How Polyurea Can Be Used in the Oil and Gas Industry

Polyurea is an exceptionally strong spray coating that can be used for a variety of applications across different industries. There are a number of benefits in using polyurea for the oil and gas industry. It can effectively protect oil and gas storage tanks, containers, and pipelines against abrasion, weather, and chemical corrosion, and extends the lifespan of these tanks and pipelines.

While other protective coatings like polyurethane and epoxies have been used in the past, polyurea is a newer and far more durable advanced waterproofing and protective system.

Polyurea in Oil and Gas Industry

Here are a few ways in which polyurea coatings can be used in the oil and gas industry.

To Protect against Harsh Weather Conditions

Polyurea is applied as a liquid spray and dries within seconds, forming a sturdy membrane. Once the surface is fully cured, it can be used immediately and withstand extreme weather conditions like snow, ice, rain and prolonged exposure to UV rays from the sun. This makes polyurea the ideal protective coating for any exterior surface.

To Refurbish Pipeline Rollers

Over time, constant usage and exposure to harsh chemicals can slowly strip away protective coatings from your tanks. With proper maintenance, polyurea coatings can extend the lifespan of these tanks longer than other coatings that have been used in the past. Polyurea coatings can be used to refurbish pipeline rollers and interior tank linings to extend their lifespan and prevent corrosion.

To Enhance Durability and Safety Standards

Featuring strong physical and elastomeric properties, polyurea can be used to establish primary and secondary containment lining in storage tanks that will prevent chemicals from leaking out. These enhanced safety features protect oil and gas industry workers from exposure and risk of explosions due to chemical interactions. It also protects the surrounding environment from contamination.

Polyurea membranes are resistant to extreme temperatures and can therefore be used for outdoor and indoor industrial applications such as helicopter pads, walkways, lining tanks, workshop flooring, etc.

To Coat Oil and Gas Pipes

When working on an oil and gas pipeline, some of the biggest risk factors include corrosion, rust, chemical leaks, and abrasion. To maintain strong safety standards and protect workers from potential damages and injuries, polyurea coatings can be applied as a protective layer in tank linings and pipelines. To Coat Tanks

To Coat Tanks

On oil and gas rigs, storage tanks are constantly being exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals and weather conditions. Lining the interior of storage tanks with a durable polyurea coating can help control the internal temperature, prevent pressure buildups that cause explosions, and seal all cracks or other damages that can lead to harmful chemical leaks.

IMC Distributors is one of the leading suppliers of advanced polyurea products that offer excellent protective coating solutions for the oil and gas industry. We’re proud to be the exclusive Canadian partner of one of the world’s most renowned manufacturers of industrial polyurea products, ISOMAT S.A. Contact us today to learn more about our products!

Karli Logan is the Owner and President of IMC Distributors which is the exclusive partner of Nukote Coating Systems in Canada. With a B.Sc and M.Sc, as well as a demonstrated history of working across a number of industries, she has a passion to drive significant gains and benefits for IMC’s clients.