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Premier/ACE Flotation Industry's Highest Quality & Most Reliable

Don’t jeopardize the foundation of your dock system by using floats that don’t meet marine industry standards ASTM D1998‐04 Falling Dart Impact Test  Validates manufacturer’s use of virgin raw materials and high quality molding process   by testing float shells for cracking or shattering under a minimum impact load of 90ft/lbs   

7‐Day Hunt Water Absorption Test  Ensures a void‐free foam fill that adds strength and preserves buoyancy; and specifies a  maximum water absorption level for the foam fill at 3.0 lbs/cuft   

Encasement Wall Thickness Standard  Specifies that flotation must have a nominal wall thickness of 0.150” with no spot less   than 0.125” to eliminate premature failure points   

US Army Corp of Engineers Regulation 33CFR Part 327.30  Flotation materials shall be 100% warranted for a minimum of eight years against   sinking, water logging, cracking, peeling, fragmenting, or loosing beads 

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Premier/ACE Flotation Industry's Highest Quality & Most Reliable Why are Virgin Grade Raw Materials Required? Virgin grade raw materials are critical to making the best quality, longest life, lowest cost flotation that meets all of the Marine Industry Standards. Standards-compliant flotation made with virgin materials is environmentally safe and accepted for green building LEED projects. Flotation encasements (shells) made with properly cured, virgin grade resin have a consistent standard wall thickness, the structural strength to absorb impacts without failing, and a life expectancy of 40 years. Virgin resin is environmentally safe because it meets FDA 21 standards and will not leech chemicals into the water. Virgin EPS foam is best suited to forming a low water absorbing, bead-free and void-free fill when properly pre-expanded and steamed inside a float shell. This solid block of foam adds strength to the float, absorbs less water should a shell be damaged, and eliminates loose EPS beads from escaping the shell and polluting the water.

Don't Trust a Non-Standard Compliant Float! Using non-virgin, off-spec and/or regrind materials for raw materials can negate all of the benefits/values of virgin materials. You'll lose the structural strength to stand up to freeze/thaw cycles & collisions with boats and debris that can cause the outer shell to crack. You might be buying a float that looks great but it is most likely full of pin holes that will start leaking the moment the float is in the water. If the foam fill is incomplete leaving loose beads and unfilled areas inside the shell, your last line of defense against rapid water absorption is gone.

Floats made with non-virgin materials can have a very short life expectancy, early failures, are costly to replace resulting in a higher unit cost.

What are the Benefits and Values of Marine Industry Standards Compliance? ASTM D1998-04 Falling Dart Impact Test - validates that virgin grade resin is being used - that molding process is complete and properly done - indicates float wall strength meets or exceeds standards - contributes to float 40 year life expectancy

Encasement Wall Thickness Standard - eliminates weak wall floats with early failure potential - provides insurance policy against unnecessary repair costs - ensures floats will hold up to pre and post install abuse - contributes to 40 year expected life

7-Day Hunt Water Absorption Test - foam fill will aid in maintaining buoyancy if float damaged - no waterlogged floats; no sagging or sinking docks - void-free foam supports outer shell walls, adding strength - delivers longer life and lowest float cost

Certified, Tank-Tested Buoyancy Ratings - greater accuracy in selecting float sizes and quantities - minimizes costly refloats when design goals not met - eliminates over and under buying of floats - provides true cost of floats based on buoyancy delivered

Properly Cured Outer Wall Made with Virgin Resin Premier floats withstands impacts of 90 ft/bs & higher without cracking or shattering exceeding the ASTM D199804

Certified Tank-Tested Buoyancy Ratings Accurate buoyancy ratings are the only way to avoid the unnecessary costs of over or under buying flotation. All Premier floats are tanktested and certified.

Void-Free, Low Water Absorbing EPS Foam Fill Premier floats consistently measure at less than 1/2 the 3.0 lbs/cuft minimum of the 7-Day Hunt Water Absorption Standard

0.150” Nominal Wall Thickness, Consistent/& Tested No point on a Premier float falls below the 0.125” wall thickness minimum; or it doesn’t ship

USACOE Regulation 33CFR Part 327.30 Compliance Requires 100% non-prorated warranty protection for minimum 8 years against sinking, cracking, fragmenting, loosing beads; puncture and penetration resistant. Premier's warranty is 10 years at 100%, 15 years total

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57 Standard Sizes Here is a list of our standard sizes for dock floats. Float sizes marked by an asterisk can be shipped in the US by UPS or FedEx Ground; all other must ship via commercial carrier trucking. For pricing information visit www.premiermaterials.com and complete the price quote request form on the dock floats web page, call 800-262-2275 or e-mail nfo@premiermaterials.com. Size in inches/cm (W x L x H)

Cu.Ft./ Cu. Meters

Weight (lbs/kg)

Tank-Tested Buoy lbs/kg (+0%/-5%)

Size in Inches (W x L x H)

