Epo-chem™ RA 500M

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 Two pack epoxy resin reinforced with screened glassflake. Outstanding high gloss finish.

 Epo-chem™ RA 500M is suitable for a wide range of applications, including tanks, vessel linings and deck coatings.            Epo-chem RA 500M is a solvent-free, wet tolerant and highly chemical resistant epoxy single/topcoat. The  glassflake systems have been utilised over the last 30 years as tank lining in the most aggressive environments because they  offer total barrier against moisture and corrosive ions. These are typically applied as a 1-coat system or as a topcoat on the  primers with DFT of 200-300 microns. Minimum surface preparation standard required: Sa 2, WJ-2, St 3.

 Acts as an excellent multi-purpose tank lining system when Epo-chem™ RS 500P is used as a primer coat for the following  tank applications:

Sea Water Ballast (Lloyd's Register & ABS Approved) Crude Oil (ABS Certified)
Potable Water (NSF & FDA Certified) Refined Oil (Diesel/Petrol)
Grey/Black Water Cargo (Food Contact Approval)
Sewage Mud/Brine

Epo-chem™ RA 500M - applied to a completely wet substrate

Material characteristics:

  • Tested and Certified by NSF for fresh drinking water applications. Epo-chem™ RS 500P is used as the primer.
  • Exceptional solvent-free tank lining; extensively used for sea water ballast, sewerage, crude oil, and potable water tanks.
  • Used as a stripe coat to repair and protect high corrosion areas, i.e. welds and sharp edges.
  • Adhesion test results on wet substrates far exceed industry norms attaining over 1300psi before cohesive failure.
  • Wet tolerant – Can be applied on wet and soaking surfaces, no requirement for any dehumidification equipment.
  • Epo-chem™ RA 500M is 100% solid solvent-free, no requirement for any ventilation equipment.
  • Reduces the risk of MIC (Microbiological Induced Corrosion) and SRB (Sulphate Reducing Bacteria) as it does not contain the nutrients contained in solvent-based coatings.
  • Lloyds class 1 approval for maintenance and type approved for new build in marine industry.
  • FDA approval - potable water
  • FDA approval - food contact.
  • Excellent chemical resistance.
  • Coating compatible with virtually all coal tar epoxy or other traditional ballast tank coatings.
  • Compatible with all shop primers.
  • Unlimited over-coating intervals.
  • Fast turn-around, can be put back into service almost immediately (as soon as touch dry, 6-12 hours) the system is capable of ‘continuing’ to cure underwater.
  • Glassflake technology ensures superb corrosion resistance and a long service life.
  • Ideal for poorly and hand prepared surfaces - reducing the downtime and back-in service time.
  • Can be applied as a single high build coat, up to 500 microns per coat by brush/roller or spray.
  • Apply in any environmental condition, no humidity restrictions.
  • Used as a single/top-coat for patch repairs or complete re-coat.
  • Zero VOC; no fire hazard or odour.
  • Hot-work, e.g. welding, cutting and grinding can be carried out without interruption.
  • No storage hazard.
  • Preparation and application works can be carried out by ships’ crew, riding crew, alongside quay-side or in dry-dock.
  • More than 10 years successful track record in all major petrochemical and shipping companies.
  • Up to 25 years performance guarantee.
  • User friendly.
 RA 564 applied in a crude oil tank    RA 500M applied on a wet surface in a ballast tank   RA 500M applied in a cargo tank


RA 500M's Properties

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Primary duties Multi-purpose/tank lining/structural coating/deck coating etc.
Primary characteristics IMO - ballast tank and crude oil tank approved. NSF Certified for drinking water applications
Low/No odour
Maximum humidity N/A%
Volume solids 100%
UV resistant  
Maximum immersed temperature 60°C
Maximum non-immersed temperature °C
Minimum time to touch dry 6 hrs
Maximum overcoat time Unlimited
Typical dry film thickness (dft) per coat 200-600µ
Colour range available Limited range of colours is available

RA 500M's Case Histories

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The table below shows the 5 most recent case histories for this product. You can view the entire case history for this product by clicking here.

Company Location Job Description Industry Date of Job
Alfred Bagnall & Sons West Yorkshire, UK Structural Coating Industrial 01/2019
Pride of York Ballast Tank Coating Marine 01/2019
Parkol Marine Engineering UK Structural Coating Marine 01/2019
Navigator of the Seas Swimming Pool Repair Marine 01/2019
New Tech Distribution France Structural Repair Oil & Gas 01/2019

RA 500M's Related Case Studies

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The table below shows the most recent case studies for this product.

