Pipe coating process

Before the blast cleaning process, we protect all pipe ends with end caps as standard.  Pipe preparation is a key factor in the application of coatings therefore we pay particular attention to the cleaning process to achieve the highest standard possible.  The process includes two external blast cabinets, the first of which uses steel shot followed by steel grit in the second machine. We select the most appropriate grades of abrasive and control parameters to ensure optimum results.

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Our coating process incorporates multiple test and inspection stages in addition to initial pipe receipt and final inspections.  Infra-red detection equipment monitors ambient and pipe temperature parameters; coating application is meticulously controlled.

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Our people utilise expertise and experience derived from the steel, coatings and hydrocarbons industries.  They understand the criticality of coated linepipe performance. Our commitment to delivering world-class coated linepipe is reflected in the fact that our team holds third party approvals and accreditations.   To maintain skills and keep abreast of coating technology, we invest in an ongoing training programme both in house and externally.