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Exhaust Stacks External Corrosion

By on September 2nd, 2015 in Oil and Gas

Industry:                           Co-generation & Gas   Date: November 2010   Substrate: Mild Steel   Products: Epo-chem™ RL 500PF – Surface and moisture tolerant zinc rich epoxy   Environment:                   Methane gas co-generation plant exhaust stack trials.   Challenge: 15 year old plant was showing signs of premature corrosion within 3-4 years of commissioning. Spark free surface preparation read more ►



Structural Steel

By on July 22nd, 2015 in Oil and Gas
oil deck pic

Industry:                           Oil & Gas,   Date: April 2009,   Substrate:  Structural Steel,   Products: Epo-chem™ RS 500P, Epo-chem™ RA 500M,   Environment:                   Hot and humid, sea mist,   Challenge: Highly corroded carbon steel decks would have taken 12 months to re-surface with riding crew permanently on board. Corrosion would have re-appeared upon completion under high read more ►



Heat Exchanger Vessel

By on July 17th, 2015 in HVAC, Oil and Gas, Power Generation
Application of RA 532 a moisture tolerant glass flaked filled epoxy

Industry:                         HVAC, Power Generation, Oil & Gas,   Date: February 2012,   Substrate:  Cast Iron,   Products: Epo-chem™ RS 500P, Epo-chem™ RA 532,   Environment:                 Recirculated water,   Challenge: This heat exchanger vessel was manufactured in 1981 and installed shortly after. Fatigue cracking was found in some read more ►



Oil & Gas Rig Decks

By on May 15th, 2015 in Oil and Gas

Industry: Oil & Gas Industry,   Date: April 2010,   Substrate: Carbon Steel Rig Decks,   Products: Epo-chem RS 500P Chem-tect RA 500M   Environment: Wet & Humid, atmospheric moisture    Challenge: Heavily corroded steel rig decks would have taken 12 months to re-surface with riding crew permanently on board. Corrosion would have re-appeared upon read more ►



500 series for Water Treatment Vessel

By on April 13th, 2015 in Oil and Gas
treatment of vessel internals

Industry: Oil & Gas Industry,   Date: March 2008,   Substrate: Lining on produced water treatment vessel,   Products: Epo-chem™ RW 564,   Environment: Produced water environment (coalescing) at 95°C,   Challenge: The original coating was failing with osmosis blistering and exposure of the substrate to the cargo which caused localised corrosion pitting. Remedial work read more ►



RB 300 series for Cooling Water Systems

By on April 8th, 2015 in Oil and Gas, Petrochemical
Attention to detail with every hole plugged

Industry: Petrochemical – Oil Refinery,   Date: 2002,   Substrate: Mild Steel water boxes & bronze tube sheets,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300 series,   Environment: Ambient sea water inlet side and 60-80°C outlet side.   Challenge: The cooling water system was severely corroded and required refurbishment. The tube sheets were corroded due to a read more ►



Oil Storage Tank

By on March 24th, 2015 in Oil and Gas

Industry: Oil Refinery,   Date: 2007,   Substrate: Steel floor with failed coating,   Products: Epo-Chem™ RA 500 series,   Environment: Immersed, ambient, possible MIC,   Challenge: This petrochemical client had 40m diameter fuel oil storage tank with floor and 2m wall which required re-coating. The coating system requirement was for one which offers a read more ►



Vacuum Pump

By on February 15th, 2015 in Oil and Gas

Industry: Oil & Gas Industry,   Date: March 2010,   Substrate: Cast and machined carbon steel,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 300 series,   Challenge: With an unprotected carbon steel pump, the rotor and barrel generally suffer rapid corrosion through contaminated water or acidic solvents used as sealant solutions. This leads to premature failure, inefficiency and read more ►



Intercooler Water Box

By on February 9th, 2015 in HVAC, Oil and Gas, Power Generation

Industry: HVAC, Power Generation, Oil & Gas,   Date: February 2012,   Substrate: Cast Iron,   Products: Chem-tect™ RB 332, Epo-chem™ RL 500PF,   Environment: Up to 60°C Recirculated Water,   Challenge: The intercooler water box unit was manufactured in 1981 and installed shortly after. It was discovered that previous coating applications did not have read more ►