SOYBEAN CRUSH EXTRACTOR – PHASE I: Low Clearance Grouting with FasTrac CE815 Epoxy Grout
Updated: Oct 6
PSC Crane & Rigging based out of Ohio with offices in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati, used FasTrac CE815 Epoxy Grout on a recent high-speed gas compressor grouting project with low clearance. CE815 is a revolutionary epoxy machine grout. It features low dust, high bearing area, low exotherm, fast cure, and pumpable with excellent high-flow qualities.
Learn more about CE815 Epoxy Grout here.
PSC Crane & Rigging successfully completed this difficult grout installation using CE815 Epoxy Grout on 25 Flowserve Pump Bases. The level of difficulty was increased due to having to navigate around other trades, scaffolding and the sporadic spacing of the pumps themselves.
With limited clearance under the pump bases, a high flow material like the CE815 is an essential component of a successful grout installation. FasTrac CE815 has superior flow characteristics and is directly comparable to other well-known brand epoxy grouts on the market, except at a much lower material cost to the facility owner.
There was considerable distance between the grout mixing station and each pump base. Thanks to CE815 Epoxy Grout's extended working time and exceptional flow characteristics it was possible to grout all the pump bases in a timely manner. The grout crew was not rushed or caused unnecessary stress of working with material having a shorter pot life and fear of the epoxy grout setting up too quickly.
THE DECISION TO USE FASTRAC CE815 EPOXY GROUT WAS BASED ON MANY DIFFERENT FACTORS:
Tremendous Value FasTrac CE815 Epoxy Grout offers a tremendous amount of value to the facility owner. The decision to use FasTrac CE815 Epoxy Grout over the previously specified product by the end user, represented a 40% savings in cost of materials to this soybean process facility owner.
Construction schedule During the construction phase, grout work was required to be done as quickly as possible to contribute to a faster schedule and a quicker completion date. As a result, CE815 Epoxy Grout was chosen to achieve the shortest turnaround time between grouting operations.
Weather conditions The project’s location in Ohio experienced variable weather conditions in late summer. While the installation of the epoxy grout took place under roof, the building lacked heat, so temperatures inside the work area were far more susceptible to outside temperature changes. Grouting to be successful in these conditions, required special preparation, handling, and installation techniques that were executed by the contractor performing the grout work on-site.
THE SUCCESSFUL GROUT INSTALLATIONS IS DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO:
A professional grouting contractor who is well prepared with a plan and the proper equipment to complete the job, and understands the conditions, requirements, and selecting the right material needed to pump the grout under the equipment.
Having a sizable grout crew with adequate labor onsite provided a consistent flow of material and streamlined the gout ins
tallation process, resulting in time savings, increased efficiency, reduced waste, and lower cleanup times. By decreasing the turnaround time between grouting operations, the contactor was able to complete the grout installation efficiently within the allotted amount of time.
AS A RESULT OF SELECTING CE815 FOR THIS INSTALLATION, THE CUSTOMER ENJOYED A NUMBER OF ENHANCED OPERATIONAL AND PERFORMANCE BENEFITS.
CE815 Epoxy Grout does not require reducing aggregate to improve grout flow, which reduces the number of units needed and lowers material costs.
The superior flowability of CE815 Epoxy Grout was the key to the speed and increased efficiency of installing the grout under all 25 pump bases.
CE815 Epoxy Grout is an excellent grout to use when installing by bucket pouring or via a grout pump.
About FasTrac CE815 Epoxy Grout
FasTrac CE815 Epoxy Grout is a revolutionary, three-component, 100% solids high-performance epoxy machine grout. It is characterized by low dust, high bearing area, low exotherm, negligible shrinkage and creep, fast cure and pumpable with excellent high flow qualities for improved workability and placement.
CE815 Epoxy Grout is ideal for high stress applications such as wind turbines, gas transmission, refining, chemical processing, pulp and paper, crane rail, marine and other machine base plate grouting. New equipment installations or re-grouting applications subject to chemical attack and extreme vibration are ideal for CE815 Epoxy Grout. CE815 can also be used as an anchoring adhesive. www.fastracproducts.com
Made in America
High Impact Resistance
High Early Strength
High Effective Bearing Area
Low Exotherm Cure for Deep Pour Capability
High Oil and Chemical Resistance
Precision Grouting with Negligible Shrinkage and Creep
Easy Soap and Water Clean Up
Where to Use
Pulp and Paper
Marine and Other Machine Base Plate Grouting
New Equipment Installations
Applications Subject to Chemical Attack and Extreme Vibration
About PSC Crane & Rigging
In 1933, Earl F. Sever Sr., had the foresight to create a business that would withstand the turbulent times of the Great Depression. Through hard work and determination, Earl took the initiative to found Piqua Steel Company, now known as PSC Crane & Rigging. Utilizing cutting-edge tools, state-of-the-art equipment, and expertly trained/certified personnel, the mission at PSC Crane & Rigging is to continually invest in innovation and operational practices that give our customers back more of what they want most: time. At PSC, there’s no job too big or idea too complex. We’re driven by an understanding of the value of efficiency—doing it right the first time, every time—which prevents disruptions and allows our customers to get back to work, family, and life. www.pscind.com