Rimera Joins Testing Program for New Anti-Corrosion Materials

21.11.2013



The Chelyabinsk-based plant SOT, part of the Transmission Pipeline Equipment division of Rimera Group, has become an experimental test site for modern anti-corrosion coating materials for pipeline fittings used in highly challenging climatic conditions.

Rimera Joins Testing Program for New Anti-Corrosion Materials

Rimera Joins Testing Program for New Anti-Corrosion Materials

Among the participants of this joint program are such coating vendors as UP 3000/Frucs 1000A (Japan), Scotchkote 362 HT (UK), and URESTEK (Russia), representatives of leading petroleum institutes and SOT specialists as potential buyers of the new anti-corrosion materials. Pipelines with coatings can carry products with a temperature of up to 80˚С. Specimens of SOT products have been coated and sent for laboratory testing. Toward the end of this year, representatives of Gazprom VNIIGAZ LLC, an industry think tank, will issue an expert evaluation on the extent to which the proposed materials meet the potential requirements of the fuel and energy sector.
"An anti-corrosive coating applied to fittings can prolong their service life twofold. In broadening the range of materials, we seek to offer our buyers the widest possible selection of products suited for various climatic zones. Thanks to the findings of the expert commission, we will be able to expand the pool of our suppliers", believes SOT Executive Director Leonid Malamud.
The Chelyabinsk-based plant of Rimera Group currently owns the full range of equipment needed for maximum anti-corrosion protection of its products. The coating station launched in 2007 is equipped with Italian equipment: a Turbotecnica shot-blasting chamber and a Polin anti-corrosion coating application chamber.

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