Ways to Prevent Corrosion in Equipment and Supplies

corrosion prevention

One of the many things considered to be of great importance when dealing with equipment and supplies is corrosion prevention. It helps avoid rust and other corrosion forms that can lead to safety problems. Know that removing and repairing corrosion requires routine maintenance that may drive prices up. In order for you to minimise the occurrence of corrosion, you can learn the different measures to keep your equipment from corrosion.

Alloyed steel

One of the most effective ways to prevent corrosion is alloyed steel. But how? The properties of various metals are combined to provide added resistance and strength to the resulting product. Let’s take the corrosion-resistant nickel, for example. When combined with oxidation-resistant chromium, the resulting alloy can be used in reduced and oxidised chemical environments. What’s great with this method is that it gives companies greater flexibility as some alloys provide resistance to various conditions.

Found to be very effective, alloyed steel is expensive, making it not readily available for companies with limited financial resources.

Barrier coatings

Compared to alloyed steel, barrier coatings such as paint, plastic, or powder are among the cheapest and easiest ways of corrosion prevention. The paint acts as a coat protecting the metal surface from electrochemical charges coming from corrosive compounds; plastics and waxes are sprayed on surfaces of metals. Powders, which include epoxy, nylon, and urethane, are heated to a temperature and then applied to metal surfaces to create a thin film.

Today, paints come with different paint layers serving different purposes. Primer coats act as an inhibitor, intermediate coats add to the overall thickness of the paint, and the finish coat provides resistance to some factors present in the environment. The downside is that coatings often require to be stripped and then reapplied. And when applied poorly, it can quickly fail, leading to increased chances of corrosion. And in some cases, they may contain organic compounds that are volatile, making metals more vulnerable to corrosion.

However, when you need to install the piece of metal you’re coating, what is the best option?

Unituff Peelable Coatings.

Now being extensively used in the Oil & Gas Sector by some of the world’s leading construction and Oil & Gas companies, Unituff has been found to save millions of dollars in time and product.

How?

  1. Peelable - the easy peel-off system that Unituff employees ensures very fast installation of product. Saves you the process of ‘picking’ it off, or trying to grind it back, or even washing it off.
  2. Where the coating is, the rust isn’t! Literally! It creates an impermeable barrier against rust, ensuring there is no seepage of any existing rust to the critical surfaces.  
  3. Non-residue - saves you that time in installation. The non-residue saves all clean up at the time of installation. None of that time spent trying to clean your flange. Just peel it off, and there you go!

This one which has become a market leader… Unituff (previously known as Seal’n’Peel) coatings.

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