December 2019, Vol. 246, No. 12

LDC Report

In Situ Pipeline Coating – A Hidden Champion Comes Out Of Hiding

By Michael Magerstaedt, Managing Partner, HiTeConsulting GmbH  In situ pipeline cleaning and coating offers advantages over conventional methods, particularly if it is possible to coat multi-mile lengths of pipe at a time. Not only rehabilitation of lines suffering from corrosion or deposits, but also in situ internal coating of new lines can offer savings as well as results of high quality and durability. For about 40 years, a progressive cleaning and coating process has been practiced by EnerClear Services, a Canadian company specialized in this technology. Advantages besides the obvious avoidance of excavation cost are both the extremely good surface preparation of the pipe before inter

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