The Bituseal System® consists of the following components:

  • Bituseal® Primers
  • Bituseal® Enamel
  • Bituseal® Outer Wrap
  • Bituseal® Field Joint Membrane
  • Bituseal® PP Topcoat

Bituseal® protection for pipelines

Pipelines need protection that must be corrosion-resistant, strong, flexible, durable – and cost-effective. Bitumen based coatings have been used as a protective sealant for hundreds of years, and some pipelines coated with BE over 50 years ago are still in use. But modern demands for pipe coatings have changed, as the pipeline operating temperatures, laying and storage techniques – and the environments they have to cope with – have all become far more demanding. PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL A/S, a Danish company with experience in bitumen products going back nearly a century, has in cooperation with Shell developed the unique Bituseal® System, a range of advanced products for complete pipeline protection.

The Bituseal® System

The Bituseal® System range consists of primers, polymer-modified enamel, selected outer wrap, polypropylene (PP) top coat, and field joint membranes to complete the system. All easy and quick to apply and environmentally safe in application and throughout their service life. 


  • Excellent cathodic disbonding properties
  • Safe and easy application  
  • Cost-effective coating system  
  • Superior flexibility at low temperatures  
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Self-healing properties
  • Improved durability
  • No inner wrap
  • Environmentally safe
  • Resists huge impact forces
  • Very good bonding with concrete/heavy coating for offshore pipelines  
  • All Bituseal® System products comply with the EN 10300 standard

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Bituseal reference

Company / ProjectYearPipe dia-meter(inch)Lenght(km)PP TopcoatOffshore
Group Five Pipe / Akasia-Mabopane199849 2 On
Group Five Pipe / Bloemwater19992920,4 On
Rand Water / Various Water Pipelines2000/01425 On
S.C.C: Nigeria Ltd. / Gurara Project2003/0511872 XOn
Group Five Pipe / Rand Water201111 to 3221,7 On
Group Five Pipe / Cerimele2011/1228 25,3 On
Hall Longmore / Komati Pipeline2011/1232 to 6470On
African Pipe Industries / Mokolo Crocodile2011/1228 to 44 44  On 
African Pipe Industries / Olifants2013 44 20  On 
Group Five Pipe / Midvall 2013/14 401.5 On
Group Five Pipe / Mooi - Mgeni 2013/1426 to 72 22,9 On
Group Five Pipe / O62014/1584 18.4  On 
Group Five Pipe / Rand Water2015244,5 On
Hall Longmore / Saldanha Bay2016125,3 On/Off 
Hall Longmore / Emfuleni2016 407,9 On