Sinopec, China-Oil & Gas – Fuel Oil Storage Tank Insulation
Heat Shield™ High Heat provides effective insulation and corrosion control that withstands harsh marine environments while protecting from UV rays.
Sinopec, the Chinese oil & gas company that is the world’s fifth largest company by revenue, needed an effective insulation that would not degrade in the marine environment and that would properly insulation and prevent corrosion of their tanks and equipment.
Fuel oil storage tank insulation project: They recently completed a successful winter study from October 2012 to March 2013 with Heat Shield™ High Heat coating for insulation and corrosion control. Sinopec was looking for a better solution than the rock wool insulation they were using and one that would prevent corrosion, which was being caused by the rock wool. Heat Shield™ High Heat provided them with an effective solution in a clear thin-film application that also prevented corrosion. A 12-coat application of the Heat Shield™ High Heat was used over the offshore fuel oil storage tank. The tank had to be kept between 68C and 72C. The average winter temperature (East China Sea) is 13.4 ̊C.
The coating provided Sinopec with a better solution for insulation and corrosion control of their fuel storage tanks, which lasts much longer than other insulation options, which greatly reduces the maintenance and replacement costs over time.
12 coats (1.2 mm / 0.047 inches) High Heat coating
The final analysis showed that Heat Shield™ High Heat insulation coating at 1.2 mm was effective and within 3 degrees C of 80 mm rock wool insulation, plus it solved the corrosion issue and provided a cost effective solution that would stand up to the harsh ocean environment without degrading.