Iracore has engineered top-quality urethane components for customers across North America since 1972. From Minnesota’s Iron Range to Alberta’s Oil Sands and beyond, heavy industry demands durable, reliable components that resist abrasion, corrosion, and wear under any working conditions. No matter what your operation needs, Iracore leverages decades of knowledge and experience to engineer products that will stand the test of time, every time.
When the time comes to perform preventative maintenance or make repairs, Iracore repair kits are an ideal solution for extending the life of your urethane liner. Compatible with nearly any lining material, our FASTFIX compounds enable quick easy repairs to nearly any lined surface, and can also be used to re-enforce areas subject to additional wear and abrasion.
Read on to learn more about using Iracore FASTFIX repair kits to make repairs to urethane liner, as well as the comprehensive range of high-performance compounds available in Iracore repair kits.
Preparing the Surface and Compounds for Liner Repair
Before mixing compounds and beginning repairs, ensure all parts and materials are ready. Our FASTFIX compounds work best at room temperature; warming them before starting will ensure easy mixing and handling.
Begin by removing damaged urethane liner by cutting or shaving with a sharp knife. If you end up exposing metal, grit blasting per SSPC-SP 6-63 “White Metal Blast Cleaning” is ideal. A 2-4 mil surface profile will ensure the best results.
Next, scrub the repair area including exposed metal with IRASOLVE CLEANER and paper towels (use the included rubber gloves). After, scrub the urethane to be repaired with an abrasive pad wetted with IRASOLVE CLEANER before wiping the repair area with cleaner and paper towels. You’ll know your surface is ready for priming when colour does not transfer to towels. Allow to dry.
Next, apply the included FL10 metal primer in two coats using a foam or bristle brush. Apply it only to the metal, keeping the urethane liner clean. Allow to dry for 20-30 minutes after each coat.
Applying FASTFIX Compounds
Apply the included FL20 adhesive to the repair area. Allow it to dry for at least 20 minutes, but no longer than 1 hour. While it’s drying, mix your FASTFIX compound of choice following the package directions. When ready, use a trowel to apply FASTFIX to the repair area. Remember: the pot life of FASTFIX compounds is short (10-15 minutes at room temperature).
FASTFIX compounds will take as little as 4 hours at room temperatures (even less in warmer conditions). Once cured, the repair area can be ground flush using a 36 grit sanding disc. Keep the grinder at a low rpm to avoid overheating the FASTFIX repair. Once this is complete, your urethane liner is completely repaired and can be returned to service.
Urethane Liner Repair Kits with Iracore
Iracore offers two complete repair kits that cover a range of urethane liner applications. Our kits are compatible with nearly every urethane lining (even that of our competition) and include everything you need to make fast, easy repairs.
IRAPAIR 255 is a two-component trowel grade urethane compound suitable for urethane liner repair. It can be easily troweled to thicknesses of 1 inch on a vertical surface without sagging, making it ideal for protecting against abrasion, heat, humidity or moderate concentrations of mineral acid or alkalines. It can be used to seal and protect joints in tanks, slurry pipelines, and to re-enforce areas subject to high-impact abrasion.
When time is critical, IRAPAIR FASTFIX 275 is your go-to for making fast, durable repairs to get your operation up and running. The high-performance urethane compound cures quickly at room temperatures, allowing your system to return to service in as little as four hours.
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