Field Joint Coating (HSS/FBE/HBE)
Field services involves the coating of welded joints (Girth Weld Joints) for onshore and offshore pipelines, as well as in-situ Custom Coating services at the client’s designated location, such as the supply and installation of external polyethylene heat shrink sleeves (HSS) for pipes, bends, fittings and field girth weld joints. Heat shrink sleeves have a thick radiation cross-linked polyolefin backing that is coated with a specially formulated high temperature sealant. During installation the sealant melts and flows, filling all surface irregularities and bonding to the substrate protecting the joint from mechanical damage and corrosion.
High Build Epoxy (HBE) or Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) coating can also be applied to girth welds in the field.