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The Fundamentals of Corrosion

Paintings and Coatings, Temporary Climate Solutions

Corrosion is a natural process that occurs when a material reacts to its environment. While some associate the term with the deterioration of metals, it also occurs with ceramics, polymers and composite-mechanical mixtures. Understanding the basics of this phenomenon allows you to take steps to ensure your corrosion control efforts are more effective.

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Surface Preparation and Coating Tips for the Petrochemical Industry

Paintings and Coatings

Considering the contents of storage tanks in the petrochemical industry, it’s vital that they remain structurally sound for the sake of public health and safety, as well as the environment. The petrochemical industry often uses steel to hold and protect its products because of its strength. As a metal, steel is vulnerable to the damaging effects of corrosion, necessitating the need for protective coatings on tank surfaces. The success of these coatings largely relies on the quality of the environment in which such projects are performed.

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The High Cost of Corrosion

Paintings and Coatings, Temporary Climate Solutions

Corrosion is more than an eyesore. Its effects compromise the integrity of metals, polymers and ceramics, and has a staggering impact on worldwide economy. Since the mid-20th century, countries around the globe have studied the economic costs of corrosion, concluding that its effects significantly affect society. These studies reveal the financial importance of corrosion control using techniques such as surface preparation and coating.

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How Surface Preparation & Regular Coating Enhance Workplace Safety & Wellness

Paintings and Coatings

Petrochemical products have a significant role in everyday life. Without them, fuels, solvents, drugs, clothing, flooring, insulation, beauty products, electronics, and other products that you rely upon might not exist. Before these products enter homes and businesses, crude oils and fuels sit in steel storage tanks that are vulnerable to corrosion. Corrosion control programs that include regular maintenance, inspections and proper surface preparation for coating applications enhance the safety of workers while protecting the integrity of the raw materials.

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How Predictive Maintenance Can Help Your Marine Ships from Being Permanently Damaged

Paintings and Coatings

Just as vehicles, HVAC units and other types of mechanical equipment require regular upkeep, marine vessels also require ongoing maintenance to run efficiently. Planned or periodic maintenance might not be enough to keep ships, particularly those at sea, from experiencing equipment and machinery failures. For this reason, some operations add predictive maintenance to their repertoire of preventive measures. By understanding what predictive maintenance is and implementing it on your own vessels, you will further enhance their efficiency, extend their lifespan and save on repairs.

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