, manufactured by Jiffy Mixer Company, Inc., San Francisco, California, Mixer must be powered by an air motor or an explosion-proof electric motor.
- ENVIROMENTAL CONDITIONS
Air temperature : 5 ~ 38℃, Surface temperature: 5~45℃
The surface temperature must be at least 3℃ above the dew point to prevent moisture condensation.
Relative humidity : up to 85%
1) Clean equipment with Thinner002 before use.
2) Stir material thoroughly with explosion-proof power mixer until uniformly blended to a workable consistency.
3) Thinning is normally not required. If thinning is necessary for workability, thin with up to 3%(by volume) use Thinner002 per 18L.
4) Apply a heavy, wet coat in even parallel passes overlapping each pass 50% to avoid holidays, bare areas and pinholes.
5) Drying time to recoat : 48hours ~ 5days at 20℃
6) Curing time for immersion service : 5days at 20℃
7) Clean all equipment with Thinner002 immediately after use.
8) Use the material within pot life(20℃, 1hrs).
Keep away from heat and open flame.
Avoid contact with eyes and repeated contact with skin.
Keep adequate ventilation during application.
Avoid breathing of vapors or spray mist.
Stir all material thoroughly before applying.
Use the material within pot life.
1) Fire and Explosion
The majority of paints contain flammable organic solvents. As soon as a paint container is opened, solvent vapors are released. The flash point is the lowest temperature at which a liquid gives off sufficient vapor to form an inflammable mixture in contact with air;
– If the flash point of the paint is lower than or close to the temperature of the air there is a very considerable risk of explosion and fire.
– If the flash point exceeds the air temperature then there is no risk of explosion but there is still a risk of fire.
As such, therefore, no naked flames, cigarettes or matches should be allowed near and area where paint is being applied or stored. Precautions should also be taken to avoid sparks from electrical appliances or caused by metal to metal contact. If a fire involving paint does occur;
Do not extinguish with water, as paint solvents float on water, as paint solvents float on water and this helps to spread fire.
Use a dry chemical, foam or CO2 extinguisher.
Protect yourself from the fumes with breathing apparatus.
2) Skin and Eye Contact
If paint is spilled the following precautions should be taken;
Ventilate the area to remove the fumes.
Mop up all spilled paint with absorbent material, ensuring that all materials used to mop up the paint disposed of in closed metal containers.
It is recommended that the following precautions should be taken to prevent paint coming into contact with the skin and eyes.
Select sensible working clothes that cover as much of the body as possible.
Always wear gloves and eye protection.
Do not touch your mouth or eyes with yours gloves.
Read and observe precautionary notices on paint containers.
Eyes are particularly sensitive, so if you are splashed in the eyes, by paint of thinners, flood them immediately with fresh water for at least 10 minutes and seek medical advice immediately.
If paint should splash on your skin, remove it with soap and water or an industrial cleaner, NEVER USE SOLVENT.
Remember to wash hands and rinse mouth after working with paint.
Despite these precautions paint can still come into contact with the skin or eyes (e.g. spray mist, excessive splashing), so a non-greasy barrier cream is recommended or all exposed skin.
Remember the objective is to avoid skin contact. If your cloths become soaked in paint change them immediately and thoroughly wash the affected garments with soap and water.
The inhalation of solvent fumes, dust, paint vapors must be avoided. Please follow the precautions listed.
Ensure that ventilation is available to remove solvent fumes.
If spaces are difficult to ventilate efficiently wear an aired hood/mask.
Think about where the fumes are being vented. They could affect other people in adjacent spaces.
Remember solvent fumes are heavier than air, they push breathable air upwards. They can flow down drains and ventilation ducts.
If dizziness, drunkenness or headaches are experienced this could indicate you are being affected by solvent fumes. Move into fresh air and do not return until the ventilation has improved.
If breathing fumes results in the collapse of a painter he should be carefully moved into fresh air and allowed to recover gradually. Forced exercise is inadvisable.
Never enter a space where fumes have or could have accumulated without breathing apparatus.
Inhalation of spray mist;
The mist of paint particles created when spraying should not be inhaled.
In well ventilated spaces a dust cartridge respirator can filter out these particles of paint effectively. (Replace the cartridge regularly).
If ventilation is poor an air fed hood or mask is essential, if any doubt whatsoever exists wear an airfed hood/mask.
Never filter spray mists through rags wrapped over the mouth. As the rags can get soaked and allow paint to come into direct contact with the mouth. The rags are also rather inefficient filters.
Food and drink should not be consumed, stored or prepared in areas where paint is stored or being applied.
In the case of accidental paint ingestion, medical attention should be obtained at once.