Anti slip plates for the London Eye pedestrian bridge.

Aluminium titanium surface coat.
Hard wearing anti corrosive protection & non slip. 



Anti-Slip Metal Coating Service – durable anti slip plating


ARCTEC.
NON-SLIP ALUMINIUM METAL SPRAYING.
Anti Slip, Corrosion Protection & Personal Safety.

Maldon Shot Blasting & Powder Coating Ltd is now offering an anti-slip coating service.
A durable non-slip coating, 28E ARCTEC coating is ideal for use such as:-
stair treads, ladder and platform surfaces, flat plates, walkways, wheelchair ramps, drain covers etc and bespoke anti slip plates made to order or using free issue materials supplied by the client.

Key benefits

  • Low heat input during spraying eliminates the risk of thermal distortion.
  • Low heat input eliminates the risk of thermal metallurgical degradation.
  • Sealed hollow fabrications may be treated without risk of explosion.
  • The process is not limited to zinc. The coating material may be selected specifically for the environment.
  • Coating thickness may be varied from place to place to provide extra protection in critical areas.
  • There is no limit to the size of article which can be treated.
  • We now offer a full custom finished product, by choice of final highly  visible colour coats.
  • Supply ready made to measure plates and fixings.

Untreated flooring surfaces can become very slippery, especially in wet conditions, and are prone to corrosion, to ensure safety in public places and within industrial operating conditions, vital to personal safety and corporate productivity, 28E ARCTEC coating provides a durable non-slip anti corrosion surface.

As well as health and safety legislation, there are a number of British and European Standards that are applicable according to the law. They cover slip resistance properties of flooring materials and footwear.

The most common corrosion protection ones are:
 DIN51130. DIN51097. EN13845. BS7976. EN13287. BS4592. BS4592.  “28E ARCTEC”
Also within this pack you will find further information regarding anti corrosion services that may be of interest to you including car body panel repairs.

For further information and product samples please feel free to contact our office. on 01621 841100.


28E ARCTEC Anti Slip & Corrosion protection.
Traditionally, steel structures are hot dip galvanised, or painted, to protect against corrosion.
The disadvantage of hot dip galvanising is that the surface can become slippery and it does not easily accept paint without the need for special primers. Painting this type of surface, which is sometimes applied with grit inclusions, also has its disad-vantages. The surfaces can degrade quickly in heavy use, result-ing in corrosion and an increased slip hazard.

Many large steel structures, including oil platforms, refineries and bridges, have been routinely protected against corrosion by thermal spray aluminium (TSA), zinc or an alloy of the two. Whilst providing unrivalled corrosion protection in very ag-gressive corrosive environments, pure TSA is not durable enough to prevent long term wear on floor plates. Ideally, steel structures need a durable coating that pro-tects against both slip and corrosion and that’s exactly what the new Metallisation 28E ARCTEC coating does.

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 appli-cation by a long-standing process, covered by international standards.

The resultant coating is corrosion resistant and because of its durability, site owners can be confident that once applied, they can forget rust or slipping for many years. To prove the durability of this heavy duty coating, Metallisation has completed many tests in the development of 28E ARCTEC wire and coating.

28E ARCTEC coatings have been tested for non-slip and durability using a Pendu-lum Coefficient of Friction (CoF) tester, in accordance with independent British Standards and UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines. Further infor-mation can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk
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 stand-ard 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, highlight-ed 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: Galvan-ic 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 re-sults confirmed that the corrosion protection offered by 28E ARCTEC coating was comparable to 99.5% aluminium. These results give 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.

28E ARCTEC coating was also chosen to treat the ramps used by forklift trucks to load and unload containers. The ramps can become very slippery in wet conditions and are often salt treated in winter. After one year there has been no visible rusting of the steel substrate.
Please feel free to ask for further information and samples if required.


 COMPARISON OF METAL
SPRAYING WITH GALVANISING

Galvanising is a well established process for applying a corrosion protection layer of zinc to steel. Treated steelwork is immersed briefly in molten zinc and the coating builds up very quickly.
Galvanised layers are usually of even thickness, dense and metallurgically bonded to the steel. Thickness is typically 0.002 – 0.006 in (50 – 150μ). Coating compositions are sometimes varied to control deposit thickness and give better pro-tection in certain specific environments.
Metal Spraying Offers the Following Advantages Over Galvanising.

  •  Low heat input during spraying eliminates the risk of thermal distortion.
  •  Low heat input eliminates the risk of thermal metallurgical degradation.
  •  Sealed hollow fabrications may be treated without risk of explosion.
  •  The process is not limited to zinc. The coating material may be selected specif-ically for the environment.
  •  Coating thickness may be varied from place to place to provide extra protec-tion in critical areas.
  •  There is no limit to the size of article which can be treated.

 Anti Corrosive Finishing

Metal or thermal spraying is a technology, which protects and greatly extends the life of a wide variety of products in the most hostile environments and in situations where coatings are vital for longevity.

The variety of metallised coatings is vast but can be broken down into two main categories. These include finishing coatings, as anti-corrosion or decorative coatings, and engineering coatings such as wear resistant and thermal barrier coatings.

Metal spraying is carried out in a wide range of anti corrosion and engineering markets, including oil and gas, construction, petrochemical and marine. Corrosion is a major problem for these industries.

There are four commonly used processes in thermal spraying; Flamespray, Arcspray, Plasma Spray and High Velocity Oxygen
Fuel (HVOF), but only two of these, Flame-spray and Arc-spray are normally used for finishing coatings.

