Coating Services

Providing consistent quality using engineered solutions

Our coating facilities are the largest in the region and provide conventional liquid coating options as well as Industrial powder coating options.  Our sandblasting and coatings group offer both shop services and mobile field services.

Services

Shop Coating

Ideal operates one of the largest industrial coating shops in the Peace Region, with over 30,000 square feet of indoor space providing a controlled environment without interruption or exposure to the outside elements. Shop and field services are available out of our Grande Prairie, Alberta location.

Shop Services
Industrial Coating

IDEAL’s industrial powder coating shop is one of the largest and most technically advanced facility of its kind in northern Alberta. The Grande Prairie facility includes:

Services

Industrial Powder Coating

Ideal’s industrial powder coating shop is one of the largest and most technically advanced facility of its kind in northern Alberta. The Grande Prairie facility includes:

Powder Coating

Applications

  • Internal fusion bond epoxy – for internal pipe and spool coating
  • External fusion bond epoxy – for pipeline bends and riser coating
  • Coating for manufactured parts – pipe racks, pipe shoes, handrails
  • Meets specifications for oil, gas, petro-chemical industrial use
  • Meets NSF 61 for potable water use

Products

  • Axalta – Nap Guard series
  • 3M Skotchkote FBE
  • Numerous custom colours and product offerings available

Advantages

  • Cuts process time in half for internal piping, compared to liquid
  • Handles higher temperature ranges for internally coated spools
  • Provides higher abrasion resistance
  • Provides thicker film than liquid coating, which in turn provides a more durable coating
  • Emits near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC)
  • Produces less hazardous waste than liquid coatings
  • Materials can be recycled
  • PLC based control panels with digital chart recordings for detailed quality control
Services

Field Coating

Ideal has over 30 years of experience in completing successful field sandblasting and coating projects. Our modern mobile blasting and coating units, with both truck mounted, and trailer mounted configurations, are available to provide field services throughout Western Canada. Our crews arrive fully trained with current technical and safety certifications.

Field Services
Metal coating

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Internal Coating

This is one of our most common industrial coatings. Internal pipe coatings help improve the pipe’s corrosion resistance, reduce deposit formation, and improve flow. At Ideal, we use two primary internal coatings, Glass flake coatings and fusion bonded epoxy coating.

Fusion bonded epoxy coating is high-performance and uses anti-corrosion powder to maintain average operating temperatures. This is suitable for internal pipe coatings at temperatures up to 80 degrees C.

First, we check the pipe for grease and oil the blast clean it to remove scale, rust, and other particles to give a rugged finish. We then paint the pipe surface to help the internal coating spread evenly on the hot pipe.

We rotate the pipe continuously on its longitudinal axis, and as the powdered coating comes into contact with the hot surface, it melts and spreads. This coating is ideal for pipes with diameters between two inches and 48 inches and different thicknesses. It also gives the pipe chemical and high impact resistance.

Internal glass flake coating, also known as Belzona coating, is suitable if you use your pipes in places with up to 93 degrees c. It is also the best option if you have bigger pipes. Like the fusion bonding epoxy coating,We start by cleaning the pipe using the blast cleaning method. We then spray the coating and brush it for stripe coating and coat small areas.

This coating takes around 24 hours to cure completely, giving your pipes complete solvent and chemical resistance. It has good weather properties, adhesion, low permeability, and fantastic finish detention.

If you don’t know which type of internal coatings to use, our experienced and skilled employees will guide you depending on your needs.

Powder Coating

This is a dry finishing process in which we electrostatically charge dry particles and then apply them to grounded parts. The electrostatic attraction holds the powder particles on the surface being coated until we add heat to flow the powder coats and cure them.

Representing 15% of all industrial coatings, people use powder coats for high-quality and durable finishes. It helps to maximize production, simplify environmental compliance, and improve efficiency.

 

We have a wide variety of colors and textures for clients who want to use it for decorative or functional purposes. We have also used different technologies to increase its performance properties.

Our powder coats are based on polymer resin systems mixed with leveling agents, pigments, curatives, and other additives. We use a spray gun to apply the coating, which generates an electrostatic charge, attracting the coating to the target surface.

While we mostly use it on metals, we can also use it on medium-density fiberboards and plastics. Powder coat helps protect the toughest machinery with the roughest surfaces. It has more durability than liquid coatings, giving the surfaces resistance to chemicals, moisture, ultraviolet rays, snow, and impact.

Metal coating

Metal Coating

A metal coat helps protect the surface from rusting plus wear and tear. We have a variety of metal coatings which we use depending on our clients’ needs and what they need the metal for. Our common types of metal coats include:

  • Anodizing- This helps form an oxide layer on the metal’s exterior to protect it from external factors. We can use this method on different metals, but aluminum reacts the best. Anodized surfaces are usually easy to clean and are chemically stable.
  • Galvanizing- We do this by immersing the metal in molten zinc. We use this method mostly on iron and steel metals. It is durable, does not easily flake off, and offers protection against all environmental factors.
  • Electroplating- This method involves adding a thin metal layer to another metal’s surface. It improves a metal’s mechanical properties and gives it an aesthetically pleasing finish.

Depending on the needs of our clients, we have different metal coat finishes to improve functionality and aesthetic looks. We can apply these coatings as powder or liquid depending on the curing time, cost, time frame, appearance, level of thickness, and effectiveness.

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