What Is a Thermal Shock System? Industrial Flooring Options for Your New England Facility
We are all familiar with the danger of pouring a hot liquid into a cold glass. The extreme, rapid temperature change can cause the glass to crack, or possibly even shatter (maybe you learned this the hard way as a kid!). Interestingly enough, the same principle can apply to the flooring in your commercial or industrial environment today. The surface may not literally shatter, but exposing a floor that is normally in a cool environment to scalding hot water or cleaning solution can result in premature failure, including bubbling and cracking.
What Does Thermal Shock Do?
Thermal shock is the process where a component experiences drastic changes in thermal stresses and strains due to heat flux of the component’s temperature. As a result, thermal shock produces cracks in the components, usually concrete, so that it can still handle the heavy weight of commercial equipment or machinery without total failure, but it opens the concrete up to future issues.
Where Is Thermal Shock an Issue?
As we mentioned above, it can happen in any environment where the existing temperature is exposed to extreme change. If you own or manage a food or beverage processing plant for example, where your flooring and walls are washed on a regular basis, thermal shock can cause delamination issues. This is also a common problem in manufacturing facilities!
Investing in a thermal shock system is a wise choice, as they are designed to withstand these major temperature swings with ease. Here at Kaloutas’s industrial flooring division, for example, we offer a complete line of containment systems with a seamless transition between the floor and wall. Depending on your specific needs, we can create a custom formula as well that is tailored exactly for you. For more product details, please visit our thermal shock service summary.
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It would be our pleasure to discuss your needs and help you to build a plan that meets them perfectly. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today and let us know how we can be of service!
Kaloutas is New England’s premier contractor for commercial & industrial painting, flooring, and related services. Established in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trusted resource for general contractors, facilities managers, and building owners from Connecticut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high quality workmanship, jobs done on time & budget, and tackling complex projects that other contractors don’t have the experience or resources to handle. Contact us today for a painting or flooring estimate, or give us a call at 978−532−1414 to learn more.