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Protecting the Splash Zone With Custom Molded Rubber Coatings

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The brackish water and exposure to oxygen is corrosive, the wave action is constantly eroding the metal members, and debris and boats come in contact with the metal to cause damage. The most common areas affected by corrosion are risers, J-Tubes, bends, spools, and pipe field joints.

The splash zone area is immediately above and below the mean water level along risers, J-Tubes, bends, and spools. Protecting the splash zone has long been of major concern to design and corrosion engineers of offshore installations. Tides cause the water level to rise and fall, alternately wetting and drying exposed metal surfaces, such as offshore oil and gas platform legs and risers.

Common Rubber Coatings

The tough, yet flexible, SplashTRON® is uniformly bonded to the metal surface that will be exposed in the splash zone in thicknesses of 1/4”, 1/2”,3/4”, and 1”. It is essential to protecting the splash zone because it resists impact damage, features exceptional weatherability, requires no routine maintenance, has excellent insulating properties (thermal and electrical) and can be used at temperatures from -45°F to 200°F.

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