Two new coatings, Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870, are being introduced to increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets by leading worldwide coatings supplier Hempel. The new high-performance pure epoxy uni-primers presented today, combine excellent corrosion protection with construction flexibility.

Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 / 17870 are part of a series of two-component epoxy primer coatings which provide advanced crack resistance using Hempel’s patented fibre technology. They can be applied in immersed and non-immersed areas of any offshore asset, from offshore platforms and drilling rigs through to support vessels.

In line with the latest environmental regulations, the products are fully compliant with the IMO Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) regulations. Their high-volume solids ratio (80%) means that fewer Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are released into the atmosphere. Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 / 17870 can be applied to multiple areas above and below the waterline, including ballast water and oil cargo tanks, and can be applied year-round with workability from -10˚C / 14˚F to 45˚C/113˚F. Commenting on the product’s application to the offshore industry, Hempel’s Oil & Gas Segment Manager, Simon Daly, said: “For asset owners, the key benefits of Hempadur Quattro XO are that fewer variations of protective coating are required across the structure; lifecycle maintenance is greatly simplified and downtime for re-coating is significantly reduced, saving time and money. For yards and coatings applicators, the fact that the product is quick drying and can be applied even during winter months, means that project schedules can be maintained without painting activities being interrupted.”

Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 / 17870 at a glance:

Universal application with high performance anti-corrosion protection

Fully compliant with IMO PSPC certification requirements for water ballast and cargo oil tanks

Easy to apply and fast drying

Excellent workability from -10˚C / 14˚F to 45˚C/113˚F

High volume solids (80%) and lower VOCs means reduced emissions to the environment

 Available in 9% aluminium shades

About Hempel

Since 1915 Hempel has been a world-leading coatings specialist, providing protection and inspiration to the world around us. Today we have over 5,500 people in 80 countries delivering trusted solutions in the protective, decorative, marine, container, industrial and yacht markets. This includes many recognised brands like Crown Paints, Schaepman and Jones-Blair. Hempel is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which supports cultural, humanitarian and scientific causes across the world.

www.hempel.com

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