Our subsea coating removal tool enables the removal of all coatings including FBE, without any risk to damaging the parent pipeline. This assurance is critical when the bare pipe material needs to be exposed to enable subsea intervention such as inspection, clamps, wraps or mechanical connector repairs.

Deploying a patented cutting head technology, the subsea coating removal tool can follow the contour of the pipe regardless of pipeline tolerances and ovality, providing full assurance that all coating is removed.

It is essential during these operations that the parent pipe is in no way damaged. Often the intervention technology has been developed based on the exact pipe specification – if the coating removal tool damages or cuts into the parent material, not only does this represent a pipeline integrity risk, but it can also prevent the future repair or interface being successful. A separate module can remove the weld bead if necessary.

Suitable for both horizontal and vertical application, the tool is light weight and easy to mobilize. Although designed for deepwater application, the tools can easily be operated by diver, reducing dive schedules. This provides both commercial advantages as well as increasing safety.

As a fully remote system the tool ensures safe, reliable, controllable and efficient subsea operation up to 3000mwd while also providing the very best possible surface finish which is qualified for use with MORGRIP Clamps and Connectors.

Technical Details:

Coating removal method: Mechanical 
Surface condition Sa2.5 
Configuration: Horizontal
Pipe Coating: fusion bonded epoxy
Pipe Range: OD 1/2″ to 48″
Water Depth: 3000m

Features & benefits:

  • The mechanical removal of coating enables a tool to be deployed in any water depth and within constrained locations
  • The patented cutting head is guaranteed not to cause any damage to the parent material, making it ideal for use with connectors and clamps
  • Field proven in both horizontal and vertical applications