SPECIALTY SPRAY SYSTEMS

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From estimating, pre job planning, value engineering down to performance in the field, we operate in a way that makes our customers’ jobs easier. Specialty Spray Systems is a dependable partner capable of packaging several scopes of work together both Industrial and commercial to better serve you, the customer.
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SPRAY APPLIED FIREPROOFING:

The technical name for Spray Applied Fireproofing is Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM). It is used as part of a building’s passive fireproofing strategy. Spray applied fireproofing has thermal and acoustical properties and controls condensation. However, its main use is in insulating steel and metal decking from the high temperatures found during a fire. Passive fire protection products, such as fireproofing, is used to delay (or even prevent) the failure of steel and concrete structures that are exposed to the high temperatures found during a fire. They do this by thermally insulating the structural members to keep them below the temperatures that cause failure. Spray applied fireproofing is primarily used to protect rigid structural elements including columns, beams, metal decking, and some steel joists from the effects of heat generated during a fire.

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There are three key properties of SFRMs: density (pcf), bond strength (adhesion/cohesion), and application thickness.

Low, standard, or commercial density (15-21 pcf) products contain gypsum as the binder. Low density SFRMs often provide higher yields and have faster coverage rates when compared with medium density products, which can reduce cost.

Medium density (22-39 pcf) fireproofing generally contains a binder made from cement or a mixture of gypsum and cement. This provides a much more stable product that can withstand air movement and minor bumps and scrapes.

High density [over 39 pcf] SFRM is usually made with a cement binder, which provides the hardest fireproofing product. High density is usually used in mechanical rooms and parking garages since it can withstand bumps and scrapes better than the lower densities.

INTUMESCENT FIREPROOFING (commercial)

The most common use for intumescent paint in architecture is to provide an aesthetically pleasing finish on exposed structural steel members.

Typical spray applied fireproofing provides a thick and spongy surface that requires a finished surround to hide and protect the steel member. Intumescent paint provides the same level of protection in a coating that looks like a thin layer of paint.

The paint product is applied to the steel in layers as needed to generate the thickness that corresponds to the level of protection mandated by the building code. Intumescent products are made of a series of chemicals suspended in a binder. When the binder is exposed to heat it begins to soften, which allows the suspended chemicals to the heat. The chemicals begin to react, which releases vapors that create a foam. A carbonization occurs and the foam solidifies into a black insulating material that is often referred to as char. This thick char is what protects the structural steel from a fire.

INTUMESCENT FIREPROOFING (industrial)

Used to protect structures such as oil & gas platforms, pipe racks, steel structures & vessels from various fire types such as hydrocarbon, jetfire, cryogenic and explosions epoxy based intumescent fireproofing is the product of choice. This type of fireproofing application can be applied in the field or in a shop.

SPRAY APPLIED INSULATION:

The most common types of spray applied insulation are fiberglass, cellulose & foam. Each of these products can be applied directly to a substrate at varying thicknesses in order to achieve the desired R-Value or NRC rating. Fiberglass spray applied insulation is comprised of inorganic, non combustible glass fibers and a non-hazardous, water based synthetic emulsion adhesive. Cellulose spray applied insulation is made of cellulose fibers combined with a natural fire retardant to produce a Class A & Class 1 rated material. This material is also mixed with a water based adhesive and is available in several colors. Spray foam insulation comes in two types Closed Cell & Open Cell. Both are a two part liquid insulation system. The two liquids are blended together at the spray nozzle where they then create the “foam”. Open Cell foam is a low density material commonly used in concealed spaces whereas Closed Cell foam is a medium density material & can be used in exposed conditions.

FIRESTOPPING:

Fire-stopping is a form of passive fire protection that is used to seal around openings and between joints in a fire-resistance-rated wall or floor assembly. Firestops are designed to maintain the fireproofing of a wall or floor assembly allowing it to impede the spread of fire and smoke. Firestops prevent unprotected horizontal and vertical penetrations in a fire-resistance-rated wall or floor assembly from creating a route by which fire and smoke can spread that would otherwise have been fire resisting construction, e.g. where a pipe passes through a firewall. Firestops are used in electrical, mechanical, and structural penetrations, head-of-wall (HOW) joints, where non-load-bearing wall assemblies meet floor assemblies, junctions between fire-resistance-rated wall or floor assemblies and re-entries of existing firestops.

Industrial Services

Fireproofing: We provide a full range of cementitious fireproofing, intumescent epoxy fireproofing, and intumescent fire retardant coatings for industrial substrates. Our staff has the expertise to apply an array of cementitious materials to concrete, pre-cast, structural steel, joist, decks, walls,roofs, girders, floors, and columns to ensure the designated protection desired. Industrial applications such as structural steel, columns, tubes, piping, spheres, tankage requiring 3 to 4 hours’ protection against fire, hydrocarbon, pool fires and jet fire ratings demand intumescent epoxy proofing. We have skilled personnel and expertise to apply an array of putties and epoxy intumescent coatings to meet you most challenging needs.

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Industrial Flooring: We install a wide array of traditional acrylic, silicone, and alkyd coatings along with high performance epoxy and urethane flooring system for concrete drives, warehouse floors, general aviation, auto showrooms, cleanrooms, manufacturing, and plant process areas. To achieve the desired performance and appears we follow the industry concrete surface preparation standard developed by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). In the commercial sector, we provide economical services to install systems such as waterborne acrylic, alkyd, silicone concrete stains, single pack non-skid finishes and thin film epoxy coatings. The industrial sector demands higher performance finishes that include high performance waterborne epoxy systems, thicker film self-leveling epoxy coatings with polyester urethane finishes, thick film clear epoxy with broadcast quartzes and flake finishes, high performance epoxy non-skid finishes, and vinyl-ester finishes.

Painting and Coatings: Specialty Spray Systems is a skilled applicator of traditional commercial paints and industrial high performance coatings. Our market focus is providing capital and facilities maintenance painting processes and programs that are tailored to meet the needs of our clients. We recognize that much physical damage can occur over the years which is caused by chemical and water corrosion, weather changes, and facility usage which affect the appearance of walls, ceilings, floors, handrails, ballards, and exterior substrate. These factors also impact asset preservation of ferrous and non-ferrous structure steel, equipment, piping, tankage, and associated structures. New capital projects usually have defined specifications unlike most maintenance painting projects. We are closely associated with all the leading paints and coatings manufacturers to assist and ensure that the best overall paint systems are selected for the application.

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