Application: Perth based grain facility
Coating used: Mascoat Industrial-DTI
Thickness: 2.5 mm (100 mils)
Reason for application: Corrosion, thermal insulation, personnel protection
A Perth based grain facility was concerned with their grain refining process by which steamed grain was transferred into distribution hoppers. As part of this process, the steamed grain produced heat transfer through the equipment posing a hazard for personnel coming into contact with surfaces in excess of 248°F (120°C).
Coupled with this problem, conventional insulation applications were inadequate due to absorbing moisture within this densely humid environment resulting in a loss of insulating capabilities as well as promoting harmful bacterial/fungal growth and corrosion of equipment surfaces.
Mascoat Industrial-DTI being different from conventional insulating products, when applied it significantly reduces heat transfer. Secondly, it is applied directly to the substrate material/machinery negating the ability of moisture to penetrate the coating or for the coating to absorb moisture eliminating the risk of CUI.
Effectively, a 2.5 mm (100 mil) coating thickness was applied to the substrate. As a result, there was a direct reduction in heat transfer with the external heat surface dropping from 248°F (120°C) to below 140°F (60°C). Additional benefits during the production process were less energy required to heat the grain and a cost saving to the company.