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Green Project Spotlight - Argentina - Offshore Platform
ISSUE: Sipetrol needed a solution for the pipelines on their AM6 offshore platform to reduce heat loss from the transported petroleum product.
Products Used: Nansulate® PT at an average thickness of 350 microns was applied to the exterior of the pipelines. The Surface temperature of the pipelines was measured to indicate reduction of heat loss.
SOLUTION: Prior to being coated, the average temperatur of the pipeline exterior was 140F (60C). After coating the lines with Nansulate® PT, the average pipeline exterior temperature was 107.6F (42C). Their average temperature reduction was 32F (18C). Nansulate® also provided corrosion protection in the severe marine environment.
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Nansulate® coatings are a patented technology by Industrial Nanotech, Inc. that utilize a nanocomposite with an extremely low thermal conductivity and one that hydrophobic. This material allows the coatings to effectively inhibit heat transfer in a thin layer, and provides other distinct attributes, such as corrosion resistance, resistance to moisture, and mold resistance.
Nansulate® represents the next generation of insulation and architectrual coatings, providing alternative solutions for sustainability and environmentally friendly energy efficiency. Nansulate® provides a health benefit by not harboring moisture, dust, mold, or dirt, which are factors that reduce traditional insulation’s effectiveness over time and decrease air quality.
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