Nanoparticles are being considered in the development of durable coating systems due to their beneficial electrical and mechanical properties. The present study aims to investigate the corrosion performance of a nanoparticle enriched zinc rich primer (NPE-ZRP) for structural steel in aggressive marine exposure.
The market for protective linings in the oil and gas sector has evolved in the last 30 years, reflecting on both increased performance demands and productivity demands. This paper will review the successes seen with tank linings and the changes seen within the market (legislative, HSE and more aggressive conditions), later, via a case study it will elaborate how these have steered R&D in the development of the next generation of high-performance linings.
Finally, the relevance of the American Petroleum Guidance (API652 and 653) to establish their continued relevance in lining selection and inspection intervals will be reviewed along with the utilization of linings to support changing demands (increased life expectancy and inspection intervals).