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

Pertamina

PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 rehabilitates an offshore platform

The Customer

The Pertamina RU V is Pertamina’s second largest refinery and is located in Balikpapan, Indonesia. The refinery began operations in 1984 producing gasoline and other petrochemical products.

The refinery is made up of two processing units, the primary unit and a catalytic reforming unit. Current production capacity for this refinery is 260,00 barrels per stream day. The production from this refinery supplies the eastern part of Indonesia.

The Challenge

Like many refineries, the Pertamina RU V in Balikpapan, Indonesia needs to protect its critical refinery infrastructure from the ravaging effects of a coastal environment and corrosion.

The weather and seawater exposure of the Pertamina fender requires maintenance and painting crews to work quickly and efficiently to remove the old coating and corrosion and begin repainting immediately. The labor and time necessary to maintain these assets demand that protective coatings used have a durable service life.

The Solution

The PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 product was selected because of its abrasion-, corrosion- and seawater resistance, its faster drying time and its high-film thickness in a single coat.

The Customer

Pertamina Refinery Unit V


The Location

Balikpapan, indonesia


The Challenge

The coastal environment, tidal zone, saltwater immersion.


The Solution

PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 (yellow)


The Benefits

  • Faster drying
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Single coat up to 1,000 μm (40 mils)
  • Surface tolerant
  • Continued cure underwater

The Result

  • Easy application – saves labor and time
  • Can be applied in challenging conditions
  • Protects under aggressive environments

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.

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Application

The PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 coating was easily applied using airless spray and achieved the necessary thickness to provide durability in a single coat.

The Benefits

A rapid-drying, single coat of PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 product was applied to a thickness of 500 microns (20 mils) on the Fender JT at Pertamina RU V, saving labor and time while providing durability. The application of the PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 coating went smoothly even at the elevated air temperature of 31oC (88oF) and provided enhanced corrosion resistance properties.

The PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 coating stood up to the splash and immersion effects of the salty waters in the Makassar Strait where Pertamina’s RU V is located and showed substantial crack- and sag resistance even at high-film thickness.

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Inspection after 15 months

The PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 coating also withstood tidal effects through its enhanced abrasion resistance, thus reducing the maintenance required on the structure.

The Result

Application of the PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 product was completed after blasting with silica sand to Sa2 specifications. Moreover, the airless spray application of greater than 500 microns (20 mils) proved easier than for the competitor product and ensured long service life.

The PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 coating’s excellent abrasion- and seawater resistance were evident in the fender condition after 15 months of service.

PPG SIGMASHIELD™ 880

PPG SIGMASHIELD™ 880

Like other coatings in the PPG SIGMASHIELD family of reinforced products, PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 is engineered and formulated to resist corrosion in a wide range of industries and applications.

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