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Corrosion Prevention by TMI Coatings

“The coating looks good. The crew members did a great job and they were very respectful.” – Jay Kruel of Meister Cheese after the completion of the corrosion prevention project.

Deterioration had set in at the base of a food processing plant’s silos after failed attempts with corrosion prevention methods. This is troublesome as corrosion can destroy valuable product. As a result of the deterioration, the interior floors of these silos were damaged. The facility asked TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) for assistance. TMI developed a solution with the right products that would not only restore their silos and protect their product but also help corrosion prevention in the future.

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Procedure:

For Exterior Silo Perimeter:

  • Mechanically abraded to create an anchor pattern for proper adhesion.
  • Installed 3” x 3” cants around the perimeter of the silos to shed water away from the base of the silos by following these steps:
    • Applied a primer coat and installed a 45° cant with epoxy mortar.
    • Applied an intermediate coat to seal off cants.
    • A final topcoat was applied for additional durability and a smooth finish.

For Interior Flooring:

  • Mechanically abraded floors with diamond grinders to create an anchor pattern for proper adhesion.
  • Restored eroded areas to the level of the surrounding plane.
  • Applied cementitious urethane followed by a suitable topcoat for the environment.

Outcome:

TMI engineered the idea of creating cants around the perimeter of the silos to shed water away preventing future deterioration at the base. Multiple coats were applied to ensure substantial adhesion, and to provide additional protection against the effects of corrosion. For the interior of the silos, our staff took the necessary steps to ensure sound application of the subsequent floor coating system. All eroded areas were removed to create a newly-level surface before applying a highly durable cementitious urethane coating.

With 35 years of experience, TMI Coatings will have your project completed on time and within budget. Contact us today at 651-452-6100 for your free, no obligation quote.

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