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How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Subsea Installations

Subsea installations are a major investment. The amount of time and money it takes to build and maintain these structures is endless, and because of this, it’s important that you get the most out of your money. 

To ensure that your subsea installation lasts as long as possible, you will need a protective coating. There are many options available to help extend the lifespan of your structure, and we’ve created this article to introduce you to some of the best coatings on the market.

SplashTRON®

Splash zone corrosion is one of the most common causes of offshore structure failure. With SplashTRON®, this is no longer a concern. Commonly used for pipeline coatings and offshore platforms, this revolutionary coating protects against seawater corrosion, boat and debris impacts, UV rays, sea life, bio-fouling, and more. 

SplashTRON® has proven its effectiveness for over 30 years now, and can be expected to protect your pipes throughout the entire lifespan of your platform. Leading oil and gas producers, as well as many transmission companies have trusted this coating for years to protect their risers, spools, bends, VIV suppression strakes, j-tubes, pipe field joints, and more.

One of the most important features of this coating is the fact that it’s permanently and completely bonded to the surface of your choice, without disbonding or cracking as your pipes bend, contract, or expand.

ThermoTRON®

ThermoTRON® offers the same protective features as SplashTRON® with one stark difference–its thermal insulative properties. This one-of-a-kind protective coating is ideal for the warm, deep waters of the Gulf and can withstand an internal operating temperature of up to 350°F.

While ThermoTRON® is a relatively new product, it has been tested for years and is calculated to survive for over 30 years at its designed temperature. This coating is intended for insulation use as well as splash zone protection. Like SplashTRON®, it is resistant to impact, seawater, weather, marine life, fungus, and more.

ThermoTRON® consists of three layers: a high density/high temperature elastomer layer, a bonding agent layer, and a corrosion-resistant layer. Combined, these layers create the perfect thermal insulation system for your offshore structure.

Mark Tool & Rubber Co, Inc. is the proud manufacturer behind these two game-changing products. With over 60 years of experience, Mark Tool has become a very well-known and trusted source of protective coatings in the industry. Contact us today to request a quote!

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