Company/Industry Location Date of Job
Hatch Cover Refurbishment - Container Ship Container Ship 06-2018
Column Pump Refurbishment - Courtesy of CSC Australia Australia 04-2018
Basket Strainer Refurbishment - Courtesy of CSC Australia Australia 02-2018
Concrete Tank and Wall Refurbishment - Water Desalination Plant Australia 11-2017
Secondary Containment Bund Refurbishment - Courtesy of Prochem International South Korea 05-2017
Lighthouse Refurbishment - Jersey Jersey 05-2017
Sewage Tank Refurbishment - Superyacht Owners Marseille, France 03-2017
Wastewater Tank Internals - Wastewater Treatment Plant Peterhead, Scotland 02-2017
Water Feature Externals Refurbishment - Courtesy of Corroless Eastern UK 01-2017
Floating Pipeline Refurbishment - Courtesy of MIPC Belgium 09-2016
Ballast to Potable Water Tank Conversion - Towage Vessel The Netherlands 06-2016
Ballast Tank Refurbishment - Riding Crew - Crude Oil Tanker Mediterranean Sea 12-2015
Ballast Tank Refurbishment - Canary Wharf Pontoon London, England 12-2015
Ballast Tank Refurbishments - Crude Oil Tankers (Riding Squads) At Sea 12-2015
Pipeline Internals - Storr Loch Power Station Isle of Skye, Scotland 05-2015
Potable Water Tanks Patch Repair - Support Station 3 Singapore 03-2015
Ballast Tank Refurbishment - Romulus Barge Rotterdam, Netherlands 11-2014
Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi Refurbishment - Cruise Ship Singapore 11-2014
Chemical Storage Tank Relining - Courtesy of Tryton Designs UK 09-2014
Cargo Tank Refurbishment - Oil Products Tanker Ireland 06-2014
Hovercraft Buoyancy Tanks - Courtesy of Tryton Designs UK 05-2014
Swimming Pool Refurbishment - Cruise Ship Bermuda 02-2014
Duplex Strainer Refurbishment - Esso - Courtesy of Tryton Designs Fawley Refinery 01-2014
Pre-load Tanks Refurbishment - West Defender Platform Mexico 01-2014
Potable Water Tank Repair (School Sports Hall) - Courtesy of Specialist Coatings UK 10-2013
Grey Water Tank Refurbishment - Cruise Ship At Sea 10-2013
Ballast Tank Refurbishment - MV AUXIS South Africa 10-2013
Dock Valve Relining - Sulzer & DF Coating - Courtesy of Tryton Designs Shoreham Docks 09-2013
Sweating Pipeline Refurbishment - Enbridge Offshore Gulf of Mexico 09-2013
Ballast, Diesel Fuel & Potable Water Tanks Refurbishment - Rowan Companies UAE 07-2013
Air Intake Floor Relining - Centrica - Courtesy of Tryton Designs Killingholme Power Station 07-2013
Aluminium Void Tank Refurbishment - Bourbon Offshore Asia Singapore & Indonesia 06-2013
Penstock Relining - Portsmouth Naval Docks - Courtesy of Tryton Designs Portsmouth, UK 05-2013
Potable Water Tank Repair (Scarborough Hotel) - Courtesy of Specialist Coatings UK 01-2013
Deck Refurbishment - Offshore Platform Thailand 12-2012
New Build (Shop Primer) - Oil Products Tanker UK 12-2012
Ballast Tank Refurbishment - Container Ship Istanbul 11-2012
Air Intake Silencer Aft & Manifold Floors Relining - Centrica - Courtesy of Tryton Designs Langage Power Station 11-2012
Potable Water Tank Repair (Basingstoke Hotel) - Courtesy of Specialist Coatings UK 10-2012
Bellmouth Relining - SSE - Courtesy of Tryton Designs Keadby Power Station 05-2012
Potable Water Tanks Refurbishment - Cruise Vessel UK 03-2012
Heat Exchanger Vessel - Courtesy of CSC Australia Australia 02-2012
Potable Water Tank Repair (Harrogate Hotel) - Courtesy of Specialist Coatings UK 01-2012
Coal-tar Epoxy Patch Repair - Bulk Carrier UAE 12-2011
Column Pump Repair - Courtesy of CSC Australia Australia 04-2011
Potable Water Tank Repair (London Hospital) - Courtesy of Specialist Coatings UK 04-2011
Oil Cooler Water Box Repair - Courtesy of CSC Australia Australia 08-2010
Ammonia Pipelines Refurbishment - Courtesy of CSC Australia Australia 07-2010
Drain Tank Fibreglass Repair - Grangemouth Petrochemical - Ineos Grangemouth Petrochemical 04-2010
Diesel Fuel Tank Lining - Niugini Oil Company Papua New Guinea 02-2010
Ballast Tank and Holds Refurbishment - Dallington Bulk Carrier - Stephenson Clarke Dallington Bulk Carrier - United Kingdom 01-2010
Wall Coating - Cheese Manufacturing Plant Northern Ireland 12-2009
Flooring Refurbishment - Food Factory Northern Ireland 12-2009
Refrigerated Cargo Tank Refurbishment - Norbulk Shipping Refrigeration Vessels' Holds 12-2009
Jetty Steel Piles Refurbishment - Belfast Harbour Authority NI, United Kingdom 09-2009
Cargo Hold Refurbishment - Ore Carrier China 09-2009
Production Walls - New Build Milking Parlour United Kingdom 06-2009
Fermentation Room Roof and Surface Walls - Diageo Distillery Belfast, Northern Ireland 05-2009
Ballast Tank Refurbishment - Dr Bird Generator Barge - Jamaica Energy Partners Jamaica 05-2009
Deck Refurbishment - Courtesy of CSC Australia Australia 04-2009
Ballast Tank Refurbishment - Courtesy of CSC Australia Australia 04-2009
Pipe Spool Protection - Peterhead Power Station Peterhead Power Staion 04-2009
Steel Clarifier Revamp - Courtesy of CSC Australia Australia 02-2009
Effluent Tank Refurbishment - Navy Vessel United Kingdom 12-2008
Coal-tar Epoxy Patch Repair - Self Discharging Bulk Carrier Poland 12-2008
Crude Oil Tank Refurbishment - Kinneil - BP BP Kinneil Oil Refinery (Tank 3701) 11-2008
Ballast Tank Refurbishment - Talisman FPSO Malaysia 01-2008
Tank Refurbishment - Flotta Tank Terminal - Talisman Energy Flotta Oil Terminal, UK 05-2007
Grain Cargo Tank Refurbishment - Amanda C - Norbulk Amanda C Vessel, Latvia 03-2007
Effluent Tank Refurbishment - Bulk Carrier Bulk Carrier 01-2004

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