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The Cure to Complex Coating: STOPAQ

The Cure to Complex Coating: STOPAQ

The power generation industry has long grappled with complex and environmentally hazardous coating solutions for corrosion protection. These traditional methods not only create production delays due to lengthy surface preparation but also contribute to environmental concerns. Fortunately, advancements in coating technology may have finally found the cure to complex coating, offering a more efficient and sustainable … Continued

Corrosion Prevention with STOPAQ Q&A – Podcast ep. 2

In STOPAQ’s latest podcast series, the Business Line Director for Seal for Life Industries, Dinko Cudic, tackles the most asked questions about their visco-elastic technology and the role it plays in corrosion prevention. The episode goes specifically into the topic of being purpose designed: what does it mean to design for the versatile conditions we … Continued

Thinking outside of the box, what’s next?

To help the wind industry excel in the current energy market, we need to provide the proper protection to these vital systems, ensuring they have the longevity to make renewable energy truly sustainable. We can use new materials, build taller turbines, increase blade lengths and enhance the generators for greater outputs, but longevity of assets … Continued

STOPAQ&A – Podcast ep. 1 with Dinko Cudic

Preventing corrosion with STOPAQ. A Q&A on everything you wanted to know. In this STOPAQ podcast series, Dinko Cudic, Business Line Director at Seal For Life Industries tackles the most asked questions about their visco-elastic technology STOPAQ. This first episode will handle the basics: what is STOPAQ and how is it different from conventional coatings? … Continued

International Women’s Day Q&A: Somaieh Salehpour

World Pipelines interviews Somaieh Salehpour, Vice President of Technology and Marketing, Seal For Life Industries, about her experience of being a woman in the pipeline industry, focusing on her managerial role, pipeline coatings projects and overcoming stereotypes. Question: Tell me a bit about your current role and career? Why did you choose to work in … Continued

Performance + Cost savings + Sustainability: The one coating that has it all

In the ongoing battle against corrosion, the pursuit to extend the lifespan of assets has led to a consideration of corrosion prevention rather than just protection. Concerns regarding coating performance often lead to disputes over responsibility, involving manufacturers, contractors, and project timelines, potentially compromising quality. However, when analyzing the suitability of a coating system, the … Continued

Choosing the Right Insulation for Storm-Prone Areas

The Insulation Investment You Only Make Once Seal For Life’s Mascoat brand of thermal insulating coating has provided specifications and consultations to end users and engineering firms globally for over 25 years and knows that there are optimal applications for all types of insulation materials. With this approach, we strive to recommend the best solution … Continued

Safeguarding the renewable sector: Offshore Wind Farms

As offshore wind farm developers aim to reduce installation costs, there is a significant focus on optimizing the installation process. Maintenance plays a critical role in the future of the renewable sector. Charlie Watt, Business Development Manager for EasyQote at Seal For Life Industries, shares his insights on this topic, highlighting the importance of efficient … Continued

Green Energy

Protecting infrastructure for Geothermal energy Never one to shy away from a challenge, Team Highland/SFL have been hard at work this past year, coming up with an exterior and interior coating solution for deep well drilling, for thermal wells with Eavor.   Geothermal energy is like an Earth-driven radiator, with no harsh chemicals, just using … Continued

Addressing Offshore Wind Structure Challenges

The offshore wind energy industry has seen enormous growth in recent years, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Those in the industry will know the stats: the offshore wind energy market is forecast to reach $42 billion by 2025, with a projected compound annual growth rate of 13.6% from 2020 to … Continued

Field Joint Coatings – Cold Weather Application

The application of Pipeline Field Joint Coatings in cold weather is a difficult one. There are multiple technologies with strengths and weaknesses that in cold climates become more challenging to install successfully. What are the challenges the cold weather can bring to the field joint coating process? In general, coatings and plastics do not behave … Continued

Site Investigation Requirements for HDD Projects

Before an Abrasion Protective Coating (ARO) is selected for a HDD project, the engineering firm in charge of the project conducts an investigation. The procedure involves generating site characterization information relative to the design, permitting, execution, and certification of HDD Pipeline Installations. This information will allow the engineer and contractor to enhance/streamline design, control risk, … Continued