3 Types of Pipe Coating and Lining
We enjoy many modern conveniences today that we don’t even think about. One of those conveniences is our infrastructure for things such as water, oil, and natural gas.
Water flowing from our kitchen and bathroom faucets is a miracle, yet most of us take it for granted. Pipes keep the water flowing.
Did you know that break rates for water pipes increased 27% over the last six years in North America? One reason for pipe breaks is corrosion.
Are you in an industry that relies on pipes for getting a product from one place to another? Many industries use pipes, and those pipes need pipe coating and lining.
Keep reading for a primer on three types of pipe coating and lining.
Pipe Coating and Lining
Pipe lining protects the inside of your pipes from corrosion. It’s essentially an added layer of pipe running inside your pipes. Lining reduces wear and corrosion from the inside out.
Water, oil, and natural gas all flow through pipelines. Many other industries use pipes as well. These include industries using corrosive chemicals.
Pipe coating is like pipelining, only it keeps corrosion from happening from the outside in. A commonplace for pipes are underground. Putting a special coating on the pipes keeps elements like soil and water from corroding the pipes from the outside.
There are many different types of pipe coating and lining. We’ll discuss three.
1. Kynar Pipe Coating and Lining
Kynar is a brand name for PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride). Kynar is malleable lending itself well for shaping into sheet linings. This lining reduces corrosion in steel and dual-laminate tanks and equipment.
It provides protection from chlorinated solvents and acids.
2. Halar Pipe Coating and Lining
Halar is also a brand name used interchangeably for ECTFE (ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene). ECTFE is plastic that’s great for lining tanks and pipes used with certain chemicals.
ECTFE resists chemicals that are cold down to -105 F. It also resists up to 300 F. The coating also resists impact as well as electrical current.
3. Plural-Sprayed Pipe Coating and Lining
Plural-sprayed linings are more complicated but offer superior protection depending on the situation. They’re complicated because, as the name implies, they use more than one element for the finished product.
The technician heats the elements separately. Once each element reaches the desired temp, it’s pumped into the sprayer. There are only a few moments before the mixed elements dry.
Linings and Coatings for Pipe Protection
Pipe coating and lining are a great way of protecting pipes from damage and corrosion. Many industries need pipes for carrying products from point A to point B.
Your product is only as good as the tanks and pipes in which it’s stored and carried. Don’t let damage and corrosion ruin your product! Make sure your pipes have the right coating and lining solution based on what you’re moving and storing.
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