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Self-retracting lifelines meet OSHA standards

Pure Safety Group has added three self-retracting lifelines to its fall-protection offerings.

Weighing 2 1/2 pounds, the Guardian GR11 self-retracting lifeline has a capacity of 11 feet and maximum arrest force of 1,800 pounds. It features rubber housing grips; an external shock absorber; and multiple snap, rebar hook options made of steel or aluminum.

The Guardian GR6 self-retracting lifeline has a capacity of 6 feet with a maximum arrest force of 1,800 pounds. It features a double-locking carabiner and an indicator that displays red if it has been exposed to a fall.

The Guardian GR6 Tie-Back self-retracting lifeline has a minimum fall clearance of 6 feet, average arresting force of 1,350 pounds and maximum deceleration distance of 24 inches. It features a double-locking carabiner and a load-bearing steel chassis with a structural metallic core.

The self-retracting lifelines have a minimum web breaking load of 5,000 pounds and reportedly meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

Resin does not require mixing

CertainTeed has made available SmartFlash® ONE, a one-component, fluid-applied resin for steep- and low-slope roof flashing details and repairs. The resin reportedly does not require measuring or mixing to activate before it can be applied as a waterproofing solution. SmartFlash ONE is available in a 5-gallon or 1-gallon resealable pail; the 5-gallon pail covers 125 square feet, and the 1-gallon pail covers 25 square feet.

Gauging system has precision-aligned track

Indev-ACT has introduced its ShingleMaster™ web gauging system designed to aid in the production of quality roofing materials. The ShingleMaster system is a scalable platform that reportedly allows a user to configure a measurement and control solution that increases yield and reduces scrap. The system features a precision-aligned linear rail and track, powered electrometer said to deliver high measurement precision, enclosed air purge frames with sensor wipes, anti-flutter measurement capability and the smallest commercially available C-Channel for sensors. The system can measure a variety of roofing material properties, such as porosity, fiberglass mat thickness, felt thickness and paper moisture.

Membrane restores aged roof systems

The Garland Co. Inc. has made available LiquiTec,™ a fluid-applied membrane said to form a weather-resistant surface over aged polymer-modified bitumen, metal and single-ply roof systems. LiquiTec is an aliphatic polyurea coating system designed to protect roof surfaces from damage caused by hail, foot traffic, wind and other impacts. The membrane reportedly has high-tensile strength, cures quickly and remains flexible in temperatures as cold as -60 F, which helps prevent cracking. LiquiTec also contains no volatile organic compounds and is low odor to allow application to be completed with minimal or no disruption to building occupants.

Tool helps reduce material waste

EagleView has introduced Suggested Waste Factor, a building materials waste calculation tool. Suggested Waste Factor reportedly can be used to estimate how much material and labor are required to replace a roof system, helping avoid excess costs and production delays. EagleView’s roof measurements of individual properties enable Suggested Waste Factor to be used in real-time, and contractors soon will be able to show building owners complete 3D structures of their buildings.

Self-adhering membrane is impact-resistant

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. has added Elastoflex SA V Plus self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen membrane to its line of ADESO® Dual-Compound Self-Adhered products. Measuring 2.5 mm thick, the membrane is 20% thicker than the existing Elastoflex SA V membrane. Elastoflex SA V Plus can be used for multi-ply low-slope roof systems and reportedly adheres to a variety of substrates, such as nonprimed insulation, cover boards and wood decks. The membrane is said to be impact-resistant and maintain flexibility in cold temperatures.


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