When BP began developing the Khazzan & Makkarem fields, one of largest unconventional gas resources in the Middle East, Elco was subcontracted to construct a new onshore gas processing facility. As part of the work, Elco needed a coating system that could protect the facility’s structural steel pipe racks from the severely corrosive conditions within the plant.
Elco chose a coating system based on our technologically advanced Hempadur Avantguard 750 coating. Unlike standard zinc epoxies, which only utilise around one-third of the zinc in the coating, Avantguard coatings activate most zinc in the coating in the fight against corrosion. As a result, Avantguard coatings provide significantly better anti-corrosive performance and mechanical strength than standard zinc epoxies.
For Elco and BP, this means that the major new gas processing facility in Oman has the best long-term anti-corrosive performance available.
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