Damage to coatings leads to higher potential corrosion sites on the metallic surface and could ultimately lead to a decrease in service life. This paper will present a novel coating system that incorporates both damage resistance and flexibility in a system that is not subject to cathodic shielding.
Multi-layer polypropylene (MLPP) insulation coating is used for thermal insulation of subsea pipelines. However in recent years - with higher wellhead operating temperatures - high temperature (HT) Fusion Bonded Epoxies have been used. This paper describes the author's experience with the MLPP systems over the last 20 years.