09/11/2013

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Pure polyurea floor installed over seven day old concrete

When making soup for the "Ready to Eat” soup line, the final pro­cess involves the packaging into the cans. The soup is actually pre-cooked in the factory and immediately packaged. As a result, the soup cans get very hot and require a cooling cycle. The cooling process is done in a special room called the spiral chiller containment area.Due to the extreme temperature change in this area and high cycle rate, future production shutdowns for normal maintenance were not an option. This is why Campbell's Soup demanded a flooring system that would stand up to water, liquid collection, and scrub/cleaning cycles. The chiller containment area was approximately 1,600 sq. ft. (~149 m2) and the Versaflex FSS 50 DM was used on the floor, curb base, and two feet up the walls. The pure polyurea was applied at an average thickness of 120 mils (~?3 mm).According to Dove Contracting, one of the most challenging parts of the job was that the coating had to be applied over seven day old green concrete. With the help from Versa­Flex's Technical Department, the company found a suitable moisture vapour barrier primer. Once the floor was blasted to the proper profile and cleaned, the special primer was applied with the VersaFlex FSS 50 DM applied over top.

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