Statistics show a conservative estimate of 45% to 50% of all large-diameter pipe coated today is coated with fusion-bonded powders. And its use is increasing at the rate of about 10% a year. The change from coal tars and asphalts, used for many years by the pipeline industry, is chiefly attributed to the fact that these two coatings provided inadequate surface protection. There were other reasons including being at the mercy of the weather, inadequate coating equipment, etc. Fusion-bonded powders have proven to be simple and easy to apply with performance quality being equal to the pipe coating. Properties of these coatings and tests carried out on them are described.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  75221
  • Authors:
    • Choate, L C
  • Publication Date: 1976-3-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 74
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM