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Kgs, Lyngby, Denmark, 2014/05/02 - Versiline CUI 56990 is Hempel’s new protective coating designed to combat the effects of corrosion under insulation. The coating, part of the Versiline range, offers users a combination of heat resistance and corrosion protection in a single material.
Versiline is a range of tailor-made speciality solutions for highly challenging applications such as chemical tanks, stack linings, absorbers and other process equipment. Hempel is now adding a new coating to the range, Versiline CUI 56990, which was launched on 2 May in North America.
Hempel’s new Versiline CUI 56990 ensures a safe, reliable and cost-effective process environment with less risks of unexpected shut downs and lower maintenance costs. Versiline CUI 56990 offers the best combination of anti-corrosion protection, heat resistance and ease of application, making it a practical and versatile solution in the fight against corrosion under insulation (CUI).
“Versiline CUI 56990 reduces the probability of corrosion on pressurised piping and equipment under insulation. Ultimately, the product decreases the probabilities of equipment failure, providing a solid and safe process environment,” Simon Daly, Group Oil & Gas Segment Manager at Hempel explains, adding:
“Furthermore, the excellent corrosion resistance of the product effectively increases the time between repainting. By increasing this time and the costs associated with repainting, maintenance costs are lowered“.
The excellent heat-resistant properties of the product make it resistant to micro-cracking; a common cause of premature coating failures, micro-cracking occurs when the equipment is exposed to elevated temperatures and then encounters extended corrosive conditions as part of its regular operational cycle.
Due to its special formulation, Versiline CUI 56990 can be used both for new building and maintenance, in conditions ranging from cryogenic to elevated temperatures of up to 650°C.
In addition, the product’s documented hardness and excellent adhesion ensures protection against physical impact, which is important for new building. This combination of hardness and adhesion ensures that minimal damage is caused during transport and installation, thus avoiding time-consuming touch up.
Simon Daly says: “The process industries are continually looking for new ways to provide effective protection from the effects of corrosion under insulation. The impressive performance of Versiline CUI 56990 across a wide range of conditions allows specification writers to simplify their approach to the coating of high temperature pipework and equipment.”
Versiline CUI 56990 at a glance
• Heat resistant up to 650°C
• Single-pack system that can also be applied to hot working process equipment, thus avoiding shutdowns.
• Suitable for use on carbon or stainless steel.
• Excellent resistance to corrosion under insulation and thermal cycling.
• Versiline CUI 56990 is currently available in North America. Hempel expects to launch the product globally in the near future.
Hempel (hempel.com) is a world‐leading coatings supplier for the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets. From wind turbines and bridges to hospitals, ships, power stations and homes, our coatings protect man‐made structures from the corrosive forces of nature.
With a focus on R&D, advanced production techniques and professional coatings advice, we work around the globe to help keep our customers’ investments safe and attractive for a long time. Our working concept is simple: we are curious, creative and self‐critical, and we always aim to create extra value for our customers.
Versiline from Hempel is a range of tailor-made speciality solutions for highly challenging applications where heavy-duty performance is critical for both structural integrity and production uptime. Versiline complements conventional protective coatings to provide full solutions across all industries.