HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2013) - Houston stud welding company Sunbelt Stud Welding has developed an extraordinarily effective product that prevents crevice corrosion on stainless steel tubing. The Sunbelt Tubing Spacer (STS) assembly virtually eliminates corrosion at tubing supports by using I-Rod™ thermoplastic material to keep moisture from collecting. The I-Rod™ features specially-designed notches that allow water to escape and plenty of air to flow around the tubing while keeping it firmly in place within the hardware assembly.
The STS has received recognition, support and a recommendation by Charles Speed of N.A.C.E international. Mr. Speed has stated, "I am glad folks are recognizing the need to address crevice corrosion on hydraulic instrument tubing. Your product has great potential to address past errors in installation design."
Partnered with Deepwater Corrosion Services, Sunbelt Stud Welding is providing technical assistance and tubing supports for various projects and assets, which includes BP's Thunder Horse production platform where STS assemblies are being installed on the subsea production controls' hydraulic power unit (Subsea HPU). Plans are currently underway for additional areas of installation on Thunder Horse and other assets.
For additional information, please visit http://www.sunbeltstudwelding.com or contact Sunbelt Stud Welding, Inc. at 800-462-9353 for technical assistance.