Thursday, September 25, 2014; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
The development of new technologies and methods to help overcome the challenges presented by the harsh environments of the offshore oil and gas industry - namely in the context of North Sea offshore fabric maintenance - include ultra high-pressure water jetting (UHP) as a surface preparation method prior to the application of protective coatings.
This webinar develops an understanding of the potential benefits and main challenges posed by the adoption of UHP and its implications in terms of coating materials selection. It includes an overview of the most common coating selection tools, highlighting limitations of conventional accelerated laboratory testing approaches in the context of UHP. The webinar suggests adapted ways of selecting coatings for use over UHP treated surfaces and presents an example of an existing technology to illustrate how specific coating materials can match the unique needs of UHP treated surfaces.
Additionally, information is shared about UHP waste water treatment methods that enable an environmentally safe and economical way of managing UHP water on board offshore platforms. The conclusion points to UHP as a preferred surface preparation method for offshore projects if properly selected coating materials and efficient water treatment systems are in place.
Joao Azevedo, Oil & Gas Market Director (EMEA region)
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings
Joao Azevedo joined Euronavy in 1999 as sales and marketing director, and from 2006-2008 he was director and one of the founders of Euronavy Coatings Singapore, managing mainly offshore projects. Since Euronavy’s acquisition by Sherwin-Williams in 2008, he has assumed additional business development roles, with emphasis on protective coatings for offshore applications. He is a Certified Level 3 NACE Inspector, qualified as a chemical engineer at the Technical University of Lisbon and an MBA specialising in marketing from the Catholic University of Lisbon.
Sandra Ball, Product Manager
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings
Sandra Ball is Product Manager, Sherwin-Williams EMEA, responsible for driving profitable growth through active management of the product portfolio. Sandra works in close partnership with key stakeholders across the business to drive product vision and strategy for markets in Oil & Gas, Infrastructure and Marine. Her role oversees the complete Protective Coatings & Passive Fire Protection portfolio for the EMEA region with regards to its lifecycle, continuous rationalisation, positioning, new product development and competitive intelligence. Sandra is a multi-disciplined Chartered Marketer with over 15 years’ experience in B2B markets. She has also worked in the automotive industry where she was responsible for driving marketing and product Strategies for business growth amongst OE and aftermarket clients.
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine
The Sherwin-Williams company is a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of coatings and industrial related products with approximately 41,000 employees and business in 115 countries. With annual sales of more than $10.1 billion, Sherwin-Williams is the third largest coatings company in the world and the largest coatings manufacturer in the United States.
In 2011, Sherwin-Williams acquired Leighs Paints, based in Bolton, UK. The company now trades as Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings EMEA and has sales and technical support centres in Germany and UAE. Whether providing passive fire protection from the world class FIRETEX® range, or high performance anti-corrosive coatings solutions, Sherwin-Williams is committed to developing and delivering innovative protective and marine coatings, unparalleled service and expert specification support to its customers.
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