ElectraGuard ESD Epoxy Flooring

 

Static Conductive Flooring Product Specifier

 

 

PRODUCT GUIDE SPECIFICATION

 

Specifier Notes: This product guide specification is written according to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Format, including MasterFormat, SectionFormat and PageFormat contained in the CSI Manual of Practice.

The section must be carefully reviewed and edited by the Architect to meet the requirements of the project and local building codes.  Coordinate this section with other specification sections and the drawings.

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Section 09660

ELECTRAGUARD HIGH GLOSS ESD FLOORING SYSTEM

Specifier Notes: This section covers United SCP "ElectraGuard High Gloss" ESD Flooring for use in covering interior concrete flooring and other hard surface flooring substrates. The ElectraGuard High Gloss ESD flooring system consist of the following:

 

Three coats of ElectraGuard ESD Control Epoxy.

Two coats of ElectraThane Urethane Enhanced Sealer.

One coat of ElectraGlaze ESD Floor Finish.

 

Consult United SCP for assistance in editing this section for the specific application.

 

PART ONE: GENERAL

1.1 SECTION

A. ESD (static) Control flooring system for interior concrete and other typical hard surface flooring substrates.

1.2 RELATED SECTIONS

 

Specifier Notes: Edit the following list as required for the project.  List other sections with work directly related to the static control floor coating system.

A. Section 03300 - Cast in place concrete.

 

1.3 REFERENCES

 

Specifier Notes: List standards referenced in this section, complete with designations and titles. This article does not require compliance with standards, but is merely a listing of those used.

A. ANSI/ESD S7.1 - Electrical resistance, flooring.

B. ESD/STM 97.1 - Flooring footwear section.

C. ESD/STM 97.2 - Flooring footwear section.

D. ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014

E. ASTM D 2134 - Coating hardness, Sward method.

F. ASTM F-1869 - Concrete vapor emission test method.

G. ASTM D-695 - Compressive strength

1.4 SUBMITTALS

A. Comply with Section 01330 - Submittal Procedures

B. Product Data: Submit manufacturers product data including physical properties, electrical properties and application instructions.

1.5 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Applicators Qualifications: Ensure applicators qualifications by one of the following:

1) Use applicator experienced in application of similar materials for a minimum of 5 years on projects of similar size and complexity. Submit list of completed projects including project name and location, name of Architect, name of material manufacturer and approximate quantity of materials applied.

2) Submit letter of approval from manufacturer stating applicator is qualified to apply the specified materials.

B: Applicators Personnel: Employ persons trained for application of specific materials.

Specifier Notes: Describe requirements for a meeting to coordinate the application of the static control floor coating system and sequence related work.

C. Pre-application Meeting: Convene a pre-application meeting [      ] weeks before start of application of static control flooring system.  Require attendance of parties directly affecting work in this section, including Contractor, Architect and applicator. Review surface preparation, application, application timeframe, curing, protection and coordination with other work. Contact United SCP (manufacturer) with questions pertaining to application and usage of these products.

1.16 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. Delivery: Deliver materials to site in manufacturer's original, unopened containers and packaging with labels clearly identifying product name, manufacturer, batch or dye lot numbers and SDS sheets.

B. Storage: Store materials in accordance with manufacturers instructions. Keep containers sealed until ready for use.

C. Handling: Protect materials during handling and application to prevent damage or contamination.

1.17 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

A. Ensure environment is fully enclosed, weather tight, well lighted and air temperatures at time of installation are between 60 and 90 degrees F.

PART TWO: PRODUCTS

2.1 MANUFACTURER

A. United Static Control Products Incorporated, 4301 32nd Street West, Suite B-20, Bradenton, FL 34205. Phone (719) 676-3928, 24/7 tech support: (719) 676 3928, option 8.

2.2 ELECTRAGUARD HIGH GLOSS ESD FLOORING SYSTEM

A.  ElectraGuard static conductive epoxy floor paint.

1) Two component 38% solids epoxy resin polymer.

