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Sub-One Technology introduces coatings for offshore oil and gas applications

By Tim Wright

Published July 16, 2008
Sub-One Technology has rolled out a family of new coatings based on its InnerArmor technology. The coatings are being tested in surface, subsea and downhole oil and gas applications including piping, couplers, cylinders, and drilling and completion equipment. InnerArmor coatings were selected based on their ability to protect against internal corrosion and abrasive wear.

"The release of these new InnerArmor coatings represents an important milestone in our quest to help the oil and gas industry deploy high-performance interior coating approaches," said Andrew Tudhope, CEO, Sub-One Technology. "Depositing carbon-based coatings, metals, oxides and other compounds that can be ionized and applied on the interior surfaces of oilfield equipment promises to achieve a step change in performance and cost savings in many offshore and land drilling, completion and production applications."

The new InnerArmor family of coatings has been tuned to solve corrosion, wear and friction reduction challenges in the interiors of liquid and gas handling equipment and piping. Each coating has been tested using applicable NACE, ASTM and other industry standards to validate performance. Hybrid custom coatings are also available to accommodate application requirements for multiple types of protection. For example, heavy oil producers are using InnerArmor coatings to protect internal components against abrasion and corrosion from slurry flows.

Sub-One has licensed InnerArmor technology to an expanding network of authorized global coating providers located in Aberdeen and Cambridge, UK; Calgary, Canada; Perth, Australia; and Houston and Midland, TX, USA. These coating providers have access to a centralized database of InnerArmor coating recipes to ensure consistent application across the world.

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