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New 2K Epoxy Primer Coatings from Hempel to Simplify Offshore Asset Maintenance

Published on 2017-01-10. Author : SpecialChem

Hempel has introduced two new coatings, Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870. They will help to increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets.

Coatings with Excellent Corrosion Protection

Hempels New Coatings
New 2K Epoxy Primer Coatings from Hempel
to Simplify Offshore Asset Maintenance

The new high-performance pure epoxy uni-primers presented combines excellent corrosion protection with construction flexibility.

Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 / 17870 are part of a series of two-component epoxy primer coatings which provide advanced crack resistance using Hempel’s patented fiber technology.

They Can be Applied:

  • In immersed and non-immersed areas of any offshore asset
  • From offshore platforms and drilling rigs through to support vessels

In line with the latest environmental regulations, the products are fully compliant with the IMO Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) regulations. Their high-volume solids ratio (80%) means that fewer Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are released into the atmosphere.

Coatings for Offshore Industry

Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 / 17870 can be applied to multiple areas above and below the waterline, including ballast water and oil cargo tanks, and can be applied year-round with workability from -10˚C / 14˚F to 45˚C/113˚F.

Commenting on the product’s application to the offshore industry, Hempel’s Oil & Gas Segment Manager, Simon Daly, said:

For asset owners, the key benefits of Hempadur Quattro XO are that fewer variations of protective coating are required across the structure; lifecycle maintenance is greatly simplified and downtime for re-coating is significantly reduced, saving time and money. For yards and coatings applicators, the fact that the product is quick drying and can be applied even during winter months, means that project schedules can be maintained without painting activities being interrupted.”

Guy Tanguy, Managing Director of Meuhlhan B.V., endorsed the use of Hempadur Quattro 17870 XO on the ballast tanks of the semi-submersible vessel Saipem 7000.

Tanguy commented:

The aluminum and fiber pigmented pure epoxy has proven its excellent characteristics. The recoat intervals were very short, which made it possible to work around the clock in order to finalize the tanks within the schedule despite the low winter temperatures and high volume solids in the product.

Hempel’s pure epoxy uni-primers can be reinforced with its patented fiber technology to prevent cracking, improve mechanical properties, guard against impact damage during inspections; and to assist with coating coverage on complex areas.

Hempel’s Hempadur Quattro XO range has received wide industry endorsement through its application to commercial ships, and has been type approved by all major classification societies including Lloyd’s Register, DNV GL and ABS.

Features of Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 / 17870:

  • Universal application with high performance anti-corrosion protection
  • Fully compliant with IMO PSPC certification requirements for water ballast and cargo oil tanks
  • Easy to apply and fast drying
  • Excellent workability from -10˚C / 14˚F to 45˚C/113˚F
  • High volume solids (80%) and lower VOCs means reduced emissions to the environment
  • Available in 9% aluminum shades

About Hempel

Hempel has been one of the world-leading coatings specialists, providing protection and inspiration to the world. It has over 5,500 people in 80 countries delivering trusted solutions in the protective, decorative, marine, container, industrial and yacht markets.
This includes many recognized brands like Crown Paints, Schaepman and Jones-Blair.

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Source: Hempel
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