Field Joint Coating Services

AUTOBOND | AUTOMATED COATING

Quality Coating and Expert Application

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KEYMAY is a field joint coating expert you can trust. Efficient and effective application of pipeline coatings affects not only the time and resources of the construction teams scheduled to install the product, but the reputation of the owner company who is responsible for that asset. KEYMAY understands this, and provides high-quality workmanship and full-service coating crews to ensure the utmost in quality standards and timely project completion.

The AutoBond™ Fusion Bond Epoxy (FBE) Joint Coating System is an automated field joint coating system that provides quick and precise FBE application. Using custom software and assisted by a specially designed application head, we are able to accurately customize the applied film thickness as per the specific requirements of each job.
Fusion Bond Epoxy (FBE) has become a trusted solution for infrastructure projects in the harshest environments in the world. Now, the AutoBond makes it possible to provide that same level of superior corrosion protection to the field joint with quick and easy application.

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The AutoBond can be utilized in summer and/or winter conditions on pipeline projects size NPS 12 to NPS 42. Field joint coating with the AutoBond offers improved efficiency over traditional hand-applied application methods with the added benefit of reducing the repair rates. Both the performance and efficiency improvements produce cost savings in the overall field joint coating scope of work.

The AutoBond system is a reflection of KEYMAY’s commitment to improving worker safety and the environmental footprint of field coating projects. By limiting the exposure to coating materials through the AutoBond containment system and significantly reducing the waste generated during construction, KEYMAY is a key contributor to advancing the field joint coating industry’s HSE culture.

Advantages to the AutoBond Fusion Bond Epoxy (FBE) Joint Coating System:

  • Consistent film thickness across entire joint area
  • Minimizes worker exposure to coating materials
  • Reduced environmental footprint; less waste
  • Improved accuracy over manual application
  • Superior corrosion protection; fewer repairs
  • Cost savings on labour and materials
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KEYMAY participates in 3M’s Contractor Qualification Program, which is a quality-based program designed to assist both end users and 3M in increasing their confidence in a coating applicator as well as increasing the chances of a successful project. The program requires KEYMAY to maintain our level of competency through continuous improvement initiatives in both hand spray-applied and automated spray-applied external pipeline coatings.

Full-Service, All-Inclusive Field Joint Coating

As an established provider of field coating services, KEYMAY provides a variety of offerings to support your project. We offer full-scale mainline coating crews and customizable equipment rental packages. We will also help you ensure you are meeting the utmost in industry standards, providing NACE certified inspectors, and assist with the creation of project quality plans, ITPs, application procedures and reports, and laboratory testing plans.

Our unique approach to custom-built service packages provides our clients with the necessary specialty equipment and the manpower required to complete field coating projects on time and on budget. We are committed to quality and meet or exceed all industry standards for surface preparation, induction heating, coating application, and in-line quality control inspection.

The KEYMAY Advantage:

  • Coating Application: Hand and spray-applied multicomponent liquid coatings, two and three-layer polyethylene shrink sleeves, in-situ concrete coating and field-applied Fusion Bond Epoxy (FBE)
  • Inspection and Repair: Includes both factory coated pipe and field-applied coatings
  • Project Supervision: Skilled and knowledgeable pipeline and facility professionals provide onsite support for duration of contract
  • Quality Management: Creation of project-specific quality plans, inspection and test plans (ITPs), inspection procedures, equipment calibration, and daily inspection records
  • 120kW TESI Induction Generators: With custom-built heat coils for pipe sizes 8″-48″
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AutoBond™ Fusion Bond Epoxy

KEYMAY™s outstanding workmanship and commitment to safety is evident in everything we do and has earned us a reputation for quality and efficiency. KEYMAY has established specific quality objectives for the execution of our field projects and has a proven reputation for success, having tracked and recorded key metrics such as productivity, repair rates, and efficiency for all completed projects.

For additional information, or to request a quote for pipeline field joint coating, please contact us.

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Project Manager

We started using KEYMAY for their weights, but now they are a supplier or provider in five different aspects of our business – the “one-stop shop” for specialty pipeline and civil products.

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Pipeline Superintendent

KEYMAY’s service truly represents full understanding of the construction environments – the demands of the project do not cease at 5pm, and neither does KEYMAY’s service.