What is TSA Used For?
Thermal spraying is a technology which protects and greatly extends the life of a wide variety of products in the most hostile environments and in situations where coatings are vital for longevity and integrity of pipework and other essential equipment.
The variety of metallised coatings include finishing coatings, such as anti-corrosion or decorative coatings, and engineering coatings such as wear resistant and thermal barrier coatings, making it ideal for a variety of subsea and topside machinery and apparatus.
Thermal spraying is carried out in a wide range of anti-corrosion and engineering markets, including oil and gas, construction, petrochemical and marine.
How TSA is Being Used
On location at Bacton gas terminal in Norfolk, TSA was applied to 2”, 4”, 6” and 8” pipework to protect against erosion and corrosion.
GCG applied TSA to fractionation columns at Shell’s Mossmorran plant to provide cathodic protection as well as a barrier to corrosion. This was the first large scale application of TSA to vessels in live process areas in Shell.