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Sherwin-Williams coating selected for corrosion protection at Aramco refinery

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Heat-FlexTM Hi-Temp 1200 from Sherwin-Williams was chosen as the single coating protection against corrosion and high heat for the oil and gas bulk valves at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura refinery.

Experts from Sherwin-Williams collaborated with contractor Tecnicas Reunidas on the clean fuels and aromatics project to protect bulk valves for all process conditions and temperatures and ensure fault-free continuous operations at the facility near the industrial port city Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

This product is a next-generation single-component corrosion under insulation (CUI) solution for high-heat applications. It offers excellent corrosion resistance and enhanced durability in reducing damage from shop to field with faster shop throughput. It also produces lower volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

“We were aware of the challenges associated with bulk valve packages for these projects and our R&D team came up with a versatile solution for our customer to provide the necessary level of protection with efficiencies in time and cost of using only one product,” said Emre Karapinar, Project Development Manager for Sherwin-Williams.

Independently tested and certified for use in severely corrosive environments, Hi-Temp 1200 comes without the need of an inorganic zinc primer even when it is cured at ambient temperatures. It is approved under Saudi Aramco engineering standard SAES-H-101V / System APCS-11C as a high temperature resistant CUI coating for oil and gas projects in the Middle East.

It can be applied direct to steel or stainless steel, as a coating under insulation, and is acceptable for use on cryogenic equipment or over properly prepared steel surfaces either insulated or uninsulated. It is ideal for power plants, refineries, chemical facilities, offshore and marine and pulp and paper industries.

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