Case Study: CC017: Residuals separator
Separator vessel found to be in excellent condition after 14 years in service.


Occidental (now Talisman).

Application Date

1992 (inspection 2006).


Planned inspection of existing equipment as part of an
extensive upgrade program.

Scope Of Work

The residuals separator vessel was originally lined in
1992 using Polyglass VEF, and has operated
continuously in a sour crude environment at
temperatures of 71ºC at a pressure of 14 bar

Products used

Corrocoat’s POLYGLASS VEF.


Carbon steel with stainless steel brackets and fittings.

Inspection report

The coating was in excellent condition. It was free from blisters and integrally sound. There were a small number of mechanical defects, particularly in the manway area. It was assumed these were cause during the inspection/cleanout.


Left: Residuals separator general view.
Middle: Residuals separator, sand jet pipework.
Right: Residuals separator, internal furniture.
(Note: this picture shows no undercutting or
delamination from the exposed edge).