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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…

When Oil Comes Back, Will Workers be Here?

When considering the oil and gas employment sector: there’s good news and bad news. First, the good news. The United States economy is finally demonstrating some economic positives: in June, 287,000 new jobs were created, with the unemployment rate holding below 5 percent. As a result of the rebounding economy, oil prices are set to…

Why Custom Rubber Products Are Hot

Rubber is one of the strongest and most versatile tool-making materials available. Rubber tools and equipment can be used in a wide range of environments, remaining functional in atmospheres that are hot, cold, wet, or dry. Because it is a non-conductive substance, rubber also acts as an insulator in electrical devices. It is not as…

Meeting the Pipeline Challenge

American oil production is expected to peak in 2019. However, for oil pipeline operators, navigating the safety, and regulation landscape continues to pose significant challenges. Questionable regulation policies, corroding pipeline infrastructure, and difficulties locating existing underground pipelines are all factors currently complicating the work of oil and gas pipeline companies in the United States. Past…

Cast Polyurethane Elastomers in the Mining Industry

There are very few industries that rely more on tools and machinery than mining. We’re talking hazardous, dirty, dusty or damp working conditions. We’re talking equipment pushed to the limits the law, and/or mother nature will allow. Mark Tool makes equipment for the mining industry with two key features in mind: durability and resiliency. It’s…

SplashTRON for Offshore Wind Energy Platforms

Two basic rules that all sailors were instructed to live by while aboard ship were created to establish a sense of respect. That is, a respect for ranking officers and a respect for the relentless, destructive power of the sea. Ask any enlisted man or woman what the rule of thumb was for avoiding unwanted…

How Important Are Tow Line Protectors?

You rely on tow lines to get the job done That's why you need gear that ensures a longer lifespan for your tow ropes. This is where tow line protectors come to play. Tow line protectors prevent exposure to chafing and environmental elements. They are usually made of metal, rubber, or polyurethane, although studies prove…

Different Types of Plant-Applied Coatings

As global opportunities and uses for steel pipes expand, so do the technologies that are used to protect them. Because of their constant exposure to natural elements and other corrosive agents, application of pipeline coatings are essential to ensuring that pipelines are safer and longer-lasting. From the old days of field-applied asphalt and coal tar…

CNC Plasma Cutting: Features and Options

Using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) plasma cutting to automate the machining process is a smart way to achieve consistency, precision, and efficiency in all of your cutting work. Plasma cutting is already thought by many to be a more efficient and precise method than working with oxy-fuel or high-pressure water jets. In years past, CNC…

MontiPower MBX Bristle Blaster For Sale

  Bristle blasting is becoming more popular, and for good reason. The cutting-edge method involves the use of a specially engineered rotary bristle tool for removing corrosion and generating precise anchor profiles. The result are remarkable, producing a clean surface comparable to the results achieved from traditional blasting methods.   All bristle blasters on the…

5 Reasons Oil & Gas Producers Need ThermoTron 350

Mark Tool’s new ThermoTron 350 is a state-of-the-art, high-temperature wet insulation great for use in splash zone protection of risers and hull piping, as well as the insulation of subsea flow-lines.   ThermoTron is constructed with three layers of protection, creating a tough coating for every operation’s most important splash zone steel piping.   With…

How Pipe-Laying Vessels Use Tensioner Pads

The United States produces 9 million barrels of oil every day. Offshore drilling accounts for around 30 percent of U.S. oil reserves. All of this extraction is made possible by an intricate network of subsea pipeline, which wouldn’t be possible without the vessels that lay these pipelines as deep as 9,100 feet below sea level.…

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