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Product Data Sheet
HEMPEL
HEMPELS EPOXY RESIN 05500
BASE 05509 with CURING AGENT 98500
Description: HEMPELS EPOXY RESIN 05500 is a solvent-free, two-component, high build polyamine
cured epoxy paint, which cures to a coating with excellent resistance to fresh water, sea
water, oil cargoes and to abrasion.
Recommended use: As resin for a coating system which, in combination with glassfibre mats ("hand lay-up"
system), is used for re-bottoming of steel storage tanks or for reinforcing the interior of
concrete storage tanks.
Service temperatures: Dry exposure: Maximum 120C/248F
In water service: Resists normal ambient temperatures
Wet service temperatures, other liquids: contact HEMPEL
Certificates/Approvals: Saudi Aramco approved product under Engineering Standard APCS-20A.
Certified by the Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation (SASO) for use in potable water.
Availability: Not included in Group Assortment. Local availability subject to confirmation.
PHYSICAL CONSTANTS:
Colours/Shade nos: Transparent/00000
Finish: Glossy
Volume solids, %: 100
Theoretical spreading rate: 2 m/litre - 500 micron
81.5 sq.ft/US gallon - 20 mils
Flash point: > 100C/212F
Specific gravity: 1.1 kg/litre - 9.2 lbs/US gallon
Through dry: 24 (approx.) hours at 20C/68F
Fully cured: 7 days at 20C/68F
The physical constants stated are nominal data according to the HEMPEL Group's approved formulas. They are
subject to normal manufacturing tolerances and where stated, being standard deviation according to ISO 3534-1.
APPLICATION DETAILS:
Mixing ratio for 05500: Base 05509 : Curing agent 98500
1.8 : 1 by volume
Application method: Roller/brush (See separate APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS)
Thinner (max.vol.): Do not dilute
Pot life: 4 hours (20C/68F)
Cleaning of tools: HEMPELS TOOL CLEANER 99610
Indicated film thickness, dry: 500 micron/20 mils (see REMARKS overleaf)
Indicated film thickness, wet: 500 micron/20 mils
Recoat interval, min: 24 hours (20C/68F)
Recoat interval, max: 3 days (20C/68F)
Safety: Handle with care. Before and during use, observe all safety labels on packaging and
paint containers, consult HEMPEL Material Safety Data Sheets and follow all local or
national safety regulations. Avoid inhalation, avoid contact with skin and eyes, and do
not swallow. Take precautions against possible risks of fire or explosions as well as
protection of the environment. Apply only in well ventilated areas.
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Product Data Sheet
SURFACE Steel: Abrasive blasting to Sa 2 or Sa 3, depending on the area of use.
PREPARATION: Surface profile corresponding to Rugotest No. 3 BN11, Keane-Tator Comparator 5.5 G/S, or ISO
Comparator, Coarse (G). Oil and grease must be removed with suitable detergent, salt and other
contaminants by (high pressure) fresh water cleaning prior to blasting. After blasting clean the
surface carefully from abrasives and dust. The blasted and cleaned surface may advantageously
be primed with HEMPADUR 15590.
Concrete: Remove slip agent and other possible contaminants by emulsion cleaning followed by
high pressure hosing with fresh water. Remove scum layer and loose matter to a hard, rough and
uniform surface, preferably by abrasive blasting, possibly by other mechanical treatment, flame
cleaning or acid etching. Seal surface with suitable sealer, e.g. HEMPADUR SEALER 05990 (see
Product Data Sheet for 05990).
For further information in respect of surface preparation, reference is made to the separate
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS or Hempel's painting specification.
APPLICATION Use only where curing can proceed at temperatures above 10C.
CONDITIONS: The temperature of the substrate and the paint itself should be above 15C to secure proper
application properties.
Apply on a dry and clean surface with a temperature above the dew point to avoid condensation.
PRECEDING None, HEMPADUR SEALER 05990 or HEMPADUR 15590.
COAT:
SUBSEQUENT None or according to specification.
COAT:
REMARKS:
Weathering/service The natural tendency of epoxy coatings to chalk in outdoor exposure and to become more
temperatures: sensitive to mechanical damage and chemical exposure at elevated temperatures
is also reflected in this product.
Film thickness: May be specified in another film thickness than indicated, depending on purpose and area of use.
This will alter spreading rate and may influence drying time and recoating intervals.
Normal range dry is 300-600 micron/12-24 mils. Further reference is made to the separate
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Recoating: If the maximum recoating interval is exceeded, roughening of the surface is necessary to ensure
intercoat adhesion.
