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PPG PITT-CHAR® XP: Formosa Plastic Corporation USA

Our PPG PITT-CHAR XP system ensured that the customer benefited from the effective fire protection and damage resistance coating to protect the steel structure. The product was applied at an off-site painting factory and transported to the construction site across the Pacific Ocean. This enabled the customer to save on the overall construction costs, shorten the building time, and deliver long-term asset protection.

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PPG PITT-CHAR® XP: Formosa Plastic Corporation USA

PPG HI-TEMP 1027™: Refurbishment of distillation columns, North Taranaki, New Zealand

NZ Corrosion Services Ltd. completed extensive research and used a case study from one of its own petrochemical projects on which to base its recommendation for the methanol plant. A key initiative by the company was to engage plant engineers from the US to talk with the site engineers from the methanol plant. It was this engagement process that gave the assurance that the PPG HI-TEMP 1027 coating had performed as well as any CUI single-component alternative.

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PPG HI-TEMP 1027™: Refurbishment of distillation columns, North Taranaki, New Zealand

PPG PITT-CHAR® XP: Sasol Chemicals USA - Lake Charles Chemical Project (LCCP)

The PPG PITT-CHAR XP system, a patented, twocomponent, 100% solids flexible epoxy intumescent coating, was chosen for the Sasol project. Apart from its fireproofing and corrosion-resistant properties, the system ensures enhanced resistance to cracking, which makes it suitable for modular construction and cross-continent transportation.

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PPG PITT-CHAR® XP: Sasol Chemicals USA - Lake Charles Chemical Project (LCCP)

PPG PITT-CHAR® XP and PPG SIGMASHIELD™: North Caspian Operating Company N.V.

NCOC is the operator of the giant Kashagan offshore oilfield located in the northern part of the Caspian Sea. The customer had two essential requirements for the two offshore EPC modules 2 and 3. Firstly, we had to offer a wide range of protective coatings, including PFP, in this aggressive offshore environment. Secondly, we had to provide local technical and supply chain support with compliance to international standards and specifications.

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PPG PITT-CHAR® XP and PPG SIGMASHIELD™: North Caspian Operating Company N.V.

PPG HI-TEMP 1027: BASF Antwerpen NV, Antwerp, Belgium

PPG chose the PPG HI-TEMP 1027 coating as a high-value solution for the vessel. The vessel was blasted with non-metallic grit to ensure good adhesion and then coated with other products.

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PPG HI-TEMP 1027<sup>™</sup>: BASF Antwerpen NV, Antwerp, Belgium

PPG SIGMALINE® 403: Gasunie Gas Pipeline Network

As they face increasing operational costs, companies like Gasunie rely on PPG to provide the most effective, long-term protective solution. After 22 years’ service, the PPG SIGMALINE 403 coating showed very good performance without any coating defects.

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PPG SIGMALINE® 403: Gasunie Gas Pipeline Network

PPG SIGMALINE® 855: Africa Pipe Industries: pipelines for Rand Water

Rand Water is the largest bulk water utility in Africa and is one of the largest in the world, providing bulk potable water to more than 11 million people in Gauteng, parts of Mpumalanga, the Free State and North West – an area that stretches over 18,000 km2. API required a partner with the capability to provide just-in-time coating deliveries and solutions that met international standards for potable water pipelines.

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PPG SIGMALINE® 855: Africa Pipe Industries: pipelines for Rand Water

PPG SIGMALINE® 415: Internal Pipeline Refurbishment for Middle East Oil Major

On this project, as with many others, the challenge was to deliver the most cost-effective system compared to alternatives, supported by highly technical solutions, technical support and advice. The overall aim for the pipeline refurbishment was not simply a ‘quick-fix’ but to offer a long-lasting solution that would help reduce the total cost of ownership. The PPG SIGMALINE 415 epoxy coating was identified as the ideal solution.

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PPG SIGMALINE® 415: Internal Pipeline Refurbishment for Middle East Oil Major

PPG PITT-CHAR® XP: Refineria de Cartagena S.A., Cartagena, ColombiaPITT-CHAR® XP: Refineria de Cartagena S.A., Cartagena, Colombia

Using plural-airless spray equipment, the first layer of PPG PITT-CHAR XP epoxy intumescent coating was applied and steel mesh reinforcement was installed on the flange tips to the UL 1709 2-hour fire rating. A second layer of the PPG PITT-CHAR XP coating was applied over the mesh and rolled to an aesthetic finish. Lastly, a layer of urethane topcoat was applied to protect the coating system from high humidity and sunlight in the coastal region of Columbia where the refinery is located.

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PPG PITT-CHAR® XP: Refineria de Cartagena S.A., Cartagena, ColombiaPITT-CHAR® XP: Refineria de Cartagena S.A., Cartagena, Colombia

PPG PITT-CHAR® XP: Compañia Española de Petroleos S.A (CEPSA), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Surfaces were prepared by abrasive blasting to Sa2 according to ISO 8501-1. A layer of PPG SIGMACOVER 522 primer was applied to 75-100 microns (3-4 mils). PPG FOAMGLAS® was installed to insulate and protect the tank against temperatures of -170°C/-274°F due to the propane gas storage. For fire protection, the legs and sphere were covered with PPG PITT-CHAR XP.

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PPG PITT-CHAR® XP: Compañia Española de Petroleos S.A (CEPSA), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

PPG SIGMASHIELD™ 880: Pertamina Refinery Unit IV, Cilacap, Indonesia

PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 coating was selected because of its abrasion- and corrosion resistant performance, easy application characteristics and as it can be rapidly immersed into splash and tidal zones. Minimal surface preparation was required for the Pertamina jetty, the PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 coating’s ability to be applied to a damp surface, and prepared using hand tool chipping and a wire brush to ISO St2 standards, saved labor and time. A single coat, 425 microns (17 mils), was applied.

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PPG SIGMASHIELD™ 880: Pertamina Refinery Unit IV, Cilacap, Indonesia

PPG SIGMASHIELD™ 880: Pertamina Refinery Unit V, Balikpapan, Indonesia

PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 coating was selected because of its abrasion-, corrosion- and seawater resistance, its faster drying time and its high film thickness in a single coat. The tight spaces and convoluted geometry of the Petramina fender structure required a coating that could be applied with ease and also reduce the time interval to recoating. PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 coating was easily applied using airless spray and achieved the necessary thickness to provide durability in a single coat.

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PPG SIGMASHIELD™ 880: Pertamina Refinery Unit V, Balikpapan, Indonesia

PPG SIGMAFAST™ 278: Metaldeza hydraulic central power pipe, Pontevedra, Spain

The PPG SIGMAFAST 278 product, with its innovative phenalkamine technology, provides excellent protection for a number of different environments and was chosen as the optimal solution from the PPG range. The coating is easy to apply with airless equipment and provides excellent fast-drying times, being touch-dry after 1 hour and ready for overcoating after 2 hours, resulting in a quicker application process.

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PPG SIGMAFAST™ 278: Metaldeza hydraulic central power pipe, Pontevedra, Spain

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