A petroleum client in Kuwait deemed one of their impellers “unrepairable” due to corrosion from salt water, and an accelerated rate of corrosion as a result of extreme hot weather – Kuwait is recorded as one of the hottest countries in the world, with temperatures averaging as high as 54°C. The instruction was given for our Kuwaiti partners, Al-Sabaiea National, to “completely replace it with a new impeller” as the equipment specialist stated it was unrepairable and would not be able to function properly.
With the application of Corrocoat’s Polyglass series, the Corrocoat team were able to refurbish and restore the impeller back to a working condition, despite testing weather conditions, which made it extremely difficult for the team to work in the exhausting heat and humidity.
When presented to the client the impeller was unrecognizable, almost like new. Needless to say the client was extremely impressed with the ability of Al-Sabaiea National, and the product used to repair the impeller from the condition it was in previously. They were also very impressed with the costs saved from having to buy a completely new impeller and the fact that the repaired and freshly coated impeller would outlast the service life of a brand new one.