When corrosion threatens the structural integrity of tank pads, pump piers and column pedestals, the safety of your workers may be at risk. To protect these structures against chemical attack, consider building them out of chemical-resistant polymer concrete or seal them with a corrosion barrier. Polymer Concretes include: Furan, Vinyl Ester, Epoxy, Novolac Epoxy, Potassium Silicate.
Column base plates need solid support for efficient load transfer. High-strength TUFCHEM® Grout
is a great choice for pours up to one foot deep.
TUFCHEM® Silicate Concrete offers unmatched resistance to strong nitric, sulfuric, phosphoric and hydrochloric acids. Construction tools and techniques are similar to those used for conventional Portland cement concrete.
Leaking pump fluids can corrode Portland cement concrete pads from under base plates and mounting bolts. For structural support that is corrosion resistant, consider using Corrosion Engineering polymer concrete.