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Energy Infrastructure

BASF improves safe, reliable transport and production of energy resources through our diverse infrastructure product portfolio. Specializing in pipeline insulation and field applied systems, BASF also supplies the industry with coatings, elastomers and pigging materials.

 

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Oil and Gas Pipelines

Maximum performance on- and offshore requires thinking big right down to the smallest detail. BASF product range from high performance insulation to engineered elastomer systems are dependable for the most challenging environments.

Learn from the following sections how BASF materials enhance performance of key applications for the oil and gas industry.

 

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Onshore Pipeline Construction

Elastopor® & Elastospray® - Rigid insulation foam

Pipeline insulation prevents heat loss and in cold climates helps maintain a warmer pipe temperature to avoid freezing or cracking. BASF polyurethane systems provide high mechanical strength and thermal performance for a variety of applications including oil and gas pipelines, district water pipes and industrial tanks. BASF systems for pipeline insulation can be used to meet CSA/ISO standards and have local production in the United States and Canada.

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ELASTOSPRAY

Continuous Spray Insulation Systems

  • High throughput
  • Easy to vary thickness
  • Excellent thermal properties
  • Fast setting
  • Custom formulated
  • Suits flammability, temperature, and competitive strength requirements
ELASTOPOR

Discontinuous Pour Systems for Pipe-in-Pipe Processing

  • High flow
  • Excellent thermal proposition
  • Easy to process
  • Custom formulated
  • Suits flammability, temperature, and competitive strength requirements

For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

SLENTEX® High Performance  Aerogel Insulation

SLENTEX® is an easy-to-process, non-flammable inorganic aerogel insulation material. This innovative insulation achieves lower thermal conductivity than conventional insulation materials across a wide temperature range.  Extremely slim and easily conformable, SLENTEX® provides ultimate design freedom to meet and exceed energy requirements. 

Aerogel Insulation

SLENTEX®

  • Wide Temperature Range (-150°C to 400°C)
  • Ease of application
  • No VOC emissions
  • Fire performance – Class 1 E84
  • Conformable

For more information, click this link or email us at pmconstruction@basf.com.

Elastospray® - Breakers

BASF rigid polyurethane foam systems are ideal for pipeline construction projects that require ditch breaks for erosion and sedimentation control.  BASF breaker foam systems are designed for high throughput installation offering less labor intensive installation and better pipeline support than alternatives such as sandbags, straw bales, and silt fencing.

Breakers are built without the aid of a form and can be sprayed vertically from the top of the ditch, eliminating hazard.  

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Ditch Foam

Product Highlights

  • Quick cure time
  • Cost effective
  • Low exothermic reaction
  • Water-tight to eliminate soil erosion
  • Quick installation time
  • Easy to transport

Elastospray® - Pillows

BASF polyurethane systems for pipeline pillows  provide excellent compressive strength and protect the pipeline from damage in the ditch.  Fast and easy to install, pipeline pillow systems improve safety during pipeline installation.

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Elastospray® - Rock Shield

BASF polyurethane systems for rock shielding are fast, effective alternatives to rock guard or sand and can be applied on the most rugged of terrain.

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For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Elastotite® ROCK GLUE- Resilient Erosion Control.

Resilient and durable, ROCK GLUE is a highly effective solution for erosion control and shoreline protection. ROCK GLUE is an open-pored revetment solution that maintains structural integrity and can be used in a variety of applications including shorelines, rivers, drainage channels, and other embarkments.

ROCK GLUE offers significant design flexibility for integration into natural landscapes. The monolithic, porous structure easily conforms into various shapes and promotes natural re-vegetation.

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Offshore Insulation and Specialty Elastomers

Elastoshore® - GSPU Pipeline Insulation

BASF Elastoshore GSPU insulation material was specially developed for flow assurance in deep waters. The excellent thermal properties ensure a constant temperature and therefore continuous flow of the oil inside the pipeline even over long distance. As a result, the amount of chemicals injected into the oil can be reduced significantly- a real cost saver.   

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For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Elastopor® - Field Joint Systems

BASF systems for offshore field joints stabilize and protect pipelines in the area of the welding seams .  Offering both open-cell rigid roam or a solid elastomer, BASF joint materials fill the space between two pipe sections for both stiff and flexible pipelines.  BASF systems can be tailored to customer or project requirements.

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For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Elastoshore® - Anode Taper Materials

Elastoshore anode taper materials fill the gap between the metal pipe and anode. The fast-curing polyurethane from BASF Elastoshore range reliably keeps the sacrificial anode intact.

BASF provides materials for two processing techniques: by machine or by hand. The anode taper can be used even in places where there is no machinery available.

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Anode Taper Properties

  • Hand or machine processable
  • Good mechanical properties
  • Fast cycle time

For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Elastoshore® -VIV Strake Materials

Pipeline are subject to extremely strong forces on its way from the stinger to the bottom of the ocean.  The helix-shaped, elastomer-molded fins of VIV strakes vertically drain off high horizontal water flow velocities and prevent the pipeline from vibrating. BASF polyurethane materials for VIV strakes  have outstanding properties: easily achieving stinger loads of 70 tons or more.

 

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VIV Strakes Properties

  • High stinger loads: 70t
  • Fast demold
  • Abrasion and impact resistance

For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Elastoshore® - Bend Restrictor Materials

BASF elastomers for bend restrictors are molded into shapes like a spiral column, protecting the pipeline against overloading and buckling.  Bend restictors allow the pipeline to flex- but not too much. The pipeline stays exactly in the right position, regardless of the flow of the material inside.

