New Product Announcement: Offshore Anticorrosion Coating

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2024


Brazilian technology development company WEG has reportedly developed a new coating for use in highly corrosive environments, increasing the durability and lifespan of assets on oil platforms.

According to a release from the company, WrapX is currently being used on several offshore platforms to help simplify equipment and structure maintenance while also providing resistance to corrosion.

The first offshore maintenance projects with the new technology have reportedly begun as previous tests have shown the performance of WEG’s new line.

According to the release, two years of research and investments exceeding 1.5 million Reals (about $308,059), in addition to equipment, performance tests and technical training have been contributed to this development.

The WrapX line reportedly utilizes elastomeric coatings to extend the integrity of the asset. For valve and flange maintenance, requiring constant interventions, the products can be easily removed and reapplied.

According to Rafael Guerreiro Torezan, WEG Tintas Managing Director, WrapX "allows the release of large areas where it will be applied in a few hours, unlike current processes where asset maintenance extends over several days."

He added, "it is a sustainable technology with a 100% solid content, and in addition to the oil and gas sector, it can be applied in other environments with severe corrosion, such as mining, steel, and pulp and paper."

The application was developed with the support of the Materials & Corrosion Technologies area of Petrobras' Research and Innovation Center (Cenpes), which encourages technology development in the country by aiding initiatives focused on innovation and sustainability.

   

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