Evonik Jayhawk Fine Chemicals and Dixie Chemicals, collaborating in the area of thermal curatives for epoxy systems, present an intriguing look at the oil and gas sector, focusing on improving the transport efficiency of reserves from greater depths in more aggressive environments.
Expanding deepwater exploration of these oil and gas reserves requires longer reach-out distances, often beyond 30 miles. Accordingly, extended pipe lengths are exposed to higher subsea temperatures of crude oil, gas and mixtures. The demands of these operations increase the need for more effective insulation to minimize heat transfer while maintaining viscosity and reducing paraffin formation. Wet insulated pipe utilizing syntactic foams is becoming a more important solution to this challenge.
In this continuing series on epoxy syntactic foam technology, Jayhawk and Dixie will present their latest findings on blended curative systems, demonstrating their influence on the properties of syntactic foams. An intriguing cure system has been developed to address density, thermal expansion, compressive strength and thermal resistance requirements at greater ocean depths. A panel discussion with Q&A will follow.
- Understand the drivers of epoxy syntactic foam performance
- Learn how these properties are influenced by the blending of dianhydide and monoanhydride curatives as well as micro-balloon integrity
- Learn about planned further research including in-service testing and modeling to match formulations with specific end requirements
Borys Schafran currently serves as Director, Marketing & Business Development for Evonik's Performance Materials segment. He has product management responsibility for the JAYHAWK Dianhydrides business supporting aerospace, electrical and infrastructure applications. Schafran has over 30 years of specialty chemicals experience and holds B.S. & M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY. He in in his fifth year as Chair of the NJ Chapter of SAMPE.