Highly abrasion and impact resistant. For use on pipes, tank linings, hopper cars, concrete and surfaces that need chemical resistance. High hydrocarbon resistance. Also available as BIO-CHEM 330HHA for application onto hot surfaces up to 220°F.

SUMMARY

HIGH PERFORMANCE, 100% SOLIDS EPOXY COATING FOR AGGRESSIVE CHEMICAL EXPOSURES

BIO-CHEM™ 330 is a Novolac® resin based coating designed for applications where resistance to aggressive chemical exposure is of paramount importance. The sophisticated resin formula has excellent resistance to acids, acid fumes and a wide variety of solvents.

BIO-CHEM™ 330 cures to a very tough, abrasion and impact resistant film. Use as a hopper car lining exposed to impact, abrasion and chemical fumes is particularly recommended.

The high heat resistance of BIO-CHEM™ 330 makes it very attractive for down-hole applications exposed to high ambient temperatures and hydrocarbons.

Application is by heated plural 1/1 airless spray with easy touch up by brush or roller.

RECOMMENDED USES

DOWN-HOLE TUBULAR COATING:
ID and OD coating, especially suitable for “Ruffcoat” OD treatment.

TANK LINING:
High hydrocarbon chemical resistance and early return to service make BIO-CHEM™ 330 an ideal high build tank lining.

HOPPER CAR LINING:
Excellent physical and chemical resistance properties.

CONCRETE CONTAINMENT:
Excellent adhesion to concrete and chemical resistance

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

VEHICLE TYPE : Epoxy/Aliphatic amines

PIGMENTATION : Color/Inert

COLORS : Standard Off-White – others available

FINISH : Smooth, satin gloss

THINNER :  Not normally required

CLEANER : MEK or lacquer thinner

MIXING RATIO : 1.0/1.0 v/v

INDUCTION TIME : Not required

POT LIFE : Approx. 40’ / 77°F

FLASH POINT : Over 200°F

SOLIDS BY VOLUME: 100%

SPREADING RATE/GAL : 53 sq. ft./gal @ 30 mils

DRY TIME, (to touch) : 8 hours at 77°F

DRY TIME, (recoat) : 12 hrs. min – 5 days max @ 77’F, (25’C)

APPLICATION METHOD : Brush, roller, plural heated airless spray, (pref.)

STORAGE CONDITIONS : Normal

HARDNESS, (Shore “D”) : 80

APPLICATION NOTES

SURFACE PREPARATION:

Surface must be free of oil, grease, dirt etc. For steel in atmospheric service an SSPC-SP-6 Commercial blast is the minimum acceptable standard of surface preparation.

For steel in immersion service an SSPC-SP-5 “white metal” blast standard is required. An angular surface profile of 2 – 3 mils, (50 – 75 microns), is recommended. Substrate temperature should be 40’F or above with RH below 85%.

Concrete is best prepared by brush blasting at a reduced pressure in order to yield a “medium sandpaper” texture free of gross surface deposits or contamination.

MIXING PROCEDURE:

BIO-CHEM™ 330 is supplied in 10 gallon kits of two 5-gallon containers of epoxy base and curing agent respectively. When applied premixed the components must be intimately mixed before application taking special care to incorporate components from the walls and base of the mixing vessels,  Note: unmixed components will never cure.

APPLICATION:

Pump: 45:1 King (Graco) or similar with the ability to maintain 3,000 psi during application
High Pressure Filter: 60 mesh
Fluid Hose: 3/8”, 100’ max
Fluid temp:  140’F, (60’C) recommended
Spray Tips: 0.019” – 0.027”
Substrate temp: 40’F, (4.5’C), minimum

CURING BEFORE SERVICE:

Allow 72 hours curing at 77’F before immersion service in hydrocarbon service – check with TFT before scheduling return to service.

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE CHART:

(AC is Atlas Cell, BJ is Bell Jar, tests at 77’F unless otherwise noted)

CHEMICAL           TEST          TIME RESULT

Sweet Crude     AC @ 100’F   8 Mo.  Pass

Sour Crude       AC @ 100’F   8 Mo.   Pass

Diesel Fuel       AC @ 100’F   8 Mo.  Pass

Gas (unleaded) AC                  6 MO. Pass

Ethanol             35’F & 100’F  6 Mo.  Pass

Gasohol            AC                  6 Mo.  Pass

Jet Fuel            AC                  4 Mo.  Pass

Kerosene         AC                  8 Mo.  Pass

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CHEMICAL     TEST            TIME  RESULT

Acetone               BJ                   3 Mo.      Pass

Hexane                BJ                    3 Mo.      Pass

MAK                    BJ                    3 Mo.   Pass

MEK                    BJ                    3 Mo.      Pass

MIBK                  BJ                    3 Mo.      Pass

Toluene              AC                    3 Mo.     Pass

Xylene                AC                    3 Mo.       Pass

Tetrahydrofuran     BJ               2 Mo.     Fail


WE URGE YOU TO READ THE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS) BEFORE USING AND TO CALL THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY, INC., AS NECESSARY FOR ADVICE OR INFORMATION BEFORE ANY ACTUAL OR CONTEMPLATED APPLICATION.

SAFETY: This is a hazardous material if misused. Read and understand the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) before use.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: The technical data given herein has been compiled for your help and guidance and is based upon our experience and knowledge. However, as we have no control over the use to which this information is put, no warranty, express or implied, is intended or given. We assume no responsibility whatsoever for coverage, performance or damages, including injuries resulting from use of this information or of products recommended herein.

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