Fusion epoxy coating is a hard-wearing, durable coating designed to resist corrosion caused by exposure to salt water, gasoline, industrial chemicals and grease. This epoxy material is typically applied to steel pipes and tubes for transportation, storage and treatment of these materials. It is resistant to many common chemical substances and it is said to be 100 percent effective in its defense against corrosion. It can withstand temperatures of up to 2200 degrees Fahrenheit and is resistant to ultraviolet light. The protective characteristics of this material make it ideal for use in a variety of applications where it needs to be protected from the elements.
Applying the Fusion Epoxy Coating on Steel Pipe
It is commonly used to line gas and oil tanks to prevent corrosion of the tanks’ interior. It is also commonly applied to ships to prevent leaks and cracks and to improve buoyancy, especially on boats. An epoxy product like the fusion epoxy coating has the ability to withstand oil, grease and other chemicals that are a part of the marine environment. It is also resistant to ozone, chlorine and other chemicals commonly found in marine environments. Its effectiveness as a barrier to oil and other chemicals that are part of the marine and food grade epoxy coatings is what sets it apart from its competition. It has no significant effect on the structural integrity of the ship or the tank itself, so the chances of damage are reduced compared to other types of epoxies.
When applying this coating to steel pipes, it can reduce internal pressure and help prevent hydrostatic build-up. The heat-resistant, corrosion-resistant and non-corrosive nature of the product makes it a suitable alternative to stainless steel. When considering this application, it is important to choose the correct R scale for the type of application, as well as the appropriate type of coating for the pipe. To ensure that the application is safe, the food grade epoxy should be applied to the steel pipe, and not the stainless steel. The food grade epoxy will provide superior protection against corrosion to make sure that the pipe lasts for many years to come.