Meeting the Challenges of Offshore Coating Service: Methods & Materials
From JPCL, September 2017
By Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd
Due to the risks of hydrocarbon fires or explosions and the fragility of some operating equipment and controls, the surface preparation practices employed widely throughout the coatings industry can oftentimes not be used on offshore structures. Too often this means that less productive and/or less effective surface preparation occurs, which can shorten coating system life spans or adds to the frequency of repainting. This article explores methods and materials that have been adopted by a major Australian offshore oil and gas field operator to reliably clean and prepare surfaces for coating....