IGS is an on-site thermal spray company with decades of experience in designing and delivering High Velocity Thermal Sprayed (HVTS) cladding applications to critical O&G process assets globally. Since 2001, IGS 5420 HVTS cladding has been successfully used to effectively eliminate internal vessel corrosion with the application of a high nobility Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) corrosion barrier. IGS 5420 HVTS is a long-life barrier (typically in excess of 10 years), freezing the internal metal condition, reducing future shutdowns and maintenance requirements, and increasing process productivity and availability.
In the FEED stage, refineries and gas plants are designed to provide a minimum operating life (design life). However, in service conditions rarely match the FEED parameters; plants operate well beyond the original design life and challenges in vessel fabrication, design, and process operation typically leads to higher internal corrosion rates than anticipated. This introduces the requirement for maintenance, repairs, or replacement of process equipment to prevent loss of containment, maintain asset integrity, and process operation.
An internal metal alloy upgrade with a highly Corrosion Resistant Alloy will provide a long-life corrosion barrier to stop internal vessel corrosion and wastage of the vessel pressure boundary, enabling asset life extension, increased uptime, and reduced maintenance.
High nobility CRA alloys can be applied by Weld Overlay techniques. However, this technique presents many challenges in the field, such as the application time, creation of a Heat Affected Zones (HAZ), need for Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT), and vessel distortion. A more economical and cost-effective solution is applying high nobility CRA alloys with IGS HVTS.
IGS 5420 High Velocity Thermal Sprayed cladding is a proven technique to apply a high nobility CRA to operating assets in-situ, in the field, with minimum downtime and disruption to plant operation.
IGS utilizes only true high velocity application processes, where atomization of the material occurs before or in a super-sonic gas stream. This is the only way in to achieve the optimal cladding properties, where cladding particles are small enough, and compacted enough to provide the necessary macrostructure needed for reliable and predictable long-term corrosion barrier performance.
Integrated Global Services, Inc. is the pioneer in the use of Thermal Spray claddings in O&G process assets. IGS has completed tens of thousands of square meters of onsite internal vessel application in critical O&G process equipment over the past two decades.
Having completed so many applications over so many years, uniquely positions IGS as the leader in materials, application technology, installation, refurbishment and operating methods for successful application of our HVTS claddings in O&G facilities. Simply stated, we are the best positioned to know what works and what does not in many varying O&G processes onshore or offshore, upstream or downstream, with different feed conditions across the globe. Where others are experimenting with potential solutions, IGS has trusted and proven solutions.
Over the past two decades, we have leveraged this experience and knowledge to develop unique materials and application methods to provide reliable and predictable protective corrosion barriers in the most challenging O&G process assets and environments globally. We have learned that:
IGS 5420 HVTS cladding creates value for O&G process asset owners and operators by ensuring the reliable and predictable performance of their assets. Customers who view reliability and dependability of their process productivity as mission critical to their revenue generation and / or their customers will experience the economic benefit of metal spray technology and approach to process asset reliability. Through our strategically placed operations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, CIS, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions, IGS focuses on creating value for our customers globally by ensuring reliable and dependable performance of their mission-critical assets.