PIPELINE CLEANING & SERVICES

PIPELINE CLEANING

When it comes to ensuring the coating will bond properly to the pipe wall, surface preparation is the most critical factor. The in-situ coating process involves two separate methods of cleaning the pipe wall: abrasive blasting and chemical cleaning. Both methods are adequate for obtaining the proper surface preparation.

The abrasive blasting procedure will produce a NACE 1, white metal surface and is typically utilized on newly-installed pipelines. Chemical cleaning will produce a minimum of a NACE 2, near-white metal surface and is used for rehabilitation of existing pipelines. The coating is designed to effectively adhere to either surface. However, over the years, the bulk of the work has been credited to chemical cleaning.

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Epoxy Coating
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Coating Pigs
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Chemical Cleaning
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Squeegee Pigs
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Mechanical Cleaning Scraper Pig
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Mechanical Cleaning Wire Brush Pig
  1. Epoxy Coating
  2. Coating Pigs
  3. Chemical Cleaning
  4. Squeegee Pigs
  5. Mechanical Cleaning Scraper Pig
  6. Mechanical Cleaning Wire Brush Pig

PIPELINE SERVICES

CHEMICAL CLEANING

Internal Pipeline Solutions is equipped with portable boilers and heat exchangers that can be utilized to improve the effectiveness of any cleaning process. IPS uses Alkaline/Solvent wash for hydrocarbon sludge removal from process piping, and Acid/Chelant treatment for scale build-up inside the pipeline.

CHEMICAL CLEANING

Internal Pipeline Solutions is equipped with portable boilers and heat exchangers that can be utilized to improve the effectiveness of any cleaning process. IPS uses Alkaline/Solvent wash for hydrocarbon sludge removal from process piping, and Acid/Chelant treatment for scale build-up inside the pipeline.

COMMISSIONING/
DECOMMISSIONING

IPS employees are safety-minded as well as OQ Trained. Commissioning and decommissioning services include hydrostatic and pneumatic testing, dehydration, drying to negative dew points, cleaning, inventorying, de-inventorying, nitrogen purging, pipeline abandonment, and water treatment.

PIPELINE COATING

IPS’ multi-stage In-Situ preparation and coating process has proven to be extremely effective in completely and uniformly covering the entire length of pipeline with a continuous epoxy barrier.

ABRASIVE BLASTING

IPS’ abrasive blasting process is an internal cleaning method that injects hard cleaning particles into a gaseous medium. These cleaning particles impact the internal surface of the pipe wall, removing oxides and hard scale deposits, leaving a minimum NACE 1 finish.

PIPELINE REHABILITATION

IPS’ utilizes a multi-stage system that consists of both mechanical and chemical cleaning. Prior to coating, IPS will determine that the proper level of cleanliness has been achieved.

“We consider the highly-skilled team that IPS has built over the years to be the very best in the business and we never hesitate to recommend them for projects.”

Keith RachelEngineering Manager, Sigma Coatings USA