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It is an established truth within the coating industry that a system utilizing a zinc silicate primer will have the longest lifetime and offer the best corrosion protecting in the most challenging atmospheric conditions, such as offshore and in chemical plants and refineries. However, as the coating industry has matured, the issue of corrosion under insulation – CUI – has emerged as a significant problem. Not only does it occur in elevated temperature areas, it is also hidden under insulation and cladding making it difficult to detect and remedy.
Before formulating an inorganic zinc silicate (IOZ) for elevated temperature use – temperatures above 120°C – we must determine what the main challenges are for an IOZ in these conditions. Due to these three challenges, the market tends to specify IOZ coatings with the highest level of zinc ( 85% by weight) to maximize the galvanic corrosion protection and lifetime of the coating.
The conditions in which oil, gas and chemical companies now operate have become increasingly complex in the quest to find and exploit reserves, as well as refine the outputs, placing increasing demands on pipes, valves and hot structures within processing plants. Here are 10 tips for surviving extreme conditions, including high temperatures, corrosion, cryogenic operations and fire.
The extreme conditions of onshore oil, gas and chemical facilities can be very complex, and because of this there are endless misconceptions across the industry. We have tackled some of these misconceptions, drawing upon insights from our experienced team, real experiences our clients have faced as well as industry studies, to provide you with honest and factual information.
The evolution of Jotun’s Thermosafe range of protective coatings is a story that spans several years of research and development and represents a perfect synergy between our clients’ requirements and our on going drive to improve the technical quality of our products.
In designing a plant, the less critical design choices are sometimes given lower priority, and coatings are often placed in this category. But if selected and used correctly, coatings can have a huge impact on a plant and bring positive outcomes you didn’t think were possible.
How can paint and coatings affect the operations of a facility? In terms of production, there are a few direct effects. When we consider the impact it has on health and safety, and budgets, the necessity for any potential maintenance works to be undertaken during shut down, the time factor starts to influence the operational efficiency and profitability of the facility.
PRESS RELEASE: Jotun is setting a new standard in coatings for hydrocarbon processing facilities with the launch of Jotatemp 1000 Ceramic. This increased tolerance is tailor-made for an industry where a shift to higher temperature operations is helping optimise processing and productivity.