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Shawcor Presenting at AMI Pipeline Coating 2018

Posted by Shawcor Ltd. | Oil and Gas Posts on February 07, 2018 10:29:37 AM

Shawcor Presenting at AMI Pipeline Coating 2018
Shawcor Presenting at AMI Pipeline Coating 2018
  •  Event: AMI Piepline Coating 2018
  • February 13-15, 2018, Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen, Vienna, Austria
  • Unmatched opportunities to network, exchange experience and learn through interaction with industry leaders
We will be presenting in two different sessions on the 14th and 15th of the conference. As you plan your visit, please take note of the Shawcor presentation schedule below. AMI Agenda.

PRESENTATIONS

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 16:00 
IMPACT OF EXPOSED FIELD JOINTS ON THE INTEGRITY OF OFFSHORE PIPELINES

PRESENTERS
SOMAIEH SALEHPOUR, PhD
Canusa-CPS, 25 Bethridge Road
Toronto, ON M9W 1M7 Canada
CRAIG STEVENSON, PEng CEng CSci FICorr
Apex Corrosion, 151 – 14800 Yonge St,
Aurora, ON, L4G 1N0 Canada

 

ABSTRACT

Offshore pipelines are typically protected from corrosion by a combination of factory applied high performance coatings, cathodic protection and field applied joint coating prior to final installation. Recently, economic incentives have been driving some parties to consider eliminating the offshore pipeline field joint coatings and to leave the welded joints bare and protected only by the cathodic protection system.

Concerns are raised that this approach may significantly impact the integrity of the pipelines over the typical design lives of 25 to 40 years. Areas of concern include increased risk of microbially induced corrosion, risk of creation of crevices at edges of mill coating without field joint coating, increased risk of disbonded coatings, and increased risk of hydrogen embrittlement on parent pipe, HAZ and welds without field joint coatings. 

Industry has been aware of some of these risks for some time with numerous studies relating to hydrogen inducted cracking already published.  Disbondment of mill coating at normal cathodic potentials and simulated bare field joint has been observed in 3 month ambient temperature testing.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:10
FLOW ENHANCEMENT USING HIGH SOLIDS INTERNAL COATINGS FOR NATURAL GAS PIPELINES
PRESENTER
MAURICE BATALLAS
Global Product Manager, Shawcor, Canada
 

ABSTRACT

The use of epoxy-based internal flow efficiency coatings for enhancing the transportation of natural gas by pipelines has a long history going back many decades. Traditionally, these coatings were more of a paint-like consistency using a high amount of solvent as a carrier for the epoxy resins, but improvements in materials chemistry along with more stringent industry requirements has led to the development of coatings with a higher solids content capable of achieving even smoother surfaces which further reduces friction and provides superior gas flow characteristics.

Pipe coating facilities which have traditionally applied the lower solids epoxy flow coatings to the requirements of standards such as API RP 5L2 may in some cases need to make significant upgrades in processing capability to apply these higher solids systems. An overview of the high-solids coatings compared to the historical low-solids systems is described along with an overview of the application process and the challenges with current coating standards.  


ABOUT AMI PIPELINE COATING 2018

With a truly international participation covering the entire supply chain, Pipeline Coating 2018 offers unmatched opportunities to network, exchange experience and learn through interaction with colleagues, suppliers, customers and competitors. 

For more information and to register for Pipeline Coating 2018, please visit http://www.amiplastics.com/events/event?Code=C850.

 

AMI Pipeline Coating 2018

TOPIC HIGHLIGHT :

SHAWCOR PRESENTATION SCHEDULE:

  • February 14, 2018 at 16:00 - Impact of Exposed Field Joints on the Integrity of Offshore Pipelines
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:10 - Flow Enhancement Using High Solids Internal Coatings for Natural Gas Pipelines

Pipeline Coating 2018 presents an unrivaled opportunity to meet and network with experts and to learn more about the application of existing and developing protection technologies.

 

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