Monthly Archives: November 2019

Pipe Coating Application

Pipes in Crude Oil Factory

Learn More About Pipe Coatings

The systems of your home or business will have many interconnecting pipes that attach to the foundation of your property with different modes of transport. These pipes can be used for a variety of reasons from water lines, sewer lines, to gas piping. Whatever travels through them an extra layer of protection is often advisable in order to maintain pipe longevity and durability. When you’re looking for a way to upgrade the quality of your pipe system, a pipe coating is a viable option as your solution both internal and external protection. Be sure to get in touch with a professional plumbing company to learn more about your options and for assistance with other questions. Here is some helpful general information regarding pipe coating for your convenience in the meantime.

What is pipe coating?

A pipe coating is a viable option in maintaining the integrity of a pipeline while being cost-effective in comparison to doing nothing in terms of protection and having the cost of extensive pipe repairs. Pipe coatings can come in many types for pipe materials yet all act as a protective lining that protects against corrosion. Pipe coating is being used more and more as a preventative method of corrosion resistance and is used by industries today as a standard.

Why do pipelines need coatings?

Pipe coating is essential to protect pipes from the damages and defects related to corrosion. They are usually just one of the elements used to make sure pipes are well protected by operators. Along with a pipe coating, you may also see that integrity assessments become conducted as well as cathodic protection in order to see if there any problem areas that can be associated with corrosion.

Pipe Coating and Lining

Pipe coating and lining are often used interchangeably yet methods of use can differ. Essentially an epoxy resin coating can be used for both. As such, pipelining is a type of pipe restoration that will restore the pipe from corrosion, leaks, cracks and more. The pipe coating term can be more readily sued as protection applied to pipes before damages can begin. Either way, both are essential in increasing the life span of a piping system, preserving the structure and landscape so the property isn’t put at risk. 

Pipe Coating Benefits

Pipe coating is a great way to have your pipes protected from the impacts that moisture, harmful chemicals, and corrosion could impact on their longevity. Pipe coating is cost-effective as it is used to transfer gas, oils, water, and other fluids. With internal pipe coatings, studies have shown that less energy for pumping and compression is used which increases savings over time. Since a pipe coating will improve upon the durability of the pipe there’ll be fewer maintenance costs needed to be imparted. With varying things that run through the pipes, a coating will provide a protective layer from damages. A pipe coating also provides for smoother surfaces that will improve the flow capacity of travel within pipes. 

Inside of a Sewage Collector Pipe

Pipe CoatingTypes

Non-Metallic

  • Paints
  • Varnishes
  • Lacquers
  • Bituminous Coatings
  • Resins
  • Plasticizers
  • Greases
  • Waxes
  • Oils
  • Plastics 
    • Polyurethane,
    • Polyethylene
    •  Rilsan, PTFE, PVC
  • Elastomers 
    • Vitreous enamel
    • Cement mortar

What is liquid epoxy coating?

An epoxy liquid coating is comprised of two substances that are kept separated before application. They and can be applied to different types of surfaces.

What is Powercrete coating?

Powercrete coating has an epoxy base and is considered polymer concrete in order to be used for protecting your pipelines. It is able to dry smoothly with a hard abrasion-resistant finish. Powercrete is therefore great for being applied to FBE coated pipelines for directional drilling application or a slick bore.

What is Somastic coating?

Somastic pipe coating is an asphalt mastic coating used in a pipe to protect against corrosion.

Why is coating important?

A pipe coating is the best way to protect surfaces from corrosion and therefore premature aging pipes. This will assist in conserving on materials used more piping as well as ensuring smoother operational flows being conducted inside pipes. 

Contact A Professional For Assistance

If you’re interested in protecting your pipes with a pipe coating be sure to get into contact with your local professional plumber. A professional plumber will be able to run an inspection to determine what areas need protection and communicate pipe coating cost that will fit with your budget. Elongate the life of your piping system with these corrosion-resistant applications. If you’re looking to apply protective coatings elsewhere on your property like with commercial roof coatings there are other avenues you can take for that as well. Lower the need for maintenance with a pipe coating and enjoy your pipes for years to come before repairs and replacements are necessary. 

If you require assistance with a pipe coating in San Pedro, CA call (310) 901-2120 with DRAIN FORCE PLUMBING!