Bayou Wasco commissions first U.S. line pipe application of Dow Neptune coating

3/25/2013

Bayou Wasco commissions first U.S. line pipe application of Dow Neptune coating

HOUSTON -- Bayou Wasco Insulation, in collaboration with The Dow Chemical Company, has commissioned a new facility to apply flow assurance systems for the offshore oil and gas market, including the Dow Nepture Advanced Flow Assurance Insulation System for application to line pipe. 

Featuring a completely new and proprietary insulation material, Nepture P Insulation Coating for line pipe is designed exclusively for use with Nepture F Insulation Coating for field joints and Neptune C Insulation Coating for subsea architecture.  The Neptune system eliminates the need for multiple materials and adhesive tie layers, contributing to a thinner coating profile and maintaining a consistent low K-factor from tree to line pipe to field joint.

The newly constructed Bayou Wasco facility in New Iberia, La. is located in close proximity to the U.S. Gulf Coast oil and gas market.  The plant opening follows a recently completed and successful application of Neptune P Insulation Coating to line pipe. 

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