Thursday, May 27, 2021

Using Your Existing Spray Foam Equipment to Apply Polyurea





Today we will discuss using your existing foam processing equipment for applying Polyurea coatings. Your spray foam equipment is your most valuable and useful tool. When using it to apply other products such as Polyurea, it can increase your profits, widen your customer base and allow you to offer a technology your competitors don't provide. Understanding the basics of processing polyurea and how to use your spray foam equipment to apply it is very important 



Most polyurethane foam proportioners typically have a maximum processing pressure capability of up to two thousand PSI. They also have smaller primary heaters, which need to be considered when using your spray foam equipment to apply Polyurea. It is important to note that Pollari is achieving their best physical properties when processed at high pressures, those greater than three thousand psi and temperatures greater than one hundred and sixty degrees Fahrenheit. As you know, to achieve quality spray foam, less pressure and lower temperatures are needed. 


 When you have a polyurea application under consideration, it is important to consult your supplier to ensure your spray foam equipment can manufacture a strong enough poly area for the surface environment in which the policy will be performing. Examples of applications where spray foam equipment can apply poly area include spray-in bedliners, waterproofing, corrosion protection of steel, and several others. Applications where machines capable of higher pressures and temperatures are required, include chemical resistant secondary containment, high abrasive areas, potable water coatings, internal tank linings, blast mitigation, and other applications where settling for anything less than the most optimum strength is not acceptable. 


 When using your spray foam proportioner to process areas, you will need to turn up your pressures to the machine's maximum capability, which is typically two thousand psi. You will also need to adjust the primary heaters and hose heat settings to one hundred and seventy degrees Fahrenheit. Polyurea is A and B components that require more impingement mixing than foams. It is common practice to use a lower output mixing chamber. This will increase the impingement mixing of the two components within the mixing chamber. 


 It will also allow more residence time for the A and B components as they travel slower through the primary heater. Remember, the temperature is important with some poly formulas. A ten-degree temperature difference can affect your finished poly of strength by as much as 15 to 20 percent. Depending on your proportional heater wattage capacity, it may be necessary to increase the product temperature in their containers before processing approximately twenty-four hours before you begin to heat the product with power, blankets, heat bands, a hot box surrounding the drums, or simply warming the area where the products are stored. 



 As with all products, it is good practice to keep the containers off of steel or concrete floors when trying to keep the material warm. Spray foam air purge guns will produce a strong enough area for some of the basic applications. As we noted previously, as long as the right mixing chamber and adjustments are made to your processing settings on the proportioner with polyurea technology, it is important to note that just because a machine and spray gun can process and apply a poly area and then it becomes tech-free, that does not mean that is what should be used for the expected service performance of that product. 


If you are looking for spray foam equipment or polyurea equipment, we recommend reaching out to ArmorThane. They are the world leader in protective coating equipment and material.



 One change always affects everything else. It is important to understand and follow this when preparing for your applications. Additionally, as with spray films to field measure, the Polyurea is reactivity profile. Always reference your supplier's technical datasheets for processing requirements and gel Intec free times. 

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