Kellogg’s Brown & Root (KBR) fabricated 27 gas to liquid modules at Gulf Piping Company in Abu Dhabi for Escravos, Nigeria. After completion, the fabricated platforms were transported to Nigeria. KBR was required to protect all platforms from corrosion for up to two years as they would stand idle before being commissioned into operation. KBR’s original plan was for costly de-humidification and an ineffective nitrogen purging system.
When Cortec® VpCI® -337 was introduced, KBR recognized that by using this environmentally friendly, water-based technology they could achieve the long term multi-metal protection needed at a reduced cost; and was an easier application process that did not require monitoring.
VpCI®-337 was fogged and sprayed into all equipment; including process piping, vessels, reactor drums, etc.
The customer was satisfied with the level of protection achieved 6 months after application. Boroscope inspections conducted on a monthly basis have shown no sign of corrosion.
Date July 2009
Customer ESCRAVOS / KBR
Distributor The Kanoo Group – UAE
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE
Products VpCI® -337