nC® ProTherm Safe Touch

nC® ProTherm Safe Touch thermal insulating coating

DESCRIPTION

Based on sol-gel nanotechnology, the nC® ProTherm Safe Touch coating systems are designed for Safe Touch and corrosion passivation. nC® ProTherm Safe Touch has a long lasting lifetime cycle of more than 20 years outdoors, and life-long expectancy indoors. Three varieties are available: Safe Touch, suitable for surfaces up to 120°C, Safe Touch HT for surfaces up to 260°C, and Safe Touch IF for surfaces up to 120°C including fire class A1 F120 classification.

 

Because of the ability to reach a high temperature decrease (Delta-T) with a very thin layer of coating, nC® ProTherm Safe Touch offers space saving and cost reducing protection at a high degree of safety and quality. nC® ProTherm Safe Touch is hydrophobic and chemical resistant.

 

It provides Safe Touch surfaces and is capable of reducing surface temperatures of, for instance, steampipes from 260°C down to 50°C with a 9mm coating. In order to prevent corrosion, the nC® ProTherm Safe Touch coating is equipped with a corrosion passivator. The passivator is based on surface bonding nanotechnology (sol-gel) and corrosion inhibiting particles that bond into the metal surface of the treated equipment. The system will prevent metals from corroding. It will stop already present corrosion.

 

nC® ProTherm Safe Touch is applied by spraygun. It can be applied in one layer, between 3mm up to 8 mm and is fast drying. nC® ProTherm Safe Touch is available in all colours when ordered in batches of 140kg or more.

BENEFITS

TECHNICAL

 

  • Delta-T up to 260°C
  • Low weight 0,95 gr/m³
  • Bonds into and with surface chemically, not mechanically
  • Passivates metal against corrosion
  • Hydrophobic, oleophobic surface and behaviour
  • Consumption 1350 gr/m²
  • Performs in temperatures of  -90°C up to 260°C
  • Low VOC
  • No hazardous fumes

OPERATIONAL

 

  • Establishes Safe Touch areas
  • No skin burns
  • Easy application
  • One layer application between 3mm up to 8mm
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • No spray mist or overspray
  • Fast drying
  • Suits all metals and synthetics
  • Space saving
  • Chemical resistant
  • +15 y of service
  • All colours available

FINANCIAL

 

  • 25% up to 50% less energy cost
  • 40% up to 60% less application/project cost
  • Low cost per m²
  • Fast Return On Investment
  • First-time-right product, fast application, low impact
  • Easy to repair, no cladding replacement cost
  • Very long service time
  • Safe work means confident employees

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FACTS & FIGURES

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor surfaces.
  • Apply on metals, stone or concrete only.
  • nC® ProTherm Safe Touch operates on surface temperatures ranging from -50° C up to 120° C (IF) or in case of HT 260° C.
  • A nC® ProTherm Safe Touch coat can withstand surface temperatures of up to 150° C (Safe Touch, IF) or 300° C (HT) for short periods of time.
  • Never expose a nC® ProTherm Safe Touch HT coat to surface temperatures of more than 300° C.
  • During preparing and application of nC® ProTherm Safe Touch, use safety glasses. Protect hands and skin from exposure using gloves and use appropriate clothing.
  • Although free from solvents, please ensure adequate ventilation, especially when spraying.
  • Substrate must be free from grease, dirt or dust.
  • Substrate temperature must be between 4° C and 75° C.
  • Ambient temperature must be between 4° C and 35° C.
  • Do not apply when ambient humidity exceeds 90%.
  • Mix dry component A 12% weight to resin component B 88% weight. Use (industrial) mixer.
  • Mix for at least 3 minutes.
  • Do NOT use any thinner.
  • To get a rough surface: Use brush, roller or knife. NOTE: Use of roller or brush will have impact on smooth finish and will decrease thermal insulating capacity by 25% on average.
  • For a smoother surface finish use airgun/spraygun suitable for low viscosity stucco for application.
  • Vary one-coat film thickness from between 3mm to max. 8mm WFT.
  • If required, application of second layer between 3mm to 8mm WFT on top of the first layer is very well possible. Allow at least 12 hours of drying for the first layer before measuring it’s performance.
  • Cross layer-application is recommended, wet-in-wet.
  • Measure WFT during application. Product expands up from between 5% to 15% during application.
  • nC ProTherm Safe Touch will decrease 10% in thickness during curing time.

SURFACE

CURING TIME

All metals, stone, concrete, indoor

12 hours, forced drying after 6 hours drying allowed at 55° C max.

All metals, stone, concrete, outdoor

24 hours, forced drying after 6 hours drying allowed at 55° C max.

Curing time after which product can be exposed to full rain

12 hours

  • Let surface dry in for at least 6 hours before forced drying by means of blower or heater at 55° C max.
  • Surface can be painted over.
  • Clean brushes, rollers, nozzles with water immediately after any stop.
  • Wash hands and face after every stop.

LIMITATIONS

  • Do not use as a final floor covering.
  • For Safe Touch, Safe Touch IF: Apply on surfaces that reach temperatures between -90°C up to 120°C only (max. peak 150 °C for 15 minutes incidently.)
  • For Safe Touch HT: Apply on surfaces that reach temperatures between -90°C up to 260°C only (max. peak 300 °C for 15 minutes incidently.)
  • In case of long-term submersion, only install in combination with nC® ProTherm H2O finish.
  • Do not install over poor surfaces, such as those with flaking paint, grease or other contaminates.
  • Do not allow application during freezing temperatures.
  • Do not rely on visual measurement for coating thickness. Always use a wet film thickness (WFT) and/or dry film thickness (DFT) gauge in several areas to ensure proper application thickness.

LOGISTIC INFO

  • Never use pressure to empty drums.
  • Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
  • nC ProTherm Safe Touch has a shelf life of 6 months.
  • Store nC ProTherm Safe Touch between temperatures of 5° Celsius and 35° Celsius.
  • nC ProTherm Safe Touch is available in 4 kg, 15 kg, 60 kg or 180 kg packaging.
  • Delivery time 3 weeks.
  • UN number: None assigned.
  • UN proper shipping name: None assigned.
  • Transport hazard class(es): None assigned. Product is suitable for air transport.
  • Packing group: None assigned.
  • Environmental hazards: No known environmental hazards.
  • Special precautions for user(s): No known precautions for transport.
  • It is advised to avoid freezing product.
  • Guidance on transport in bulk: Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the International Bulk Chemical Code (IBC code).

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

  • Appearance after mixing: Grey yoghurt, thixotropic
  • Odour: Acrylic
  • % Solids: 72%
  • Solvents: None, water 25,85%
  • Density 0,9 g/cm³
  • pH-Value 11 - 12
  • Shore Hardness A = 30 – 40
  • Boilingpoint 100° Celsius
  • Flashpoint 300° Celsius
  • Vapour pressure at 20° Celsius: 23 hPa
  • VOC IE 2010/75 EU: 2,4% (32,4 g/l)

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