This website is right now being updated. Some of the content might still refer to ptc 2019.
The application of high performance two component epoxy coatings to internals of pipes, has a track record of over 40 years. Within the Oil and Gas Industry it is taken as standard to internally line any Sweet/ Sour Gas Transmission Lines. The arguments for lining have been won and the sound economical benefits are agreed by everyone. However the same reasons for lining a gas pipe can be made for Oil pipelines as well. In fact, under close scrutiny, these same arguments could be made more vociferously as oil pipelines are transporting a higher viscosity fluid with more friction and abrasion within the pipeline.
Over the next few pages I aim to set out a coherent argument setting out the reasons for internally lining Oil Pipelines.