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How Polyurethane Can Help With Corrosion Prevention

As you’re likely all too familiar with, corrosion is a common problem in the oil and gas industry that can cause significant damage to equipment and pipelines, leading to increased costs, decreased efficiency, and potential safety hazards. 

In fact, it results in about $2.2 trillion in costs every year.

Fortunately, polyurethane, a versatile material made from a reaction between polyols and isocyanates, can provide effective protection against corrosion in a number of ways.

The benefits of polyurethane

By coating metal parts with polyurethane, you can protect each individual part so that it doesn’t damage the larger system. And because this material is so reliable, it’s one of the most popular choices of manufacturers. But the benefits don’t stop there.

Protective properties

One of the key benefits of polyurethane is its ability to withstand harsh chemical and environmental conditions. Polyurethane coatings and linings are highly resistant to corrosive chemicals, including oils, fuels, acids, and saltwater, making them ideal for use in the oil and gas industry. 

They also provide excellent protection against abrasion, impact, and UV exposure, helping to extend the lifespan of equipment and infrastructure.

Because polyurethane provides superior insulation properties, it’s often used to protect pipelines from the effects of temperature changes. This is particularly important in the oil and gas industry, where pipelines are often exposed to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. By insulating pipelines, polyurethane helps to prevent corrosion that can result from fluctuations in temperature.

Durability

In addition to its protective properties, polyurethane is also highly durable and long-lasting. Unlike other materials, polyurethane does not crack, peel, or deteriorate over time, making it an ideal choice for long-term corrosion protection. This durability also helps to minimize the need for frequent maintenance and repairs, reducing costs and downtime for oil and gas companies.

Versatility

Another advantage of polyurethane is its versatility. Polyurethane can be molded and formed into a variety of shapes and sizes, making it a suitable solution for a wide range of applications in the oil and gas industry. From pipelines and storage tanks, to offshore platforms and drilling rigs, polyurethane can be customized to meet the specific needs of each project.

Sustainability

Finally, polyurethane is also environmentally friendly, making it a sustainable solution for corrosion prevention in the oil and gas industry. Unlike some other materials, polyurethane does not release toxic fumes or leach harmful chemicals into the environment. It is also fully recyclable, reducing waste and helping to promote a more sustainable future.

Polyurethane’s ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions, its durability and versatility, and its environmental friendliness make it an ideal choice for protecting equipment and infrastructure from the effects of corrosion. 

Whether you’re looking to improve the longevity of your pipelines, extend the lifespan of your offshore platforms, or reduce costs and downtime, Mark Tool can help you achieve your goals with our high-quality coatings. Contact us today to request a quote!

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