Formulated for tolerance to hydrocarbon contaminated surfaces such as gasoline storage tanks and pipelines – completely water tolerant for damp or submerged surfaces.

SUMMARY

SUPER-DUTY REINFORCED EPOXY COATING FOR APPLICATION UNDER HYDROCARBON FUELS

GasPruf 130™ is a unique blend of liquid polymers and proprietary curing agents which is able to displace water or hydrocarbons such as gasoline or diesel fuel from wetted surfaces in order to make a permanent bond. The formulation is solvent-free to ensure safety and maximum technical performance. Kevlar™* fibers are incorporated for reinforcement and viscosity management to achieve high application rates -even under hydrocarbon liquids!

GasPruf 130™ is designed for use on pipelines and in tank interiors where high performance epoxy materials must be applied on surfaces wetted with water and/or hydrocarbon fuels. Consult TFT to discuss suitability for use in the presence of other organic liquids.

The standard color is orange however other colors including White are available in quantity and can be shipped “Non-Regulated” by USDOT, IATA and IMO.

* Kevlar is a trademark of E. I. DuPont de Nemours Co

RECOMMENDED USES

ANTICORROSIVE COATING
“Super-Duty” anticorrosive for in-service fuel storage tank interiors and roofs.

REPAIR COMPOUND
Patching, leak sealing etc. above and below water or hydrocarbon fuels.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

VEHICLE TYPE:  Proprietary liquid polymers with curing agent

PIGMENTATION: Color/Inert/fibrous reinforcement

COLORS: Standard Orange – others available

FINISH:  Slight texture

THINNER: Not required

CLEANER: MEK or lacquer thinner

MIXING RATIO: 1.0/1.0 v/v

INDUCTION TIME: Not required

POT LIFE: Approx. 30’ / 77°F

FLASH POINT: Over 200°F

SOLIDS BY VOLUME: 100%

SPREADING RATE/GAL: 40 sq. ft./gal @ 40 mils rec. U/W application rate.

DRY TIME, (Dust free): 4 hours at 77°F (in air)

DRY TIME, (Service): 14 hrs. light, 72 hrs. heavy

APPLICATION METHOD: Trowel, “Pool float”, mitts, robotics

STORAGE CONDITIONS: Between 35’F – 95’F in original sealed containers

VOC.: Essentially zero

APPLICATION NOTES

SURFACE PREPARATION:

Remove loose corrosion products using suitable abrasive techniques to leave a coarse, sound surface. Suitable preparation techniques would include needle-scaling with sharp needles or abrasive discing.Application above water requires similar preparation and would include high pressure water blasting or dry abrasive blasting to yield a firm, granular surface free of loose contamination.

MIXING PROCEDURE:

GasPruf 130™ is supplied either in 2 gallon or 4 gallon kits of 2×1 or 2×2 gallon containers respectively each of polymer base and curing agent. These components are formulated in contrasting colors of Safety Red base and Safety Yellow curing agent to yield a bright orange color on mixing. Visible streaks of either Red or Yellow seen during the course of mixing indicate “hotspots” unmixed components.

For small repairs remove equal quantities of base and curing agent from their cans and place them side-by-side on a surface of plastic, fiberboard etc. Mixing is easily accomplished by folding the components into each other using a spatula or piece of wood. Once mixing begins there will be about 30 minutes of working time available at 80°F. This time may be extended by keeping the components and mixture cool, avoid leaving mixed material on a hot deck. Storing the unmixed components in an air-conditioned space prior to using will ensure that the mixture starts out cool in order to further extend its useful life.

Robotic repairs require a dispensing system capable of measuring and dispensing individual components through either a static or kinetic mixer.

APPLICATION:

1) UNDERWATER Take the mixed GasPruf 130™ underwater in a can or  bucket, it will free up a hand to have a hook on a belt to hold the can during painting especially if visibility is poor and a lantern has to be carried. Applicators such as broad putty knives or plastic straight-edged glue spreaders work well on most surfaces. Painters’ mitts work well on small diameter tubular sections such as risers. GasPruf 130™ has a strong tendency to stick to underwater surfaces and expensive equipment should be protected using plastic suits or sacks to cover exposed surfaces.

2) ABOVE WATER: Apply using an appropriate tool such as a spreader or short, stiff brush if the surface is especially rough.

3) UNDER GASOLINE OR DIESEL FUEL: If the surface is safely accessible to personnel simply apply by spreader or brush. If applied by robotic means consult TFT for specific recommendations.

CURING BEFORE SERVICE: GasPruf 130™ may be immersed in gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh or salt water immediately after application. It will cure to a hard film within about 14 hours and is suitable for traffic after this time. Allow at least three (3) days at 77°F before subjecting to aggressive chemical service from industrial solvents and similar materials.


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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