Onshore/Offshore coatings - Wind, Oil & Gas
With all disciplines covered and respected industry accreditation, Ripblast offers both on and offshore clients a comprehensive range of services including, blasting, thermal spraying, paint spraying, high performance coatings, inspection, testing and delivery.
Our extensive experience in the marine and offshore industry means that we can provide long-lasting, high quality, cost-effective and safe solutions for all surface preparation and coating projects.
We have always worked closely with our clients to understand their requirements and deliver within their time and budget wherever possible. Our highly-skilled team can undertake individual projects, or multiple offerings as required.
The marine and offshore industry is continually challenged by strict environmental regulations. Offshore coatings must be tough enough to withstand harsh conditions whilst confirming to the environmental controls. Our specialist team and certified NACE inspector, are fully knowledgeable on the full range of surface preparation and weather resistant coating application techniques that are compliant with regulations.
Should it be requested, a full process, test and coating/paint report, as compiled by our own Level 3 NACE inspector, is also available.
Sub-sea Coupling, a case study
The seven stages of refurbishing a sub-sea coupling.
Here is a typical example of a sub-sea coupling, that could be used at varying depths and temperatures in any ocean around the world. From initial unloading to dispatch, the coupling is subject to strict industry standard dwell time. It is normal practice that there is no more than a four hour gap between stages unless paint drying time dictates otherwise.
Ripblast’s policy is to cut dwell time to no more than two hours between stages.
The NORSOK standards are developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to ensure adequate safety, value adding and cost effectiveness for petroleum industry developments and operations. Furthermore, NORSOK standards are as far as possible intended to replace oil company specifications and serve as references in the authorities’ regulations.
There are forty years of petroleum experience from the Norwegian continental shelf behind the NORSOK standards.
The acronym NORSOK, originally stands for “the Norwegian shelf’s competitive position” and was introduced in 1994 to cut costs and improve competitiveness on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Standards Norway has signed an agreement with the owners, the Federation of Norwegian Industries, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and Norwegian Shipowners´ Association, for the management of the NORSOK standards. (Reference NORSOK Standards).
Here at Ripblast, we work within NORSOK standards as required and can advise on the right offshore coatings for your project.
If you would like to discuss your project, please get in touch.