Chemical Resistant Brick: Technical Information
No other kind of flooring offers such a wide range of protection from aggressive corrosives and solvents even at elevated temperatures as a chemical resistant brick/multiple component flooring system.
Monolithic floors can lose bond with the substrate, or split apart, when a crack develops in the substrate, resulting in extensive damage to the floor's chemical resistance. On the other hand, the three-way protection of chemical resistant brick, chemical resistant mortar, and a chemical resistant membrane provides the kind of protective redundancy important in sheltering an operation from work interruptions.
Chemical resistant Belden Brick floors successfully combine the qualities of low maintenance cost, long service life, resistance to impact and abrasion, cleanliness, and efficient appearance, all while providing exceptional chemical and abrasion resistance.
The importance of these characteristics is pointed up by the many destructive physical and chemical forces to which industrial floors are subjected on a continuing basis. Within a single area of operations the floor may be expected to withstand thermal shock, water, wheeled traffic, oils, acids and alkalis. Abrasion and impact from heavy materials represent additional destructive forces.
Floors requiring chemical resistant characteristics are divided into two broad classifications: General Industrial Floors - those found in plating processes, papermills, pickling tank operations, chemical processing production areas, and Laboratory/Food Plant floors - usually required in dairies, meat processing plants, bakeries, industrial laboratories and similar environments where an attractive appearance is desirable, along with ease of sanitary maintenance.
Quality - from the very beginning
Belden chemical resistant floor brick are carefully manufactured of the highest quality American shales and fire clays. These materials are specifically formulated and blended for density and strength before being fired at over 2000F. The resultant floor brick is resistant not only to virtually all corrosive liquids with the exception of acid fluorides and strong hot caustics but to the heavy physical abuse of industrial applications.
FOR EXTRA IMPACT RESISTANCE: VERTICAL FIBRE BRICK
Belden Vertical Fibre Floor Brick are the logical choice for installations requiring surer footing and exceptional impact resistance. Typically, areas of oil or grease spillage or caustic soap exposure call for vertical fibre brick.
Belden vertical fibre chemical resistant brick offers slip resistance equal to that of abrasive-style flooring. Moreover, they retain their non-skid surface for a lifetime under all operating conditions.
For particularly critical applications, or those involving hard-to-remove resin-based mortars, Belden vertical fibre floor brick are available prewaxed for an additional charge.
Mortar manufacturers should be consulted for their recommendations in connection with chemical resistant brick construction. For names and addresses of mortar manufacturers, please contact The Belden Brick Company, P.O. Box 20910, Canton, OH 44701-0910.
PARTIAL USER LIST
• Continental Baking Co.
• I.B.P. Beef Products
• Kraft General Foods
• Michigan Milk Producers
• Oscar Mayer Food Corp.
• Stroh's Brewery
• Taylor Packing Co.
• Welch Foods
Typical Industries confronted with corrosive conditions that use Belden Chemical Resistant Floor Brick.
• Acid Processing Areas
• Battery Plants
• Chemical Plants
• Electroplating Plants
• Fertilizer Plants
• Galvanizing Plants
• Meat Packing Plants
• Metal Fabricating Plants
• Organic Chemical Plants
• Petroleum Refineries
• Pulp & Paper Mills
• Rayon Fibre Plants
• Smelting Plants
• Steel Pickling Plants
• Textile Dyeing Plants