FEBCO Introduces ArmorTek™ Advanced Coating System
Adds “Armor” to ductile iron backflow preventer valves
FEBCO has announced the addition of the ArmorTek™ advanced coating system to its ductile iron backflow preventer valves. This advanced patent pending technology provides three layers of protection to create an effective barrier, dramatically increasing resistance to corrosion.
According to Cameron Rapoport, Backflow Product Specialist for FEBCO, “When epoxy coating is breached, iron exposed to water corrodes, and in some cases, bacteria can create accelerated microbial-induced corrosion, or ‘MIC’.” The ArmorTek three-pronged corrosion protection solution provides:
- Anti-corrosion primer – An advanced primer contains an electrochemical corrosion inhibitor. It significantly slows the spread of corrosion should the metal substrate become exposed from wear or impact.
- Microbial inhibitor – ArmorTek’s exclusive formulation inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause MIC. This further slows the spread of corrosion and limits the growth of tubercles that can clog or foul downstream equipment.
- Robust topcoat – ArmorTek’s top layer is specially-designed to bond to the primer below, providing a high-strength barrier between the iron substrate and water.
ArmorTek technology is a unique field-proven, multi-layer approach to corrosion protection for iron valves. For more information, go to https://www.watts.com/armortek.