Pipeline Coatings Systems, LLC (PCS) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) recently introduced the PCS Epoxy 200 series of coatings. This consists of the:
- PCS-35 Cold Weather Epoxy
- PCS-65 Epoxy Pipeline Coating
- PCS-95 Hot Weather Epoxy
- ARO1 Abrasion Resistant Outer Layer
The PCS200-35, described as a true cold-weather applied epoxy, was created on the premise of a huge void discovered in the marketplace while developing products for pipeline integrity clients. With 60 years of combined experience developing advanced Industrial specialty products, the team at PCS worked to develop an appropriate solution.
“The additional time we spent in development has paid dividends,” says John Gillen, president of the company. “We have been able to achieve the longer pot life, faster cure, and better performance that were our objectives for development. We were not interested in introducing just another product line to the marketplace, but a better epoxy coating, one that offers the pipeline industry longer pot life during application, faster curing times. and better performance.”
The team developed, tested, and refined the 200 Series formulation while capitalizing on behind-the-scenes knowledge and experience in product development. Through their dedication, PCS says it achieved not only its the long-desired goal of creating PCS200-35, but the complete Inaugural 200 Series as a pipeline coating system, designed to meet and exceed industry demands.
The application temperature and coating curing ranges of the PCS200-35 are previously not covered by any “true epoxy” coating currently in the pipeline marketplace, according to the company. The cold-weather product is described as a “true epoxy,” and not a peroxide cured vinyl ester, which the company says can be brittle.
The PCS epoxy coating is non-flammable and free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Developed for application temperatures of 20 °F to 75 °F (-6 °C to 24 °C) and service temperatures of -40 °F to 190 °F (-40° C to 87 °C), the coating will continue to cure at 20 °F (-6.7 °C) and above.
Source: PCS, www.pipelinecoating.com.