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Hempel NORSOK coating systems

An introduction to NORSOK M-501 and our compliant coating systems.

The NORSOK standards are a series of standards developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry for use in the oil and gas industry. NORSOK M-501 is the standard which provides surface preparation and protective coating requirements for offshore installations and their associated facilities. This standard mandates a series of systems based on generic coating type and minimum scheme thicknesses. 

We have a range of resources available to help you navigate the NORSOK M-501 standard. Consult our introductory brochure for a brief overview of the standard or our Frequently Asked Questions guide if you are involved in specifying coating systems and wish to find out more.  

Each of our individual system sheets detail a list of Hempel-recommended coating schemes, corresponding to the different systems within NORSOK M-501. Where a system requires prequalification, this is clearly stated and Hempel systems listed will have been subjected to all of the necessary prequalification testing. Where prequalification isn’t mandatory, a series of recommended schemes are listed.  

Simply click on any of the resources below which are of interest to download.

*This system requires pre-qualification as per NORSOK M-501 (can be downloaded here).

For advice on regional product availability and additional schemes, please contact your local Hempel representative or email protective@hempel.com.

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