In July of 2016 a client was looking for a solution to their floating pipeline which required to be refurbished.
The project had to be completed within a 15-day shutdown period. In some localized areas the pipeline showed severe pitting which would have to be repaired. Grit blasting was not permissible, and application had to take place in high humidity (80-95%).
The only solution to meet the strict deadline would be to utilize a unique combination of water jetting and a solvent-free wet and rust tolerant coating solution.
The pipeline was prepared by water jetting to WJ-2 standard. One primer coat of solvent free, wet and rust tolerant epoxy Epo-chem™ RS 500P was then applied followed by one topcoat of solvent free, wet tolerant epoxy Epo-chem™ RA 500M.
The client received substantial time and cost savings as the project was completed 4 days earlier than initially anticipated; which was helped by the short drying time of the Chemco coatings.
- Solvent-free coating system.
- No grit blasting.
- No humidity or dew point restrictions.
- No recoating limitations.
- Additional paint jobs could be executed.
- Quick back-in-service time (project completed 4 days earlier than expected).