Cu.Ft./ Cu. Meters

Weight (lbs/kg)

Tank-Tested Buoy lbs/kg (+0%/-5%)

12x48x20* 30.48x121.92x50.8 18x48x36* 45.7x121.92x91.4 20x72x08* 50.8x182.88x20.32 20x96x10 50.8x243.84x25.4 24x36x08* 60.96x91.44x20.32 24x36x12* 60.96x91.4x30.48 24x36x16* 60.96x91.4x40.64 24x36x20* 60.96x91.4x50.8 24x48x08* 60.96x121.92x20.32 24x48x12* 60.96x121.92x30.48 24x48x16* 60.96x121.92x40.64 24x48x20 60.96x121.92x50.8 24x48x24 60.96x121.92x60.96 24x48x36 60.96x121.92x91.4 24x96x08 60.96x243.84x20.32 24x96x12 60.96x243.84x30.48 24x96x16 60.96x243.84x40.64 36x48x12 91.4x121.92x30.48 36x48x16 91.4x121.92x40.64 36x48x18 91.4x121.92x45.7 36x48x20 91.4x121.92x50.8 36x48x24 91.4x121.92x60.96 36x48x32 91.4x121.92x81.28 36x72x12 91.4x182.88x30.48 36x72x16 91.4x182.88x40.64 36x72x20 91.4x182.88x50.8 36x72x24 91.4x182.88x60.96 36x72x32 91.4x182.88x81.28 38x78x12 96.52x198.12x30.48

6.7/2.04

26/11.8

345/156.5

24/7.32

89/40.4

1337/606.4

18.1/5.52

53/24

920/417

32/9.75

104/47.2

1723/781.5

6.7/2.04

33/15

343/155.5

40/12.2

114/51.7

2157/978.4

11.1/3.38

49/22.2

591/268

48/14.6

129/58.5

2498/1133

4/1.22

20/9.07

215/97.4

64/19.5

152/68.9

3193/525.7

6/1.83

26/11.8

316/143.3

19.5/5.94

70/31.8

1159/525.7

8/2.44

29/13.2

424/192.3

28/8.53

81/36.7

1536/696.7

10/3.05

31/14.1

538/244

16/4.88

53/24

890/403.7

5.3/1.62

26/11.8

285/129.3

21.3/6.49

65/29.5

1215/551.1

8/2.44

31/14.1

433/196.4

26.7/8.14

75/34

1478/670.4

10.7/3.26

37/16.8

585/265.3

32/9.75

83/37.6

1741/789.7

13.3/4.05

42/19

730/331.1

43/13.1

106/48.1

2191/993.8

16/4.88

49/22.2

850/385.6

20/6.1

69/31.3

1100/498.9

24/7.32

70/31.8

1314/586

26.7/8.14

79/35.8

1488/674.9

11/3.33

52/23.6

555/251.7

33.3/10.15

91/41.3

1855/841.4

16/4.87

64/29.03

639/289.85

40/12.2

103/46.7

2174/986.1

21.3/6.49

79/35.83

852/386.46

53.6/16.3

130/58.9

2800/1270

12/3.66

43/19.5

656/297.6

24/7.32

77/34.9

1350/612.3

16/4.87

51/23.1

860/390.1

32/9.75

95/43.1

1769/802.4

18.2/5.55

52/23.6

982/445.4

40/12.2

108/48.9

2266/1028

20/6.1

59/26.8

1066/483.5

48/14.6

118/53.5

2660/1206.6

24/7.32

64/19.5

1270/576.1

56/17.07

141/63.9

3042/1379.8

32/9.75

88/39.3

1609/729.8

64/19.5

153/69.4

3365/1526.3

18/5.49

60/27.2

980/444.5

32/9.75

102/46.3

1803/817.8

24/7.32

76/34.5

1320/598.7

42.7/13

124/56.2

2420/1098

30/9.16

86/39

1638/743

53.3/16.25

141/63.9

2990/1356

36/11

94/42.6

1915/868.6

64/19.5

157/71.2

3414/1548.6

48/14.6

107/48.5

2544/1154

36x96x12 91.4x243.84x30.48 36x96x1691.4x243.84 x40.64 36x96x20 91.4x243.84x50.8 36x96x24 91.4x243.84x60.96 36x96x32 91.4x243.84x81.28 42x72x12 106.68x182.88x30.48 42x72x16 106.68x182.88x40.64 48x48x12 121.92x121.92x30.48 48x48x16 121.92x121.92x40.64 48x48x20 121.92x121.92x50.8 48x48x24 121.92x121.92x60.96 48x48x32 121.92x121.92x81.28 48x60x12 121.92x152.4x30.48 48x60x16 121.92x152.4x40.64 48x60x20 121.92x152.4x50.8 48x60x24 121.92x152.4x60.96 48x60x32 121.92x152.4x81.28 48x72x12 121.92x182.88x30.48 48x72x16 121.92x182.88x40.64 48x72x20 121.92x182.88x50.8 48x72x24 121.92x182.88x60.96 48x72x28 121.92x182.88x60.96 48x72x32 121.92x182.88x81.28 48x96x12 121.92x243.84x30.48 48x96x16 121.92x243.84x40.64 48x96x20 121.92x243.84x50.8 48x96x24 121.92x243.84x60.96 48x96x32 121.92x243.84x81.28

