Innovation

Since the eighties there has been a rapid evolution in the coatings of steel pipes due to increasing energy demand and, consequently, exploitation and transportation of oil and gas in ever more difficult conditions.

Socotherm, matching the needs of customers, has made possible many of these challenges. Thanks to sophisticated studies and evaluations, ranging from the development of polymeric compounds to scale tests, it has developed innovative technical solutions to meet the increasingly stringent demands of the market. One of the results obtained was the development of the five layer syntactic thermal insulation (Wetisokote®) which is used by the offshore oil industry when drilling to greater depth.

The extension of the life of the installation, while optimizing efficiency and cost, is generally one of the main targets of the clients. For this reason, Socotherm actively collaborates in the design and drafting of specifications for coating of aerial, onshore and offshore pipelines, ensuring the quality of protection systems as well as the efficiency in the fluids transportation.

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Socotherm proceeds in the design of new materials and industrial processes to obtain appropriate solutions for each project. This perseverance in its innovation is what has distinguished Socotherm and drives its leadership in the technology for the protection of steel pipes. Since the eighties there has been a rapid evolution in the coatings of steel pipes due to the increasing energy demand and, consequently, exploitation and transportation of oil and gas under ambient conditions ever more critical.