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Once a protective coating, epoxy or polyurea has been specified, the next step is finding the right sprayer for that material and job. Graco manufactures corrosion protection sprayers and polyurea spray equipment that will help you get the job done quickly and on-budget.

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Waterproofing warehouse to protect material against rain and heat

Learn how Jomana and Graco worked together on waterproofing a warehouse to protect the material against rain and heat.

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The benefits of data collection when spraying fireproofing

he combination of smart electronics and high-performance components results in the high-quality application of high-performance fireproofing products.

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How to reduce rework when spraying fireproofing

Graco’s XM PFP technology is used worldwide to mix and spray intumescent coatings

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Why hotpotting isn’t as fast and inexpensive as you might think

Hotpotting or manual mixing is perceived as a fast and inexpensive method of mixing two components. But in the long term it’s neither.

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Why ATEX approval of the complete fireproofing system is vital

Designed for the application of epoxy intumescent fire protection coatings, the Graco XM PFP is the first and only system that is ATEX and IECEx certified for use in explosive atmospheres; it is rated for both electrical and mechanical construction.

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Three reasons to move from hotpotting to a plural-component machine

Discover the benefits of Graco’s XP and XM line of sprayers when you switch from hotpotting to a plural-component machine.

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The Graco approach to passive fire protection

In passive fire protection (PFP), proper coating of structural components is key to providing fire resistance.

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The fully ATEX approved PFP sprayer for hazardous environments

When you’re applying fireproofing materials in hazardous environments, it is critical that your application equipment is designed properly.

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The environmentally-friendly alternative to hotpotting

An inherent disadvantage of hotpotting is that it requires large amounts of clean-up solvent. Is it time to clean up your act?

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How to avoid hotpotting inconsistency issues

Frustrated at getting inconsistent spray performance after manually mixing two components? There’s an easy solution …

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How to always spray epoxy PFP coatings on-ratio

Correct ratio assurance is critical to providing high quality when spraying intumescent fireproofing materials.

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Hotpotting: Are you throwing money away?

Mixing two components manually via “hotpotting” could be wasting significant amount of money. What’s a more cost-effective alternative?

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A closer look at Graco’s XP Plural-Component Sprayers

What’s the difference between the standard airless and the high-flow (hf) airless versions?

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The drawbacks of using compressed air to spray

You might think that compressed air is inexpensive – or even “free” – but it’s likely to be the most expensive utility you’ll use in your plant.

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Why it’s time to replace your conventional petrol/gasoline-driven sprayer with an electric airless sprayer

There are many reasons for exchanging your petrol/gasoline-driven sprayer for an electric airless sprayer such as the Graco KING. Here we highlight just three.

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How the Graco Electric KING wins against conventional pneumatic sprayers

There are numerous ways that Graco’s KING electric airless sprayer is superior to conventional pneumatic sprayers.

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The advantages of a sprayer that eliminates icing

Icing is a problem that is inherent to all air motors. It can be caused by a number of factors, such as the compressed air temperature, dew point, pressure, and volume flow rate, or the ambient air temperature, dew point and air flow.

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How to Minimise Air Motor Freezing

Using the same basic principle as household refrigerators, air motor icing or freezing occurs when air is compressed and then rapidly depressurised.

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Automatic Internal and External Pipe Coating

One key to Italian Industrial Agency's (IIA) success in offering automatic internal and external coatings was to strike a balance between cost effectiveness and productivity.

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Graco’s KING electric airless sprayer: what sets it apart from conventional electric airless sprayers?

In one word: ATEX. The Graco KING electric airless sprayer is the world’s first electric sprayer for protective coatings that is approved for hazardous locations.

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