Before recoating after exposure in a contaminated environment, clean surface thoroughly with high
pressure fresh water hosing and allow to dry.
Note: HEMPELS EPOXY RESIN 05500 is for professional use only.
ISSUED BY: HEMPEL PAINTS (SAUDI ARABIA) W.L.L. - 0550000000CS001

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HEMPELS EPOXY RESIN 05500
This Product Data Sheet supersedes those previously issued.
For explanations, definitions and scope, see Explanatory Notes in the HEMPEL Book.
Data, specifications, directions and recommendations given in this data sheet represent only test results or
experience obtained under controlled or specially defined circumstances. Their accuracy, completeness or appro-
priateness under the actual conditions of any intended use of the Products herein must be determined exclu-
sively by the Buyer and/or User.
The Products are supplied and all technical assistance is given subject to HEMPEL's GENERAL CONDITIONS OF
SALES, DELIVERY AND SERVICE, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing. The Manufacturer and Seller
disclaim, and Buyer and/or User waive all claims involving, any liability, including but not limited to negligence,
except as expressed in said GENERAL CONDITIONS for all results, injury or direct or consequential losses or
damages arising from the use of the Products as recommended above, on the overleaf or otherwise.
Product data are subject to change without notice and become void five years from the date of issue.
Application Instructions
Application Instructions
Application Instructions
HEMPEL
HEMPELS EPOXY RESIN 05500
BASE 05509 with CURING AGENT 98500
Scope: These Application Instructions cover surface preparation, application equipment, and
application details for HEMPEL'S EPOXY RESIN 05500, in combination with glassfibre
matting.
Surface preparation: Steel: Abrasive blasting to Sa 2 or Sa 3 depending on area of use. Surface profile
corresponding to Rugotest No. 3 BN11, Keane-Tator Comparator 5.5 G/S, or ISO
Comparator, Coarse (G). Oil and grease must be removed with suitable detergent, salt
and other contaminants by (high pressure) fresh water cleaning prior to blasting. After
blasting clean the surface carefully from abrasives and dust. The blasted and cleaned
surface may advantageously be primed with HEMPADUR 15590, at a dry film thickness
of 30 to 50 micron. Avoid a higher dry film thickness of the primer.
On old steel surfaces having been exposed to salt water, excessive amounts of salt
residues in pittings may call for dry abrasive blasting, high pressure fresh water hosing,
drying, and finally, dry abrasive blasting again.
In case of extensively pit-corroded surfaces (tank bottoms): Remove oil and grease
with suitable detergent. Blasting to Sa 2, ISO 8501-1: 1988. Pittings on tank bottoms
are often omega-shaped (typically in the case of chloride-induced corrosion) for which
reason the following procedure is recommended:
After rough cleaning for dust and abrasives, the tank surfaces are to be thoroughly high
pressure fresh water hosed. Let the water remain in the tank so that all pit corroded
areas are covered by approx. 5 cm/2" of water.
After 24 hours the water is removed by wet vacuum cleaning and the tank is dried.
If needed, i.e. if there is still salt contamination to be found in the pits, the washing
treatment has to be repeated. After cleaning, the surfaces are blasted to min. Sa 2
with a surface roughness profile as described above. After blasting clean the surface
carefully for abrasives and dust. Special care must be taken when cleaning the tank
bottom.
Concrete: The concrete must be of good quality and fully cured, e.g. 28 days for normal
Portland cement, and completely dry with a humidity content in the surface below 4%.
The concrete must also be controlled for absence of capillary water action or for subsoil
water.
Minimum pull-off value should normally be 20 kilopond/cm measured after surface
preparation. Any cracks, crevices and voids must be repaired.
All possible slip agent, oil, grease and other contaminants must be removed by e.g.
abrasive blasting, volatilising by flame cleaning or treatment with suitable detergent. The
last mentioned in the following way: Saturation of the surface with fresh water. Washing
with suitable detergent followed by fresh water hosing.
Depending on construction and purpose, abrasive blast, high pressure water jet or treat
the concrete with power tools to obtain a rough and firm surface free of scum layer and
other contamination. Remove dust and loose material.
If mechanical treatment is impossible, the surface may be treated with acid etching. For
this purpose an approx. 5% w/w nitric or phosphoric acid solution is recommended.
Note: Strong acids, take necessary precautions, make sure that safety regulations are
obeyed!
