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Our high-performance coatings achieve the complex requirements in the range of oil and gas to their full extent. The demands for adequate corrosion protection in this field of application require excellent chemical resistance at high operating temperatures combined with extreme pressure resistance.
One of our premium products was tested extensively by the research institutes of Saudi Aramco, the biggest oil company worldwide. Our coating is approved for Saudi Aramco-Standards APCS-2i, APCS-28 and APCS-117. Various internal coating applications for newly built and renewed tanks in Saudi Aramco oil and gas refineries are primarily conducted with our approved product.
Particular parts of our product range are coating systems with electrostatic dissipation capabilities which we invented for the storage of highly flammable substances. When oxygen is present during electrostatic charging, explosive reactions could occur in the vapor phase, the upper area of the tank. By the addition of nano-carbon fibers, conductive chains are formed in the coating. These facilitate the dissipation of electric charging and prevent dangerous reactions of the storage fluids.
By integration of special particles into the ceramic-filled epoxide resin coatings, isolating properties are attained. These specific coating systems are especially qualified outstandingly for tanks and pipelines with exceeding temperature loads. Furthermore, they can effectuate the reduction of nuclear radiation (gamma rays) substantially.
Through several years of intensive research, we have developed special internal coating systems for storage tanks of crude oil and all kinds of hydrocarbons, which provide a steady long-term protection against biocorrosion induced by SRB bacteria. These coating products prevent fatal pitting corrosion effectively. The unique mode of operation has been internationally patented. For more information, please refer to the topic "biocorrosion".
Tests & Certificates of independent institutes
Saudi Aramco Approvals APCS-2i, APCS-28 and APCS-117
10.000 hours salt spray test
thermo-shock-test (from 180°C to zero, 1.000 cycles)
resistance to acids, alkaline solutions, (pH 4-11), brine, oils, CO2, H2S, Hg, HgS at operating temperatures up to 110°C
resistance to E85 - ethyl alcohol, methanol/petrol, add-blue-solutions, RME
resistance against methyl alcohol
long-term resistance against deionate (fully demineralized water) at 50°C
>9.000 hours stability against "killer solution" - 98% H2SO4 / pure methyl alcohol / 3% NaCl-solution (1/3, 1/3, 1/3 at 50°C)
cathodic disbondment test with 1,5 V (30 + 60 + 90 days at 60°C)
autoclave test with explosive decompression (natural gas, 100 bar, 100°C)
electrostatic dissipation capability < 106 surface resistance