The basics
All methods of thermal spraying involve the projection of small molten particles onto a prepared surface where they adhere and form a continuous coating.
To create the molten particles, a heat source, a spray material and an atomisation/projection method are required. Upon contact, the particles flatten onto the surface, freeze and mechanically bond, firstly onto the roughened substrate and then onto each other as the coating thickness is increased. As the heat energy in the molten particles is small relative to the size of the sprayed component, the process imparts very little heat to the substrate. As the temperature increase of the coated parts is minimal, heat distortion is not normally experienced. This is a major advantage over hot-dipped galvanising.

COMPARISON OF METAL SPRAY-ING WITH PAINTING

Painting is a widely used method of protecting steelwork (and other materials) from corrosion. Most paints are organic (polymer) bases with added metal particles, cor-rosion inhibiting compounds or inert filler materials. They may be applied by dipping, brushing or spraying to suitably prepared (grit blasted) surfaces. Protective paint systems are multi-layer comprising a priming coat, two or three primary protective coats and a decorative top coat. Extensive practical long term evaluation has shown that paint systems have shorter effective lives than sprayed zinc or aluminium coat-ings.

Metal Spraying Offers the Following Advantages Over Painting
Sprayed articles require no protracted curing or drying times giving superior utilisa-tion to floor space.
Metals may be sprayed in a wider range of climatic conditions (temperature and hu-midity) than paints.
Sprayed zinc and aluminium give effective corrosion protection immediately.
No VOC’s with Metal Spraying.
Sprayed metals are more robust than paints and can withstand rougher usage.
Even if the sprayed layer is damaged the sacrificial action, particularly of zinc, pre-vents corrosion from edges and discontinuities.
Sprayed metal coatings maintain the efficiency of friction grip areas throughout the life of the structure.
Adhesion to steelwork is better. Sprayed zinc or aluminium are often specified as base layers for paint systems for this reason. However, experience shows that properly sprayed metal coatings are adequate if sealed and that the paint overlay offers no further advantage.


AC 16
Anti-Corrosive Heat resistant surfaces
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Anti-Corrosive Heat resistant surfaces produced by the metal spraying process have many applications;
the photograph shows a rather unusual variation of this theme.
Two independent exhaust systems, fabricated from steel tube in the Ford GT.40 sports car, have been metal sprayed with 175 microns (0.007”) of aluminium using the latest Metallisation Fine spray electric arc techniques.
The treatment has been found to be fully effective in overcoming the extremes of heat oxidation
and thermal shock from the output of this high performance engine.


Metallisation Equipment Re-pairs Body Panels
Metal spraying involves the projection of small molten particles onto a blast prepared surface. Upon contact, the particles flatten onto the surface, freeze and mechanically bond, firstly onto the blasted substrate and then onto each other, as the coating thickness is increased. To create the molten particles, a heat source, a spray material and an atomisation/projection method are required.
A revolutionary way of restoring and protecting original panels, to „conserve the original‟. Traditional methods would mean the damage would have to be cut out and replaced but now, using metal spraying, zinc is sprayed over the exposed perforations, replacing what has been lost. In some Metal Filling is also used as an alternative to Lead Loading in body filling repair work. This enables car panels to be filled without the risk of heat distortion, which can be created by Lead Loading.
The metal spraying process has made the skills required for Lead Loading much easier, however, this still requires a trained and experienced body repair technician to finish the panel to the highest standards.
In addition, if a panel or section has to be replaced the metal spraying process to load the joins of the panel. A custom coach-works would melt lead into the seam, which is a highly skilled process that can cause heat distortion and is difficult to control in complex and vertical seams.
Seams traditionally would have been sealed using mastic in production cars, which is less robust and more unsightly than metal spraying with zinc. The zinc also offers additional anti corrosion properties, in the repair and seam areas, that are vital to the longevity of the vehicles.
Metal spraying is an excellent alternative to galvanising when spraying entire car panels, Flame Coat provides a good base for the final paint coating to be applied.
There are no heat distortion issues, associated with galvanising thin panels, and the coating can be applied in localised areas or over the whole panel. Once the panel has been metal sprayed, then apply an appropriate paint coating to the highest standard set by professional coach-works companies.
This is one of the most impressive body and rust repair systems I have seen along with the prevention of further corrosion it’s the preferred method within our company.

If you would like to have some sample work carried out please feel free to call us.


Our Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Closed Bank Holiday weekends

Tel:01621 841100
Fax: 01621 842233

Unit 2a
Benbridge Industrial Estate,
Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4ER


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We don't set out to make problems for anyone. We comply with health & safety rules and have always carried out improvements when requested by H&S in fact the last visit cost my business getting on for 20K to fit new spray booths and this is fine as it has made improvements to the environmental impact and improved productivity. We have a full insurance inspection twice a year on the plant & machinery, have our staff monitored for related medical issues, breathing hearing etc, three of them have full fork lift training, all this costs a small fortune but we play the game and do what needs to be done. Ok if your company is out of line and causing problems then you can and should expect some sort of comeback, but all it takes is for someone to make the problems and inconvenience known to the owner that it may cause other people, not hide behind the authorities.

Anyway who ever it was thought our gas calor gas tanks were wrongly sited, the fact they have been there for 12 years and sited by Calor gas who know the law and regs inside out how to site them. They are checked every year for safety including the feed out gas pipes, they are protection by safety barriers and are in line with the regs at the time of placement. It seems some twat thinks they know better. I guess they don't like to see businesses who are doing well play the game or they just don't like them where they are. It makes me think is it all worth the grief and frustration and great expence running a business these days.

Some idiots think you have a wallet full of money, guess again we don't. It's a very costly running a company large or small. so many rules regs, miles of red tape, dealing with employment rules, tax & vat, Health & safety, taking on increasing overheads without passing them on trying to be fair and just.

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