Offshore work areas are often exposed to wet and slippery conditions, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries. A non-skid or non-slip coating provides traction and improves grip, reducing the chances of slips, trips, and falls. For this reason, many offshore industries are subject to safety regulations that require the use of non-skid or non-slip coatings on walking surfaces. By using an effective coating, companies can ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid penalties or legal issues. So, what exactly makes an effective non-skid deck coating?
Offshore environments can be highly demanding, with heavy equipment, foot traffic, and constant exposure to the elements. A high-quality non-skid or non-slip coating is designed to withstand these conditions, providing long-lasting protection and maintaining its slip-resistant properties over time. An effective non-skid coating not only provides slip resistance but also acts as a barrier against corrosion for metallic offshore structures, protecting the underlying metal from degradation and extending its lifespan.
Tesla NanoCoatings addresses every facet of the challenges faced in offshore settings with TESLAN® 1105 Nano Non-Skid. A pre-mixed aggregate is evenly distributed throughout the coating, which ensures an even, consistent guard against slip and fall hazards across the entire deck. Carbon nanotubes work together with zinc to deliver equally consistent protection of the metallic substrate underneath by providing a network for electron transfer which spans the entire range of the coating. An epoxy binds each of these key components together to make the application process quick, simple, and familiar.
Overall, an effective non-skid or non-slip protective coating for a metallic structure in an offshore setting enhances safety, protects against corrosion, increases durability, and helps meet regulatory requirements. It is an essential component of maintaining a safe and productive working environment in offshore operations. If you’re looking for a non-skid deck coating that checks all the boxes, look no further than TESLAN® 1105.