Corrosion Management

Corrosion Management

The use of high performance coatings to protect offshore structures is the common method to prevent excessive corrosion. Three coat paint systems (to ISO 12944, or NORSOK M501 standards) can give a proven 15 years’ service life without major maintenance, however to reduce operating costs, platform operators are looking at new coating systems to extend this period, due to the high cost of carrying out any re-painting offshore. The cost of this maintenance painting on an offshore platform can be up to 100 times more expensive as land based maintenance, so when coatings fail it costs the owner enormous amounts of money due to loss of production.

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