Thursday, October 11, 2018; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
The 7th century BC Greek philosopher Thales asked the scientifically poignant question “Why do things work the way they do?” Despite our quantum leaps in understanding since that time, in many ways Thales’ question remains.
How and why, for instance, do novel alkylated amine epoxies and novel inert multipolymeric matrix paints perform for CUI mitigation at a level above and beyond earlier coating technologies in either cryogenic, high temperature or ambient conditions?
The AAE technology platform is a novel alternative to traditional epoxy phenolic coatings. Temperature resistant from -196°C to 205°C, AAE technology simplifies coating specifications and offers easy-to-apply coatings for use on carbon and stainless steel for insulated and non-insulated service. Tolerant of over-application, and possessing fast and sub-zero curing characteristics, the technology enhances shop productivity and reduces project costs.
Traditional IMM coatings have always been held back by their narrow corrosion resistance and requirement for a heat cure. A step change to IMM technology is a next-generation inorganic copolymer that affords broad corrosion performance for valves and pipe spools at ambient, high and cryogenic temperatures, ranging from -196°C to 650°C. For fabricators, it provides increased productivity and reduction of onsite rework costs.
Accelerated laboratory and real-life exposure testing was used to compare and contrast the performance of novel coating types with their earlier analogues. The findings of these test programs will be presented, highlighting the key differences and advantages of these problem-solving technology platforms.