Seal n Peel and the Global Struggle with Corrosion Prevention

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Corrosion has been studied by experts for the past 150 years. Unfortunately, much of the research on material deterioration (especially with metals) is more reactive rather than advanced. However, with the recent spate of earthquakes all over the world, many experts now realise that more damage from earthquakes occur when materials or structural integrity has been compromised due to corrosion. While the news shows typically damaged buildings after an earthquake, pipelines, bridges, water and wastewater systems, and the like suffer enormous damage as well. Because of this, many experts are now calling for more research and application of time-proven methods of corrosion protection, such as protective metal coatings (Unituff Seal n Peel being one of the best), to prevent and control corrosion to reduce or eliminate its impact on public safety.

 

Tracking the many causes of corrosion

For many, rust looks like rust, but the science of rust and corrosion prevention is, as the cliched word goes, complicated. It is compounded by the fact that corrosion can take on different forms and is caused by numerous outside factors. Many corrosion professionals are still confounded by many corrosion factors like environmental effects on metals, soil resistivity, humidity, exposure to saltwater, and corrosion-causing phenomena like stray current from rail systems and sudden humidity creep.

 

While many studies in the U.S., China, Japan, the U.K., and Venezuela shows the extent of corrosion damage in production and GDP costs, all studies estimate that up to 30% of annual costs on corrosion can be saved if maximum corrosion prevention practices were employed.

 

Sharing global corrosion information

A critical component in obtaining information on corrosion prevention is knowledge sharing between individuals, companies, and countries. This is because a severe corrosion problem in one location may have already been solved in another location. This pressing need for worldwide collaboration has led to cooperation with different corrosion organisations like the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA), the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP), the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC), and NACE International-The Corrosion Society.

 

Any knowledge on corrosion disseminated may save lives as it touches all fields of daily life including

  • Infrastructure – building structures, transportation (roads, bridges, and tunnels), water distribution mains, energy distribution (electricity, gas, and oil), and communications systems.
  • Transport methods – railways, automotive, aerospace, and ships (including ship engines and diesel engines).
  • Energy production and storage – fossil fuels, nuclear fuels, biomass fuels, alternative energy sources, and hydrogen technology.
  • Raw materials – mining, metallurgy, recycling, and oil and gas for non-energy use.
  • Production technologies – refineries, petrochemistry, pulp and paper, and electronics.
  • Food – agriculture, food production technologies, and water cleanliness and availability.
  • Health-related materials and technologies.
  • Safety and structural integrity.

 

Protective Coating from Unituff

When it comes to global protection against corrosion and rust, Unituff 452 (formerly Seal’n’Peel) has a proven track record especially in the oil and gas industry in the Australasian region and the Gulf of Mexico. Unituff seal n peel is a thick silver adhesive protective membrane coating that is peelable once it is fully dried. The coating is tough on all types of moisture and rust creep but is easily peeled off when the protection is no longer needed. Unituff 452 is dependable when it comes to corrosion prevention to uphold safety and keep costs down on wastage. Drop a line today with Unituff for a free quote on all Unituff products by visiting the website, https://unituffglobal.com/.