Galp Energia, Portugal – Oil & Gas Refinery
Insulation and Corrosion/CUI Prevention
Synavax™ coatings provide effective insulation and corrosion control that withstands harsh environment.
Galp Energia was looking for an effective way to insulate and prevent corrosion on exterior pipelines and fuel oil storage tanks, and they needed something that would stand up to weathering and have a long-term consistent performance.
Their initial project in 2010 used Heat Shield™ Translucent PT over an oil and gas pipeline for insulation and corrosion control.
Their second project, carried out in 2011 and 2012 used the same coating over four large fuel oil storage tanks at the same refinery to prevent corrosion and provide long-term insulation.
Project achievements: Insulation, prevention of corrosion, elimination of CUI (corrosion under insulation), long-term performance that did not degrade due to weathering or require expensive exterior cladding.
The final analysis showed that Heat Shield™ Translucent PT gave this client a better way to protect refinery pipelines and storage tanks with a long-lasting thermal insulation and corrosion prevention coating that did not require exterior cladding and stood up well to weathering.