Founded in 1926, Graco is a world leader in fluid handling systems and components. Graco products move, measure, control, dispense and apply a wide range of fluids and viscous materials used in vehicle lubrication, commercial and industrial settings.
The company’s success is based on its unwavering commitment to technical excellence, world-class manufacturing and unparalleled customer service. Working closely with qualified distributors, Graco offers systems, products and technology that set the quality standard in a wide range of fluid handling solutions. Graco provides equipment for spray finishing, protective coating, paint circulation, lubrication, and dispensing sealants and adhesives, along with power application equipment for the contractor industry. Graco’s ongoing investment in fluid management and control will continue to provide innovative solutions to a diverse global market.
Technology for corrosion protection
The Oil and Gas industry represents a growing market for Graco as all pipes need to be coated to prevent aggressive corrosion effects, which requires specific experience and expertise. Graco has been working in this field since the middle of the last century. In addition, Graco Europe has a modern training facility in Maasmechelen where training and testing is carried out in order to keep its specialized distributors up-to-date with new products.
The company has specialized contracts for coating pipes in Russia, the Middle East and Africa. Our distributors have direct contacts and have made mobile units that can spray protective coatings in even the most hostile environment.
Graco introduces a simple and cost effective way to spray 2k corrosion protection material. Say Goodbye to Hand-mixing
Graco recently introduced a new proportioner to its family of plural-component sprayers. The new Graco XP70 Plural-Component Sprayer is designed to pump, mix and atomize high-viscosity, faster-curing materials with superior results. The system handles environmentally-friendly high solids coatings with little or no solvent, hybrid polyurethanes, epoxies, very high solids coatings (with up to 100 percent solids content), and materials requiring heat.
The Graco XP70 is a smart alternative to hand-mixing or hot-potting, in fact, it quickly pays for itself in reduced solvent costs and less wasted material.
The sprayer reduces material waste because it mixes only as much material as is needed for the job at hand – unlike hand mixing, where any unused mixed material is usually thrown away at the end of the day. In addition, the Graco XP70 saves money by using less clean-up solvent. Instead of flushing out an entire pump system that contains mixed material, only the static mix tube and hose to the gun need to be flushed.
The Graco XP70 is rated at 7250 psi (500 bar) to provide the high-pressure performance required for spraying high-solids coatings and viscous materials at longer hose lengths.
The Graco XP70 is well suited for applying coatings to wind energy towers, tanks, pipes, water towers, railcars, bridges, ships, structural steel, as well as applications in wastewater treatment, manhole and sewer reconditioning, and secondary containment.
For more information on Graco fields of activity you can visit http://www.graco.com