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Polyurethane Hourglass Rollers Keep Industry Rolling

The oil and gas industry loves polyurethane. The versatile polymer resists water, pressure,heat and corrosion, all the while maintaining toughness and elasticity. A lot of polyurethane is put to use under the ocean’s waves, where it makes up the pressure-resistant insulation on deep-sea diving bells and subsea buoys.You can find it in the thermal insulation…

Unhappy Holidays: Why Pipelines (Unlike Presents) Need To Stay Wrapped

It may be too soon to start talking about Christmas, but holidays are a year-round annoyance for the oil and gas industry. We’re not talking about the festive season spent with family and friends, of course, but about the defects known as "holidays”that can appear as the result of damage or human error in the…

Bio-Shield: Permanent Preventative for Offshore Platform Biofouling, Corrosion

In many areas of the world, marine life such as barnacles, mussels and algae don't accumulate much more than a few inches. The waters off the coast of California, however, are a different story. There (and anyplace where waters are relatively cold and hold more nutrients), biofouling can build up to as much as three-feet…

Pipes and Tubing for Oil and Gas: What’s the Difference?

A metal tube and metal pipe seem like they might refer to the same thing to some folks, but in the oil and gas industry, we know better. In a nutshell, tubing is usually more of a structural element than pipe, which is, more often, used to transport liquids. With tubing, wall thickness (measured by…

FBE Pipeline Coatings: Better with SplashTRON

With drilling operations digging deeper wells in 2017, high-temperature, high-pressure environments call for materials suitable for the job. This includes pipeline coatings that perform well in these difficult settings. In the 1960s, steel pipes coated "in the field” with asphalt and coal tar-based wraps gave way to FBE (fusion-bonded epoxy) systems. FBE continues to be…

Bio-Shield Anti-Foulant Coating Stops Marine Biofouling

Hundreds of years ago, marine life (including algae, barnacles, and mussels) created headaches for shipbuilders, sailors and anyone else who worked at sea. Some things never change. In 2017, these pesky ocean-bound critters are the bane of offshore oil and gas operators and drilling platform operations. In fact, governments and industry spend more than $5.7…

Marine Structures: Offshore Corrosion Protection 101

It takes huge investments of capital and effort to keep offshore oil and gas fields running. Much of this investment goes to protecting the infrastructure that makes production possible. Indeed, offshore oil and gas producers in the Gulf and around the world need corrosion protection for their marine structures. Corrosion is a serious issue for…

Industrial Rollers: The Basics

Industrial custom molded rubber and polyurethane rollers from Mark Tool Co., Inc. have a wide variety of applications in the production of paper, steel, food, textiles, wood, and plastic. These rollers protect, squeeze, feed, insulate and move products, and there’s a different size required for every job. Depending on the task at hand, the right roller for…

What Urethane Protection Delivers

For offshore applications and industrial use that calls for superior corrosion protection, long life, and resistance to impacts and abrasions, urethane (and polyurethane) coatings have a lot to offer.     These include:   Elastomeric memory: This means urethane products return to their original shape when stretched. Even at high durometers (hardness), urethane can be…

Mark Tool’s Signature Cast Urethane & Polyurethane Products

Your business doesn’t need parts that can be easily damaged. Parts that can crack, break, tear, swell, abrade, and deteriorate slow down operations and cost you money. Mark Tool Co., Inc. has manufactured countless parts and products used in industries worldwide. We can formulate a polymer for any application. We use polyurethane and urethane because…

Need Help Deciding Between Rubber or Urethane?

  One of the things that sets Mark Tool Co., Inc apart is we do both cast urethane and rubber components. Most competitors do one or the other. What does this mean for you? "Some other companies might only offer polyurethane, so they are going to push that product over rubber,” says Mark Tool Co., Inc.…

Polyurethane Parts vs. Rubber Parts

Offshore oil and gas extraction equipment and fleet vehicles take a lot of abuse, and traditional rubber parts sometimes can't handle it week after week, month after month. More companies are discovering that urethane and polyurethane parts offer some distinct and attractive advantages over conventional rubber parts. Most OEMs use rubber parts and many repair…

What Does SplashTRON Cost?

SplashTRON is a highly specialized coating used to insulate and protect risers, platforms, pipelines and other equipment in the splash zone. SplashTRON—invented and manufactured solely by Mark Tool Co., Inc.—can also minimize and eliminate many of the common issues associated with line pulling when laying utility pipe via directional boring. When determining your cost for these kinds…

Splash Zone Protection of Risers, Hull Piping

Splash Zone Anticorrosive Systems The best way to protect risers and hull piping from splash zones is by using ThermoTron 350 offshore pipeline coating. ThermoTron is a specially-formulated version of Mark Tool's SplashTRON for use in high temperatures. Read on to learn more about how ThermoTron is splash zone coating to protect your risers, hull…

Offshore Drilling’s New Buzzwords

Offshore Drilling's Business Language   You no doubt have heard some common words bandied around in the offshore drilling industry. Some of the terms change, some are different from region to region. But as long as the company men have something to say and you don’t want to be out of the loop, you’ll want…

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