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IPSCO opens new coatings facility

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World Pipelines,

IPSCO Tubulars Inc. has announced the opening of its new ULTRA™ FBE Coating Facility in Wilder, KY. The coating facility is strategically situated near the rich natural gas deposits of the Marcellus Shale formation.

IPSCO opens new coatings facility

The plant externally coats flowline, gathering and transmission lines up to 24 in. in diameter and has excellent logistics to ship the finished pipes by truck, rail or barge.

The 280 000 t of annual coating capacity is available in fusion bond epoxy (FBE), abrasion resistant overcoat (ARO) and speciality coating. The plant is certified to industry standards, including CSA Z245.20, NACE SP0394, and AWWA C213, as well as end users’ specific standards. Extensive quality and material inspection equipment will be utilised.

“Coating is utilised by operators to provide protection against corrosion, mechanical damage, and weathering,” remarked Piotr Galitzine, Chairman and CEO. “With ready access to ULTRA coating services, our customers can avail themselves of the best technology in the sector.”

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