The petrochemical industry processes crude oil, gases, and other chemical feedstocks into refined fuels, industrial chemicals and gases, plastics, solvents, and related chemicals. These assets are being continuously assaulted by corrosion and chemical attack costing the industry billions of dollars annually in maintenance costs. In addition plant safety, regulatory compliance, manufacturing efficiency, and plant reliability are all critical issues facing plant engineers today.
Generally epoxies, epoxy mastics and urethanes are used in atmospheric conditions because of their chemical resistance and anti corrosion properties. There are virtually hundreds of different systems and products in use today.
There are unique coating systems for each area of concern:
- Primary and secondary containments
- Tank linings