The vent to flare pipelines onboard the offshore platform were suffering from corrosion damage and required to be refurbished.
Located 150 miles east of Aberdeen in the middle in the North Sea, coating application had to take place
in extreme weather conditions. There could be no disruption to the working platform and grit blasting was not permissible.
The vent to flare pipelines were mechanically prepared. Two primer coats of wet & rust tolerant Epo-chem™ RL 500PF were then applied. This was followed by one topcoat of highly chemical and UV resistant Epo-chem™ RC 500GTC.
The refurbishment process was carried out with no disruption to other ongoing work within the vicinity. The coating contractor stated that “utilizing Chemco coatings allowed our maintenance work to continue, and this would not have been possible utilizing other paint systems”. Due to the success of this project, the same coating system has now been specified for further maintenance work required on the platform.
• No grit blasting
• No disruption to working platform
• No humidity or dew point restrictions
• Due to Epo-chem™ RL 500PF’s wet and rust tolerant properties, there were no weather constraints
• High chemical and UV resistance
• Substantial time and cost savings