Addressing the Maintenance Challenge
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.