Lining Systems Stainless Steel Lining the Easy Way
From Steuler KCH comes a new flexible and practical lining system: Bekasteel. Made of stainless steel it is perfectly suited for use in areas that are subjected to high thermal, chemical and mechanical stress. It can be applied in numerous ways for discharge and collecting basins, as well as for reliably protecting storage tanks, collecting pits and drainage channels.
Bekasteel also offers a comparatively inexpensive solution for the refurbishment of existing structures: The individual elements are prefabricated at the factory, thus significantly shortening any unavoidable downtimes. The service lifetimes achieved so far are impressive too. A certificate of approval for use in facilities for storing, filling and transferring water-polluting substances has been applied for with the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).
The usually three-millimeters-thick stainless steel panels are available in a multitude of versions, with both smooth and non-stick as well as non-slip surfaces, and in square or rectangular formats. There are 48 tie rods per square metre on the reverse side for making the connection to the underlying surface. The system copes easily with large temperature fluctuations, and even short-term peaks of up to 160 degrees Celsius. The individual panels are welded together using the TIG / MIG method. A version featuring permanently flexible joints is also an option.
The panels can be installed on the walls and ceiling of a room without problem. The system can also reliably bridge cracks in the subsurface. Leak testing, using, for example, the dye penetration method, is performed in accordance with the applicable regulations. Its electrostatic dissipation characteristics also mean that it can be used in areas with potentially explosive atmospheres.