Archco pipeline topcoats by Denso are easily applied, cure quicklyJuly 24, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Denso North America is a major supplier of corrosion-prevention products for various industries. Among its portfolio are liquid pipeline topcoats, including the Archco series. This group comprises three acrylic coatings designed to protect pipelines. Usable in a broad range of temperatures, Archco topcoats are easy to apply and fast to cure.
Setting the standard for the pipeline sector, Archco liquid pipeline coatings conform to the strict quality standards for which Denso aims in all of its products.
Applicable by hand or spray
The Archco line makes up part of Denso’s full line of protective pipeline coatings, most of which can be applied by hand, brush, and/or spray. These are quick-curing, high-build epoxies for various corrosion-prevention applications above or below ground. Three Archco pipeline topcoats are available in Canada: Archco 15, Archco 55, and Archco 220.
Archco 15 is a single-component, high-build, flexible, water-based acrylic topcoat designed to be applied over Denso petrolatum tape, FB-30 tape, or glass outerwrap. Users can apply this environmentally friendly topcoat by brush or spray, and it cures at temperatures as low as ten degrees Celsius. It can be applied directly over a completed tape-system installation.
Another single-part, high-build acrylic topcoat with excellent adhesion, Archco 55 is designed to cover Protal liquid coatings for colour coding and ultraviolet (UV) stability. Users can apply it in conjunction with Denso’s Tank Base Protection System as a topcoat for FB-30. Applicable by hand or spray, Archco 55 works well for ponding water areas; its benefits include high impact, abrasion resistance, curability at low temperatures, and flexibility.
The third option, Archco 220, is a quick-drying coating that goes over FBE. These pipeline topcoats offer low VOCs, exhibit high UV stability, and provide five to ten years of UV protection, depending on the environment. Prior to application, the surface should be dry, above 4.4 degrees Celsius, and at least ten degrees Celsius above the dew point. All grease, oil, dirt, dust, and other contaminants should be removed, but no abrasive blast cleaning is required. Users can apply this coating by brush, roller, or airless spray unit.
To learn more, contact Denso.