Nano Technology Pipe Coatings:
Ener-Corr is proud to announce the most cost-effective corrosion and abrasion solution for oilfield tubing, casing, drillpipe, and pipelines. Extend the use of your drill pipe from 3x – 8x the normal lifespan with our new Nano Technology pipe coating!
Hybrid Nano-composite coatings are a high toughness, durable Nano-composite coating that is molecularly bonded to the surface of steel. The coating combines the properties and reliability of extremely tough, durable, and corrosion resistant engineering thermoplastics, with the abrasion resistance and durability of glass-ceramics. Using proprietary chemistries, this hybrid Nano-composite is applied and molecularly bonded to the surface of steel, forming a permanent, durable, abrasion and corrosion resistant coating.
The unique features of patent pending, NanoTech HPC hybrid Nano-composite coatings include:
- True molecular, covalent bonding to the steel surface using advanced coating chemistries and steel surface treatments to produce a true molecular bond that will not fail in service. No undercutting or attach through defects are possible, since the coating is permanently adhered to the surface.
- Extreme toughness and flexibility. By hybridizing the ceramic-like high durability, molecular bonded phase with engineering thermoplastic materials at the Nano-scale, a material with higher ductility than steel, but hardness similar to glass and ceramic materials is created. The unique fusion of high hardness, and durability/resiliency creates an extremely abrasion resistant, yet amazingly resilient surface.
- High hardness and abrasion resistance. Because of the ceramic network of the hybrid Nano-composite coatings, the coatings are nearly as hard as glass, and are largely ceramic. This hardness is combined with the toughness derived from the engineering thermoplastic interpenetrating network and this combination of hardness and toughness is what makes hybrid Nano-composites more abrasion resistant than any other low cost coating solution.
- High temperature stability. Hybrid Nano-composite coatings have been tested in air environments up to temperature extremes of 800F and higher. Long term durability at 400F has been demonstrated in hydroclave testing with our high toughness pipe ID Nano-composite coatings.
- Cost-effective. Because the hybrid Nano-composites are applied and heat-cured similar to fusion bond epoxy coatings, costs are lower than for any similar performing coating system.
- Hydrophobic and omniphobic properties. Base materials are hydrophobic, shedding water and providing very low frictional flow resistance, which can increase flow. Advanced versions in development using high surface energy additives can be made omni-phobic, shedding both oil and water fluids.
- Low surface energy and flow resistance: Hybrid Nano-composite coatings fill and smooth surface defects, providing a Nano-smooth surface like glass. This, combined with their extremely low surface energy create a very low flow resistance, reducing pumping losses in long drill strings and production tubing.
- Dimensional stability and anti-seize properties. Because standard coatings are applied at 10-20 microns in thickness, and due to the very low friction coefficients of the coating, coatings can be applied to complex surfaces, threads, and mating surfaces without the need for special finishing, and can prevent galling and seizing of make and break surfaces.
We believe that the NanoTech HPC hybrid Nano-composite coating system provides a revolution in ID coating solutions for oil and gas and other energy applications. By combining molecular bonding technology with organic-inorganic hybridization with these highly engineered Nano-composites, hybrid Nano-composite coatings offer the next generation in cost-effective surface treatments.
To appreciate the need for this service one must first understand that typical untreated pipe costs less than half that of lined pipe, and lined pipe is also prone to failure. The other issue which makes treated unlined pipe of a specific diameter pipe more attractive than lined is the amount of Cubic feet per minute that can flow. Lined pipe of the same dimension always has a smaller internal diameter as opposed to untreated pipe, resulting in the lined pipe producing lower flow rates.
As untreated pipe corrodes the internal diameter diminishes thus restricting flow. In the industry this is what contributes to a mechanical depletion curve. Untreated pipes coming out of the original test field sometimes have internal diameters as small as a pencil. By protecting non lined pipe an operator gets higher flow rates and saves on having to frequently replace pipe.
Ener-Corr now is opening additional facilities to service other well pipe suppliers and well operators who have similar needs that can result in additional large volumes of pipe for coating.
Call us for a complimentary consultation at: 405.509.9291