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Bend Restrictor Properties

  • Easy processing
  • Excellent physical properties
  • High Young's modulus

For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Elastoshore® - Bend Stiffener Materials

BASF Elastoshore bend stiffener materials material is suitable for both static and dynamic systems. Straight and stiff or able to move dynamically: BASF  tailors solutions  to the application required. Bend stiffeners produced with BASF materials protect the pipe from tensile and bending forces through delimitation of the bending radii, restricting both movement and stress. 

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Bend Stiffener Properties

  • Systems for static and dynamic applications
  • Easy Processing 

For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Elastocast® - Cable Protection

Abrasion and impact resistance, BASF polyurethane cable protection systems protect subsea cables from sand, rocks, coral reefs, trawler boats and other obstacles presenting risks.

BASF Elastocast cast elastomers provides rapid demold and easy processing for cable protection.

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Cable Protection Properties

  • Fast demold
  • Abrasion and impact resistant
  • Good physical properties

For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Elastocoat® & Elastopor® - Protective spray systems for buoys and fenders.

For bouys and fenders, BASF offers floatation systems and coating systems.  Elastopor flotation foams meet Coast Guard requirments for marine applications.  Elastocoat spray elastomer coating are developed for versitility across various application options. The wide hardness range allows consistencies from rubbery to very firm.  

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Buoys and Fenders Properties

  • 3 different types of material: polyurethane, hybrid and polyurea
  • Hardness: 60A - 75D
  • Good physical properties

For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Elastoflex® & Elastocast® - Customized for all pipelines.

With BASF Elastoflex, pipeline inspection gauges (PIG) with a foam core do a perfect job when it comes to cleaning and maintaining the pipeline without interrupting the process flow.

The special product properties make the pigs highly resilient and ensure good compressive strength.

In order to give you maximum application flexibility, BASF Elastocast provides the typically polyester-based pig discs as two or three component systems processed by hand or multi component machines, depending on item size and gel time.

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Pigs Properties

  • Range of molded densities and diameters
  • Excellent compressive and tear strength
  • Easy processing

For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

District Heating and Cooling

BASF materials provide excellent insulation for heat and cold protection applications in pipelines. In addition to thermal benefits, our polyurethane systems have a wide range of processability to suit various manufacturing methods including rotating spray continuous belt and traditional pipe-in-pipe procedures.

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Product Highlights

  • Low water absorption
  • Wide temperature range
  • Energy efficient in pipeline insulations

For more information on District Heating and Cooling, contact pmconstruction@basf.com.

LNG- Liquified Natural Gas

In additon to pipeline insulation, BASF Elastopor polyurethane systems can used in LNG applications including cryogenic pipe supports.  Easily molded into many shapes and sizes, polyurethanes offer high compressive strengths and thermal performance even in extreme cyrogenic temperature environments.

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Product Highlghts

  • Excellent thermal properties under extremely low temperatures
  • Moldable
  • High compressive strength
  • Custom formulations
  • Easy to process
  • Excellent insulating properties

For more information on LNG, contact pmconstruction@basf.com.

Tanks

Elastocoat® Protective Coatings

Elastocoat polyurea coatings are durable, abrsion resistant, and versatile.  Polyurea coatings are an excellent choice as a hardcoat to protect insulation materials or directly to metal to extend tank life.

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Elastocoat 95540

  • Excellent hard coat
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Animal resistant
Polyurea Coatings

Product Coatings

  • Thick film coating
  • 100% solid, no VOC
  • Fast curing
  • Abrasion resistance
  • High elongation
  • Impact resistance (hail protection)

For more information on ELASTOCOAT click here or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Elastospray® Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam Insulation

BASF tank insulation provides freeze protection, stabilized temperatures, and fluid flow, which in turn reduces costs on all fronts.

BASF Elastospray is specifically formulated for tank insulation, and is designed to make your job easier.  

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for vertical spray: low drip, fast set 
  • Smooth surface
  • 2 lb density
  • Excellent adhesion to steel
Spray Foam Insulation

Product Highlights

  • Seamless insulation
  • Fast insulation
  • Low labor costs
  • High R value
  • Field applied and in-plant applied

For more information on Tank Insulation contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

SLENTEX® High Performance  Aerogel Insulation

SLENTEX® is an easy-to-process, non-flammable inorganic aerogel insulation material. This innovative insulation achieves lower thermal conductivity than conventional insulation materials across a wide temperature range.  Extremely slim and easily conformable, SLENTEX® provides ultimate design freedom to meet and exceed energy requirements. 

SLENTEX®

Aerogel Insulation

 

  • Wide Temperature Range (-150°C to 400°C)
  • Ease of application
  • No VOC emissions
  • Fire performance – Class 1 E84
  • Conformable
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For more information, click this link or email us at pmconstruction@basf.com.

Tank pedestals provide a stable and durable platform for tanks to sit upon, with many benefits. The foam core tank pads are light-weight and very easy to  install, saving time and money. By being lifted off the ground, the tank pads prevent the tank base from contacting moisture, working as an insulator for the tank to extend its lifespan.

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Product Highlights

  • Custom formula
  • Easy to process
  • Lightweight
  • High compressive strength
  • Minimizes corrosion
  • Non-permeable & inert coating
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For more information contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com

Seamless protection that effectively contains spills and provides peace of mind. BASF chemistry keeps hazardous materials precisely where they’re supposed to be.

Secondary Containment

Product Highlights

  • Eliminates cost of soil remediation associated with leak or spill
  • Extends useful life of tanks, pipes and other components residing inside the containment 
  • Designed to last the life of the storage facility, minimizing replacement costs
  • Low-maintenance systems minimizes the costs of surface maintenance or repairs
  • Return to service is in as little as one hour from the time of completion

For more information on coatings contact your BASF representative or email us pmconstruction@basf.com