An epoxy flow lining is applied as a thin layer to pipes intended for the transportation of non-corrosive gases. Its purpose is to provide for a smooth pipe inside surface with minimum friction for the medium to be transported. This means the flow rate is improved and energy requirements are reduced.
Epoxy-lined pipes facilitate visual inspection and pig passage. The flow lining also acts as corrosion protection during pipe storage.
Epoxy lining is applied in accordance with API RP 5L2 or EN 10311 to a thickness of about 60 μm.