Most industries in the United States experience unanticipated atmosphere corrosion, including Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). This has led to unexpected equipment shutdowns, unplanned maintenance, production loss, cleanup costs, personnel injuries, environmental damage, and toxic chemical release.
Atmospheric corrosion does not spare anyone; starting from the top sophisticated refineries to small sewage plants and watermarks. Even though this damage may take many forms, the most problematic is CUI.
The gas and oil industries face challenges; as more eccentric gas and oil move via pipelines, from refinery tools processing feedstocks, and deep offshore installations.
Thus, the oil and gas industry infrastructure need extra protection and maintenance to overcome the daily challenge arising from this deterioration.
Critical Factors in Maintenance of Infrastructure for Oil and Gas Industries
- Know what’s crucial in the selection and application of the right coating system for various gas and oil pipelines and equipment. (both downstream and upstream)
- Equip workers skills, including in gas preparation and evaluation of material.
- Improve the quality of your equipment, pipeline, and refinery, with knowledge on rejection principles and repair.
Is There a Need for Coating and Surface Preparation in The Petrochemical Industry?
- Corrosion can be more worrying than financial instability. It poses various safety, environmental, and health risks due to the flammable and hazardous materials in-store.
Appropriate coating and surface preparation guarantees the design, performance, and strength of the original tank. Applying a protective coating on the tank provides a barrier between its environment and the surface, which controls and prevents corrosion.
Where Can You Get Painting and Coating Services?
At Hydro-Tech we can provide bilingual services, and we accept credit cards. We serve industries such as:
The products we treat include:
Our Industrial Coatings and Painting
Industrial coats are the paints you apply on steel or concrete surfaces to protect them from chemical pills, weather elements, impacts, and other harmful agents. The coating is in different types, but all of them are applied in three forms, which include:
- Surface priming
- Layer application
- Surface sealing
Usually, coatings are applied to prevent corrosion from damaging the surface. Again, coatings may be applied for aesthetic reasons. Industrialized coats are in three types, including organic, inorganic, and metallic.
For metallic type, we have anodizing, hot-dip galvanizing diffusion coating, and electroplating. Organic industrial coating types include varnishes and other basic paints. The inorganic coating is made of porcelain and other elements.
If not, certain which coating best suits your needs, it would be better to consult our professionals since they have enough experience in coat application.
Is There Any Difference Between Painting and Coating?
Yes. Painting is a rationale for aesthetic purposes (the beauty and appearance of something). Paint can be applied on various surfaces by different application methods. Paint is applied to surfaces to make it appear more vibrant, cleaner, newer, and temporarily look nicer than it was before.
On the other hand, coating involves an element of performance. Where paint can’t reach, coating steps in. This is what coating can do, but paint cannot.
- Color retention
- Water shedding
- Containment and prevention of rust and corrosion
Coating can serve for paint purposes, but paint cannot serve for coating purposes. If you want your assets to have long-term prevention, it would help if you considered coating other than painting. You can contact us today at 778 928-6768 for more information.