FracShield and Ecodur 201 Protective Coatings
Castagra’s foundation product is Ecodur 201 with its 20-year history of proven field use, but with the rapid emergence of a radically more sophisticated fracking industry, has come Castagra’s FracShield protection coatings.
They’re meeting the demands for protection against some of the toughest chemical enemies of steel that are being used in a bid to wrest the incredible fuel wealth that lies trapped still in old wells and the vast beds of shale rock.
Now approved for field use by the top three oil field services companies in the world, FracShield is providing unprecedented protection for mobile and stationary frac tanks that impacts directly on the bottom line of these companies.
Frac tanks have, up until now, had no lasting anti-corrosion coating solution that would also stand up to the rigors of mechanical stress during transportation as well as to the harshest chemicals. Many tanks have been failing within months of being conventionally coated. This has posed potential environmental hazards.
Now Castagra’s ‘natural’ veggie plastic coatings, containing non-toxic, solvent-free, VOC-free, BPA-free, contents, are also meeting the sustainability and environmental requirements of these companies that are pouring millions of dollars into the making the industry as safe and benign to the environment as possible.
They also have the added benefits of superior, extreme cold weather application ability, as well superior ‘stickability’, and elasticity when compared to conventional coatings that often quickly fail without being noticed because of stress-induced micro cracking that allows chemicals and atmospheric pollution to do their damage unseen until it’s too late to remedy.
Between Ecodur and FracShield, you have all the protection you need to protect oil and gas facilities from pipe, pump to inside and outside the largest tanks, as well as concrete and wooden structures.
Key Benefits include:
Cold weather application (General Mills, Major E&P company, North Dakota Tank)
Higher durability (Oklahoma tanks)
Faster application speed (less downtime)
Increased safety (Flashpoint comparison)
Non toxic (VOC-free and BPA-free)
Infinitely repairable because they ‘autobond’ to previous coats
Typical applications include:
• Coating new oil storage tanks and frac tanks.
• Refurbishing old oil storage tanks and frac tanks. (EOG Resources)
• Concrete coatings (ie. retaining walls).
• Ship deck coatings
• Structural rehabilitation for water and wastewater.
• Certification NSF-61 for water tanks.
• Pond linings.
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Case Study #1
At a remote northern Montana location, an American pipeline company required a suitable crude oil tank lining that could be installed and cured quickly at freezing temperatures to minimize operational downtime, while providing long service life for high sulphur “sour” crude oil. Download Case
Case Study #2
Colorado oilfields employ many steel tanks that have been in service for several decades. It turns out that some of these oilfields are outlasting these tanks used to collect the oil. A mid sized independent oil/gas company has found Castagra’s Ecodur 201 protective coating to provide a cost-effective solution to refurbishing old bolted tanks that were assembled and installed many years ago to collect 170 degree F hot oil. This provides oilfield operators a much lower cost alternative to replacing aging tanks. Download Case
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