Guardian Splashzone 100 System – Steel Piles (Sheltered)
The GUARDIAN Splash-Zone 100 System protects piles against corrosion in sheltered or non-exposed water locations, where swell/wave height is typically less than or equal to 2.5m. For example, Harbour, Bay or similar.
Providing 20+ years of Corrosion Protection Performance, the GUARDIAN Splash-Zone 100 System possesses true surface tolerance, being applied above and below water, and making the GUARDIAN Splash-Zone 100 System an ideal choice in relatively non-exposed conditions.
Performance Driven: Providing 20+ years of protection in severe, open water environments, the combination of Petrolatum Materials with generically, 85+ years in proven performance in asset protection (longevity and effectiveness), coupled with the highly tensioned GUARDIAN Splash-Zone 100 System and HDPE Outer Cover system, protects the pile from aggressive atmospheric and chemical environments.
Surface Tolerance: The system has been developed to be surface tolerant requiring a “St2” surface preparation in accordance with ISO8501-2007.
For Severe Corrosive Environments: the GUARDIAN Splash-Zone 100 System is unaffected by water, acids, salts and microbial attack.
No Curing: Ready for immediate service.
VOC Content: 0%
GUARDIAN Splash-Zone Primer MP fills surface pitting and passivates surface rust.
GUARDIAN Splash-Zone Mastic MM fills voids and profiles angles.
GUARDIAN Splash-Zone Tape MT encapsulates the substrate in a water and chloride resistant sheath.
GUARDIAN Splash-Zone 2000 Outer Cover provides substantial physical resistance and durability.
Industrial Wharfs, Recreational Jetties, Mooring Dolphins – Pile Splash-zone Protection
Prepare substrate to Class St2 (ISO 8501-1:2007). Substrate must be cleaned. Remove all loose material including rust, scale, coatings, etc.
This may be achieved via the following methods including:
– Abrasive / Hydro Blast
– Pneumatic / Hydraulic Tools
– Hand Tools
Clean pile by removing marine growth from the area to be protected. Remove rust scale, protrusions (other than weld seam on the pile) and ensure the surfaces ground smooth to remove, loose coating material and wash pile.
In the removal of any pre-existing coating, ensure this loose material is captured for appropriate deposal. Efforts should be made to minimize any debris escaping into the marine environment.
PRIME (Primer MP)
Apply GUARDIAN Splash-Zone Primer MP by gloved hand to evenly coat substrate above and below water, filling surface imperfections. Ensure that a sufficient amount of primer is used to avoid the potential for any voids. A small section of Guardian Splash-Zone Tape may be used to assist in filling these areas. Any gentle protrusions such as spiral welds can be further chamfered or profiled with the use of primer. Anticipate a spread rate of 1 to 2m2/kg.
CONTOUR (Mastic MM)
Fill all voids and contour or profile any angular changes with the GUARDIAN Splash-Zone Mastic MM. The profile should be such that the GUARDIAN Splash-Zone Tape MT may be applied without bridging and / or likelihood for the GUARDIAN Splash-Zone Tape MT to be damaged while in service by any angular projection.
INNER WRAP (Tape MT)
Spirally apply GUARDIAN Splash-Zone Tape MT incorporating a minimum 50% overlap resulting in a coating of two layers in a single wrapping motion. At the end of the roll, start a new roll of tape by inserting it under the end of the preceding roll of tape by 100mm. Press the end of the existing tape firmly over the top of the end of the new roll. GUARDIAN Splash-Zone Tape MT should be applied under firm tension to minimize wrinkling and smooth wrapping with a gloved hand throughout the wrapping process to squeeze out any trapped air or water. All tape overlaps should be pressed firmly to progressively seal the exposed edge of applied tape.
MECHANICAL PROTECTION (100 Outer Cover)
At the low datum, fit a SmartBand™ Anchor Strap directly to the pile with 3 equally-spaced locator buckles / locking heads. Rest the GUARDIAN Splash-Zone 100 System Outer Cover on the anchor strap buckles and wrap the Jacket circumferentially around the pile. Along the length of the jacket, secure the jacket into place with SmartBand™ 19mm straps, each located at maximum 250mm intervals. On each jacket, ensure the top and bottom SmartBand™ straps are approximately 50mm in from either end of the jacket.
Protective Gloves. Eye Protection. Pile Cleaning Tools: Wire Brush, Chipping Hammer, Knife/Scissors. SmartBand™ Tool.
GUARDIAN Splash-Zone 100 Outer Cover is a key component of the GUARDIAN 100 Splash-Zone System.
GUARDIAN Splash-Zone 100 Outer Cover is formulated from non-recycled UV Stable HDPE resin, providing mechanical protection to the GUARDIAN Petrolatum coating materials applied to the substrate for corrosion protection.
GUARDIAN Splash-Zone 100 Outer Cover inherently possesses substantial mechanical properties, chemical and environmental stress crack resistance, thermal stability and long life UV resistant characteristics.
Refer to the GUARDIAN Series 100: Application Data Sheet.
Tensile Strength at Break
Elongation at Break
Carbon Black Content
-10 to +55°C
-10 to +75°C
20 Years +
57 N/mm – Width
G100 System 100 Outer Cover is manufactured to meet project requirements.
All statements and data presented herein are given in good faith and believed to be appropriate and reliable. It is given without express or implied warrant or guarantee. Potential users of Guardian’s materials are urged to conduct confirmatory trials to satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the selected product for their particular end use prior to purchase.