Sub-One introduces InnerArmor coating to reduce corrosion

Sub-One has introduced InnerArmor coating technology, which applies an ultrahard, pinhole-free, chemically inert protective coating to the interiors of surface and downhole equipment.

Offshore staff

PLEASANTON, California -- Sub-One has introduced InnerArmor coating technology, which applies an ultrahard, pinhole-free, chemically inert protective coating to the interiors of surface and downhole equipment.

According to Sub-One, a benchmarking study conducted with 30 global oil and gas companies in seven countries revealed that improvements in corrosion, erosion, and friction reduction properties of interior surfaces of oilfield equipment leads to substantial operational cost savings. The study also stated that the most important applications will be coating the interior surfaces of line pipe used to transport hydrocarbons, chemicals and alternative fuels, drill pipe, risers and tubulars, downhole tools, subsea equipment and surface piping, pumps, valves, chokes, and heat exchangers, Sub-One says.

"As we develop the first commercial applications of InnerArmor coatings, we're seeing their anti-corrosion and erosion abatement properties translate to longer wear and more uptime for oil and gas companies," says Andrew Tudhope, CEO of Sub-One Technology.

8/14/2007

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