Open Matrix, Zinc Rich Epoxy
An innovative, waterborne, zinc-rich epoxy primer that offers extended protection for the interior and exterior of steel potable water tanks. Its ultra-low VOC formulation cures quickly and provides outstanding long-term corrosion resistance when used as a primer in conjunction with other Tnemec coatings. U.S. patent pending. Note: When used in conjunction with cathodic protection, anodes or impressed current systems should not provide current demand more negative than –1.05 volts relative to a copper–copper sulfate reference electrode half-cell.
Certified by NSF International in accordance with NSF/ANSI/CAN Std. 61 and the extraction requirements of NSF/ANSI/CAN 600. Series 98-H2O is qualified for interior use on tanks and reservoirs, fittings, valves, and pumps. Reference Tnemec’s certified product listing at www.nsf.org for additional details.View more product details
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|Temperature †||To Touch||To Handle||To Recoat|
|75°F (24°C)||20 minutes||2 1/2 hours||16 hours|
† 50% Relative Humidity. Curing time will vary with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness.
Volatile Organic Compounds
0.07 lbs/gallon (8 grams/litre)
1,183 mil sq ft/gal (110 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates.
Number of Components
Three: Part A, Part B, and Part C
0.00 lbs/gal solids
Interior: Series 21, 22, FC22, L140, L140F, N140, N140F, 141, 406, 1220.
Exterior: Series 21, 27, 66, L69, L69F, N69, N69F, V69, V69F, 73, 115, V115, 118, L140, L140F, N140, N140F, 161, 1026, 1028, 1029, 1094, 1095, 1096. Note: The following maximum recoat times apply: Series 21; 9 months, Series 1094, 1095, 1096; 12 months. Note: Certain topcoat colors may not provide one-coat hiding depending on the product and method of application. Reference Technical Bulletin 13-111 and contact your Tnemec representative.
2.5 to 3.5 mils (64 to 90 microns). Note: Reference the NSF website at www.nsf.org for details on the maximum allowable DFT.
74.0 ± 2.0% (mixed)
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