Protecting Against Rapid-Rise Hydrocarbon Fires
Hydrocarbon fires can reach excessively high temperatures in a matter of minutes — or less. Structural steel under load can lose 20 percent of its yield strength at 950 F (500 C), and over half of its integrity at 1100 F (593 C). A near-total depletion of strength quickly follows at 2200 F (1204 C).
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Preventing Corrosion Under Insulation
CUI is one of the costliest problems facing the hydrocarbon processing environment today. Infiltration by outside moisture or from the process environment through seams, gaps or other discontinuities in steel under insulation can lead to major equipment outages. Whether from periodic inspection and maintenance or due to a catastrophic f... (read more)
The movement to produce, liquefy, store and transfer natural gas at sea brings to the forefront a new concern in the risk assessment stages of any floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project: how to protect the vessel and support structures from the catastrophic effects of a cryogenic LNG spill on a steel substrate. (read more)
MAGNALUX #304 FF VINYL ESTER COATING is a chemical resistant immersion coating formulated with an extended pot life for application with conventional or airless spray equipment. Magnalux utilizes a highly cross-linked vinyl ester resin with mica fl akes for maximum chemical and temperature resistance. Magnalux can be applied to steel or concrete surfaces.
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Providing the Water Industry with Better Standards to Protect Welded Steel Tanks
This paper overviews ultra high solids, medium film systems newly recognized by AWWA, demonstrating the ways in which adhering to the standard can deliver a sustainable method for achieving environmentally sound and measurable service life improvements. It provides a source for performance evaluation,... (read more)
2K Water based Urethane Anti-Graffiti Clear Coat is a low VOC (<100 g/L), super hydrophobic polyurethane coating that provides excellent graffiti resistance and simplifies graffiti removal. This easy-to-use coating system is the first in the industry to include tintable gloss and satin versions, attractive for virtually any surface. (read more)
For 39 years, U.S. Coast Guard Lightship Nantucket/LV-112 guided transatlantic shipping from Nantucket Shoals lightship station to and from the east coast and Europe - notably, in the most treacherous shipping lanes. LV-112 was the most remote lightship station in the world, 100 miles off the mainland, in international waters. Following decommissioning in 1975, LV-112 fell into di... (read more)
SherPlate PW Epoxy is an edge retentive, ultra high solids epoxyamine coating engineered for immersion service in potable water pipes and storage tanks. The rapid return to service and high build, edge retentive properties of this coating provide superior protection.
- One or two coat protection
- Fast return to service
- Low VOC
- Low odor
Sherwin-Williams has added a new product to the Macropoxy family of versatile, high performance coatings - Macropoxy® 80, a high-build HAPs-free epoxy formulated for application over marginally prepared steel substrates and damp surfaces. The coating combats corrosion from both immersion and atmospheric exposures and can be applied at temperatures as low as 0o F (-18... (read more)
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has introduced Cor-Cote® HT FF for high temperature immersion and atmospheric applications. Ideal for tank linings and piping under insulation at both ambient and high temperatures, this epoxy novolac amine is designed for service with gasoline, fuel oil, diesel fuel, crude oil, ethanol and other hydrocarbons (read more)
Polysiloxane XLE-80 is a two-component high solids epoxy siloxane that combines the properties of a high-performance epoxy and polyurethane in one coat. This self-priming coating is also VOC-compliant and isocyanate-free. Fast drying with a quick return to service, Polysiloxane XLE-80 is corrosion-resistant and has excellent long-term color and gloss retention. (read more)
Fast Clad™ HB is a single-component, high build acrylic that cuts costs in new construction or maintenance projects by eliminating the need for two or three coat systems. Fast Clad HB can be applied over a variety of other primers or directly to prepared steel and offers outstanding early moisture resistance. (read more)
Sherwin-Williams Industrial and Marine Coatings Fast Clad ER® Epoxy Pipeline Coating provides improved edge retention and a faster cure time than conventional epoxies and allows pipeline coating repairs to be made quickly and easily that significantly minimizes downtime. (read more)
Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings has introduced ExpressCote HCR, a chemical resistant glass flake-filled epoxy novolac lining. It is specifically designed to protect steel and concrete from chemicals and solvents at ambient and elevated temperatures for the petrochemical, waste water, power generation and marine markets. (read more)