Flowline Alaska has been applying corrosion coatings
to North Slope bound line pipe since 1992. Historically
fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) coating application requirements
had been limited to road, stream and river crossings.
Since 2006 all client installed cross country pipe lines
and the majority of the well pad piping have been externally
FBE coated prior to insulation.
Our on site facilities are setup to apply a full range
of corrosion coatings to steel line pipe and fittings.
We have the capability to apply single and dual layer
fusion bonded epoxy (FBE), inorganic zinc primers, urethanes,
mastics, and liquid epoxies, among others. We have applied
corrosion coatings for customers from a variety of manufacturers
including Valspar, DuPont NapGard, 3M Skotchkote, Carboline,
Flowline has a fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) coating production
line capable of coating 12,000 lf of 12” x .500wt
pipe per shift. The operation allows year round application
with available coating thickness of 16 mils (single
layer) to 40+ mils (dual layer). Flowline’s automated
FBE production line has the ability to coat pipe in
lengths up to 83’.
HAND APPLIED coatings / manual
Flowline also has the production capacity for applying
liquid coatings with on site equipment that includes
a 10,000 ft3 ventilated paint booth, 10,000 ft3 steel
grit blasting booth, 550 ft3 high temperature baking
oven; two (2) rotary screw air compressors supplying
1,000 CFM of dry, oil-free air, a VOC reclaim distillation
system to eliminate all solvent disposal and associated
hazardous material handling requirements and numerous
induction coils. These facilities allow us to coat induction
bends, straight run pipe in lengths less than 40’,
and fittings. Our services also provide for blast cleaning
and application of weld kit coatings as specified by
clients (either FBE powder or liquid coatings).
Flowline has developed a proprietary traceability program
that is used to collect in-process data for our clients’
final reporting requirements. The program allows entry
and tracking of heat numbers and production numbers
against each pipe processed in our facilities. This
is done by collecting data at each critical station
in our production facility while processing double joint
welds, FBE coating, insulation application, and final
shipping. This system allows for final traceability
documentation to be delivered via electronic means to
the client and their installation contractors.