DragX is a novel surface treatment system for pipeline integrity, which utilizes nanocomposite technology to create a durable, low-friction internal surface that provides flow assurance, and prevents corrosion, deposition & adhesion. DragX can lower operations costs, maintenance costs and pipeline down-time.
DragX is an omniphobic, nanocomposite surface treatment that eliminates the need for costly inhibitors and injection of chemicals to assist in flow assurance. The nanotechnology create a smooth internal surface that actively prevents deposition & adhesion of materials like paraffin & black powder build-up.
DragX surface treatment is suitable for a wide range of pipe systems, including varying sizes, geometries, materials, transported fluids, etc.
DragX application minimizes down times and maximizes cost savings for all flow regimes and products. Benefits include increased efficiency & throughput, reduced pressure drop & power usage, mitigation of corrosion on internal pipe surfaces, reduction in adhesion of debris & paraffin, and reduced need for inspections, cleaning & maintenance.
Read more about DragX in the January 2018 issue of Material Performance magazine, click below to view & download the magazine. (Article begins on PDF page 20)
``In Situ-Applied Nanocomposite Surface Treatment for Pipeline Repair`` by MP Magazine's Ben DuBose; download link to the left.
The DragX solution includes a method for applying the surface treatment uniformly on long, pipeline segments - utilizing a 72-hour pot-life combined with cure times in under one hour.
DragX is effective at a fraction of the thickness of conventional, epoxy coatings. Even on corroded or de-rated pipelines, the DragX application method allows for effectiveness at just 2mil of treatment thickness.
The underlying surface-modification nanotechnology developed for DragX was created with support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DragX exhibits a pot-life of more than 70 hours, is effective at thicknesses of only 2mil, and cures in less than one hour. These attributes in the nanocomposite surface treatment make DragX an ideal solution for in-service pipelines, reducing costs and minimizing pipeline down time.
Use the calculator to see the difference in pressure drop with and without DragX for your pipeline.
Note: The calculations available on this web site are for informational purposes only and not to be used or shared without the approval from a member of the DragX team. The friction loss calculator is intended to be a basic tool for estimating friction losses in piping systems and uses the Hazen Williams Equation.
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