We are a world on the move. Transportation is key to our way of life, and I’m not just talking about planes, trains, and automobiles here. Sure we move ourselves all the time, but think about all of the commodities we keep in transit. We send packages, parts, products around the world everyday. From space we probably look like busy worker bees in whirlwinds of constant motion.
The invention of modern vehicles transformed the way we operate in daily life—we revere innovators like Henry Ford and the Wright Brothers for their contributions, but rarely do we recognize how important pipelines are in our society
Pipelines allow us to transport any chemically stable substance. We’ve built pipelines for sewage, slurry water, and even beer. But arguably the most valuable are those transporting fuels. I would venture to say that no one in the oil and gas industry underestimates the value of the pipeline.
Since the 19th century, we have amassed 2.3 million miles of pipelines in the US alone. Compared to other shipping methods, pipelines have lower cost per unit and higher capacity, and they can handle the dirty stuff we don’t really want spilling out into the environment. For this reason, it is absolutely essential that we take good care of our precious pipelines.
This is how SolarShell has entered the oil and gas industry. The fiberglass laminate is great for repairing steel, concrete, insulation glass, and wood applications, but its capabilities don’t end there. With an infrastructure as massive as the pipeline, we must always be planning ahead. SolarShell is a wonderful way to prevent corrosion and protect against future damage.
SolarShell is resistant to chemicals and thus perfect for protecting pipes. One oil and gas company coated the outside of a large pipe with SolarShell before installing and burying it underground. Pipes protected with SolarShell—whether buried, dragged, or exposed to the elements—show no signs damage.
It would be nice if pipes and other important equipment could outlast the relentless forces of Mother Nature, but most of the applications we rely on require extra reinforcement. Luckily, laminates like SolarShell exist for that very reason. What is essential in your industry that could benefit from the added support of SolarShell?