Continued demand and the rapid
depletion of existing oil fields are propelling the industry into deeper
and more hostile environments, demanding better solutions to improve the
performance and life cycle of underwater extraction equipment.
Surface Technology apply specialist
engineered coating solutions to cope with the demands of sophisticated
and highly expensive drilling and extraction equipment. Our surface
coatings are designed to inhibit corrosion and provide surface release
for marine equipment. The Armourcote® brand is one of the most prominent
names in the market place, with a reputation for supply multi-coat
systems to individual components improving their performance.
New methods of extracting oil from the
sea bed have required the use of floating oil platforms. Tension
Elements are used to aid the stability of the platform in the hostile
environment in which they operate. The size of these components and the
need for specialist steel materials on the mating surfaces, to prevent
corrosion, resulted in severe galling. Surface Technology developed a
unique dry film lubricant coating that could be applied to the
components to reduce friction and prevent seizure. The coating was
applied by our skilled operators in the customer's own assembly shop,
saving downtime and expensive shipping costs.