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1. (WO2017017658) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COATING PIPELINES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/017658    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/054581
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 30 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B05B 13/04
Applicants: SAIPEM S.P.A.
Inventors: SIMONE, Francesco
DUNCAN, Joseph Crichton
MURATORI, Valerio
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COATING PIPELINES
Abstract:
An apparatus (12) for coating pipelines, in particular for coating a cutback (8) along a pipeline (1), having: a frame (13), which extends along a given axis (Al) and is fixable with respect to the pipeline (1) so as to arrange the given axis (Al) parallel to the longitudinal axis (A) of the pipeline (1); a carriage (14), which is supported by the frame (13), is movable along the given axis (Al) with respect to the frame (13), and is configured for supporting a heater (15) and an applicator (16); an actuator (17) configured for advancing the carriage (14) along the given axis (Al); and a control unit (18) for selecting a travel distance for the carriage (14) from a plurality of travel distances.