PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has used the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2016 in Houston to showcase its new PHENGUARD SUBSEA coating system.

The company claims its new PHENGUARD SUBSEA 610 and PHENGUARD SUBSEA 780 product combination is the ideal two-coat subsea system with a high-temperature resistance up to 180°C (356°F) for surfaces with or without insulation.

“The subsea market is one of the most innovative sectors within the offshore industry, with state-of-the art technologies used for subsea projects worldwide,” explains Marcel de Haan, Global Product Specialist for Subsea Coatings. “One of the main concerns at elevated temperatures is the difference in temperature between internal (e.g. hot oil) and external (e.g. cold seawater) environments. At elevated temperatures, with the possibility of having a temperature gradient over the coating, coating systems can behave differently compared to standard conditions.”

“Therefore, high-technology products are needed that can deal with the temperature gradient combined with cathodic protection. Our coatings experts have utilized the high performance PHENGUARD product technology to provide a reliable and effective solution to the subsea market in the form of Phenguard Subsea 610 and 780.”

The new system has also been specifically designed to fulfill the requirements of System 7C, NORSOK M-501 Revision 6