In late 2011, a global leader in petroleum refining met with a Coating Specialist from Mascoat about an issue they were experiencing with much of their outdoor piping and equipment at their New Jersey facility.
The company was having severe issues with Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) on many pieces of equipment, particularly piping that was running under 300 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a common issue among refining and petroleum companies. They had discovered that conventional ways of insulating these pieces of equipment was not protecting them sufficiently.
Once thermal insulation coating technology was discussed with a Mascoat Coating Specialist it was decided to try the product on a few pipe runs at the facility. This allowed the customer to see house it would perform in hopes that it would not only stop the corrosion issues, but also insulate and provide some level of personnel protection.
West Virginia Paint, the onsite painting contractor, worked together with Mascoat and applied approximately 140 mils of Mascoat Industrial-DTI to the 250 degree Fahrenheit pipe, while it was in service. Once the application was completed, the pipe was much lower in temperature than what was required for the 140 degree Fahrenheit personnel protection limits. The pipe was also 100 percent protected from the elements, unlike many of their conventionally insulated vessels.
Because the test was such a great success, the company expanded its use of Mascoat’s coatings on other types of vessels to help end the issues of corrosion and help protect personnel from being burned.
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