CASE STUDY

Suncor Undertakes Valve Rehabilitation with Denso Corrosion Prevention Products

Exposed Surface Coatings

Project Data

LocationSouthern Ontario
Completion2012
Project TypeOil Pipeline Valves
Products UsedDenso Paste / Denso LT Petrolatum Tape / Denso Profiling Mastic
Contractor or Applied BySuncor Energy

Project Details

Suncor Energy is a Canadian integrated energy company that is involved in the Canadian oil sands. Suncor also has complementary operations in the refining and marketing of North American natural gas as well as conventional oil production. This involvement consists of operations both internationally and domestically, including offshore on the East Coast of Canada. Sun-Canadian Pipelines is a Suncor Energy and Shell Canada joint venture that transports and delivers refi ned petroleum products throughout southern Ontario. Recently, SunCanadian undertook a large valve rehabilitation project that involved the sandblasting of all remaining epoxy coating on each valve and the application of the Denso Petrolatum System. This was a totally new experience for Sun-Canadian as they had always used some type of coal-tar epoxy coating to protect their valves in the past. After many years of constant maintenance and repainting, Sun-Canadian finally realized what many refining companies around the world have know for years, utilize Denso Petrolatum Paste, Denso Profiling Mastic and Denso LT Petrolatum Tape and be free of continuous, expensive maintenance forever.