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Sherwin-Williams plays key role in Saudi refinery project

RIYADH, July 11, 2019

US-based Sherwin-Williams, a leader in general building materials industry, said it had played a major role in Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura refinery project with the supply of its anti-corrosion Heat-Flex Hi-Temp 1200 solution.

Sherwin-Williams said Heat-Flex Hi-Temp 1200 was chosen mainly for its time-saving advantages as the proven single coating protection against corrosion and high heat for the oil and gas bulk valves at Ras Tanura refinery.

The US group had worked in collaboration with contractor Tecnicas Reunidas for the successful completion of the clean fuels and aromatics project.

Sherwin-Williams pointed out that it had deployed its Heat-Flex Hi-Temp 1200 to protect bulk valves for all process conditions and temperatures and ensure fault-free continuous operations at the facility near the industrial port city Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

Emre Karapinar, project development manager for Sherwin-Williams, said: "We were aware of the challenges associated with bulk valve packages for these projects and our R&D team came up with a versatile solution for our customer to provide the necessary level of protection with efficiencies in time and cost of using only one product."

Heat-Flex Hi-Temp 1200, he stated, can be applied direct to steel or stainless steel, as a coating under insulation, and is acceptable for use on cryogenic equipment or over properly prepared steel surfaces either insulated or uninsulated.

It is ideal for power plants, refineries, chemical facilities, offshore and marine and pulp and paper industries, he stated.

Sherwin-Williams said the product has been independently tested and certified for use in severely corrosive environments and comes without the need of an inorganic zinc primer even when it is cured at ambient temperatures.

It is approved under Saudi Aramco engineering standard SAES-H-101V / System APCS-11C as a high temperature resistant CUI coating for oil and gas projects in the Middle East, it added.-TradeArabia News Service


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