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Bredero Shaw has developed a new pipeline coating product for offshore use

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Oilfield Technology,

Bredero Shaw, ShawCor Limited’s pipe coating division, has developed a new custom coating product designed for use on subsea pipeline components and equipment used in high temperature, high pressure situations. The new product – network epoxy modified olefin (NEMO) – meets the need for a coating material to be used on irregularly shaped parts of subsea production systems, such as bends, spools, terminations (PLETS), jumpers and goosenecks.

The NEMO product range includes NEMO 1.1 and NEMO 2.1 and has been successfully tested on applications up to 120 °C (tests are ongoing for 130 °C and 140 °C.) NEMO 1.1 is an epoxy-urethane hybrid suitable for low pressure casting applications. It overcomes the problems associated with traditional PU systems and can be used up to a maximum continuous operating temperature of 95 °C.  NEMO 2.1 also has speed and demold times similar to PU and can handle continuous operation up to 120 °C.

NEMO is a significant addition to Bredero Shaw’s Complete Coating Assurance model, an exclusive model of integrated services for offshore pipeline coating. All three types of subsea flow assurance coatings, including line pipe, field joint and custom coating, are now available for use from wellhead to platform. Delivering successful performance during installation and beyond, Complete Coating Assurance creates a coating system that reduces schedule risk, performs at depth for decades and reduces risk throughout the life of the pipeline.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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