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For product description refer to product data sheet
Application Instructions
Prior to etching, the concrete should be saturated with fresh water to prevent acid
corrosion of the reinforcement bars. Leave the acid to act for 3-4 minutes and hose
down the surface with fresh water - preferably first a 5% w/w sodium hydroxide solution -
and scrub carefully. After that the surface must dry homogeneously and appear as an
even, rough surface free of a loose outer layer. The surface must have a pH reaction of
between 6.5-8.0. If any of these conditions are not fulfilled, the process must be
repeated. The surface must be dried with good ventilation for at least 2 days at 65%
relative humidity and 20C/68F. The pre-treatment is controlled by scraping with a
strong knife. The surface must feel solid and hard, and the knife must only leave a clear
scratch mark.
Seal the surface with HEMPADUR SEALER 05990 in such a way that the surface is just
saturated. Surplus must be removed (do also see the Product Data sheet for
HEMPADUR SEALER 05990).
Filling/repairs: Cracks, crevices, damages, pittings and other irregularities in the concrete or steel
surface (e.g. blowholes in welding seams) should be repaired prior to application of the
first coat with HEMPEL'S EPOXY RESIN 05500.
Depending on the type of substrate and size of irregularities, repair can be carried out
by filling with HEMPADUR MULTI-MIL 85490, HEMPEL'S EPOXY KNIFING FILLER 355SA,
HEMPEL'S EPOXY GROUT 353SA or similar.
In case the irregularities or damages are of such extent that filling will not provide a
sound repair method, more efficient repairs may be required ( e.g. grinding, welding, or
steel renewals).
Before application of the first full coat of HEMPEL'S EPOXY RESIN 05500, a mixture of
HEMPEL'S EPOXY RESIN 05500 and silica sand (like HEMPEL'S ANTI-SLINT 67500)
should be applied on areas where the risk of creating air pockets/voids during the
glassfibre matting is present.
This includes, but is not limited to, overlap welding seams, welding seams on supports,
double plates and the chime area (where the shell joins the tank bottom).
The mixture should be applied in such a manner that a smooth, concave surface is
obtained and "bridging" of the glassfibre mats is avoided. The silica sand used for this
mixture must be washed, dried and sieved. The mixing ration of silica sand and resin is
depending on the area of use, but as a general guideline, an amount of 2.0-2.5 kg
silicate sand should be added to 750 ml of mixed resin.
An increased amount of silica sand may be desired for the chime area, while less silica
sand may be required on other areas.
Application equipment/ Materials needed:
Materials needed: HEMPEL'S EPOXY RESIN 05500
Glassfibre mat - 450 g/m (e.g. HEMPEL'S GLASSFIBRE MAT 690SA)
Surface tissue - 30 g/m (e.g. HEMPEL'S GLASSFIBRE SURFACING TISSUE 691SA)
Silica sand (e.g. HEMPEL'S ANTI-SLINT 67500)
Application equipment:
Medium pile (mohair) rollers 8 to 10" and brushes (2" width) of good quality.
Aluminium or stainless steel serrated and split-washer rollers, ranging from
0,5 to 1,5" in diameter and a width of 3 to 6".
Stainless steel trowels or spatulas
Mixing: Stir the base thoroughly with a powerful, mechanical mixer.
Add the CURING AGENT to the base and stir again thoroughly for several minutes.
Minimise the residues in the curing agent can.
It is not recommended to add thinner to the product before, during or after mixing;
the mixed product should be applied undiluted.
Paint temperature/ If the in-can temperature is below approximately 15C/59F, the viscosity will be too
Pot life: high for proper application.
The ideal paint temperature for application is 20-25C/68-77F.
Note that a higher paint temperature may result in a shortened pot life and curing in
can/spray equipment.
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Application Instructions
Application: Application of resin and glassfibre mat:
Apply HEMPEL'S EPOXY RESIN 05500 by means of medium pile (mohair) rollers in a wet
film thickness of 500-600 micron. Ensure a homogeneous wet film distribution and
proper film formation during application.
Roll out the full glassfibre mat (e.g. HEMPEL'S GLASSFIBRE MAT 690SA), straighten the
mat by pulling gently at both ends simultaneously and lay the mat on the wet resin. In
case working with the full length of the mat is difficult and shows a high density of
wrinkles, cutting the mat in lengths of 6 to 8 meters is recommended.
For application on the side shell, lengths of 3 to 4 meters may be considered in order to
prevent sagging of the coating systems at longer lengths.
Press the glassfibre mat into the resin, using serrated/split-washer rollers. It is
important that this process is maintained for a sufficient period of time, using an
adequate pressure, in order to flatten and saturate the mat and expel all (entrapped) air
from the coating system.
