Petrochemical Pipeline Refurbishment

Petrochemical Pipeline Refurbishment

The Problem

Petrochemical Pipeline Refurbishment: A prominent midstream energy services provider faced a critical challenge with one of their petrochemical pipelines. The pipeline, suffering from severe corrosion, posed a significant risk to both the company and public safety. In line with their integrity management program and compliance with safety regulations, the provider sought a durable solution to address the corrosion issue and ensure long-term pipeline integrity.

The Substrate

The pipeline in question was made of metal, specifically FBE (Fusion Bonded Epoxy) coated API (American Petroleum Institute) steel pipe. This type of pipe is commonly used in the petrochemical industry for its strength and durability. However, even with its robust nature, it was not immune to the harsh effects of corrosion over time.

The Solution

3M Scotchkote 323+ applied

To effectively tackle the corrosion problem for this petrochemical pipeline refurbishment, the following steps were undertaken:

  • Surface Preparation: The pipeline was meticulously sandblasted. This step was crucial to create a surface profile that would ensure optimal adhesion of the protective coating.
  • Application of 3M Scotchkote 323+: A two-part liquid epoxy known for its high performance and high build properties, 3M Scotchkote 323+, was selected. This coating is specifically designed for its corrosion resistance and long-lasting protection in demanding environments.
  • Spray Application: The 3M Scotchkote 323+ was spray applied at a thickness of twenty-five millimeters in a single application. This method ensured a uniform and comprehensive coating, providing the pipeline with enhanced corrosion protection.

Products Used

  • 3M Scotchkote 323+: A high-performance, two-part liquid epoxy used for its superior corrosion protection properties.

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