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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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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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