ProTXcoat 103E

Efficiency Fluid

Two Component Ceramic Reinforced Efficiency Coating

103E is a high performance solvent free coating designed for use as a resurfacing and lining system to improve the efficiency in fluid flow environments.

103E is based on a specifically selected blend of epoxy resins and nontoxic polyamine curing agents reinforced with carbide and inert flow enhancing pigments which produces a system with optimum physical and mechanical strengths and excellent resistance to erosion and corrosion.

103E is simple, safe and easy to use and its excellent low friction surface improves flow rates in pumps and pipelines which makes it an ideal choice for the protection of waterboxes, tube sheets, pumps, impellers, valves and heat exchangers.

Before proceeding, please read the following information carefully to ensure that the correct application procedure is fully understood.


Heavy contamination due to oil or grease must first be removedusing MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)

Surfaces should then be abrasive blast cleaned to a minimum Sa21⁄2 – Sa3 BS7079 Part A1 : 1989 or equivalent with a blast profile of 75 – 125 microns corresponding to ‘Rough’ in ISO 8503/1. All loose abrasive dust and debris must be blown clear or vacuum cleaned away.

Equipment that has been salt impregnated due to service conditions should first be wet blasted then dry abrasive blasted and checked for presence of salts, this process should be repeated until the salts are removed.

Alternatively, surfaces should be warmed with a blow torch or similar to bring salts up to the surface. The surface should once again be blast cleaned. This procedure must be repeated until no further sweating of impregnated salt is evident.

103E is a two component solvent free material comprising base and activator components which must be mixed together prior to use.

Mix the entire contents of the base and activator containers.

Alternatively measure three volumes of base component and one volume of activator into a clean container. The two components should be thoroughly mixed until completely streak free.

The mixed material should be used within 25 minutes of mixing at 20°C (68°F). This time will be reduced at higher temperatures and extended at lower temperatures.

Application should not be carried out at temperatures below 5°C nor when relative humidity exceeds 85% or when the surface to be coated is less than 3°C above the dew point.

The mixed material should be applied to the prepared area using a clean brush or squeegee, application should be carried out as soon as possible after surface preparation is complete and certainly the same day, otherwise flash blasting will be necessary before application.

Where necessary Reinforcement Tape should be stippled into the mixed product and further material applied over the tape. For large areas the tape should be overlapped.

In areas where a second layer of 103E is required, this application must be carried out within the initial set time for the first layer, otherwise the surface must be lightly abraded or flash blasted.

Theoretical Coverage Rate
2.5m2/kilo at 250 microns dft (29.5 ft2/kilo at 10 mils dft)

Recommended Film Thickness
Wet 250 microns
Dry 250 microns

Note: Normally applied as a two coat system to achieve a nominal film thickness of 500 microns.
Detailed working recommendations are available from the Technical Centre on request.

Mixing RatioBaseActivator
31 By volume
51 By weight
AppearanceBaseColoured Liquid
ActivatorClear Liquid
Drying & Cure times at 20°C (68°F)Usable Life25 minutes
Touch Dry4 hours
Minimum Overcoating4 hours
Maximum Overcoating24 Hours
Full Cure7 days
Volume Solids100%
Shelf LifeUse within 5 years of purchase. Store in original sealed containers at temperatures between 5°C (40°F) and 30°C (86°F).
Temperature ResistanceDry Heat200°C
Intermittent wet120°C
Wet immersion70°C
Food ContactMeets USDA requirements for incidental food contact. Meets FDA requirements CFR 21.175.300 for food contact.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency – Accepted Product.

Abrasion Resistance 0.08 ml loss per 1000cycles ASTM D4060

Shore D Hardness 85

Tensile Shear Adhesion 175 kg per cm2 (2500 psi) ASTM D1002 (Grit Blasted Steel)

Corrosion Resistance Excellent, unaffected after 10,000 ASTM B117 hours exposure

Flexural Strength 570 kg/cm2(8100 psi) ASTM D790

Compressive Strength 700 kg/cm2(10000 psi) ASTM D695

Impact Resistance 40 Joules (355in lbs) ASTM D256

As long as normal good practice is observed 103E can be safely used.

Protective gloves should be worn during use.

A fully detailed Safety Data Sheet is either included with the
material or is available on request.

Supplied in 1kg, 3kg and 30kg packs

The information provided in this Product Data Sheet is intended as a general guide
only and should not be used for specification purposes. The information is given in
good faith but we assume no responsibility for the use made of the product or this
information because this is outside the control of the company. Users should
determine the suitability of the product for their own particular purposes by their
own tests..