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Meeting the Challenges of Offshore Coating Service: Methods & Materials

Carbon steel or mild steel is a tremendously useful material for construction with its high strength-to-weight ratio, ease of fabrication, low-to-moderate cost, predictable engineering properties, commendable performance and load-carrying capacity. Its Achilles’ Heel, however, is its vulnerability to corrosion. Marine environments are particularly aggressive to steel: a near perfect storm of freely available airborne and …

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Corrosion Management of Elevated Lattice Galvanized Structures

      Many countries, especially the western nations who had ramped up and developed immense industrial capacities during World War II, underwent huge expansions in their infrastructure after the end of the war, primarily in the 1950s, 1960s and into the 1970s. Not only did this include the building of roads, bridges, ports and …

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Effective Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures – Part Two

Undertaking maintenance painting of offshore oil and gas assets can be expensive and frustrating due to the complexity of the facility, and the highly corrosive nature of the marine and chemical-rich environment (Fig. 1). However, the author’s experiences over many years have shown that there are three simple and synergistic methodologies which — if executed …

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Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil and Gas Structures

Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures: Part One

Offshore oil and gas structures, typically floating production, storage and offloading vessels, or FPSO, and the more conventional fixed platforms, are usually very complex assemblies of fabricated steelwork, metalwork, pressure vessels, structural members, tanks, pressure equipment, valves, pumps, screens and pipework crammed into a very tight and congested deck footprint. The most widely used material …

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