Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : Awad, S.A.

Improvement, the Performance of Polyurethane (PUR), Y-290 Resin as Coating of Oil Pipeline by Using Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs)

S.A. Awad; E.M. Khalaf

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2017, Volume 35, Issue 8, Pages 845-848

In this study, polyurethane epoxy-Y290 (PUR-Y290) as a matrix material was reinforced by 1%MWCNTs. Polyurethane is a thermoset polymer and using for several applications particularly as coatings of gas and oil pipeline. Polyurethane uses as a liquid coating against the corrosion, and that is caused by the direct exposure for long periods of UV irradiation and humidity. The nanocomposites were prepared by adding 1wt% MWCNTs to polyurethane and mixed by using an ultrasound mixer. Polyueethane-1%MWCNTs composite sample was exposed to accelerate weathering (UV irradiation coming from sunlight, moisture, and salt water spray) during the exposure to different durations 6 months, 12 months and 24 months. Exposed and unexposed samples were investigated and evaluated by thermal and mechanical tests.It was found that the incorporation 1.0%wt of MWCNTs filler, enhanced the thermal stability and improved the mechanical properties during the exposure for long-term life to accelerated weathering conditions, compared with polyurethane coating without MWCNTs filler. These results indicated that polyurethane (liquid coating) nanocomposites have a higher resistance to environmental condition and give more protective against corrosion of oil pipelines and applied as coatings by spray method to protect the oil pipeline surfaces from environmental conditions.