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Flooring in Pickle Area

What best we can applied for pickling process floor area where SS pipes are pickle round the clock. we required safe/ non polluted/ durable as well as long lasting application which presently used in global market. this will help in large scale.

Pavan Desai
architect - Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
March 21, 2008

simultaneous replies March 22, 2008

Hi Pavan,

My background was in the corrosion resistant plastics so caveat emptor !

What about using some ordinary wood for walking on around the tanks? Wood to be a so-called open "mesh" to allow for drainage, ie. a framework.

Below that there are a number of plastics which could be used .... but what about good old mundane pitch, tar, macadam as used on roofs ... disadvantges are eventual U.V. attack but NOT in this case.

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Freeman Newton [deceased]
(It is our sad duty to advise that Freeman passed away
April 21, 2012. R.I.P. old friend).

The walkways can be fiberglass grating, Pavan -- many brands are available these days. The floor itself can be an epoxy or polyester high build chemical coating; again there are many brands, but floor coating specialists can help you make a good selection. An important thing to remember though, is that in 2008 the floors should be dry, not wet! Please see my on-line article "Plating Shops for the 90s and Beyond". Based on floors intended to be dry, and the use of modern coatings, I don't think there is any need for acidproof brick for flooring.

Ted Mooney,
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha - Pine Beach, New Jersey
March 24, 2008

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