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#1 vstevenson

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 09:59 PM

Recently, during pre-op I have experienced black specs on some of the food contact tables in the processing rooms.  I have located one source as a long beam running along the wall about halfway between the ceiling and the floor.  It has a black flaking material on it.  Is there an adhesive material or other option that I could use to cover the beam and prevent this from happening.  I am still looking for other sources as well in the other processing rooms.  We have cleaned all of the overhead cooling units to remove black dust particles.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 11:34 PM

Recently, during pre-op I have experienced black specs on some of the food contact tables in the processing rooms.  I have located one source as a long beam running along the wall about halfway between the ceiling and the floor.  It has a black flaking material on it.  Is there an adhesive material or other option that I could use to cover the beam and prevent this from happening.  I am still looking for other sources as well in the other processing rooms.  We have cleaned all of the overhead cooling units to remove black dust particles.

 

Hi vstevenson,

 

I suggest to cover or wrap it with thin stainless sheet. Not expensive, hygienic, and looks impressive. Also IMEX a  popular solution to degrading walls.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:46 AM

What is the beam made of?


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 12:27 PM

cant you policsh the beam and remove all the flaking material?

 

 Charles' advise is the best to wrap it in SS... or put a overhead plexi cover to deter anything falling  directly on  the line..


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 02:32 PM

Agree Stainless would be best.  We coat all of our walls, ceilings, columns and beams with a fiberglass coating.  It has been on for 20 years with out trouble.

 

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 04:23 PM

You mentioned fiberglass coating - do you coat overhead beams with this material?


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 04:56 PM

Yes- coat walls, ceilings, beams columns, old steel tanks and more.  It works on poured concrete, block, galzed block, wood. The only thing we are having trouble with is the glass block (popular here in 60's as natural light in exterior walls), they have a product that will stick to the glass well but not the grout and one that sticks to the grout well but not the glass! 

 

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:57 PM

Thanks.  Well, if you can show that your fiberglass coating is "food safe" that should do the trick.


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