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Re-Injectable Tube System (R-ITS) Ordering

Posted by Jim Spiegel on May 25, 2018 1:48:27 PM

The Alchemy-Spetec R-ITS system is a re-injectable system for acrylic resins and combination grouting with microfine cements. Due to the specialty nature of this system, it is not sold in kits. Read more about how to order this product...

The Alchemy-Spetec R-ITS system is a re-injectable system for acrylic resins and combination grouting with microfine cements. Due to the specialty nature of this system, it is not sold in kits. Read more about how to order this product...The Alchemy-Spetec R-ITS system is a re-injectable system for acrylic resins and combination grouting with microfine cements. It can also be used as a standard single-use injectable tube system with polyurethane
resins and foams. Due to the specialty nature of this system, it is not sold in kits.

Ordering details are outlined below (and in our price list)...

ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS

ID PACKAGING

QTY

R-ITS Hose 100m (328’ Roll) ACP-1100 100M ROLL 1
R-ITS Venting Hose ACP-1101 INDIVIDUAL 10
R-ITS Supply Hose ACP-1102 INDIVIDUAL 10
R-ITS Plastic M8 Winged Conical w/Steel Zerk ACP-1103 INDIVIDUAL 20
R-ITS - Mounting Clip 1.75” ACP-1104 BOX OF 100 3
R-ITS - Mounting Nails and Sleeve ACP-1105 BOX OF 100 3

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES    ID PACKAGING

QTY

R-ITS - Conical Button Head Supply End ACP-1106 INDIVIDUAL AS ORDERED
R-ITS - Dual Terminal Box ACP-1107 INDIVIDUAL AS ORDERED
R-ITS - M8 Threaded Conical Supply Terminal End ACP-1108 INDIVIDUAL AS ORDERED
R-ITS - M8 Threaded Conical Venting Terminal End ACP-1109 INDIVIDUAL AS ORDERED

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Acrylic Gel Pump

Posted by Jim Spiegel on May 23, 2018 11:28:36 AM

The Alchemy-Spetec Gel Pump is a pneumatically-operated, high pressure, stainless steel, dual-component chemical injection machine designed primarily for low viscosity Spetec acrylic gels and other chemical grout products. Read more...

The Alchemy-Spetec Gel Pump is a pneumatically-operated, high pressure, stainless steel, dual-component chemical injection machine designed primarily for low viscosity Spetec acrylic gels and other chemical grout products. Read more...The Alchemy-Spetec Gel Pump is a pneumatically-operated, high pressure, stainless steel, dual-component chemical injection machine designed primarily for low viscosity acrylic gels like Spetec AG100 and Spetec AG200.  A third component, or flushing agent, is pumped through an additional piston assembly that is operated at the mixing manifold.  

Advantages:

  • Stainless steel design suitable for acrylic oxidizing agents
  • Convenient pneumatic operation
  • Portable machine able to be picked up
  • Wheeled cart design for easy mobility
  • Complete hose sets and applicator
  • Single air drive runs both pistons to maintain true ratio
  • Able to produce >2000psi of output pressure

Field of Application:

  • Acrylic gels
  • Low-viscosity, 1:1 chemical resins
  • Combination grouting of microfine cements and polyacrylate gels

Click here to download the Gel Pump datasheet for more info.

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Drill Pump

Posted by Jim Spiegel on May 21, 2018 2:08:16 PM

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Drill Pump - Blog-1The Alchemy-Spetec Drill Pump is a high pressure, single-component chemical injection pump suitable for low to mid viscosity chemical injection grouts. It’s most commonly used for the application of polyurethane injection grouts. The drill-mounted design offers a convenient and portable solution for chemical injection applications.

The Drill Pump offers an unmatched ease of access to the piston assembly and ball/springs through just a few allen screws. The small reservoir and direct-feed design allows for small batch mixing and eliminates excessive losses due to mixing and priming. The portable design (20lbs with drill) provides a unique and high pressure solution that can easily be carried onto swing stages, scaffolding or scissor lifts.

Click here to download the Drill Pump datasheet for more info.

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Dynamic Cone Penetrometer

Posted by Jim Spiegel on May 18, 2018 11:00:22 AM

The Pagini DPM30 allows you to perform continuous dynamic penetrometric tests. The fact that it is exceptionally small means you can use it on sites that are inaccessible to normal machines.

