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Critical Process Areas Require More Than A Standard Epoxy

Keeping track of your industrial operation’s unique epoxy flooring requirements can be a daunting task. However, proper physical assessment of each area of your industrial operation is an important part of a successful facilities maintenance program.

Keeping a clear record of the various floor performance requirements throughout your facility can help in your capital epoxy flooring maintenance planning, as well as being able to properly communicate your unique needs to your flooring vendor and installer.

Performance Criteria to Consider for Each Unique Plant Area

Listed here are some common industrial flooring requirements that should be taken into consideration when developing a comprehensive floor maintenance initiative.

  • Chemical Resistance Requirements
    • List of all chemicals exposed to floor coating
    • Potential concentrations of chemical exposure
    • Occasional spillage, splash and spill, continuous immersion designations
  • Static Control Requirements
    • Company EPA (Electrostatic Protected Area) Specification Requirements
    • Static Dissipative or Conductive Designation
    • Auditing and performance testing schedules
  • Thermal Shock Requirements
    • Hot and cold water washdown temperatures
    • Live steam immersion
    • Thermal cycling from building access points
  • Impact and Abrasion Requirements
    • Forklift and equipment information
    • Weight loads coming in contact with floor
    • Production materials for transport across floor
  • Antimicrobial Requirements
    • Hazard analysis plan requirements
    • Regulated concerns
  • Ignition Risk Requirements
    • Flammable chemical listing
    • Dry goods/powders subject to ignition risk
  • Aesthetic Requirements
    • Light reflectivity needs
    • Color coding requirements
    • Decorative needs
  • Safety Requirements
    • Degree of slip-resistance required for walkways
    • Traffic lines and zone markings
  • General Requirements
    • Desired surface texture (gloss, satin or dull)
    • Ease of cleaning
    • Ease of maintenance

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Each area of your plant operation may incorporate one or many of these epoxy flooring requirements. Understanding and documenting the unique needs for each area of your plant will take some time and effort, but the long-term benefits can be significant.

Does your industrial operation have various epoxy flooring requirements? Learn how we can help by downloading our FREE E-Guide “Polymer Flooring – One Solution Does Not Meet All of Your Industrial Needs”.

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