HOUSTON -- 3M has introduced new Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) technology 3M Scotchkote Coating 626-120 and Scotchkote Coating 626-140. The Scotchkote coatings protect oil and gas pipelines against corrosion at high temperatures. Scotchkote coating 626-120 can operate up to 115º C (239º F) as a stand alone and up to 130º C (266º F) when used in a three-layer system. Scotchkote coating 626-140 can withstand temperatures up to 135º C (275º F) as a stand alone and up to 150ºC (302ºF) as part of a three-layer system, the company says.
Both Scotchkote coating products are a one-part, heat-curable thermosetting epoxy powder designed as a stand-alone or as the corrosion coating for a dual layer FBE and multilayer polyolefin system.
Pipelines are operating at higher temperatures than ever due to deep downhole oil and gas production," says Henry Hernandez, 3M's marketing manager of Corrosion Protection Products. "This creates a problem of corrosion of pipes that requires advanced materials and technologies. 3M's Scotchkote coatings are designed to withstand the heat and provide an innovative solution that offers reliable high-operating temperature coating systems for the oil and gas industry."