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||Noranda Mine (Brunswick Mine Division)|
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Floatation Cells see tremendous corrosion by the fact that the ore is abrading the sides of the tanks constantly! Any coating you apply must have great abrasion resistance. Galvanic corrosion occurs at the steel surfaces rather quickly once abrasion starts! The floor of the Floatation Cell sees the sediment of the ore which is very abrasive, and needs repairing regularly.
The Flotation Cells are first blasted to a SSPC -SP5 white metal blast to remove all corrosion from the surface. Any large holes are filled in with Titanium Putty. Next Brushable Ceramic is rolled onto the area using a 1/4” nap roller. Two coats are recommended . Each at 14-18 mils thick. Between coats the coating is checked for a “holidays” with a Leak Detector Kit. The finish coating provides a tough durable abrasion resistant finish against the aggregate. The floor is troweled with 3/8” of Ultra Quartz for final protection. The Ultra Quartz is troweled up the side wall approximately 4 inches for a seamless finish.