1st Edition

Coating Application for Piping, Valves and Actuators in Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

By Karan Sotoodeh Copyright 2023
    310 Pages 302 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book looks at the applications of coating in piping, valves and actuators in the offshore oil and gas industry. Providing a key guide for professionals and students alike, it highlights specific coating standards within the industry, including ISO, NORSOK, SSPC and NACE.

    In the corrosive environment of a seawater setting, coatings to protect pipes, valves and actuators are essential. This book provides both the theory behind these coatings and practical applications, including case studies from multinational companies. It covers different offshore zones and their corrosivity level alongside the different types of external corrosion, such as stress cracking and hydrogen-induced stress cracking. The key coatings discussed are zinc-rich coatings, thermal spray zinc or aluminum, phenolic epoxy and passive fire protection, with a review of their defects and potential failures. The book also details the role of coating inspectors and explains how to diagnose faults. Case studies from companies such as Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, Equinor and British Petroleum illustrate the wide range of industrial applications of coating technologies.

    This book is of interest to engineers and students in materials, coating, mechanical, piping or petroleum engineering.

    1. Types of Corrosion in the Offshore Environment

    2. Surface Preparation

    3. Coating Protection

    4. Coating Defects and Inspection

    5. Valve and Actuator Technology for the Offshore Industry

    6. Piping, Valves and Actuator Offshore Coating Case Studies


    Karan Sotoodeh used to work for Baker Hughes at his last position as a senior / lead valve and actuator engineer in subsea oil and gas industry. He got doctor of philosophy in safety and reliability in mechanical engineering from University of Stavanger in 2021. Karan Sotoodeh has almost 16 years of experience in oil and gas industry mainly with valves, piping, actuators and material engineering. He has written four books about piping, valves and actuators and more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has been also selected in international conferences in USA, Germany and China to talk about valves, actuators and piping. Karan Sotoodeh has worked with many valve suppliers in Europe in countries like UK, Italy, France, Germany and Norway. He loves travelling, running and spending time in the nature.