86/26.2

188/85.3

4585/2080

20.7/6.31

69/31.3

1135/514.8

1) 0.150" (.381cm) nominal wall thickness (not less than 0.125";.3175cm) on all floats except 32" deep at 0.175� and 20x96x10 at 0.180". All shipping weights are based on standard wall thicknesses of each float. 2) UV Black is the standard float color. white floats available. 3) All buoyancy ratings have been tank tested and certified to be within -5%/+0% of published ratings. Manufactured by Den Hartog Industries Under ISO 9001:2000 Standards

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Raw Material Specifications & Warranty Float Encasement Specifications: All units are manufactured from linear virgin polyethylene resin containing UV ray inhibitors and carbon black pigment to protect against ultra-violet deterioration. These resins offer toughness, rigidity, environmental stress crack resistance and low temperature impact performance; and compliance with the FDA title 21 (will not contaminate the waterways and is recyclable). All units are rotationally molded for seamless, onepiece construction, with a .150” nominal wall thickness standard on all encasements (see float size chart for variances) Custom wall thicknesses can be specified. All units are resistant to damage by animals, ice, bumps by watercraft and contact deterioration from petroleum products. They are suitable for outdoor use with respect to exposure to ultraviolet light, water exposure, immersion and fire in accordance with the Underwriters Laboratory's class 746C and flame class UL-94HB. The encasements also meet the 7-Day Hunt Water Absorption and exceed the ASTM D1998-04 Falling Dart Impact test. All units will exhibit the following ASTM test methods: Properties Density Melt Index (190c//21.6kg) Melt Index (190c//21.6kg) ESCR (100/gelpad, F-90) Tensile Strength at yield, 2"/min.

ASTM D-1505 D-1238 D-1238 D-1693(B) D-638

Units b/cc g/10 min. q/10 min. Hrs. psi

Typ. Units 0.937 5.00 125 1000 2750

Properties Elongation at Break Flexural Moduals (1% Secant) Low Temperature Impact Brittleness temperature

ASTM Units Typ. Units D-638 % 600 D-790 psi 109,000 ARM-STD-40F ft-lbs. 68 D-746 0 deg. C -90

Float Drum Contents: All encasements are filled with virgin polystyrene (EPS) beads. The EPS beads are steamed together to provide less water absorption and solid core for structural strength. The EPS contents have a 0.9 to 1.2 lbs. per cubic foot density with water absorption not to exceed three pounds per cubic foot in accordance with the Hunt 7Day Water Absorption Test. It will not sink or contaminate the water when punctured. The EPS contents conform to the ASTM C-578 and the Underwriters Laboratory standards. Regarding fire resistance; it passes the UL723, UL1975 and ASTM E84 tests. Below are other ASTM test results: Properties Density Thermal Resistance @ 25º F (-3.9º C) 40º F (4.4º C)

ASTM Test C-303 C-177 or C-518

Units Min lb./ft3 Min R for 1" Thickness

Value 0.90 4.20 4.00

15 Year Warranty Exceeds US Army Corps of Engineers Regulation ACE ROTO-MOLD (ACE) a division of Den Hartog Industries, Inc. warrants all its manufactured float drums to the original owner against cracking, peeling, sloughing and deterioration from ultra-violet rays, while retaining its resiliency against bumps by watercraft under normal usage for a period of fifteen years from the proven date of purchase. Any float drum thought to be defective must be returned to the manufacturer (prepaid) and judged defective by the manufacturer. All float drums under this warranty are to be F.O.B. Hospers, Iowa. This warranty does not cover any float drum that has been subject to negligence, misuse, alterations, accidents, ice movement, storm abuse or improper installation and support. Failure to follow the “Procedures For Using ACE Float Drums” also voids this warranty. This warranty applies only for the sole purpose of floatation of docks. Other uses will not be honored. ACE’s obligation to the original owner involves the replacement or the repairing of the defective float drum due to poor workmanship or material. This does not include any obligation for consequential or liquidated damages. Whether defective float drums should be replaced or repaired shall be determined at the sole discretion of ACE. Any float determined by ACE to be replaced is covered by its limited warranty, as described above, for the following time period from purchase date by original owner: 100% non-prorated for 10 years; 50% in 11th year; 40% in 12th year; 30% in 13th year; 20% in 14th year; and 10% in 15th year of current. New 15-year warranty effective on purchases after March 10, 2006. Floats purchased prior to March 10, 2006 are covered under the previous 12-year warranty.

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