Liquids can cause peril damage to modular construction equipment. The results can be detrimental as it can result in the total damage of the equipment or destruction of the building. The construction of modular buildings requires the use of the same architect-specified materials as the conventionally constructed buildings such as wood, concrete, and steel. During Modular Construction, machinery, materials or equipment used may be damaged by a variety of liquids common in construction sites. Visit magnom to get magnetic filter that filters a range of liquid contaminants reducing damage on your construction equipment.
The liquid contaminants include;
Water is the main liquid that causes major damage in construction. Both wood and steel frame constructions have to deal with the water problem. Modular construction has to deal with moisture and molds problem, especially in humid and warm areas. The problem is experienced with ceilings, floor cavities, crawls spaces, marriage walls as a result of condensation problems that cause;
• Deterioration of the wallboard and molds.
• Corrosion of the metal floor pans.
• Deterioration and weakening of the wood.
There are several possible ways that salt can be brought to the equipment and construction area, namely; from chemical reactions, sea sprays, air pollution, and decomposition. The liquid salt is carried easily as moisture and penetrates buildings and the equipment. Reconstruction and renovations, rising damps alts, and deicing agents can effectively decrease the size of the pores, enhancing the suction of the soluble salt. The moisture is transported to porous buildings and into equipment causing salt-induced damages. The salt-induced damages may be both physical and chemical. The effects of soluble salts include:
• They affect the hygroscopic properties of materials, making them absorb more moisture at the same external conditions.
• Salts can change the drying behavior of building materials.
• Lead to increase of the moisture content in building materials.
Many corrosive chemicals are used in the construction of Modular Buildings. These chemicals are found in substances used in construction such as admixtures, adhesives, coatings, and sealants. These chemicals contain either acids or bases, which can be caustic or alkali, and other chemicals that may be corrosive. These chemicals can be hazardous and very toxic if they get to the wrong places in the equipment if magnetic filter is not used. They cause;
• Corrosion of metal parts.
• Total deterioration of wood.
Other liquids that can be detrimental to modular construction equipment are;
• Chemical solvents.
• Flammable materials.
• Carbon monoxide.
• Industrial cleaners.
• Hot tar
Foundations, structures, and equipment are open to the water, salt, or chemical damage. If not adequately protected, machinery and equipment may be damaged, and the results may be so detrimental that they may cause a delay in the construction, total damage of equipment, facility, or building.