Our coatings have high level performance properties such a intumescent and heat-resistant properties, high levels of abrasion resistance and the durability to increase component life.
The upstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry present an array of unique challenges. Given the drive to cut capital costs and the need to adhere to strict environmental regulations that are inherent in this industry, the long life of a coating system and effective protection of assets is essential.
Off-Shore Production and Storage
FPSOs, Semisubmersibles, Spars and TLPs maximize uptime by using the ultimate in long term corrosion protection from products such as an high build epoxies (some pigmented with MIO) and thermal spray aluminum. Epoxy intumescent fire protection coating systems provides both long term corrosion resistance as well as excellent fire protection.
Offshore drilling operators choose to use products to reduce maintenance over the long term. This is why high performance epoxy tank linings are chosen for ballast tanks in drill ships and semi-submersibles in accordance with IMO PSPC. A surface tolerant epoxy coating that is easy to apply is ideal for upgrading of off the shelf components and maintenance.
An epoxy barrier coating provides excellent long term corrosion and abrasion resistance for subsea structures. A foul release coating minimizes bio-fouling accumulation and so maximizes the visibility of subsea structures allowing ROV inspections to be easily carried out.
On-Shore Production Facilities
Modern onshore production facilities now rely on high heat corrosion needs being met with inorganic ethyl silicate zinc topcoat with high heat silicone aluminum or thermal spray systems that can provide corrosion resistance across a wide temperature range.
Oil refineries have relied on protective coatings in both new construction and maintenance, to provide vital corrosion and fire protection to minimize unplanned shutdowns.
Chemical Processing Industry
Coatings applied in the chemical processing industry must be suitable for use on the wide range of processes and operating temperatures.
Gas Processing and LNG
The USA has huge reservoirs of natural gas. The extraction and transport of LNG is an industry of continuing growth. Ships involving LNG transport have increased dramatically in the last decade and are expected to continue to grow in the future.
Tank linings provide valuable chemical and corrosion protection to storage tanks containing a wide range of chemicals at different concentrations and temperatures.
Pipes rust or corrode as a result of oxidation of the metals containing iron. This happens due to exposure to the natural environment. Corrosion damage in the oil and gas industry is a common and costly problem for pipes.
Fortunately, corrosion in pipelines for oil and gas is avoidable.
Increased Component Life