Overtime, internal surface of steel pipelines are subject to the formation and buildup of aggressive corrosive deposits. These deposits attack and destroy pipe steel and create surface friction that reduces throughput. Cost of treatment programs, such as inhibitors, increase with pipe age as their effectiveness declines.
Internal coating services from RPS are proven to stop corrosion, increase throughput, extend pipeline life, and reduce maintenance and inhibitor costs all at a fraction of the cost of pipeline replacement.
RPS’ INSITU INTERNAL PIPELINE COATING PROCESS:
✔️ PREVENTS INTERNAL PIPELINE CORROSION
The RPS Insitu Coating process is guaranteed to stop internal pipeline corrosion. It can be used to rehabilitate older pipelines or on new pipelines that are in corrosive service. The multi-layered epoxy coating prevents the attachment of corrosive elements to the steel surface.
✔️ EXTENDS PIPELINE LIFE FOR A FRACTION OF REPLACEMENT COST
Insitu epoxy coating of an existing pipeline will stop future internal corrosion extending the life of the pipeline for many years, typically, at a fraction of the cost to replace the pipeline. Reduction in inhibitor costs and maintenance costs, and increased throughput and energy savings offer additional benefits.
✔️ Preforms ON LONG PIPELINE SECTIONS
Performed in-place, segment lengths as long as 20 Kms can be cleaned and coated at a time. Access only to the ends of the pipeline segment is required.
✔️ PROVIDES HOMOGENEOUS COATING
Insitu coating provides a uniform homogeneous coating throughout the pipeline including al field joints (welds) and bends. No other commercially proven process can make that claim.
RPS' INFIELD INTERNAL COATING PROCESS CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
Chemical (HCL) Cleaning Surface Preparation
Surface Cleanliness Inspection
Passivation & Drying
Coating Thickness and Adhesion Testing