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8/4/2017 8:03:08 AM

In many areas of the world, marine life such as barnacles, mussels and algae don't accumulate much more than a few inches. The waters off the coast of California, however, are a different story.


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7/29/2017 10:46:39 AM
A metal tube and metal pipe seem like they might refer to the same thing to some folks, but in the oil and gas industry, we know better.

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6/11/2017 11:51:28 AM
With drilling operations digging deeper wells in 2017, high-temperature, high-pressure environments call for materials suitable for the job. This includes pipeline coatings that perform well in these difficult settings.

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6/8/2017 11:32:49 AM

Hundreds of years ago, marine life (including algae, barnacles,and mussels) created headaches for shipbuilders, sailors and anyone else who worked at sea.

Some things never change. In 2017, these pesky ocean-bound critters are the bane of offshore oil and gas operators and drilling platform operations.

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5/24/2017 12:13:35 PM
Offshore oil and gas producers in the Gulf and around the world need corrosion protection for their marine structures. Corrosion is a serious issue for offshore operations, because it can result in unsafe working conditions, it can make machines and platforms unreliable, and it can drain operations of time and money while repairs are made or new structures are installed.

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5/13/2017 9:00:59 AM
Industrial custom molded rubber and polyurethane rollers from Mark Tool Co., Inc. have a wide variety of applications in the production of paper, steel, food, textiles, wood and plastic.
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4/6/2017 2:24:37 PM
For offshore applications and industrial use that calls for superior corrosion protection, long life, and resistance to impacts and abrasions, urethane (and polyurethane) coatings have a lot to offer.
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1/18/2017 3:42:07 PM
Your business doesn’t need parts that can be easily damaged. Parts that can crack, break, tear, swell, abrade, and deteriorate slow down operations and cost you money. This is why Mark Tool’s signature cast urethane & polyurethane products set the standard in many industries in 2017.
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11/30/2016 12:18:54 PM
"We ask a lot of questions up front,” Hebert says. "The client will come in with drawings, and we’ll ask them about operating temperatures, if the pipes are above or below ground, if they are subsea, what kind of chemicals they will come into contact with, and things like that."
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9/26/2016 12:11:35 PM
Offshore oil and gas extraction equipment and fleet vehicles take a lot of abuse, and traditional rubber parts sometimes don't weather the abuse well. See why polyurethane parts offer some very distinct and attractive advantages over conventional rubber parts.
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9/16/2016 12:53:38 PM

When determining your cost for these kinds of superior coatings, it is helpful to understand the major properties and benefits of SPLASHTRON and to know where it is applicable. The cost of having SPLASHTRON applied to your equipment can vary significantly.


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8/20/2016 9:38:55 AM

ThermoTron is a specially-formulated version of Mark Tool's SPLASHTRON for use in high temperatures. Read on to learn more about how ThermoTron is splash zone coating to protect your risers, hull piping, and insulation for subsea flow-line.


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8/19/2016 4:52:18 PM

You no doubt have heard some common words bandied around in the offshore drilling industry. Some of the terms change, some are different from region to region. But as long as the company men have something to say and you don't want to be out of the loop, you'll want to add these five new buzzwords to your vocabulary.


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7/28/2016 11:55:08 AM
When considering the oil and gas employment sector: there is good news and bad news.

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6/30/2016 1:46:36 PM
Government regulation and corroding pipeline infrastructure are factors currently complicating the work of oil and gas pipeline companies in the United States.
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