The Pagini DPM30 allows you to perform continuous dynamic penetrometric tests. The fact that it is exceptionally small means you can use it on sites that are inaccessible to normal machines.The Dynamic Cone Penetrometer allows you to perform continuous dynamic penetrometric tests. The fact that it is exceptionally small means you can use it on sites that are inaccessible to normal machines. A hydraulic extractor is used to extract rods, casing tubes and samplers. The penetrometer is controlled via a pedal-operated distributor. The hydraulic connections on the various components use quick connectors. Its reliability is proven by hundreds of units operational around the world.

The penetrometer is equipped with a 66 pound (30 kg) hammer with a 7.87 inch (200 mm) stroke, operated by a hydraulic motor. It is driven by a motor-pump unit (the motor can be either electric or a gasoline engine).

The Dynamic Cone Penetrometer can be used not only for dynamic tests, but also for soil sampling with limited disturbance, which guarantees improved ability to interpret the penetrometric data.

Click here to download Dynamic Cone Penetrometer datasheet for more info!

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Vertical Hostage: How Driver Shortages Could Disrupt The Building Products Industry Supply Chain

Posted by Jim Spiegel on May 16, 2018 11:12:40 AM

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Shortage- Blog-1Frosted Flakes could be more relevant to your project management than you may think. 

In the USA Today on April 26th, Paul Davidson writes, “If you see prices creeping higher for everything from cereal to socks in the next few months, you can probably blame this stark reality: There aren’t enough truck drivers delivering the goods to stores.”

The same article reports a driver shortage of almost 60,000 in 2018, with that number almost doubling by 2022.  The causes of this phenomenon are attributed to several factors.  Tighter regulation and electronic tracking of fleets regarding their road time and breaks, Baby Boomers comfortable with cross-country treks and weeks away from family retiring, and Millennials uninterested in this career path are some of the theories.  In addition to this, many fleets are considering automated driver technologies that further decrease the demand and resulting training programs, budgets, and overall relevance. 

Adding to the dilemma is that large mainstream retailers such as Amazon and Wal-Mart are able to absorb a portion of these costs for commoditized goods through economies of scale. What this means for other resellers is incremental increases in prices that could soon leave them uncompetitive at the register. 

In the building products industry, these effects could be much more pronounced.  Order and deliveries often involve specialty production and delivery considerations.  We certainly don’t represent the Frosted Flakes of the world.  In the world Alchemy-Spetec operates, we would be more analogous to an artisan baker producing specialty products to serve a specific need.  Shipping and handling does play a role in this price point. 

The importance of distribution could once again rise to the forefront in the coming years.  While there is an industry trend to stock less, and drop-ship more, the shipping industry could play a much larger role in the building products vertical. So, next time you are walking through the isles at your local market, pay close attention to the price of those Oreos, and consider what that very trend could mean on your job site.  Your children may have a very valid argument that it’s a good idea to stock up. 

For information on Alchemy-Spetec’s Stocking Distributor program, please contact your Regional Manager available at the contact map linked here.

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If You Sample Spetec PUR HighFoamer Now...

Posted by Jim Spiegel on May 14, 2018 5:36:58 PM

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HighFoamer- Blog4If you sample Spetec PUR HighFoamer now...you’ll be one step closer to the cutting edge of the chemical grouting industry.  Several suppliers offer water-reactive injection resins, and often the differences in cell structure and physical properties are not easily identified.  But this product is different.  Call 404-618-0438 to order a sample now and find out for yourself!

In addition, we all know that high quality tech support makes a huge difference in this industry. 

Alchemy-Spetec's support staff enjoys the challenge of difficult problems.  We often ask our prospective customers to let us assist with their most challenging applications first.  If you’ve had problems with any chemical grouting jobs in the past, or have been underwhelmed by another manufacturer’s tech support, please present these challenges to us right now.  We're standing by and ready!

Alchemy-Spetec has the most experienced team in the US market for chemical grouting leak seal applications.  Contact us today to see how our expert team and cutting edge products, like Spetec PUR HighFoamer, can make a difference for your bottom line!

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Where Do I Get Spetec PUR HighFoamer?

Posted by Jim Spiegel on May 11, 2018 10:20:45 AM

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HighFoamer- Blog3-1Spetec PUR HighFoamer is derived from a proven Belgian formulation.  Due to the manufacturing efforts of Alchemy-Spetec, Spetec PUR HighFoamer is now proudly made in the United States. 

