During the process of phasing out diamond-steel, a mechanic at MacLean Curtis became aware of SlipNOT® and its slip resistant products. The company decided to run a trail on steel plates to decide if it wanted to use SlipNOT® throughout the facility. Results of the trail were submitted to the Safety Committee, which was impressed with the outcome. The successful trial has lead to MacLean Curtis installing various SlipNOT® products in different areas of the facility.
Depending on needs and environment, MacLean Curtis has installed different Grades of SlipNOT® with different finishing options. Grade 2 steel plates have been installed in several areas and the slip resistance provided by the coating is sufficient for most applications. However, other areas have required Grade 3 steel plates for maximum durability and longevity. The Grade 3 steel is used in extremely high traffic and/or highly contaminated environments. MacLean Curtis sees a lot of foot and forklift traffic as well as incredibly oily floors, making the Grade 3 steel the best option. The company has also gotten SlipNOT® galvanized steel in addition to the more common mill or painted black finishing options. The galvanization provides corrosion resistance and an added layer of protection for the slip resistant steel.