New Product Announcement: Pipe Coating
Earlier this year, Pipeline Coatings Systems LLC (Pittsburgh) announced a new pipe coating suitable for cold weather installation, PCS200-35 Cold Weather Epoxy.
The cold application 100% epoxy coating is a part of PCS’s new PCS200 epoxy coating line and is reportedly capable of curing down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The new coating arrives following a request made to PCS for a 100% epoxy coating for cold weather installation specifically for the pipeline industry.
“The additional time we spent in development has paid dividends,” said John Gillen, President of PCS. “We have been able to achieve the longer pot life, faster cure and better performance that were our objectives for development. We were not interested in introducing just another product line to the marketplace, but a better epoxy coating, one that offers the pipeline industry longer pot life during application, faster curing times and better performance.”
According to PCS, the company developed, tested and refined the 200 Series formulation while capitalizing on its knowledge and experience behind the scenes in product development, eventually creating not just the PCS200-35, but the complete Inaugural 200 Series Pipeline Coatings System and its chemistry, which PCS is introducing as the “True Epoxy” pipeline coating for cold weather.
The epoxy coating is non-flammable, free of volatile organic compounds and contains no peroxide cured/vinyl ester. The product was developed for applications temperatures of 20 to 55 F and services temperatures of -40 to 190 F.
In addition to the cold weather epoxy, the coatings line also includes PCS200-65 Epoxy Pipeline Coating; PCS200-95 Hot Weather Epoxy and ARO200-1 Abrasion Resistant Outer Layer.