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The Future of Isolation presented to The Corrosion Institute of SA

18 Mar 2021

Webinar: The Future of Isolation presented to The Corrosion Institute of SA 

When: Thursday 18th March 2021 @ 15:00 to 16:00 (SAST), 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT), 08:00 to 09:00(EST)

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GPT is pleased to announce that we will be presenting to the Corrosion Institute of South Africa on the future of isolation. The one hour presenation which is open to all, will cover the latest trends effecting Isolation products now and in the future. 

No one can argue that pipelines have changed tremendously in the last 75 years.  Pipeline metallurgy has become stronger and less prone to corrosion.  New exotic metallurgies have been introduced to further resist the chemicals that are now often found in oil and gas streams (sour gas, chlorides and steam).  Pressures and temperatures have increased and emission reduction requirements have become a way of life for most companies.  Meanwhile, the operation of a fire safe pipeline has also become a higher priority.

During that same time period, isolation gaskets have pretty much stayed the same.  Seventy-five years ago, the isolation material was a plastic with filler.  Today, by far the majority of isolation materials are still plastic with filler.  Some have a metal core, but still are plastic with filler (glass reinforced epoxy). How well does a plastic isolation gasket and plastic isolation gasket with metal core fair in today’s oil and gas pipelines?  The reality is not extremely well. Chemicals in lines, the use of steam, increased pressures and temperatures, fire safety and emissions are all becoming top of mind topics and the plastic based isolation products are not keeping up.
This presentation will demonstrate the issues that are being seen with plastic based isolation gaskets and an innovative solution.
South Africa
Event Type: 
Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)
Oil and Gas