Different Finishes to Apply Drains
Find information on the materials we use below. Each section contains information on the properties of the material and its ideal application.
ACID RESISTANT COATING （ARC）
Fanovo Acid Resistant Coating is a synthetic whose cure is achieved through a chemical reaction. Once applied, it becomes part of the substrate and is chemically insert. It also has excellent resistance to most chemicals encountered in D.W.V. systems. This coating is not traffic rated (vehicular, cart or pedestrian). Installation of A.R.C. grates/drains shall not be located in traffic areas as the ARC will be damaged and wear away.
ACID RESISTING PORCELAIN ENAMEL （ARE）
Fanovo Acid Resisting Porcelain Enamel provides a superior “Sanitary” finish for cast iron floor drains and other products where ultimate sanitation and resistance to corrosion are required. Forming the basis of the ARE SANI-CEPTOR line, the enamel produces a white glasslike sanitary surface which not only makes cleaning easy, it also gives a pleasing appearance. Fanovo Quality Enameling requires a special “Enameling Grade” cast iron. Castings are also specially designed with large radius corners, and elimination of projections, recesses and crevices. On special order, many Fanovo cast iron products can be furnished with this coating. This coating is not traffic rated (vehicular, cart or pedestrian) . Installation of ARE grates/drains shall not be located in traffic areas as the porcelain enamel will be damaged and wear or peel away.
ALUMINUM – A
Fanovo Aluminum is supplied in casting grade 319, an alloy containing both silicon and copper. It is a solid cast metal in a pleasing light gray color. The light weight, coupled with its exceptional strength and corrosion resistance, make it ideal for drain components such as sediment buckets and strainers. When used with acid-resisting porcelain enamel coated drains, the possibility of chipping is minimized. Aluminum grates or drains should not be installed where direct contact with vehicular or cart traffic will occur. The grate and/or drain body may sustain damage when subjected to impact loading, linear or rotational dynamics and the pathway of a vehicle’s turning radius.
CHROME PLATED -CP
Fanovo Chromium Plated Bronze is ideal for installations in walls, gutters, and other areas where a bright decorative finish is desired, not subject to the abrasive action of foot and other traffic. It is not recommended for installations where abrasion will eventually wear through and cause peeling.
DUCO COATED CAST IRON -CI
Fanovo Cast Iron possesses exceptional strength and durability, and is regularly furnished with an aesthetic coating. Duco Coated Cast Iron Drains are normally used in outside areas, unfinished spaces and similar applications where the discoloration caused by surface oxidation is not objectionable. Cast Iron is the traditional plumbing material furnished in a good grade of gray iron. This material has excellent resistance to corrosion in the normal drainage waste applications. The Duco Coating is for cosmetics purposes and will not last indefinitely but provided as interim protection during normal handling, warehousing, shipping and initial construction. Refer to ASME A112.6.3 Floor and Trench Drains Standard, paragraph 6.2.1 Paint Coatings.
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