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Chemical Resistant Brick: Product Data Sheet


PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL REQUIREMENTS
SERIES HEIGHT WIDTH LENGTH
Shale Vertical Fibre 1-3/8" (35mm) 4" (102mm) 8" (203mm)
Shale Vertical Fibre 2-1/4" (57mm) 3-3/4" (95mm) 7-3/4" (197mm)
Fireclay Wirecut Paver 2-1/4" (57mm) 4-1/2" (114mm) 9" (229mm)

Finishes:
Finished face on shale vertical fibre and fireclay pavers are available in wirecut texture only.

Applicable Standards:
All units conform to or exceed ASTM C 279-95, Type I, II; Standard Specification for Chemically Resistant Masonry units or ASTM C 410-97, Type T, H, M or L; Standard Specification for Industrial Floor brick.

TECHNICAL DATA
See Table 2 for minimum requirements regarding physical properties of the ASTM C 279-95 Specification and Table 2A for minimum requirements regarding physical properties of the ASTM C 410-97 Specification.

Fire Ratings:
Fire Hazard Classification: - when tested under ASTM E84 Chemically Resistant and Industrial Floor brick have the following ratings:

• Fuel Contribution - 0
• Flame Spread - 0
• Smoke Developed - 0
• Toxic Fumes - 0
• Irritating Gases - 0

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is available from the manufacturer upon request. The Belden Brick Company considers our product an "article" as defined in 29 CFR Part 1200 (b)(5)(iv) and 40 CFR Part 372.38. As an article, an MSDS is not required and the product is exempt from all other requirements of the hazardous communication standard. OSHA requires an MSDS for brick since it is occasionally dry sawed.

TABLE 2 - PHYSICAL STANDARDS - ASTM C 279-95
PROPERTIES TYPE I TYPE II TYPE III< METHOD OF TEST
Modulus of Rupture Min. PSI 1250 1250 1250< ASTM Designation C67
Water Absorption Max. % by 2 Hr. Boiling Test 6.0 - 7.0% 4.0 - 5.0% 1.0 - 1.5% ASTM Designation C20
H2SO4 Solubility Max. % Weight Loss 20 12 8 ASTM Designation C279
Size Variances +/- 3% +/- 3% +/- 3% ASTM Designation C67
Tolerances on Warpage

8"(203mm) & Under

Over 8"-12", Incl.
(203mm - 305mm)


Table 2
C 279-95

Table 2
C 279-95


Table 2
C 279-95

Table 2
C 279-95


Table 2
C 279-95

Table 2
C 279-95


ASTM Designation C67

ASTM Designation C67
TABLE 2 - PHYSICAL STANDARDS - ASTM C 279-95
TABLE 2A - PHYSICAL STANDARDS - ASTM C 410-97
PROPERTIES TYPE T TYPE H TYPE M TYPE L
Modulus of Rupture Min. PSI (MPa) 1000
(6.9)
1000
(6.9)
2000
(13.8)
2000
(13.8)
Water Absorption Max. % by 5 Hr. Boiling Test 10 6 2 1
H2SO4 Solubility Max. % Mass Loss No Requirement 20 No Requirement 8
Variations in Dimensions Table 2
ASTM C 410-97
Table 2
ASTM C 410-97
Table 2
ASTM C 410-97
Table 2
ASTM C 410-97
Tolerances on Warpage Table 3
ASTM C 410-97
Table 3
ASTM C 410-97
Table 3
ASTM C 410-97
Table 3
ASTM C 410-97

INSTALLATION
Joint Thickness and Mortar Type:
Grout and mortar for joints in brick, and mortar for bedding brick as well as chemical resistant membranes must be selected to meet anticipated corrosive and thermal conditions. The recommendations of the grout or mortar manufacturer must be obtained to positively establish the chemical and thermal resistance of a particular flooring system.

Expansion and Contraction Joints:
Movement occurs in brick floors due to contraction of concrete, mortars and grouts; expansion due to heat and the growth of the ceramic materials, and differential movements between walls, floors, columns and other building elements. The movements in chemical resistant/industrial floors cannot be predicted with precision. Practices developed from experience coupled with standard control methods must be utilized in designing compensation for movement. Joint sealants used must be chemically resistant, elastic and bond extremely well with the brick. In chemically resistant floors polyethylene foam backer rods are recommended.

Method:
Bricklaying techniques should be in accordance with the chemically-resistant grout/mortar manufacturer's directions.

Cleaning:
Chemically resistant/industrial floor brick are available with a factory applied film of melted paraffin wax. Care in handling pre-waxed floor brick must be taken to avoid stacking brick at the job with a waxed surface contacting an unwaxed surface. After all joints have hardened, steam cleaning is used to melt the wax and remove any grout/mortar residue from the finished flooring surface.

AVAILABILITY AND COST
Availability:
Available in all 50 states, Canada and for export.

Cost:
Installed costs will vary by types of units, floor membrane and mortar requirements, types of construction, location of project and local bidding practices. Cost information for a particular project and application can be obtained from authorized distributors in the individual project area.

MAINTENANCE
Cleaning procedures must be determined prior to the selection of the chemically resistant brick/mortar flooring system. Cleaning compound such as phosphoric acid, trisodium phosphate, sodium hypochlorite and chlorine, bromine or iodine- releasing agents may attach the flooring materials. The chemically resistant mortar/grout manufacturer should be contacted at the planning stage in order to make recommendations for a flooring system which will be compatible with the individual plant's maintenance practices.

Expansion and Contraction Joints:
Expansion joints should be inspected frequently as part of a normal maintenance program. Sealants and back-up foam rods are limited life materials and must be replaced at the first sign of deterioration in order to prevent corrosive reagents from penetrating and undermining the chemically resistant brick floor.

TECHNICAL SERVICES
For technical assistance regarding specific project requirements contact the manufacturer or the nearest distributor representative in your area, call or write The Belden Brick Company, P.O. Box 20910, Canton, Ohio 44701-0910, (330) 451-2031.