Internal diameter (ID) coatings are used to improve the flow of product through a pipeline by creating a smooth defect-free surface, greatly increasing the flow rate.
- Corrosion and abrasion protection – to protect from corrosion, abrasion, erosion, and heat while friction coefficients are improved. This means significant reduction of energy requirements by increasing flow rate and product’s purity.
- Friction reduction – friction reduction, removal of calcification or corrosion byproduct, and prevention of future adhesion.
- Insulator for electrically heated pipe-in-pipe lines to reduce pipe maintenance and make pipeline inspection easier
- Temperature protection
- Joint protection – ensures that each weld is thoroughly cleaned and properly coated.
- Protects steel pipelines being stored for extended periods prior to installation.
- Reduces the cost of inhibitors and pigging.
- Eliminates the formation of black powder and inhibits microorganism growth.
- Extends the life of the pipeline.
- Offers improved visual inspection with a smooth and hard surface.
Coating Application Usage Examples:
- Oil and Gas Lines – Internal pipe coatings can be used on all types of oil and gas lines. Heavier oil lines (higher sand content) can be coated using an abrasion resistant coating. Higher temperature lines (up to 150’C) can be coated with a high solids heat resistant coating. Oil and gas lines will be protected from corrosion, erosion, and temperature while friction coefficients are improved; this means significant gains in throughput and horsepower savings of up to 60% from a typically scaled pipeline.
- Potable Water Lines – potable water pipelines will be protected from corrosion, erosion, and temperature while reducing energy requirements by increasing flow rate.