S.A.F.E. Coat System

Slip And Fall Eliminator Coating System

Safety Flooring Coating System for Foot and Vehicle Traffic

The Anti-Slip Problem

  • “Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.” – OSHA
  • Worker safety is a vital issue facing small & large business especially with industries with heavy equipment!
  • Preventable Slips and Falls can lead to increased Insurance Premiums, Lawsuits and downtime!
  • Current “anti-slip” products such as adhesive tapes and paint/epoxy with grit do not provide durable bonds or lasting wear.
  • Manufactured panels such as diamond/serrated plate or hole punched are either slippery when wet or too aggressive.

Benefits for Industrial Use

Lift Gate Grip Plate in Auto Bay
  • Continuous Safe Conditions For Customers, Personnel & even Vehicle Traffic
  • Long Lasting Attractive, multiple sealant colors available
  • Cleaned By Scrubbing and/or Pressure Washing
  • Protects underlying Surface From Corrosion
  • Panels can be Steel or Aluminum or Direct Spray
  • Enhanced worker safety vs. other non skids on market!

Properties of S.A.F.E. Coat

  • High Bond Strengths (2500 psi on steel)
  • Resists Oils, Brake Fluids and other solvents
  • Resistant To Wear (Ceramic Rc60+)
  • Resistant to Impact (Passes US Navy Ball Drop Test)
  • Meets MIL-PRF-24667 for Non Skid Coatings
  • Withstands Flexing (Passes Bend Tests)
  • Coefficient of Friction is .95 average
    • OSHA standard in .50, Navy Standard avg. is .90
  • Highly Resistant to Cracking and delamination

Product Types – Grip Plates

Grip Plates Grip Plates
  • Customized panels are sized to your exact specifications!
  • Direct spray option also available.
  • Typical panel sizes range in 2ft x 6ft to 4ft x 8 ft
  • Sealer Coat allows for wide range of colors

Product Types – Step Treads / Nosings

Step Treads Step Treads / Nosings
  • Customized treads are sized to your exact specifications!
  • Direct spray option also available.
  • Treads/nosings are easy to install – screws or weld
  • Sealer Coat allows for wide range of colors

Additional Products

Shop Floors – Ramps – Vault Covers

Ramps Vault Covers
  • Gratings and road plates
  • Vault and manhole covers
  • Ladder Rungs
  • Expanded Metal
  • Bridge walks / safety ramps

Industrial Applications

  • Wet / slippery environments
  • Ship builders / shipboard use
  • Oil platforms
  • Machine shops
  • Automotive plants
  • Petrochemical facilities
  • Water treatment facilities
  • Power plants
  • Food processors (i.e. vegetable, meat, baking)
  • Platforms
  • Stair treads
  • Walkways
  • Flooring / Floor boards
  • Mass Transit
  • Automotive shops
  • Assembly lines
  • Fire / Emergency Apparatus
  • Vault Covers
  • Inclined ramps / docks
  • Ladder rungs / covers
  • Trench covers

Success Story: 85-15 Zinc Aluminum on Bridges

  • Application: In 1974 the American Welding Society completed a 19 year study of corrosion protection afforded by wire metallized aluminium and zinc coatings applied to low carbon steel.
  • 85-15 Zinc Aluminum Provides Best Overall Corrosion Protection
  • Thermal Spray Coating Considered Sacrificial Anodic to Steel Structure
  • 50 Year Life
  • Bridge Life Cycle Extended to 100 year life
  • Life Cycle Cost Extended with Thermal Spray Coating
  • No VOC Issues with Thermal Spray Coatings

Bridges in North America that have been coated using 85-15 Zinc Aluminum

Bridge Year Installed Area (ft2) Anode material Thickness, mm (mils)
Cape Creek Bridge 1991 102,500 TS Zn 0.51 (20)
Yaquina Bay Bridge – arches 1994 195,500 TS Zn 0.57 (22.6)
Depoe Bay Bridge 1995 63,960 TS Zn 0.55 (21.7)
Yaquina Bay Bridge – south approach 1997 65,000 TS Zn 0.51 (20)
Cape Perpetua Viaduct 1997 607 TS Zn 0.50 (19.7)
Big Creek Bridge 1998 20,026 TS Zn 0.38 (15)
Rocky Creek (Ben Jones) Bridge 2001 40,000 TS Zn 0.38 (15)
Cummins Creek 2001 20,000 TS Zn 0.38 (15)
Rogue River (Patterson) Bridge 2003 350,000 TS Zn 0.38 (15)
Yaquina Bay Bridge – north approach 1986 6910 C paint 0.50 (20) dft1
Depoe Bay Bridge 1995 3015 TS Ti 0.10 (4)
Cape Perpetua Viaduct 1997 610 TS AlZnIn 0.40 (15.8)
Cape Perpetua Viaduct 1997 610 Zn hydrogel 0.25 (10)
TOTAL installed area 873,780

Process for Application

  • Equipment: Twin Wire Electric Arc Spray
  • Spray Process: A pair of wires are electrically energized so than an arc is struck across the tips when brought together through a pistol. Compressed air is blown across the arc to atomize and propel the auto-fed metal wire particles onto the prepared work piece.
  • Wire: 1/8 inch to 3/16 inch, solid wire, 85% Zinc 15% Aluminum
  • Deposition Rates:
    • 20 to 50 pounds per hour
    • 0.1 to 0.25 pounds per square foot
    • Up to 325 square feet per hour
    • Deposition Efficiency: 70%