Zircotec Develops Ceramic Coating for Diesel Engines

Zircotec is the provider of plasma sprayed metallic and ceramic coatings, which has developed a new Performance Diesel ceramic coating for use in diesel engines. The low-cost coating helps bus and truck manufacturers to meet the challenges associated with Euro VI emissions laws and testing processes, which will be released at the end of 2013. Zircotec’s fit and forget coating reduces surface temperature by 125°C.

How MACS Ultrafilm Prevents Corrosion in a Cooling System

MACS Ultrafilm works by preventing air, water and salt from contacting the metal surface. MACS Ultrafilm clings to all surfaces when injected into the cooling system by forming an ultra thin barrier which displaces and repels water.

Elements of Marine corrosion

There are four essential elements necessary to accommodate marine corrosion:

  • Anode
  • Cathode
  • Electrolyte
  • External circuit
Technology of Oil & Gas Production

Oil is found in reservoirs deep underground or beneath the ocean floor, and is extracted vertically through relatively small-diameter, high-pressure tubing. The process extracts oil, water, and mixed gases (simple hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulphide, possibly also small quantities of nitrogen and inert gases) from the rock formations.

Bioremediation can clean the Oil Spill

Oil industry uses oil-eating bacteria. The most common applications are in bioremediation (using microbes to clean up pollutants) of oil spills or reduction of the environmental impact of waste products from oil production.

Internal Corrosion & Protection of it in Oil and Gas Pipelines

In oil and gas pipelines, the presence of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and free water can cause severe corrosion problems. . Internal corrosion in wells and pipelines is influenced by temperature, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide content, water chemistry, flow velocity, oil or water wetting and composition and surface condition of the steel. A small change in one of these parameters can change the corrosion rate considerably, due to changes in the properties of the thin layer of corrosion products that accumulates on the steel surface.

Microbial Fouling of Oil and Gas Wells can Cause Plugging

Plugging is a common experience for oil and gas wells to begin to lose their production capacity long before the reserves around the well have become exhausted. The general thought of bacterial plugging around an oil or gas well would sound far fetched given the extreme environments that exist at those locations.

Microbial Corrosion in the oil and gas sector; and BART tests

One of the very important and major concerns in the oil and gas sector is corrosion. This is often linked to the sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB). Corrosion costs money, time and failures. Preventative maintenance using the APB- and the SRB- BARTs can save that money and time and also prevent failure through the appropriate treatment applications.