The oil and gas industry is notorious for having equipment with a short lifespan, and there are a plethora of reasons for this. For one, rough seawater and other environmental conditions take a heavy toll on machinery. In addition, the nature of drilling makes maintenance next to impossible. That’s why it’s important to work with DLC oil and gas coatings—a simple coating can provide increased resistance to abrasion, corrosion, temperature, and even chemicals. In addition, the right coatings will increase the hardness of your equipment while also lowering the friction that the equipment must undergo.
First, let’s discuss the importance of abrasion resistance. Acquiring oil and gas puts your equipment in particularly harsh environments, and day-to-day wear and tear will cause your machines to malfunction over time. A protective coating, like DLC coatings in the oil and gas industry, functions as a barrier between your equipment and the material you’re drilling into.
You also need to contend with rust when drilling offshore. Without a proper coating, rust will eventually take over your equipment and drastically reduce its effectiveness or even break it altogether.
Drilling also requires equipment that can withstand extreme temperatures. While friction may increase the temperature your machinery experiences, the ocean itself can get extremely cold. Your equipment needs a shield from all these extremes, and the right coating can get the job done.
While your equipment can interact with oil and natural gas without issue, oil and natural gas are never obtained alone—instead, these materials contain harsh components and chemicals that will come in contact with your machines. Whether it’s carbon dioxide or hydrogen sulfide, you need to consider a coating that will protect your equipment.
Finally, DLC (diamond-like carbon) coatings increase the hardness of your equipment while also lowering the friction. That’s because DLC coatings use two of carbon’s most useful forms: diamond and graphite. The diamond lends strength to your equipment, while graphite reduces friction. Contact ArmorLube to get your DLC oil and gas coating today.