Paints and coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) recently announced the North American introduction of its PPG HI-TEMP 1027HD coating, described as a next-generation, ambient-cure coating engineered for challenging corrosion under insulation (CUI) conditions.
A high-build product that offers a dry film thickness of 10–12 mils (254.0–304.8 microns) in a one-coat application, HI-TEMP 1027HD provides excellent protection against corrosion on pipes, vessels, and construction parts when plants are in operation.
The highly durable coating is formulated to withstand severe temperature cycles ranging from –320 to 1,000 °F (–195.6–537.8 °C), and it resists dry exposure with intermittent temperature peaks of up to 1,200 °F (648.9 °C).
According to the company, the PPG HI-TEMP 1027HD coating also protects coated pipes, parts, and assemblies in changing ambient temperature conditions. The coating protects those same components from damage and wear before and during new construction, and when they are stored, handled, and erected on the building site.
“Oil and gas, chemical processing, power generation, and industries such as paper mills and steel mills rely on insulated pipelines, which are always vulnerable to corrosion-related leaks and pipe failure,” says Bart Martens, global product manager for PPG’s protective and marine coatings business.
“Because of its hardness and resistance to thermal shock and cycling, PPG HI-TEMP 1027HD coating more effectively protects these critical assets against corrosion,” he adds. “This can extend maintenance intervals and minimize the risk of unexpected shutdowns.”
Source: PPG, www.ppgpmc.com.