Apply additional resin and repeat the rolling procedure in order to ensure a proper
saturation. This process should be completed before HEMPEL'S EPOXY RESIN 05500
has reached the end of its pot life.
Small serrated/split-washer rollers are recommended for usage on areas like corners
and joints.
The overlap of the glassfibre mat from side shell on the tank bottom should be at least
30 cm. A minimum overlap of 10 cm between adjacent mats is recommended.
Do not allow overlaps of mats to be positioned on the same location as welding
seams or areas that have been treated with a filler or epoxy resin-silica sand mixture.
Wrinkles in the mat must be avoided at all times.
If they are not removed by the process described above, they should be eliminated while
the epoxy resin is still wet, by making an incision in the centre of the wrinkle with a
sharp knife, followed by pressing with a serrated roller.
Stripe Coating:
Edges corners, manual welds and placed difficult to cover properly, should be stripe
coated (touched up) with HEMPEL'S EPOXY RESIN 05500 either before or after
application of the first coat of epoxy resin and glassfibre mat.
Normally, a minimum of two stripe coats is recommended in order to achieve the
specified dry film thickness.
Application of surface tissue:
It is recommended to apply a layer of surface tissue (e.g. HEMPEL'S GLASSFIBRE
SURFACING TISSUE 691SA), shortly after application of the first coat of epoxy resin and
glassfibre mat.
This surface tissue has the purpose to imbed fibres from the glassfibre mat which are
protruding through the epoxy resin and is applied in accordance with the same
procedure as for the application of the glassfibre mat (apply epoxy resin, lay out mat,
saturate).
If rectified by the given condition of the first coat of epoxy resin and glassfibre mat, it
may be considered to apply the second coat of epoxy resin without surface tissue.
When this stage is completed, the glassfibre system will have a typical (total) dry film
thickness of approximately 1000-1200 micron.
Application of sealer coat:
When the full glassfibre-epoxy resin system is through dry (after approximately 24 hours
at 20C/68C), the surface should be sanded down with emery paper (grit 240-320) to
remove any protruding glass fibres and imbedded or fairly adhering contamination.
After sanding, clean the surface thoroughly (for dust) by means of an industrial vacuum
cleaner. Apply one seal coat of HEMPEL'S EPOXY RESIN 05500 at a wet film thickness
of 300 micron.
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Application Instructions
Ventilation during Ventilation is not specifically required for drying/curing of the coating, but some
application: ventilation is recommended in order to remove e.g. spray dust from application.
Recoating intervals: Provided that a maximum relative humidity of 85% and the specified wet/dry film
thickness are kept, the following recoating intervals apply:
7 hours
22 hours
12 hours
36 hours
24 hours
3 days
60 hours
8 days
Minimum
Maximum
40C/104F 30C/86F 20C/68F 10C/50F Steel temperature
Curing time: HEMPEL'S EPOXY RESIN 05500 is fully cured after 7 days at 20C/68F.
Tanks or pipelines should generally not be taken into service before HEMPEL'S EPOXY
RESIN 05500 is fully cured. Full curing is mandatory in case of potable water service.
Safety: Handle with care. Before and during use, observe all safety labels on packaging and
paint containers, consult HEMPEL Material Safety Data Sheets and follow all local or
national safety regulations. Avoid inhalation, avoid contact with skin and eyes, and do
not swallow. Take precautions against possible risks of fire or explosions as well as
protection of the environment. Apply only in well ventilated areas.
ISSUED BY: HEMPEL PAINTS (SAUDI ARABIA W.L.L.) - 0550000000CO01
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HEMPELS EPOXY RESIN 05500
This Product Data Sheet supersedes those previously issued.
For explanations, definitions and scope, see Explanatory Notes in the HEMPEL Book.
Data, specifications, directions and recommendations given in this data sheet represent only test results or
experience obtained under controlled or specially defined circumstances. Their accuracy, completeness or appro-
priateness under the actual conditions of any intended use of the Products herein must be determined exclu-
sively by the Buyer and/or User.
The Products are supplied and all technical assistance is given subject to HEMPEL's GENERAL CONDITIONS OF
SALES, DELIVERY AND SERVICE, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing. The Manufacturer and Seller
disclaim, and Buyer and/or User waive all claims involving, any liability, including but not limited to negligence,
except as expressed in said GENERAL CONDITIONS for all results, injury or direct or consequential losses or
damages arising from the use of the Products as recommended above, on the overleaf or otherwise.
Product data are subject to change without notice and become void five years from the date of issue.