TECNADIS METALCOAT “EASY-TO-CLEAN” IN THE CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Within the petrochemical sector, the coating TECNADIS METALCOAT “Easy-To-Clean” has direct application in all the stages of fuel production and oil-processing from crude oil extraction to distillation and separation of the final product.
At the beginning of the value-chain, TECNADIS METALCOAT “Easy-To-Clean” provides benefits in oil drilling wells protecting the equipment and facilities against corrosion, especially in the case of maritime wells, where this problem is very pronounced. In addition, it provides non-stick properties and therefore, reduces limescale deposits.
In the case of oil pipelines, the coating TECNADIS METALCOAT “Easy-To-Clean” can be used to facilitate the transport of fuel and oil through the pipes and channels. As a consequence, it helps to reduce the extra pumping energy requirements as well as the solid wastes on the pipes’ walls. In the following sequence of pictures it is shown how TECNADIS METALCOAT “Easy-To-Clean” improves water, heavy oil and fuel sliding on treated metallic surfaces with respect to non-treated ones.
Additionally, this coating protects against corrosion that can be caused both by petroleum sulphide agents inside transport pipelines and by the saline environment outside maritime tubes.
Besides all this, and much beyond to which industrial paints can provide, the coating TECNADIS METALCOAT “Easy-To-Clean” also protects the treated surfaces from scratches and impacts that are usually caused by suspended sand and stones that are translated with the fuel and oils.
Finally, TECNADIS METALCOAT “Easy-To-Clean” has also direct application in crude oil-processing companies since, in addition to the properties mentioned above, it is highly resistant to thermal shock and can withstand operating temperatures of around 400-450ºC, even peaks of higher temperatures.
On the other hand, TECNADIS METALCOAT “Easy-To-Clean” can also be applied in chemical and pharmaceutical plants, where the importance of cleaning is crucial to avoid contamination in the final products. In this sense, the coating is applied to make easier the cleaning processes, avoiding contaminations and assuming therefore considerable savings due to resources optimisation. In addition, TECNADIS METALCOAT “Easy-To-Clean” protects them against corrosion, as the chemicals used can become highly aggressive and/or corrosive.