Click here to find your Regional Sales Manager now!

Your regional manager will be able to point you in the direction of the nearest local stocking distributor.  Feel free to call Alchemy-Spetec at 404-618-0438 for free liquid samples if you want to see this product in action!  We also offer the best phone and on-site tech support in the industry. 

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How Do I Mix Spetec PUR HighFoamer?

Posted by Jim Spiegel on May 9, 2018 9:52:41 AM

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HighFoamer- Blog2Spetec PUR HighFoamer injection resin comes in a 5 gallon pail of base resin, and a separate 0.5 gallon can of Spetec GEN ACC Accelerator.  Use the Reaction Times Chart in the Technical Data section of the Spetec PUR HighFoamer datasheet to mix the accelerator for your desired reaction time. 

The threshold of mixing enough and mixing too much can be thin.  If you do not mix the accelerator enough, you will have inconsistencies of reactants, causing fluctuations in reaction time and performance in a single batch.  Mix too much, and you can introduce excessive ambient moisture creating a hyper-reactive batch that sets up in the pumps, hoses, and/or in unintended areas of the substrate. 

Reaction Times Chart

 

5°C

15°C

25°C

%

Start

End         

Start

End

Start

End

5

24”

105”

31V

17”

83”

38V

10”

55”

49V

8

21”

73”

34V

12”

60”

40V

9”

40”

49V

10

15”

58”

36V

10”

40”

45V

6”

31”

50V

A good mix is a thorough paddle mixing of 1-2 minutes at low speeds to avoid splashing of resin during mixing.  It is always good practice to mix a couple of cup tests prior to filling pump hoppers to ensure consistency in mix and performance.  Clearly label cup tests with date, temperature, time of day, and reaction time for QC managers or compliance personnel.

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Where Do I Use Spetec PUR HighFoamer Injection Grout?

Posted by Jim Spiegel on May 7, 2018 1:31:05 PM

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HighFoamer- BlogIf you’re in the chemical grouting industry, you have undoubtedly seen expanding polyurethane foams reacted in cups at tradeshows, trainings, and presentations.  When these water-activated polyurethanes come in contact with moisture, a polymerization reaction is initiated, which caused a large expansion of the cured polyurethane.  But not all foams are created equal. 

Spetec PUR HighFoamer polyurethane grout expands 40x the original liquid volume.  For high water flow scenarios, or large void filling, Spetec HighFoamer features industry-leading expansion rates which can be initiated in as little as 6 sec. with the addition of 10% accelerator.  This unique combination of reaction time and expansion can cut off even them most sever water infiltration issues seen on any construction site.  

The extreme high expansive nature of Spetec HighFoamer is a must see for all chemical grouting contractors performing the following work:

  • Water cut-off of large flow and high-pressure water leaks.
  • Stabilization and water cut-off of large cracks, voids and gravel layers.
  • Pre and post injections in mines, tunnels, pipe jacking, drill & blast and TBM applications.
  • Injections in combination with cement-based grout.
  • Crack and gravel layer injections in concrete structures.
  • Soil stabilization and anchors in porous geology.
  • Water cut-off of sewer water leaks and sewer stabilization.
  • Probe Grouting for below grade pipes.
  • Filling of voids.

The HighFoamer injection resin is suitable for all single component injection equipment including electric airless pumps, drill-operated pumps, and larger pneumatic piston pumps.  

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Spetec PUR H100 Hot Shot Cartridge

Posted by Anthony Sandone on May 4, 2018 10:54:34 AM

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Need a convenient leak seal solution? The Spetec PUR H100 Hot Shot Cartridge is your product of choice. This water activated semi flexible foam injection resin starts to foam at 15 seconds and will have a full rise in 40 seconds, so it can shut down very active water leaks quick. This Hot Shot Cartridge is perfect for those jobs that don’t require a full pump set up. Simply bring a hammer drill, drill bits, a single cartridge gun - and you’re good to go!

Spetec PUR H100 shuts down leaks in walls, manholes, box culverts, floors, storm sewer pipes and more. This 10.5oz single cartridge is very easy to use. Competing products often require a dual cartridge gun!

Application is simple:

  1. Just drill a 3/8”, 1/2" or 5/8” hole through the substrate that is leaking.
  2. Next, place the injection tip in the drilled hole and pump the Spetec PUR H100 cartridge into the soil for a very quick and easy seal. 

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