Complete pipeline protection in J-tube applications from seafloor to flange
J-tube pulls have been made with “SplashTRON®“-coated pipelines for 30 years at depths to more than 1,000 feet, and protection is assured for the life of the installation.
SplashTRON® is a good electrical insulator, which prevents loss of cathodic protection, and it will not contribute to galvanic corrosion.
SplashTRON® is bonded strongly and uniformly to the pipe, giving complete protection during the pull and after. Since it is an elastomer, it won”t crack or disbond as the pipe bends around the “J”.
For insurance against practically any eventuality, many operators use a combination of “SplashTRON®” products:
- Complete coating of the pipeline in the tube with “SplashTRON®” giving permanent corrosion protection and electrical insulation .
- A bottom J-tube plug, which seals off the annulus, centralizes the pipe in the tube and confines corrosion inhibitor to the inside of the J-tube.
Most of the leading producing and transmission companies use “SplashTRON®”, including four lines in J-tubes in more than 1,000 feet of water to the world”s deepest conventional platforms.
Features and Benefits of SplashTRON®
- Strong bond of “SplashTRON®” to metal… Shields metal from salt water and oxygen attack… Cannot easily be dislodged.
- Resilient coating… Will not crack or disbond as pipe flexes or bends… Pipe can be “cold bent” after “SplashTRON®” is applied, with no adverse effects.
- Long Lasting… Requires no routine maintenance for the life of of the platform, riser, or pipeline.
- Yellow Color… Readily visible for safety… contains no carbon black to impair electrical insulation.
- Resists buildup of scale, fungus and sea life… Easily cleaned to keep desired OD.
- Good Electrical Insulator… Isolates cathodic protection systems, prevents galvanic corrosion.