Chemical & Petrochemical Industries
In the chemical & petro-chemical industry, maximizing plant operating time is critical, and any process shutdown is usually scheduled and as short as possible. However, due to the operating environment, shutdowns do occur outside scheduled outages and may involve corrosion protection issues. Chemical & Petro-Chemical companies have to worry about protection of integrated facility structures as well as operating process integrity during outages.
Product contamination, corrosion under insulation, elevated operating temperatures, acidic and caustic environments are just a few of concerns potentially impacting structural repairs and maintenance painting work. Coatings work occurs on a regular basis. However, tank and equipment lining work is usually performed during process shutdowns, making scheduling and availability of project personnel of great importance, yet unique training requirements for on-site workers must be met.
4C’s staff of certified protective coatings specialists, professional engineers and certified coatings inspectors work with chemical companies to help address their diverse challenges during structural repairs and maintenance painting of facility structures. Our services include in-process Quality Assurance inspection, structural evaluations, corrosion surveys, maintenance painting surveys, coating failure analysis, specification development, contract management, coatings and environmental training and corrosion audits.