Cooling Water Screen


Project name

Location

Country

Market area

 

Cooling Water Screen

Petroleum Refinery

Cyprus

Marine and Offshore

 

Requirement

Long term protection was required for equipment immersed in sea water and subject to abrasion.

Preparation

The screens were pressure washed with fresh water to remove any salt contamination prior to blast cleaning to Sa2½ of ISO EN ISO 8501-1:2007, to a profile of 50 to 75 microns. Preparation was completed by a further fresh water wash to remove any dust created.

Coatings

Two coats of Corroless EPF were applied.

Product (per coat)

DFT (per coat)

Colour

Corroless EPF

200 microns

Buff

Corroless EPF

200 microns

Black

 

Comments: 
The screens were put back into service and the performance compared with a screen coated with a competitor’s product. The competitor’s product failed after two months. The screens coated with Corroless EPF were still perfect condition after 18 months, at which time the client adopted the Corroless system as standard.