2) Hardness: ASTM D2134, Sward 30.

3) Compressive strength: ASTM D695, >5,000 PSI.

4) Electrical Resistance: ANSI/ESD S7.1, >1.0E04, <1.0E09.

5) Flooring footwear section: ESD/STM 97.1, <1.0E09

6) Flooring footwear section: ESD/STM 97.2, <25 Volts.

7) Available colors: medium gray, light gray, beige and green.

B. ElectraThane and ElectraGlaze High Gloss Sealers

PART THREE: EXECUTION

3.1 EXAMINATION

A. Examine substrate to receive static control coating system. Notify Architect if substrate is unacceptable. Do not begin preparation or application until conditions are acceptable.

B. Pre-application Product Testing: Pre-test material bond strength to substrate per ElectraGuard product instructions.

C. Test vapor emission of concrete slab (if applicable) per calcium chloride test method ASTM F-1869. Should concrete vapor emissions results exceed 8 lbs per 1,000 SF/24 hour period contact United SCP prior to proceeding with installation.

D. Ensure new concrete has the following properties:

1) Maximum water/cement ratio of 0.45

2) Cured 60 days at a minimum of 70 degrees F.

3) Minimum compressive strength of 3,500 PSI.

4) Minimum tensile strength of 200 PSI.

 

3.2 SURFACE PREPARATION

Specifier Notes: A properly prepared substrate is essential for successful application. Contaminants, dust and sealers of an unknown origin may inhibit bonding of coating to substrate.

A. Prepare substrates in accordance with manufacturers instructions.

B. Ensure substrate is clean, free of dirt, oil, grease, wax and other compounds which may inhibit bonding of ElectraGuard to substrate.

C. Repair cracked and eroded concrete in accordance with methods approved by United Static Control Products as posted at the following URL:

http://ultrastatinc.com/Concrete_Repair_for_ESD_Floors.html

3.3 APPLICATION

A. Mask all encumbrances such as existing wall base and columns prior to application of coatings in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

B. Install electrical grounding foil in accordance with manufacturers recommended grounding methods.

C. Ensure that concrete or other substrate is visibly dry.

D. Mix ElectraGuard components in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Do not add thinners to any component of this conductive floor coating system.

E. Apply 1st coat of ElectraGuard to prepared concrete per manufacturers recommended guidelines. Allow to cure for at least 12 hours prior to proceeding.

F. Apply optional coating of ElectraBond 20B should concrete repair be excessive and shadow through the first coat of ElectraGuard.

G. Apply 2nd coat of ElectraGuard per manufacturers recommended guidelines. Allow to cure at least 12 hours prior to proceeding.

H. Apply 3rd coat of ElectraGuard per manufacturers recommended guidelines. Allow a minimum of 48 hours prior to proceeding. This third coat provides optimum esthetics.

I. Apply 2 thin coats of ElectraThane wear resistant sealer using a synthetic  loop end finish mop or wax applicator. Allow to dry a minimum of 1 hour between coats for drying.

J. Apply 1 thin final coat of ElectraGlaze esd floor finish using a synthetic loop end finish mop or wax applicator  allow to dry thoroughly (approximately 2 hours) prior to loading the flooring with equipment.

3.4 TESTING

A. Allow floor to cure 7 to 10 days. Test flooring to ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 (page four, table two) TR-53 Footwear / Flooring Compliance Verification utilizing methods partially incorporated into ANSI/ESD STM7.1-2013 and STM 97.1.

Note: Please call or email United Tech Support should further clarification on test methods be required.

3.5 PROTECTION

A. The ElectraGuard system gains hardness and conductivity during a curing phase lasting approximately 2 weeks. Protect floor coating system while curing and especially during move in of heavy equipment.

END OF SECTION

Reviewed for Accuracy - 08/29/2017