The leading coating applicator, Pipeline Induction Heat, has launched a specialist coating division – PIH Industrial Coating Services – with the opening of its first blast and coating facility in Watton, Norfolk.

PIH has gained a reputation in providing coating services to the international oil and gas pipeline sector. The new division will specialise in the application of protective coating systems to a wider customer base, and across a broad range of sectors, including engineering, marine, utilities and renewables as well as the oil and gas industries.
PIH Industrial Coating Services is the result of a commercial venture with local company HJC Protective Coatings. which has over 25 years of experience and success within the sector and will continue to employ the highly skilled team of staff who hold both NACE 2 and 3 qualifications.

The company will offer customers a range of services including, blast cleaning, the application of wet applied paint systems, thermal metal spray coating, passive fire protection and insulation. It will also offer a variety of additional services, including a packaging and logistics service on a national and international scale, consultation and support, coating specification review and in-house inspection.