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5 Reasons why ThermoTRON is Perfect for Offshore Projects

As the oil and gas industry evolves and we move deeper into the increasingly warm gulf, the need for advanced technology arises. You want only the best, most reliable equipment for your project, and we’re here to introduce the latest in game-changing protective pipeline coating. Continue reading as we dive into 5 reasons why ThermoTRON…

5 Ways Polyurethane can be Used for Oil and Gas

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…

How to Protect the Splash Zone

In the offshore industry, preventing “splash zone” corrosion is a very important part of offshore safety. The reason this zone can be problematic to this industry is because as the tide rises and falls, it continuously wets and dries the exposed metal surfaces (i.e., platform risers and legs) of the platform. Exposure to oxygen as…

How to Know When to Use Urethane

A common misconception in the oil and gas industry is that rubber parts are cheaper than polyurethane parts. Urethane can actually be cheaper, particularly in situations where you need larger parts/quantities or several identical parts. The expensive part of casting urethane parts is typically creating the mold. However, once the parts have been molded, there…

Compression, Extrusion, and Injection Molding Explained

In the industrial field, rubber is used to create coatings for tools as well as for other parts. Rubber has endless benefits, such as its durability and strength. It can form a composite component by bonding to nearly any material and can be morphed into complicated structures. Here at Mark Tool, we create custom molded…

The Importance of Corrosion Prevention

When an offshore structure fails, there are typically several reasons why. Corrosion is usually the main offender causing these platforms to fail--costing an estimated $1.372 billion per year.   The deeper an offshore exploration goes, the greater the risk of corrosion. Because of this, it is essential that your equipment is protected. Otherwise, you may…

Using Rubber to Make Pipelines Safer

External corrosion to natural gas pipelines can be extremely dangerous. If not discovered in a timely manner, it can rupture and cause a fire. Thankfully, this can be prevented with the use of high quality products, like SplashTRON, and proper pipeline maintenance. SplashTRON is a rubber-based coating that can case and line structures and equipment…

3 Ways to Use SplashTRON for Pipeline Coating

SplashTRON is an extremely versatile product that can be used for various applications on offshore platforms as well as pipeline coatings. It can be used for J-tubes, spools, Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV) Strakes, bends, pipe field joint coating, biofouling, or as a splash zone coating for risers. Below are three ways SplashTRON can be used…

Common Uses for Custom Molded Rubber

Custom molded rubber products are one of the most diverse products on the market. They can be used in a multitude of industries, from trucking and railroads, to jetliners, farm equipment, oil and gas, and countless others. These products are used in our everyday lives, and can be found in canning factories, garden hoses, hospitals,…

What does the Future of the Oil and Gas Industry look like in 2019?

The oil and gas industry faced many ups and downs in 2018. Brent crude oil prices started out at approximately $66 per barrel, spiked to $86, then finished the year at roughly $54 per barrel. WTI crude oil exhibited a similar pattern, starting 2018 at around $60 per barrel, increasing, then finishing at a yearly…

More Common Uses of Urethane Products

Urethane products come in many different shapes and sizes. If you work in the industry, you likely already know the many different uses of them, but there are many people who do not work in the industry that have no idea how often they might use these products. Urethane products have uses that vary from…

Custom Molded Rubber Products By Mark Tool

Products made with custom molded rubber are all used in more ways than we could count. These products are used in industries such as the automotive industry, oil and gas, trucking, hospitals, and more. The food industry, manufacturing industry, and so many more also use plastic molded rubber parts. They play an important roll in…

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