New Product Announcement: Epoxy Primer for ELD
Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products co. Inc. recently introduced a new epoxy primer that it says enables effective electronic leak detection.
The new Detec TruGround Conductive Primer aids in ELD of conventional roof assemblies and helps to ensure that a roofing system is watertight and free of breaches, holes and seam voids, according to the company.
The water-based, liquid-applied, electronically conductive medium is applied directly to the substrate, using a brush or roller, prior to membrane adhesion. Mule-Hide notes that discontinuities in the membrane can then be found by applying an electrical current to the surface of the membrane.
Once applied, the primer allows ELD testing—using low- or high-voltage testing methods—for the life of the roofing system, according to the company.
The system is compatible with all single-ply membranes and is listed in more than 10,200 Mule-Hide Products Co. Factory Mutual RoofNav assemblies. It can be applied to any properly prepared, non-conductive horizontal or vertical surface, including insulation, plywood, wood, lightweight concrete and coverboard, the company notes, adding that it is suitable for use in fully adhered, mechanically attached, and ballasted roofing systems.
The primer has a dry time of less than 30 minutes, is low-VOC, non-flammable and solvent-free. It is available in 5-gallon pails, which each cover approximately 1,250 square feet.