At Mark Tool & Rubber, we have over 40 years worth of experience in manufacturing polyurethane parts. Our custom-made parts are utilized worldwide across several industries, from food processing to oil and gas. Today, we will discuss five different ways that polyurethane can be used in the oil and gas industry.
1. To protect against harsh weather
The immense strength that polyurethane possesses allows it to withstand the harshest weather conditions. Because of this, it is ideal for drilling, marine environments, and fracing where pressure, heat, and water present various challenges.
2. To create virtually any part that you may need
One of the greatest features of polymers is the fact that they can assist you with nearly any demand you may have. From flexible and rigid pipes, to tanks and vessels, chafing gear, seals, and more, you can count on polyurethane to construct your parts.
3. As a custom coating
Not only is polyurethane perfect for fabrication, but it can also be used as a protective coating to extend the lifespan of oil and gas products. For example, our SplashTRON® coating has been used for over 30 years to protect offshore oil and gas structures.
4. To shield offshore structures from chemical corrosion
Polyurethane is extremely resistant to chemical corrosion. Because of this, it is trusted for things like hydraulic fracturing, drilling, hardware protection, and more. Safeguarding your investments from chemical corrosion will save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in repair and replacement fees down the line.
5. To refurbish pipeline rollers
Wear and tear in the oil and gas industry is inevitable. However, instead of replacing your worn parts, you can save time and money by refurbishing them with a polyurethane coating. At Mark Tool, we can make your parts as good as new by simply placing them in our burn-off oven and re-coating them.