Coating technology essential in Oil and Gas

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Coating technology essential in Oil and Gas

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Published: March 3, 2021

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Corrosion is one of the biggest problems faced by oil & gas companies as their pipelines, storage tanks, and oil platforms are exposed to the harshest climatic conditions in the world. And with corrosion comes all kinds of problems, from efficiency losses to the most obvious catastrophe – oil spillages.

The rigorous demands of the oil and gas frontiers requires constant monitoring to ensure asset protection and minimal environmental impacts. With this comes considerable monitoring costs since the footprint of these infrastructures is so vast and the locations often extremely remote. Add to that the multinational nature of many oil and gas companies and you have a recipe for enormous operational overheads.

Pipelines also often require insulation to maintain fluid temperatures above the point where hydrate or paraffin formation can occur, resulting in restricted or blocked flow and reduced production. Various types of pipeline coating systems are available such as asphalt and coal tar, tape wrap, two-layer extruded polyethylene, fusion-bonded epoxy, three-layer polyolefin, and multicomponent composite coatings.

Despite all of this, the industry can be very slow to adopt new technologies from smaller companies, yet it is often smaller companies that can offer the latest innovations due to their lean and swift operational ability.

Corporate leaders should empower personnel to find new solutions to realizing significant efficiencies in energy savings, asset longevity, and lower maintenance costs.

Zenova IP can offer oil & gas companies with ongoing ROI, as the energy savings from painted thermal coatings continues year after year. And the lifespan of assets is extended considerably with built-in corrosion protection features.

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