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Making a “Splash” in Louisiana — A SplashTRON® Review

Earning an excellent reputation in the down hole cutting tool service Mark Tool & Rubber Co, Inc. is nothing short of spectacular with the application of rubber coating blast joints and "SplashTRON®" coating.

Mark Tool and Rubber became the leader with a comprehensive approach to developing the ultimate product for splash zone protection. The vision was to have strong commitment to provide quality products and outstanding customer service and continually expand the company's abilities with innovative technology, knowledgeable personnel, and excellent service.

The third division, Mark Machining, specializes in elastomeric roller machining and grounding, mold and die fabricating, and manufacturing of rubber and polyurethane parts for the oil and gas industry worldwide. Our modern facility is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment available to supply your machining needs. Superior equipment, qualified people, and the desire to be the leader in the machining and repair industry give us the combination we need to serve your business in the most efficient manner available.

Total capabilities include:

  • Machining
  • Sawing
  • CNC plasma cutting
  • Weld fabrication

What is SplashTRON®?


SplashTRON® is a high density elastomer coating for splash zone protection featuring excellent resistance to weathering, fungus, marine life, and most oils. SplashTRON® is applied in our plant in Garden City, Louisiana (near Franklin), in California, as well as Japan, to pipe of practically any length and diameter.

We also manufacture SplashTRON® sleeves, which can be applied in the field and used where more than one joint of pipe is needed for splash zone protection, as in J-tube pulls. The sleeves fit over welded areas of the pipe and are bonded to the pipe with a two-part structural adhesive that we supply. SplashTRON® is also an excellent material for use in J-tube plugs and lining for riser clamps.

Splash Zone Protection

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 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.

Common applications of SplashTRON® include platform structural members (legs and diagonals), conventional risers, pipelines pulled through J-tubes, conductors, and the lining of riser clamps. Mark Tool has coated offshore platforms with SplashTRON® for two decades.

The tough, long-lasting elastomer is applied to structural members exposed to the splash zone during fabrication. It provides complete protection against the erosive action of abrasive-laden seawater, the harsh attack of ozone and ultraviolet rays, incidental impact from boats and floating debris and the effect of sea life which builds upon all offshore installations.

An important feature of SplashTRON® in platform coating application is the fact that it is completely and permanently bonded to the metal surface, and because it is flexible, it won't crack or disbond as the members bend, expand, and contract.

SplashTRON® can be expected to protect against corrosion for the life of the platform. SplashTRON® has proven its effectiveness in the Gulf of Mexico and other offshore areas around the world for more than 30 years. It is used by the leading producers of oil and gas, and most transmission companies.

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