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SURFACE PREPARATION

Pipe is abrasive blast-cleaned to reach the optimum profile for epoxy coating. Grit blasting as well as acid washing are available per customer specifications.

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INSPECTION & BLOW-OUT

After cleaning, pipe is inspected for defects. Grinding is performed per specification.
All debris is blown out of the pipe prior to heating.

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HEATING & POWDER APPLICATION

The cleaned pipe is heated via either furnace or by induction. Temperature consistency is tested regularly. Powder application is applied in a uniform manner to required thickness. Standard FBE (Fusion Bonded Epoxy) is available, as well as Dual-Coat (ARO).

We are able to coat the following:

Fusion Bonded Epoxy
½” to 48” OD from 20’ to 65’
2” to 24” OD from 20’ to 80’

Powercrete (ARO)
2” to 48” OD from 20’ to 65’

Dual Coat (ARO)
2” to 48” OD from 20’ to 65’
2” to 24” OD from 20’ to 80’

Outside Diameter Liquid
½” to 48” OD from 20’ to 65’

Inside Diameter Liquid
½” to 48” OD from 20’ to 45’

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Epoxy powder is applied using numerous guns. The guns can be adjusted to produce the correct millage.

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COOLING, CUT-BACKS, AND INSPECTION

Pipe is cooled as specified by powder manufacturer. Cut-backs are obtained by either taping or by come-along. Final inspection is performed to test for coating thickness, holidays, and bevel quality.

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PAINT DEPARTMENT

Our Paint Department is set up to apply internal coating as well as external Powercrete (ARO) & Paint Applications.

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Powercrete (ARO)

application consists of first roughening the base FBE coat and then heating the pipe.

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