Here are some reasons why mortar/mat fiber-reinforced secondary containment coating systems (MRM) are often considered better:
Enhanced Strength and Durability: The incorporation of fibers, such as glass or carbon, into the coating system significantly improves its mechanical properties. This reinforcement increases the system's resistance to cracking, impact, and abrasion, making it more durable and long-lasting.
Crack Bridging Capability: Fiber reinforcement allows the coating to bridge small cracks that may develop due to temperature fluctuations or structural movement. This helps maintain the integrity of the containment system and prevents the leakage of hazardous materials.
Improved Chemical Resistance: Some fiber materials are inherently resistant to a wide range of chemicals. When used in secondary containment coatings, these fibers enhance the system's ability to withstand exposure to corrosive substances, acids, and alkalis.
Structural Integrity: Fiber-reinforced coatings can provide structural reinforcement to containment structures, such as concrete tanks or bunds. This added strength can help prevent structural failures and the subsequent release of hazardous materials.
Reduced Maintenance Costs: The increased durability and crack resistance of fiber-reinforced coatings can lead to reduced maintenance requirements. This can result in cost savings over the life of the containment system.
Longevity: Fiber-reinforced coatings tend to have a longer service life compared to non-reinforced coatings. This means that the containment system can continue to provide protection for an extended period without the need for frequent replacements or repairs.
Compliance with Regulations: In many industries, there are strict regulations governing secondary containment systems to prevent environmental contamination and ensure safety. Fiber-reinforced coatings can help meet these regulatory requirements by providing a robust and reliable barrier.
Versatility: Fiber-reinforced secondary containment coatings are adaptable and can be customized to meet the specific needs of different applications and environments. They can be applied to various substrates and can be tailored to resist particular chemicals or conditions.
Improved Safety: The enhanced strength and durability of fiber-reinforced systems contribute to overall safety by reducing the risk of leaks and containment failures. This is especially critical when dealing with hazardous materials.
Environmental Protection: By preventing the leakage of hazardous substances, fiber-reinforced secondary containment coatings contribute to environmental protection and help prevent contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water.
Fiber-reinforced secondary containment coating systems offer superior strength, durability, and chemical resistance compared to non-reinforced systems. These qualities make them a preferred choice for industries where preventing the release of hazardous materials is of paramount importance.
These systems come in many base chemistries and have been successfully employed throughout the Southwestern US for many years. Below is a non-comprehensive list of successful projects.
Series 237SC Chembloc Secondary Containment Systems
Tucson Water 2013
City of Scottsdale Chaparral WTP 2013
Florence WTP 2014
Sedona Big Park WTP 2014
City or Phoenix Lone Butte WTP 2015
City of Goodyear WRF 2016
City of Phoenix Deer Valley WTP 2013-ongoing
Green Valley WTP 2017
City of Scottsdale Site 71 2018
City of Phoenix Airport 2018
City of Phoenix Val Vista WTP 2018
Town of Gilbert North WTP 2018
City of Goodyear 157th WRF Expansion 2019
Town of Gilbert NWTP 2020
Shea WTP 2020
Rogers Road WWTP 2022
Pecan WRP 2022
City of Mesa Warner Road Odor Control 2023
CAP Plant Water Campus 2023
Series 239SC Chembloc Novolac Epoxy Secondary Containment Systems
City of Scottsdale North Indian Bend Wash 2013
City of Henderson Alfred Merritt Smith WTP 2017-2020
City of Glendale West Area WRF 2017
FMI Acid Plant 2018-2021
City of Mesa Vanguard Lift Station 2018
Palo Verde Generating Station 2013-2018
City of Phoenix Site 157 & 158 2018
City of Scottsdale Water Campus 2018
City of Phoenix Val Vista WTP 2018
City of Phoenix 24th St WTP 2018
City of Scottsdale Thomas Rd. Groundwater Facility 2020
FMI Globe 2022
Luke 303 WRF 2022
City of Phoenix 91st Ave WWTP 2022
ASR Well 7A 2023
South 32 Hermosa 2023
Series 252SC Chembloc Novolac Vinyl Ester Secondary Containment Systems
Fertizona Casa Grande 2014
Sedona WRF 2015
City of Phoenix Deer Valley 2015
CAP WTP Scottsdale 2018
City of Phoenix Cholla WTP 2020
City of Phoenix Pyramid Peak WTP 2020
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