PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Get Paint BidTracker's Bridge Painting Opportunities of 2015

Problem Solving Forum

| More

April 28 - May 2, 2014

How does one apply thin polymer coatings to installed tubes or pipes with diameters of one to three inches and lengths of 20 to 60 feet?



More items for Coating Application


Selected Answers

From Gary Burke of Finishing Brands , Ransburg on May 1, 2014:
If it is the inside diameter, Binks and DeVilbiss have gun extensions that come in various lengths and with different nozzle set-ups for a wide range of material viscosities.

From Steve Brunner of WPC Technologies on April 28, 2014:
In the past I have participated in and inspected hundreds of shell and tube heat exchanger lining projects. These used thin- film coatings which were pinhole free. Application is both difficult and easy. Before you try this in your shop, consider using a company that is equipped for this task such as Curran of a Saekaphen applicator. My familiarity with Curran is they developed specialized equipment to apply coatings to tubes as small as ¾ in diameter. If you do it yourself, first you need to prep the metal. Second, what coating are you using? I ask this as the old school method flows the coating down the pipe while rotating. In single-component coatings the excess can be captured and reused. In 2K systems there can be waste. The aforementioned specialized equipment lends itself well for 2K systems. After the coating is applied, low-pressure air is normally used to evacuate solvent vapors from the pipe. With all that stated there is a third option. Binks can custom- manufacture extended-length spray equipment, which is costly, but could do the job. In this option operator skill is essential. Bottom line, for a few tubes hire out.

Please sign in to submit your answer this question    

Tagged categories: Paint application; Pipeline; Polymers


Current PSF Question | Submit a PSF Question | Full PSF Archive

PaintSquare
SSPC 2014 Product Demos

Watch product demos by SSPC 2014 exhibitors. Check them out now!


ITW Binks
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit binks.com for more information.


Midsun Specialty Products
Self-Healing Field Repairs

Use Stopaq corrosion prevention coatings on pipelines, field joints, tank chimes, structural steel and more. Learn more at www.midsunsp.com/stopaq


Dow Polyurethane Systems
Choose the Right Coat

Dow’s high-performance, protective polyurethane spray elastomer system increases durability for steel and concrete applications.


PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
Contact us for your nearest distributor. (800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at
www.chlor-rid.com,

800-422-3217

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com