OFFSHORE OIL RIGS
This requires special painting. Contact Berger sales centre for Technical
[Surfaces contaminated with]
Oil is one of the worst enemies of successful painting and must be eliminated
from surface before painting. While elimination of oil from non-absorbent
surfaces is somewhat easy but from absorbent surfaces it is quite difficult. From
non-absorbent surface oil can be removed by using a suitable solvent followed
by a detergent wash but solvent wash can aggravate this situation in absorbent
surfaces and hence should not to be adopted. In this case repeated scrubbing
with a strong solution of detergent and water is needed to emulsify it, followed
by several rinsing with clear water or to remove washing residues. An extended
drying time should be allowed for drying out completely. It is not always possible
to remove all oil contamination and in some instances the only remedy is to
chisel off and resurface.
Apply a suitable primer followed by two coats of Top Coat finish paint.
OIL STORAGE TANKS
The surface should be cleaned so that it is free from rust, dust and oily matters.
: 1 Coat of Red Lead/ Zinc Phosphate
2 Coats of Robb. Super Gloss Synthetic
Enamel or Aluminium.
Aggressive atmosphere: 1 Coat Chlorinated Rubber Red Oxide Primer
2 Coats of Chlorinated Rubber Paint
1 Coat Epilux 610 Primer
1 Coat Epilux M 10 Primer
2 Coat Epilux 4 Enamel